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Rapid PrototypingStoryboardingHeuristic EvaluationPaper Prototyping

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Introduction

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
4 hours to complete

Needfinding

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
3 hours to complete

Rapid Prototyping: Wizard of Oz Prototyping

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
4 hours to complete

Heuristic Evaluation

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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Top reviews from Human-Centered Design: an Introduction

By SMFeb 28th 2018

This course sustained my interest throughout the videos with lots of practical information and good pacing. I found the assignments to be challenging and fun to do. Really enjoying this course.

By GSMay 16th 2017

I really recommend this course. Even for who is already working as a professional designer. I have 16+ years of experience and still got a lot of good insights on how to improve my workflow.

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Scott Klemmer

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Cognitive Science & Computer Science

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

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....
Interaction Design

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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