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Learners taking this Course are
  • User Experience Researchers
  • Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Customer Service Agents
  • Machine Learning Engineers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-7 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
8 minutes to complete

Preface

2 videos (Total 8 min)
2 videos
Course Introduction3m
3 hours to complete

Interface Prototyping Techniques

9 videos (Total 55 min), 2 quizzes
9 videos
Low-Fidelity Prototyping4m
Paper Prototype Example3m
Wireframing and Tool-Based Prototyping7m
Physical Low Fidelity Prototyping7m
Tool Example #1 (Pop)5m
Tool Example #2 (Balsamiq)4m
Limits of Prototyping4m
Paper Prototyping Assignment Video2m
1 practice exercise
Prototyping Quiz14m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Design Principles and Patterns

9 videos (Total 118 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Layout19m
Color and Consistency16m
Cultural Factors20m
Interaction Design Patterns8m
Direct Manipulation & User Control (Interview with Ben Shneiderman)17m
Case Example: Google's Material Design11m
Case Example: Apple Human Interface Guidelines4m
Design Critiques: Eliciting and Giving Feedback10m
1 practice exercise
Principles and Patterns Quiz16m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Universal Design, Accessibility, Special Populations

9 videos (Total 199 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Universal Design: Sensory Impairments40m
Universal Design: Cognitive Impairments12m
Universal Design: Physical Limitations15m
Universal Design: Tools and Standards28m
Design for Older Adults (Interview with Anne Marie Piper)10m
Design for Children17m
Design and Socioeconomic Differences18m
Supporting Low-Literacy Self-Help (Interview with Apala Chavan)25m
1 practice exercise
Universal Design, Accessibility, and Special Populations Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Design for Different Platforms and Contexts

5 videos (Total 72 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Mobile UI Design18m
Wearable10m
Automotive User Interfaces18m
IoT & Physical Computing14m
1 practice exercise
Platforms and Contexts Quiz12m
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Top reviews from Prototyping and Design

By HMar 11th 2019

I really really loved week 3 content, it added a lot for my knowledge and inspired me a lot.\n\nI keep watching it over and over

By TESep 3rd 2017

I had problems doing the prototyping assignment, but I had so much fun!

Instructors

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Loren Terveen

Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Haiyi Zhu

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Lana Yarosh

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Dr. Brent Hecht

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Joseph A Konstan

Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the User Interface Design Specialization

In this Specialization, you will learn industry-standard theory and methods for developing successful user interfaces (UIs). Upon completing this Specialization, you will have fluency with the user research, prototyping and evaluation techniques necessary for creating intuitive interfaces that facilitate good user experiences. You will also have demonstrated this fluency through an in-depth Capstone Project that can be shown to prospective employers in the fast-growing field of UI design. Concepts and techniques covered include structured approaches for helping you understand your user base and their needs (e.g. contextual inquiry and design psychology), widely-employed prototyping and design methods (e.g. low-fidelity and paper prototyping), and robust techniques for helping you evaluate your design choices (e.g. heuristic evaluation and user studies). By the end of the Specialization, you will be comfortable applying these concepts and techniques to design an interface for a wide variety of users from around the world....
User Interface Design

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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