Chevron Left
Back to Visual Elements of User Interface Design

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Visual Elements of User Interface Design by California Institute of the Arts

5,065 ratings

About the Course

This design-centric course examines the broad question of what an interface is and what role a designer plays in creating a user interface. Learning how to design and articulate meaning using color, type, and imagery is essential to making interfaces function clearly and seamlessly. Through a series of lectures and visual exercises, you will focus on the many individual elements and components that make up the skillset of an interface designer. By the end of this course, you will be able to describe the key formal elements of clear, consistent, and intuitive UI design, and apply your learned skills to the design of a static screen-based interface. This is the first course in the UI/UX Design Specialization, which brings a design-centric approach to user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, and offers practical, skill-based instruction centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone. These courses are ideal for anyone with some experience in graphic or visual design and who would like to build their skill set in UI or UX for app and web design. It would also be ideal for anyone with experience in front- or back-end web development or human-computer interaction and want to sharpen their visual design and analysis skills for UI or UX....

Top reviews


Mar 31, 2020

This course is very useful for a beginner who is looking for the basics of UI/UX course.

This course will give you the basic idea of interface design which very important for its advanced studies.


Nov 20, 2018

I never thought this is possible. I am very grateful to Coursera and Calarts. This is a starting milestone to changing my career life for better. I am ready to pursue more and more with your support.

Filter by:

326 - 350 of 1,267 Reviews for Visual Elements of User Interface Design

By perky l

Feb 25, 2021

Thank you for the amazing lectures and discussions! I learned a lot and benefited from your course! Thank you!

By Nicolas B

Jun 9, 2019

I learned how useful and practical User Interface has become.

It has multiple application to almost any product

By Francisco R

Jun 11, 2021

I am very happy to have completed the course and to have carried out a real project to apply to my portfolio.


Jan 7, 2019

It is being amazing to be part of this course. The classes are very structured and the content is very clear.

By Marco C

Nov 23, 2020

Very well explained, I learned a lot about UI UX design and probably will continue the rest of the courses.

By Dijup T

Jul 4, 2019

this course is helping me to be on structure and to follow a simple rules to add more meaning to our UI/UX.

By Gabriela C

Apr 1, 2019

I really loved this class, its easily explained and with great visuals. I learned a lot, thank you so much!

By Bernardo P

Jul 13, 2020

Nice introductory course on the visual elements that compose an interface. Michael explained it very well.


Jul 13, 2020

Amazing course! Couldnt find any courses for visual design, but soon I got to this! Mind blowing concepts!


Jun 24, 2021

This is just the useful stuff for all design enthusiast looking forward to know more about user-interface

By Chanan D

Apr 30, 2021

High-level coverage of concepts in the videos and readings. Projects are great for an intro-level course.

By Shahzeen N

May 10, 2020

The way of teaching is very reliable and affectionate. every lecture is very informative and to the point

By Isakov M S

May 7, 2020

Wonderfull course! Great foe both beginners and more experienced designers. Classes are very interesting!

By Abiola O

Jan 10, 2019

It was perfect, the Tutor took his time, and the assignments made it really interactive, it was worth it!

By Eliel C F

Apr 27, 2022

Es un curso sencillo pero te da las bases para reconocer los elementos dentro de una interfaz de usuario

By Ezugwu L

Apr 20, 2022

Very educative, filled with all the information needed and well thought by Professor Michael Worthington

By I P D P

Nov 21, 2021

California Institute of the Arts succeeds in teaching me about Visual Elements of User Interface Design!

By Simon

Oct 29, 2021

Clear, progressive and really helpful in theory and practical application. Very grateful to be involved.

By Hamza I

Nov 12, 2020

I have benefited a lot from this course, I am happy to have this experience and I advise you to take it.

By Ekene O

Aug 17, 2020

This contain substantial knowledge you need to have as its very practical with good hands on experience.

By Samuel H B P

Sep 10, 2020

Great experience on my very first coursera course, thank you for the knowledge you gave. Bravo CalArts!

By X X

Mar 26, 2020

I like how the way teacher inspire us to complete tasks step by step.

It is very helpful and practical!

By Sidra R

Dec 18, 2021

It was a very useful course and helped me a lot in learning the skill. Thank you Coursera and CalArts.

By Nildeep J

Nov 29, 2020

The Course is very good, to the point and will give you basic knowledge to step into the design world.

By Meet A

Jun 22, 2020

Very good course for beginner student. videos are interested and assignments are also very good design