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Course 3 of 4 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 26 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week ...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
20 minutes to complete

Course Overview

1 video (Total 3 min), 7 readings
1 video
7 readings
About this course2m
About the assignments3m
Required tools2m
Forum Guidelines2m
Requesting Peer Reviews2m
Extended free trial offer from Optimal Workshop3m
About CalArts and the Program in Graphic Design3m
2 hours to complete

The User Experience Process

9 videos (Total 39 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Defining the term "user experience"4m
User-centric design3m
What could possibly go wrong?4m
The UX Phases (part 1)4m
The UX Phases (part 2)3m
Waterfall vs. Agile4m
Web vs. App7m
Project Ideas: Alyson and Bradley5m
5 readings
Job Titles in the Web Industry7m
About Web vs. App optional quiz1m
Project Brief5m
Try it yourself: Research existing restaurants15m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
1 practice exercise
Web vs. App20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Asking Good Questions: Determining Strategy

8 videos (Total 90 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
User Research2m
Inspiration4m
Analytics5m
User Needs and Client Needs7m
Target Audience7m
Strategy: Alyson and Bradley16m
Interview with Craig Cooke: Determining success45m
5 readings
Inspirational Websites20m
Try it yourself: User research methods15m
Example User and Client Needs: Pasadena Conservatory2m
User Personas10m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

What is in and What is Out: Outlining Scope

6 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Introduction to Outline of Scope3m
Content and Functionality8m
Outline of Scope Example4m
Scope: Alyson and Bradley16m
Interview with Melissa Kuo30m
2 readings
Try it yourself: Sorting content and functionality requirements10m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Getting your Ducks in a Row: The Sitemap

10 videos (Total 43 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Introduction to Sitemaps2m
Information Architecture1m
Sitemap Concerns8m
Sitemapping: an annotated process5m
Sitemap Elements3m
Sitemap Example2m
Treejack Introduction3m
Treejack Analysis5m
Sitemap: Alyson and Bradley10m
5 readings
My Stuff or Your Stuff?5m
Try it Yourself: Test your sitemap using Treejack30m
Other UX tools from Optimal Workshop5m
Next Steps2m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
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Top reviews from Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture

By SSJul 28th 2019

This course is extremely beneficial who wish to understand as to how web designing happens and works. I helps build strategy as it show show to build your ideas when you are actually working.

By SWApr 18th 2019

This course was fantastic! Content clear and the best part was seeing the instructor with actual students discussing actual projects. I would highly recommend this course. Thanks!

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Roman Jaster

Visiting Faculty, Program in Graphic Design
School of Art

About California Institute of the Arts

CalArts has earned an international reputation as the leading college of the visual and performing arts in the United States. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. ...

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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Since this is a graphic design course, to complete the assignments you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with the appropriate software installed. You can't really do graphic design work properly on a smartphone or tablet. Adobe CC software is recommended for these courses, but alternatives are available. Software will be reviewed in greater detail in the first week of the course.

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