Feb 27, 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
Mar 25, 2019
One of the greatest course on the whole specialisation. Very well written assignments and guidelines. The rest of specialisation should be like that!
By Philipp U•
Mar 31, 2016
Highlight of the course was the interview with the IDEO researcher. It's great that you have actual people from the industry bringing their knowledge to the table, I really liked that.
On the other hand, I think the course was in general too easy compared to the academic level of the previous courses of the specialization. Especially the assignments were not requiring the same amount of work / proof. For example conducting interviews would just require some written summary while previous courses required actually to record a full interview to soundcloud. I think the course was especially missing the assignment on prototyping, which would be really important. It was kindof just skipped and we students were not asked to actually build prototypes. I think the course should be harder and request more effort from the students.
By silvio r•
Nov 09, 2016
By Jaime F V•
Dec 10, 2016
I liked a lot when examples are given but I missed going into some deeper thoughts on what are the ways and tools we can and should use.
By Maria K•
Jun 24, 2018
Good techniques on research. I've taken off one point as while doing your assignments you need to put in mind all the question you need to give an answer to. They are not written while you're entering your answers, only in previous descriptions. It is, thus, easy to forget you need to tell what you might have done differently next time. And if you have forgotten this, a point will be taken.
By Michael K•
Mar 18, 2017
very difficult! requires high levels of intrinsic motivation
By Jared B•
Jan 12, 2016
Very good course, as a standalone course, some sections are slightly too short, but the information is great, very useful, nicely presented and works when put into practice. Thanks!
By Jannet O•
Jul 19, 2019
One of the most challenging course I have ever study with. It was tough and not easy for beginners like me in the field of User Experience: Research & Prototyping. However, It given me more information on the background on being a UX designer and I love it.
By Rebecca L•
Mar 01, 2016
This was a kind of basic course without enough examples. That being said, the most interesting part of the course is prototyping section. I am looking forward to hearing more about that aspect of design.
By Sam D•
Feb 27, 2018
It was OK - like so many other courses in this specialisation it felt like a lot of common sense. I was able to complete the assignments with only minimal scans of the course material and pass all the quizzes without much of a challenge. I have worked in the industry for over a decade though... so may not be the typical student profile.
By Susanne G•
Nov 17, 2016
In general it's really fun here but the assignments takes much more time than told and i wished
the focus would be more on layouting interfaces.
Mar 17, 2017
Great video, they should be longer and more detailed though.
Some of the information about these topics were treated in a more detailed and useful way in the introductory course
By Dave G•
Mar 02, 2016
For some of the topics, the Introduction class has more meaningful homework projects. this felt a bit thin.
By MUFADDAL H•
Sep 04, 2018
Old & Out-dated course. Take this course only when you have absolutely NO knowledge about UX.
Instead of taking this course I would suggest to read blogs or visit other online training sites.
Coursera needs to bring in new UI and UX courses.
By Juan P E•
Jun 20, 2017
As a part of the whole Interaction Design Specialisation, I felt the material to be somewhat repetitive, and still, very superficial.
As a stand alone course, I think it covers a lot of material but very briefly, so it can't show any depth in it.
The Assignments were interesting, specially the last one, but I think it would have been better if they each build up on the last one. For example, the first one was to plan an interview and conduct a part of it about a certain topic, the last assignment was to read an interview conducted by someone else and analyse the information, it would have been much more interesting to complete our own interview and make an analysis on what we gathered. That way, the assignments wouldn't felt like two separate courses.
By Mahmoud I M A•
Dec 23, 2015
the course is just 5 minute video of an overview of the topic then an assignment,many topics are replicated from previous courses in the same speclization
By Markus N•
Feb 08, 2016
Assignments at times a bit hazy and there is very little guidance. In general the types of assignments do not lend themselves too well to peer review. This is far off the standard set by courses 1 and 2. Lectures seem a bit generic and although Liz Gerber tries to make it hands on, the subject matter really doesnt seem anywhere as tangible as when Klemmer presents it.
By Eva S•
Mar 01, 2019
Dear Elizabeth Gerber, so sorry but after being used to great Scott's Klemmer style this part is a bit of disaster.
The way the material was presented was very shallow and in style that can be used when talking to kids, and seriously not everyone find not funny nor professional (especially kids pictures that are not really relevant in some cases). Also, I think that there are better business based subjects for nice idea generation assignment than teens' breakfasts.
What is more, attaching some old publications or external links instead of providing good explanations on wast subjects like customer journey map is really not treating the audience seriously. It should be mentioned more in the video if it is supposed to be big part of an assignment after all. External sources are great but not as a main information source on the subject.
By Rotem A B•
Apr 15, 2018
I felt like the lectures were super high level. very very generic. no going into details and explaining how to actually do things. then after short un-detailed intro go ahead and create a day of assignment you didn't receive enough information on how to approach.
i will not recommend it.
By Johannes H M•
Feb 01, 2016
Assignments are ambiguously phrased and full of inconsistencies and typos. The last assignment does not provide feedback at all. It mainly felt like sitting in a lecture theatre getting a fragmented overview of the lecturer's work, while never gaining a real handle on the wider context, or what would have happened if an action hadn't been taken/had been performed differently. There was not enough further reading and no discussion of other people's work - such as a dissection of how a company might have arrived at a product we can actually identify in the wild.
Rather than learning how I could tackle any project, I now know how to work on very specific examples of projects - if anything was to deviate from this, I'd still be clueless.
Overall, the course feels haphazard and badly prepared.
By Ryan S•
Feb 17, 2016