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Skills you will gain

User Interface Design (UI Design)User Experience (UX)Graphic Design

Learner Career Outcomes

23%

started a new career after completing these courses

28%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

23%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 1 of 4 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

30 minutes to complete

Course and Specialization Overview

30 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 6 min), 8 readings
2 videos
Course Introduction2m
8 readings
About this course3m
About the assignments3m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Forum Guidelines5m
Requesting Peer Reviews5m
Academic Integrity2m
Required Tools2m
About CalArts and the Program in Graphic Design3m
2 hours to complete

What IS a user interface anyway?

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 44 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
What is a User Interface?3m
The Relationship Between UI and UX5m
Roles in UI/UX5m
A Brief Historical Overview of Interface Design4m
Interface Conventions: Theory6m
Interface Conventions: Application7m
Template vs Content7m
Aesthetics & Functionality3m
2 readings
About UI vs UX graded quiz1m
Interface Conventions: Review15m
2 practice exercises
UI vs UX20m
Interface Conventions20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Formal Elements of Interface Design

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Design Before Design4m
Look and Feel8m
Language as a design tool5m
Color and Shape8m
Imagery7m
Typography8m
Icons8m
1 reading
Project Brief3m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Active Elements of Interface Design

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 53 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Static to Active1m
Functionality8m
Speed and Style7m
Composition and Structure7m
Buttons7m
Not Buttons12m
States and Changes7m
4 readings
Try it Yourself: Define the Interaction15m
Pattern Libraries10m
Designing Better Buttons10m
Try it Yourself: Examine an interface10m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Composing the Elements of Interface Design

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Invisible Complexity: Making a Whole from Many Parts2m
Hierarchy of Content7m
Conventions and Expectations6m
Structure and Grids10m
Platforms and Screen Sizes4m
Putting it All Together: Slice 'n' Dice7m
2 readings
Try it yourself: UI Inventory20m
Next Steps2m

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