User Interface Design Specialization
Design Better User Interfaces. Learn to create effective and usable interfaces for a range of products and devices.
About This Specialization
In this Specialization, you will learn industry-standard theory and methods for developing successful user interfaces (UIs). Upon completing this Specialization, you will have fluency with the user research, prototyping and evaluation techniques necessary for creating intuitive interfaces that facilitate good user experiences. You will also have demonstrated this fluency through an in-depth Capstone Project that can be shown to prospective employers in the fast-growing field of UI design. Concepts and techniques covered include structured approaches for helping you understand your user base and their needs (e.g. contextual inquiry and design psychology), widely-employed prototyping and design methods (e.g. low-fidelity and paper prototyping), and robust techniques for helping you evaluate your design choices (e.g. heuristic evaluation and user studies). By the end of the Specialization, you will be comfortable applying these concepts and techniques to design an interface for a wide variety of users from around the world.
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- Intermediate Specialization.
- Some related experience required.
Introduction to UI DesignUpcoming session: Dec 18
- 4 weeks of study, 3-8 hours/week.
About the CourseIn this course, you will gain an understanding of the critical importance of user interface design. You will also learn industry-standard methods for how to approach the design of a user interface and key theories and frameworks that underlie the d
User Research and DesignCurrent session: Dec 11
About the CourseIn this course you will learn and practice techniques of user research and early UI design exploration. First, you will learn and practice several techniques for user research, including in-person research and survey and log-analysis techniques
Prototyping and DesignCurrent session: Dec 11
- 4 weeks of study, 3-7 hours per week
About the CourseIn this course you will learn how to design and prototype user interfaces to address the users and tasks identified in user research. Through a series of lectures and exercises, you will learn and practice paper- and other low-fidelity pro
Evaluating User InterfacesUpcoming session: Dec 18
About the CourseIn this course you will learn and practice several techniques for user interface evaluation. First we start with techniques that can be applied alone or in a design team, including action analysis, walkthroughs, and heuristic evaluation. Then
UI Design CapstoneUpcoming session: Dec 25
About the Capstone ProjectThis Capstone Course for the UI Design Specialization is a group design project in which you will combine and demonstrate the user research, design/prototyping, and evaluation skills you've learned by designing the solution to one of a set o
Joseph A Konstan
Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Dr. Brent Hecht
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