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About the Course

In this course, you will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn several techniques for rapidly prototyping (such as Wizard of Oz Prototyping) and evaluating multiple interface alternatives -- and why rapid prototyping and comparative evaluation are essential to excellent interaction design. You'll learn how to conduct fieldwork with people to help you get design ideas. How to make paper prototypes and low-fidelity mock-ups that are interactive -- and how to use these designs to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. Armed with these design-thinking strategies, you’ll be able to do more creative human-centered design in any domain. This is the first course offered in the interaction design specialization series. Browse through previous capstone projects for some inspiration here:

Top reviews


Apr 10, 2020

I just loved this lesson! Lots of things to explore. A lot of hands-on experience. I am very pleased with the amount of theory and study that I have.

I wish to thank UC San Diego & Scott Klemmer


Feb 4, 2021

This course opened my eyes to the foundational basis of design as a problem solving tool primarily. Can't wait to apply all I have learned and make world class designs that make the world better!

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By Alexander D

May 26, 2017

Learned so, so much. Assignments were fantastic...really reinforced the lessons.

By JudithXia

Aug 10, 2017

Very good for beginners! Easy to understand and the homework is very practical.

By Hamzahur R

Mar 5, 2019

Very informative and a must to be taken up course for all designers out there!

By Elodie R

Nov 9, 2017

I loved the clarity of Scott and the assignments are just brilliant exercises.

By Humayun S

Sep 10, 2016

An excellent introductory course on human-centred design. Highly recommended !


Aug 7, 2017

Excellent course with interactive assignments which makes it even more better

By Dave G

Jan 26, 2016

I really enjoyed the overview of this survey. The bibliography was awesome!

By Rashmi S

Jul 31, 2018

Interactive, well-structured course. It was fun completing the assignments!

By Vera S

Jun 18, 2018

Love the enthusiastic lectures of Scott and also the assignment at the end!


Dec 9, 2020

Great introduction class got me more motivated to join a program in UX/UI!


Feb 24, 2017

Well structured and fun course, great explanations and useful assignments.

By Pablo P G

Oct 18, 2016

Is a amazing course to start in this world of computer interaction design.

By mona f

Dec 7, 2015

the content was okay but I've faced technical issues at the website itself

By Farhan R

Aug 15, 2020

Thanks! It was great to participate in this course! Look forward to more.

By Emily B

Mar 25, 2020

Fantastic course! A great introduction to wireframes, prototyping and UX.

By Traci B

May 17, 2018

I only wish I could have printed off the powerpoint, but otherwise great!

By Hugo S

Apr 24, 2017

Es muy explicativo ayuda a comprender la lógica entre ordenador y usuario

By Brett S

May 5, 2020

I learned a lot from this course and look forward to next months course.

By Shawn S

Jul 6, 2016

excellent instructor...very good tone, pace, and examples/illustrations.


May 24, 2020


By Viktoriia K

Jul 26, 2021

Really enjoyed the assignments. You can learn a lot from this course!

By Naushad S

Oct 22, 2015

Enjoyed the course. The peer learning was the best part of the course.

By Martin G

Aug 11, 2016

Muy interesante, muy bueno el funcionamiento y la dinamica del mismo.

By Syalini S

Jan 11, 2019

Very good course material. Peer review comments were also insightful

By Rachel W

Jun 9, 2018

very useful,provide the overall information about interaction design