- Collaborate with students across multiple industries to gain a diverse perspective of different user experiences.
- Develop your own design concepts for digital experiences while learning the basics of prototyping.
- Learn from industry experts and walk away with practical knowledge of the UX/UI job market.
UX/UI Design Essentials
- Spring 1 Term Begins
- Mar 4
User experience design is the foundation of generating emotions through product interactions. Our flexible, online courses are 8-weeks long and asynchronous to accommodate your busy schedule.
What will you learn in UX/UI Design Essentials?
-What is User Experience Design?
-What is the Role of a UX Practitioner?
-Assignment: Critical Analysis
-Business and Product Stakeholders
-Audience and Participant Stakeholders
-Assignment: User Personas
-Understanding User Psychology
-Collecting User Behavior
-Evaluating User Behavior
-Assignment: User Journeys
-Assignment: Card Sorting
-Types of User Testing
-Running a User Test
-Assignments: User Testing Script & Findings Matrix
-UI vs. UX
-Assignment: Style Guides
-Process and Ideation
-Assignments: Paper Prototype & Wireframe
-Getting Started with Proto.io
-Interactive Prototype User Testing
-Assignments: Revised Interface & Final Case Study
Lauren Liss is a professor in the Interactive Arts and Media Department. She teaches interface design, interaction theory, user experience and usability, and collaborative development. She also runs an interaction design company, *goodspark, which focuses on content management systems and usability analysis for small businesses, with a specialization in women-owned businesses and creative firms.
Liss received her Masters in Education, Learning Design and Leadership, New Learning, from the University of Illinois, where she studied knowledge acquisition and educational theory through the lens of usability and technology.
Course: UX/UI Design Essentials