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UsabilityUser Interface Design (UI Design)Design TheoryUser Interface

Learner Career Outcomes

26%

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26%

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11%

got a pay increase or promotion
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Beginner Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction and Overview

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 114 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Introduction to the Specialization, Courses, and Capstone12m
User Interface Hall of Fame / Shame5m
Case Study #1: UI Disasters, including GPS fails10m
Case Study #2: Corporate Value: Citibank ATM7m
Case Study #3: Microsoft Office 2007 Ribbon10m
Case Study #4: International Children's Digital Library4m
Case Study #5: Taxes and Tickets17m
Case Study #6: AirBnB vs. CouchSurfing4m
Introductory Video7m
1 reading
Activity: Hall of Fame/Shame Interfaces10m
1 practice exercise
Intro to UI Design: Introduction and Overview20m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

UI Design Process

7 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 120 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
Designing to Address a Problem w/o Solution Ideas6m
Designing for a known solution direction9m
Designing to iterate on/improve an existing solution15m
Common Elements14m
Usability Engineering and Task-Centered Approaches9m
Use Cases, Personas, Tasks, and Scenarios18m
Intro to Design-Centered Approaches6m
Design-Centered Methods & When They Work Best16m
Pulling it all Together: Best from Each; Practical Techniques for someone who isn't a trained designer6m
Assignment Video: Tasks and Scenarios11m
3 readings
Sample Task and Scenario #110m
Sample Task and Scenario #210m
Sample Task and Scenario #310m
4 practice exercises
Task/Scenario Evaluation #130m
Task/Scenario Evaluation #230m
Task/Scenario Evaluation #330m
Intro to UI Design: UI Design Process30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Psychology and Human Factors for User Interface Design

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 106 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Fitts' Law21m
Short- and long-term memory, attention4m
Perception and visualization, hierarchy4m
Mistakes, Errors, and Slips2m
Conceptual models7m
The Gulf of Execution and the Gulf of Evaluation8m
Design Principles: Visibility, Feedback, Mappings, Constraints14m
Interacting beyond individuals (social psychology)6m
High-Level Models: Distributed Cognition, Activity Theory, Situated Action19m
Assignment Video: Interface Critiques12m
3 readings
Read Me First: About these two weeks10m
Part 1: Assignment Overview and Properties of a Good Critique10m
Part 2: Worked Examples10m
1 practice exercise
Part 3: Test your knowledge2m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Psychology and Human Factors -- Continued

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 31 min)
1 practice exercise
Intro to UI Design: Psychology and Human Factors: Shortcuts to Understanding Your Users30m

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