About this Course

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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

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

Skills you will gain

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

Learner Career Outcomes

27%

started a new career after completing these courses

29%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

13%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

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

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University of California San Diego

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

24 minutes to complete

Welcome and Course Overview

24 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Welcome to the Course!
2 readings
Connecting with Your MOOC Community10m
Attend a Meetup10m
5 hours to complete

Direct Manipulation and Representations

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Mental Models15m
Representation Matters17m
Distributing Cognition Part 116m
Distributing Cognition Part 213m
2 readings
Sketch Notes: Representation Matters & Distributing Cognition10m
Slides10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Visual Design and Information Design

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 49 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Typography10m
Grids and Alignment17m
Reading and Navigating13m
3 readings
Example: Laying out text10m
Example: Grids10m
Slides10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Designing Experiments

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 101 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Assigning Participants to Conditions16m
In-Person Experiments12m
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

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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