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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 21, 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 16, 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 Isabel L

Feb 2, 2019

I really enjoyed this course. It was good at introducing a lot of new ideas and basic principles.

By Ana M A G

Jan 31, 2017

It was great. The tasks where challenging, the explanations were simple and concrete. I loved it.

By Tam N

Jun 26, 2018

very well-designed assignments which I learn a lot. More reading resources would be appreciated.

By Ymmannuelle V

Aug 2, 2017

I enjoyed this course as the exercises allowed me to put into practice what I've learned.

By Daniela T

Jun 8, 2017

This course was really interesting by incorporating research and analysis techniques.


Sep 12, 2020

Great way of getting to know more important aspects of visual design and research

By Abril G

Jul 26, 2020

The slides could be better, we need more information there, no just the videos

By Waranya C

Jul 11, 2020

Great lessons with mixture of hands-on assignments and theoretical background.

By Non

Feb 28, 2019

The instructor is very good and the materials are intuitively interesting.

By Alexander D

Jun 29, 2017

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

By Nina K

Apr 4, 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.

By Aurileide A

Feb 7, 2016

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

By Jeffrey K

Feb 5, 2021

Some very good practical hands-on assignments with this course!

By Xiaohan Z

Jul 6, 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 6, 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 5, 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 27, 2017

Fantastic course. Really enjoy learning it.