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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 Denes H

Nov 1, 2016

Excellent intro course, motivating and gets the specialization going

By Iratuan J

Dec 30, 2015

Um material bem elaborado.

Gostei da didática e do material de apoio.

By Maria P

Nov 9, 2015

Excellent! so useful to my current project!.. i have learned a lot.

By Maria C A B

Jan 24, 2018

The material is clear and relevant. I highly recommend this course

By hsu y

Dec 28, 2016

Learn a lot about how to get start of design or create a product.


Dec 1, 2020

Good Course.. Assignments are interesting and good for learners.

By Deleted A

May 31, 2016

Very good course, well elaborated and useful resources.


By icaro u d s

Nov 3, 2021

Ótimo curso onde aprendi bastante e agradeço pela oportunidade.

By Simran V

Nov 30, 2019

It is an amazing course, and I found it to be very interesting.

By Non

Mar 4, 2019

I am excited to take this course and go all the way to the end!

By Rahul C P

Oct 29, 2020

Learnt a lot From This course!

Clear cut explanations by Scott.

By Aleksey I

Dec 9, 2018

Thank you very much for the capacious and interesting course!

By mukul i

Sep 24, 2018

Simply awesome course that helps develop the mindset.Love it,

By Rajasekar T

May 30, 2017

This course was pretty good and gave me a good insight on HCD

By Rafael F d C

Feb 24, 2016

Great content, very well constructed assignments. Well done!


Jan 13, 2021

I love to doing this course. i have understand all content

By Susan D

Apr 3, 2016

Great overview of what human-centered design is all about.

By Adriana C

Jan 27, 2016

I loved all the materials and assignments! I learnt a lot.

By Asresh K

Sep 9, 2020

Great course i learnt a lot and it has a lot of hands on

By Nihal S W

Jun 29, 2019

I am really loving this course. It is really a great one.

By Angga P S

Aug 5, 2018

Great for introduction or reminder for seasoned designer

By Skriabina J

Feb 12, 2017

Deep into heuristics and research from the start - cool!

By Kristina

Nov 28, 2019

Great introduction to the human-centered design basics.

By Sergio T V

Feb 14, 2019

I could learn everything in this course! I recommend it

By Patrick l

Sep 22, 2015

Really good introduction to the Humain centered design.