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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:

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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.\n\nI 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 Oluwasegun A

Jan 2, 2017

Highly informative, and very comprehensive!

By Liis M

Oct 4, 2016

Lots of work, but very interesting and fun.

By Sneha J

Nov 5, 2019

It was a great course. Got to learn a lot.

By Juan S R B

Oct 29, 2020

Excelente explicación y muy buenas clases

By Justin d l A

Oct 4, 2017

Really detailed and in-depth!!! Loved it!


May 3, 2020

Excellent course content and assignments

By Giacomo A

Mar 24, 2020

Awesome course, really enjoyed this one!

By Mohamed S

Jun 19, 2017

it was helpful to understand the real UX

By danhan

Sep 14, 2019


By Benny

Aug 27, 2019

Excelent introduction course. Love it

By 1900016107 N P

Oct 9, 2020

The explanation given was very clear

By Randall A H F

Mar 28, 2021

Excelente curso. Me abrirá puertas.

By Nandini C

Jun 19, 2020

A very valuable introduction course

By Albert H

Apr 1, 2017

Fantastic course and well worth it!

By Chris J D

Mar 16, 2016

Excellent! So insightful! Thank you

By Ricardo M

Dec 2, 2015

Very well explained! Very complete!

By Thais X G

Aug 18, 2020

Excellent, learned a lot about HCI

By Daniel G

Mar 23, 2016

Very useful for me. :)

Thanks you.

By Shambavi M

Jul 9, 2016

Great course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Vishal K

Jan 2, 2021

This course is totally worth it!

By Jiatong Q

Dec 3, 2019

a very good introduction course!

By Gloria Z

Jul 22, 2017

Great Lecture and nice community

By C.A T

Aug 7, 2015

challenging in the very best way

By Krishna C K

Nov 7, 2016

Amazing Tutor - Scott Klemmer!