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What you will learn

  • How to transition ideas to designs, and how to translate those designs to code

  • How to build end user interfaces using HTML and CSS (with a transition to Javascript in course 2).

  • How to use analytical debugging to take the guess work and anxiety out of coding

  • How to use digital literacy to enhance your team's practice of agile

Skills you will gain

HTML5Cascading Style Sheets (CCS)User Experience Design (UXD)User StoryRapid Prototyping
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Beginner Level
Approx. 23 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

5 hours to complete

Prototyping with HTML

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
About the Reading - Solving Agile UX5m
It's Not about the Coding4m
About the Example Company1m
Intro to the Case - From Prototype to HTML3m
Intro to the Sample Code & JSFiddle5m
Notes on working with HTML7m
Solution to the Case3m
5 readings
Solving Agile UX by Laura Klein15m
Case - From Prototype to HTML2h 30m
OPTIONAL HTML Supplement- Option A (Written Tutorial)10m
OPTIONAL HTML Supplement- Option B (Interactive Tutorial)10m
About the Quizzes10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz25m
Week 1 Final Quiz30m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Making HTML Manageable with CSS

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
About the Reading: Design Principle Consistency1m
Intro to the Case - Making HTML Manageable2m
Intro to CSS and Using the Chrome Debugger8m
Solution to the Case4m
4 readings
Reading: Design Principle - Consistency by Anton Nikolov15m
Case - Making HTML Manageable2h 30m
OPTIONAL CSS Supplement- Option A (Written Tutorial)10m
OPTIONAL CSS Supplement- Option B (Interactive Tutorial)10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz25m
Week 2 Final Quiz30m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Debugging HTML & CSS

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
About the Reading1m
Intro to the Case - the HTML & CSS Debugging Case3m
Analytical Debugging: Fixing Different Fonts5m
Analytical Debugging: Fixing Line Spacing2m
Other Debugging Tools3m
Solution to the Case4m
2 readings
Teaching Novice Programmers How to Debug Their Code15m
Case - Debugging HTML & CSS2h 30m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice Quiz25m
Week 3 Final Quiz30m

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Preparing Your Design for Development

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
The Testable Design8m
Creating Good User Stories4m
Structuring User Stories2m
A Systematic Approach to Usability7m
Leveraging Comparables3m
Editing the Prototypes in Balsamiq3m
Working in Trello1m
1 reading
How (and Why) to Write Great User Stories30m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Practice Quiz25m
Week 4 Final Quiz30m



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About the Coding for Designers, Managers, and Entrepreneurs Specialization

In this specialization, you will experience what it is to go from idea to code. These courses are specifically created for the manager, designer, or entrepreneur who is an active, hands-on collaborator with developers. By the end of the program, you will be able to build working software using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. More important, you will build your creative confidence (and competency!) on engaging in digital projects....
Coding for Designers, Managers, and Entrepreneurs

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