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Approx. 16 hours to complete

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Skills you will gain

A/B TestingUser Experience (UX)User Experience Design (UXD)User Interface

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Turkish, English, Spanish, Japanese...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
24 minutes to complete

Welcome and Course Overview

2 videos (Total 4 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Connecting with Your MOOC Community10m
Attend a Meetup10m
5 hours to complete

Direct Manipulation and Representations

5 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Distributing Cognition Part 116m
Distributing Cognition Part 213m
2 readings
Sketch Notes: Representation Matters & Distributing Cognition10m
Slides10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Visual Design and Information Design

4 videos (Total 49 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Reading and Navigating13m
3 readings
Example: Laying out text10m
Example: Grids10m
Slides10m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Designing Experiments

8 videos (Total 101 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Running Web Experiments 19m
Running Web Experiments 26m
Running Web Experiments 35m
Comparing Rates20m
Applying Chi-squared to A/B Testing14m
2 readings
Sketch Notes: Assigning Conditions10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Cumulative Quiz24m
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Top reviews from Design Principles: an Introduction

By NSMar 17th 2016

The basic principles of design and their philosophies were covered well in this course, and it was taught in a quick, efficient manner. I liked undergoing this course and would recommend it.

By ABAug 28th 2016

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.

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Scott Klemmer

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Cognitive Science & Computer Science

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

About the Interaction Design Specialization

You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn how to generate design ideas, techniques for quickly prototyping them, and how to use prototypes to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. You'll also learn principles of visual design, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design....
Interaction Design

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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