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Learner Career Outcomes

20%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

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Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

8 minutes to complete

Preface

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

Interface Prototyping Techniques

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 55 min)
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Design Principles and Patterns

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 118 min)
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

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Universal Design, Accessibility, Special Populations

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 199 min)
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

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Design for Different Platforms and Contexts

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 72 min)
5 videos
Mobile UI Design18m
Wearable10m
Automotive User Interfaces18m
IoT & Physical Computing14m
1 practice exercise
Platforms and Contexts Quiz12m

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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

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