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About the Course

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....

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Nov 22, 2019

The course was simple and crisp yet covered it all - interaction, visual and usability. Liked the duration of the videos followed by reading material that covered the highlights of the topic.


Mar 17, 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.

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By Alexander D

Jun 29, 2017

Great. So much good information here, and fantastic, relevant assignments.

By Nina K

Apr 04, 2016

I found the information and the references in this course very valuable.

By Jared G

Jan 22, 2019

Really helpful information on user testing in here and what to avoid.


Feb 07, 2016

It's great to help you get insights about basic principles of design.

By Xiaohan Z

Jul 06, 2017

I have learned a lot from this course. Thank you so much Scoot.

By Alfredo H

Jul 20, 2018

Great course. Good feed back from other class peer reviews.

By Salvatore C

Jul 06, 2017

Great course! Little bit too difficult for the last part!

By Jesse L

Aug 21, 2016

Great course loaded with a well planned spread of topics.


Mar 29, 2019

great hands-on assignments help understanding the topic

By Prachi F

Jul 29, 2020

I had a great experience being a part of this program.

By Hemant A

Oct 24, 2015

Good One... there are few rough edges but a good start

By Gokce D

Sep 06, 2015

wonderful lecturer! and wonderful way of explanations!

By Daniel G

Nov 29, 2016

Good introduction.

This course was verry useful for me

By Louis S

Dec 15, 2015

Another great course, it was challenging.....


Dec 28, 2017

Fantastic course. Really enjoy learning it.

By Eriol F

Oct 27, 2016

Great course - but tougher than the last!

By Md. F H

Sep 23, 2015

Really a nice course for a UX beginner!

By Ruchika G

Jul 15, 2020

Loved the work put into this course!

By Mario O J R

Jan 21, 2016

Such a great and intersting course!

By Khaza M U

May 15, 2016

Huge informative course materials.

By paula m r

Aug 30, 2015

Scott Klemmer is always the best

By Santiago B

Jan 14, 2019

Great information and exercises

By Natalia M

Feb 12, 2018

Great material. very practical

By Pratik

May 07, 2016

Great introductory course work

By Khairul A

Feb 09, 2016

Superb breadth of the content.