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Specialization
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Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week...
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Skills you will gain

Usability TestingUser ResearchUser Experience (UX)User Interface
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
24 minutes to complete

Design Thinking Capstone

Welcome to the Interaction Design Capstone Project! ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading
Video3 videos
Scott Klemmer & Mike Krieger in conversation at Instagram HQ12m
Your Mission1m
Reading1 reading
Design Briefs10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Needfinding

As Yogi Berra said, you can observe a lot just by watching. Watching how people do things is a great way to learn their goals and values, and come up with design insight. We call this needfinding. This module trains your eyes and ears to come up with user needs, breakdowns, clever hacks, and opportunities for improvement....
Reading
2 videos (Total 7 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
IDEO Shopping Cart Redesignm
Reading1 reading
Why Instagram Worked20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Ideation

To maximize your chances of having a great idea, it helps to generate a lot of ideas. Brainstorming is a strategy for rapidly generating lots of ideas. It was named by advertising executive Alex Osborn in his 1953 book, Applied Imagination. When brainstorming, go for volume and defer judgment. Often, something that seems like a crazy idea can lead to something that’s a really good idea. Immerse yourself: it can help to use a whiteboard, butcher paper, or stick post-its on a wall. These ideas will become the 'soil' for growing your designs....
Reading
1 video (Total 11 min), 1 quiz
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Prototype

Prototyping is the pivotal activity that structures innovation, collaboration, and creativity in design. Prototyping gets ideas out of your head and into the world. Like a conversation, your ideas will evolve as you articulate them and make them concrete. Prototypes are quick and dirty, not careful museum pieces. The key to prototyping is to jump right in. It’s a tool to see what’s working, what challenges emerge, and to share your ideas with others. Review the user needs you brainstormed. In this assignment, you will flesh out your design ideas by storyboarding and making paper prototypes....
Reading
1 video (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Prototypes & Storyboards Examples10m
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Top Reviews

By NCApr 3rd 2018

Awesome experience. What I loved the most was getting classmates from all around the world and getting enriched with their wide insights and points of view.

By TTAug 13th 2016

A nice roadmap to design a product. I'll recommend to anyone who wants to learn User Experience Design, HCI or IxD.

Instructor

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Scott Klemmer

Professor
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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • 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.

  • This course is the last course to the Interaction Design Specialization. It is only made available to those who have already completed all the previous seven courses in the specialization.

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