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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....

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Nov 21, 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.


Apr 01, 2020

This course is very useful for a beginner who is looking for the basics of UI/UX course.\n\nThis course will give you the basic idea of interface design which very important for its advanced studies.

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By Ann L

Apr 16, 2020

AMAZED AMAZED! Best UIUX course for beginners. It is well explained and taught. Highly recommend :)

By Swastik M

Mar 21, 2020

This was a great course. Helped me quite comprehensibly learn the basics of User Interface Design.

By Jimena S

Jan 02, 2020

Excellent course. I loved the assignments and pathway it takes you thought. Very complete overall.

By Bhavana T

Dec 31, 2018

Great course, which goes about explaining everything from the scratch to increasing higher levels.

By Daisy P T

Oct 24, 2018

It was a great experience. It had a good balance of lectures and assignments which were fun to do.

By Vicky G

May 20, 2020

Professor here are very awesome and have very pretty skills for teaching and explaining concepts.

By Rahul S

May 07, 2020

It was a great learning experience and it definitely kindled interest for design to great levels.

By Morgan M

Jan 15, 2020

Very fun assignments and easy to follow! Loved being able to learn on my own time and jump ahead!

By Ekaterina K

Oct 16, 2019

Really great course for beginners and those who want to refresh their knowledge about UI design.

By Gene I

Feb 10, 2019

Coming from a developer background, this course offered a wonderful introduction into UI design.

By Sneha v

Jun 07, 2020

its fun learning with Coursera, I have learned many new skills,and look forward to learn more

By Dharminsinh P R

May 01, 2020

It's been a great experience to learn many new things in ui ux field by help of this course.

By Colin G

Apr 12, 2020

Michael knows what he is talking about. This course is imperative to future UX/UI designers.

By Sunhyeong K

May 25, 2019

FInally~! I finished it!


By Akmaral B

Jun 25, 2020

This course was a good,great experience for me. The course will interest any person who doe


Jun 11, 2020

the peer review system should be slightly changed , some people wantedly giving less points

By Mikaila S

Sep 04, 2019

Great course and good projects for a good price. Learned a lot and liked the peer feedback!

By Millena Y R

Apr 03, 2019

The content of the course is taught in a fast, practical and useful way. Great methodology!

By sami s a

Mar 11, 2019

thanks for the great course and great

opportunity to learn from you

Mr.Michael Worthington

By Camilo L

Nov 19, 2018

Understandable and slow paced course, great information about the topic and really helpful.

By Rahul D

Jun 13, 2020

Really Nice course. Loved the process of learning in this course. Nice content. Thank you.

By Gaurav M

Oct 30, 2019

Course is professional only i have complaint that it gets stuck with results at some point

By Ahnusuria D R K M

May 06, 2020

It was a great introduction to the UI/UX Specialization. I enjoyed the course thoroughly.

By Omer F

Nov 05, 2019

I really enjoyed that course and learn so many new things which help me out in my career.

By Laura B D R

Jun 21, 2019

Really good introduction to this trending topic. Thank you for all the good explanation!