What makes an interface intuitive? How can I tell whether one design works better than another? This course will teach you fundamental principles of design and how to effectively evaluate your work with users. You'll learn fundamental principles of visual design so that you can effectively organize and present information with your interfaces. You'll learn principles of perception and cognition that inform effective interaction design. And you'll learn how to perform and analyze controlled experiments online. In many cases, we'll use Web design as the anchoring domain. A lot of the examples will come from the Web, and we'll talk just a bit about Web technologies in particular. When we do so, it will be to support the main goal of this course, which is helping you build human-centered design skills, so that you have the principles and methods to create excellent interfaces with any technology.
This course is part of the Interaction Design Specialization
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- A/B Testing
- User Experience (UX)
- User Experience Design (UXD)
- User Interface
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Welcome and Course Overview
Direct Manipulation and Representations
Visual Design and Information Design
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TOP REVIEWS FROM DESIGN PRINCIPLES: AN INTRODUCTION
Overall it was mostly good but the maths was not well enough explained and some of the course materials felt out of date.
This course was very informative and well structured. I feel like the concepts stacked and that by the end I had a better understanding surrounding the "why" behind a lot of these concepts.
Design Principles has been meticulously structured, although, I'd have loved to lean more on Typography. One feedback to Professor will be to update his content and include more contemporary examples.
An essential course for any job in the field of Design, it teaches the core concepts such as Typography, Colour, Positioning, Spacing, etc. and requires one to work hard on the assignments.
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