University of Virginia
Coding for Designers, Managers, & Entrepreneurs I
University of Virginia

Coding for Designers, Managers, & Entrepreneurs I

This course is part of Coding for Designers, Managers, and Entrepreneurs Specialization

Taught in English

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Alex Cowan

Instructor: Alex Cowan

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.0

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
22 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll 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

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
22 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 5 modules in this course

This week, we’ll warm up your inner coder with some work in how to render a wireframe into working HTML- the core building block of how web pages (and most digital assets) look the way they do. We’ll also step back and consider the importance of working in small, incremental pages for creating great user experiences (UX).

What's included

8 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This week, we’re going to take a look at an item that’s tightly tied to HTML: CSS, ‘cascading style sheets’. This are a way of controlling how HTML looks and functions and it’s designed to maximize readability/manageability of your HTML and minimize duplication. If you’re still a little uncertain about Week 1, I think you’ll find this week a good time to catch up. If you found Week 1 quick and easy, feel free to get ahead on the course after you finish Week 2.

What's included

5 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This week might sound a little dull or like something you do when you code ‘wrong’. But please believe me- to code is to debug. More importantly, if you get comfortable with analytical debugging (and that’s our goal), you’ll be able to approach any coding task with calm and confidence.

What's included

7 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

You’ve learned and applied HTML and CSS to the designs from HVAC in a Hurry. This week, you’ll prepare your design for next week’s peer-reviewed assignment where you’ll code your design. I think you’ll find that nothing creates focus on what to code and how like a nice, clear design. (And the reverse is also true.)

What's included

8 videos1 reading2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Well, now you’re a coder. Yes, really! You’re a beginner, sure, but that’s where everyone starts. I hope what you’re finding is that while coding is work, curiosity, focus, and diligence can take you a long way. This week, you’ll go from idea to code, working from the design brief from HVAC in a Hurry.

What's included

5 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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Alex Cowan
University of Virginia
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