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Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

60%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

50%

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
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Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

14 minutes to complete

Preface

14 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 14 min)
2 videos
An Introduction to the Course3m
1 hour to complete

User Research Methods — Part 1

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 82 min)
6 videos
Interview and Focus Groups23m
Observations15m
Contextual Inquiry10m
Ethics and Consent16m
Design a User Research Protocol12m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

User Research Methods — Part 2

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Surveys and Questionnaires4m
Assignment Video: Observing Users7m
1 reading
Observation Assigment Overview10m
2 practice exercises
Observation Review Practice2m
User Research Methods Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Analyzing and Delivering User Research

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 105 min)
8 videos
Qualitative Analysis16m
Quantitative Analysis8m
Personas I: What They Are; How They're Used14m
Personas II: Walking Through Examples25m
Use Cases9m
Tasks and Walkthrough Scenarios14m
Implications for Design12m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Ideation and Idea Selection

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 38 min)
5 videos
Ideation9m
Idea Selection11m
Communicating Ideas to Stakeholders7m
Assignment Video: Ideation and Selection7m
1 practice exercise
Delivering User Research, Ideation, and Idea Selection24m

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About the User Interface Design Specialization

In this Specialization, you will learn industry-standard theory and methods for developing successful user interfaces (UIs). Upon completing this Specialization, you will have fluency with the user research, prototyping and evaluation techniques necessary for creating intuitive interfaces that facilitate good user experiences. You will also have demonstrated this fluency through an in-depth Capstone Project that can be shown to prospective employers in the fast-growing field of UI design. Concepts and techniques covered include structured approaches for helping you understand your user base and their needs (e.g. contextual inquiry and design psychology), widely-employed prototyping and design methods (e.g. low-fidelity and paper prototyping), and robust techniques for helping you evaluate your design choices (e.g. heuristic evaluation and user studies). By the end of the Specialization, you will be comfortable applying these concepts and techniques to design an interface for a wide variety of users from around the world....
User Interface Design

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