About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
32%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
18%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
32%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
18%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Visual Elements of User Interface Design

4.7
stars
2,630 ratings
653 reviews
Course2

Course 2

UX Design Fundamentals

4.8
stars
1,020 ratings
203 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture

4.8
stars
605 ratings
108 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Web Design: Wireframes to Prototypes

4.9
stars
374 ratings
79 reviews

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • 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. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The courses in this Specialization are taught from a graphic design perspective, so it's ideal to have some ability in visual form-making or visual communication. Fundamentals of Graphic Design, the first course in the Graphic Design Specialization, also offered by CalArts on Coursera, would be an excellent course to take in combination with or as a prerequisite to this Specialization.

  • Yes, we recommend you take all of the courses in the order given. Courses 3 and 4, Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture and Web Design: Wireframes to Prototypes, are meant to be taken together as you will be working on one project that bridges these two courses.

  • It will take approximately 16 weeks to complete the entire Specialization. In the latter two courses, expect to spend as much as 10 hours a week completing project work.

  • University credit is not available for these courses.

  • By the end of the Specialization, you will be able to:

    Describe and demonstrate a working knowledge of all stages of the UI/UX development process, from user research to project strategy to wireframing, culminating with creating a convincing digital prototype.

    Interpret and apply strategies and methodologies essential in the UI/UX development process.

    Identify, discuss, and appreciate the integral role visual design plays in UI/UX.

    Demonstrate visual design’s role in UI/UX through the creation of successful design artifacts.

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