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Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

19 minutes to complete

Course Overview

19 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 8 readings
1 video
8 readings
About this course2m
About the assignments2m
Required Tools3m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Forum Guidelines2m
Requesting Peer Reviews2m
Academic Integrity2m
About CalArts and the Program in Graphic Design3m
2 hours to complete

Ideation, Articulation, Development

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Ideation, Articulation, Development3m
Good Ideas6m
Ideas and Goals6m
Research and Development7m
Audience and Rationale7m
Goals and Outcomes (for the Client/Designer)5m
Naming and Mission11m
2 readings
Try it yourself: Analyze an existing app10m
Try it yourself: Map out the possibilities10m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Planning, Testing, Researching, Mapping

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Mapping, Testing, Envisioning4m
Mapping Content9m
Mapping Interaction10m
Non-Visual Paper Prototyping9m
Non-Visual User Testing4m
Look and Feel/Visual Research6m
2 readings
Defining your app's functions step-by-step10m
Try it yourself: Non-Visual Prototyping & User Testing30m

Week 3

3 hours to complete

What Goes Where?

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Getting real: Wireframes and Interfaces2m
Nielsen's Usability Heuristics3m
What goes where? Part 11m
What goes where? Part 29m
Consistency and Details6m
Wireframe Map6m
Visual Direction5m
Developing UI4m
Refining UI7m
1 reading
Try it yourself: Build a wireframe map15m
1 practice exercise
Usability Heuristics10m

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Making it by Faking it

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Making it by faking it1m
Feeling Real15m
Linking Up7m
Branching Out5m
Making Pathways5m
Publish your Prototype7m
3 readings
Important notes about this week's assignment2m
Try it yourself: Create a generic prototype30m
Next Steps3m



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About the UI / UX Design Specialization

The UI/UX Design Specialization brings a design-centric approach to user interface and user experience design, and offers practical, skill-based instruction centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone. In this sequence of four courses, you will summarize and demonstrate all stages of the UI/UX development process, from user research to defining a project’s strategy, scope, and information architecture, to developing sitemaps and wireframes. You’ll learn current best practices and conventions in UX design and apply them to create effective and compelling screen-based experiences for websites or apps. User interface and user experience design is a high-demand field, but the skills and knowledge you will learn in this Specialization are applicable to a wide variety of careers, from marketing to web design to human-computer interaction. Learners enrolled in the UI/UX Design Specialization are eligible for an extended free trial (1 month) of a full product suite of UX tools from Optimal Workshop. Details are available in Course 3 of the Specialization, Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture....
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