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Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

Skills you will gain

User ResearchPersona (User Experience)User Experience (UX)Human–Computer Interaction

Learner Career Outcomes

46%

started a new career after completing these courses

37%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Design Research

5 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Introducing Elizabeth Gerber30s
Who, What, Where, When, and How People Work19m
Who, What, Where, When, and How People Work Pt 211m
Michael Chapman of IDEO on interviewing37m
1 reading
Slides10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Ideation

1 video (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Further Reading10m
Slides10m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Synthesis

1 video (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
Further Reading10m
Slides10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Prototyping

1 video (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
Further Reading10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Cumulative Quiz24m
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Top reviews from User Experience: Research & Prototyping

By HHFeb 27th 2016

Really good course.\n\nHelped me understand the importance of interviews in making a product\n\nHelped me come up with many ideas for a single problem\n\ngave me a 260 degree view of user experience

By GMMar 25th 2019

One of the greatest course on the whole specialisation. Very well written assignments and guidelines. The rest of specialisation should be like that!

Instructors

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Elizabeth Gerber

Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute), School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy), School of Education and Social Policy (by courtesy)
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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

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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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