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Learners taking this Course are
  • Graphic Designers
  • Designers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • User Experience Researchers
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Course 4 of 4 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 34 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
18 minutes to complete

Course Overview

1 video (Total 2 min), 7 readings
1 video
7 readings
About this course2m
About the assignments3m
Project Brief2m
Required tools2m
Forum Guidelines2m
Requesting Peer Reviews2m
About CalArts and the Program in Graphic Design3m
7 hours to complete

Not Getting Caught up in the Details: Wireframes

18 videos (Total 113 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
18 videos
Introduction to Wireframes5m
Responsive Design: What size should your website be?8m
Introduction and Primary navigation4m
Secondary and utility navigation5m
Related content, inline links, indexes, and search4m
Wayfinding6m
Header6m
Footer2m
Sidebar2m
Content8m
Common Form Elements7m
Introduction to Homepage Content Strategies4m
Examples of Homepage Content Strategies13m
Wireframing Tools6m
Wireframes: Bradley8m
Wireframes: Alyson, part 18m
Wireframes: Alyson, part 27m
5 readings
Example Wireframes: Pasadena Conservatory of Music2m
Scrolling6m
Further Reading14m
Try it yourself: Sketch out a wireframe15m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
2 practice exercises
Navigation Systems10m
Common Design Patterns8m
Week
2
11 hours to complete

Finally, Make it Beautiful: The Mockup Phase

12 videos (Total 111 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Visual Mockups3m
Design Principles7m
What is whitespace?3m
Using whitespace to style a form3m
A visual comparison1m
Web Fonts7m
Web Typography: A few tips8m
Creating Visual Mockups9m
Moodboards and Homepage Mockup: Bradley6m
Homepage Mockup: Alyson13m
Interview with Rob Hope: Web design trends44m
5 readings
The Grid19m
Further Reading14m
Web History, Skeuomorphs & Flat Design14m
Moodboards7m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
2 practice exercises
Design Principles/Whitespace12m
Web Typography8m
Week
3
12 hours to complete

An Excursion to Codelandia

7 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Do I Need to Learn How to Code?4m
Survey of Web Technologies13m
HTML vs. CSS vs. Javascript: A metaphorical adventure6m
HTML Basics5m
CSS Basics8m
Web Inspector8m
5 readings
A Web Design History Primer7m
How to become a unicorn5m
Try it yourself: Styling Buttons15m
Further "Reading"1h 9m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
Week
4
10 hours to complete

Putting it all Together: Final Presentation

8 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Clickable Prototypes Introduction1m
Invision Introduction2m
Exporting Assets3m
Importing Assets and Creating Hotspots7m
Hotspot Templates5m
Full Mockups: Bradley8m
Full Mockups: Alyson8m
2 readings
Dark Patterns14m
A Final Thought for the Week1m
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Top reviews from Web Design: Wireframes to Prototypes

By NBJun 12th 2019

I learn a great deal of subjects during this course, this final course brought all the work together and see your prototype live paid off.

By ARAug 29th 2019

It is really a very nice and helpful course. This UX design specialization is a must for all UX design beginners.

Instructor

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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....
UI / UX Design

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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