A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Most learners will take 6-8 months to complete the specialization.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background information is required. General familiarity with software and computer systems is all you need to get started.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Yes, the material builds cumulatively, and most of the exercises will not make sense if the courses are taken out of order.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No, the University of Minnesota does not award credit for completing this specialization. If you are enrolled in another university, you can contact your advisor there to see whether independent study credit may be possible for completing this specialization under the supervision of a local faculty member.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will be able to design user interfaces to meet a wide variety of user needs. Through completion of this course, you will learn and practice a variety of techniques for conducting research about users, their needs, and their context; for exploring a variety of designs and applying design guidelines and principles; and for evaluating user interface designs with and without users. You will complete a comprehensive design project with a team of learners. At that point, you are ready to work in user interface design!
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