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Course 3 of 4 in the
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
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California Institute of the Arts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

22 minutes to complete

Course Overview

22 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 9 readings
1 video
9 readings
About this course2m
About the assignments3m
Required tools2m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Forum Guidelines2m
Requesting Peer Reviews2m
Academic Integrity2m
Extended free trial offer from Optimal Workshop2m
About CalArts and the Program in Graphic Design3m
2 hours to complete

The User Experience Process

2 hours to complete
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. App30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Asking Good Questions: Determining Strategy

3 hours to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

What is in and What is Out: Outlining Scope

3 hours to complete
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

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Getting your Ducks in a Row: The Sitemap

3 hours to complete
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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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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