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Skills you will gain

Rapid PrototypingStoryboardingHeuristic EvaluationPaper Prototyping

Learner Career Outcomes

35%

started a new career after completing these courses

37%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

18%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Korean, Russian, English, Spanish...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Welcome!1m
Human Computer Interaction4m
The Power of Prototyping11m
Evaluating Designs12m
The Birth of HCI8m
6 readings
Sketch Notes: Evaluating Design & The Birth of HCI10m
Connecting with Your MOOC Community10m
Advice and Stories from Former Students10m
Resources from Students10m
Attend a Meetup10m
Slides10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Needfinding

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Interviewing11m
Additional Needfinding Strategies11m
Creating Design Goals16m
2 readings
Example Interview Guide10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Learning check-in2m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Rapid Prototyping: Wizard of Oz Prototyping

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Wizard of Oz Prototyping14m
Video Prototyping11m
Creating and Comparing Alternatives8m
2 readings
Sketch Notes: Wizard of Oz10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Prototyping
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Heuristic Evaluation

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Heuristics: Understanding8m
Heuristics: Action9m
Heuristics: Feedback19m
Watch Two Students Do Heuristic Evaluation8m
2 readings
Ten Heuristics Summary Poster10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Cumulative Quiz20m

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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....
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