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University of Minnesota

Introduction to UI Design

University of Minnesota via Coursera


In this course, you will gain an understanding of the critical importance of user interface design. You will also learn industry-standard methods for how to approach the design of a user interface and key theories and frameworks that underlie the design of most interfaces you use today. Through a series of case studies on commercial systems - many of which you likely use on a regular basis - we will illustrate the benefits of good design. We will also demonstrate how the costs of bad design can often be severe (in user experience, money, and even human lives). You will then gain a high-level understanding of the user-interface design process. You will be introduced to common design scenarios - e.g. improving on existing designs and starting a new design from scratch - and the general design processes that tend to be used for each scenario. Finally, we will begin introducing the large body of existing knowledge on design by providing overviews of core user interface design theories and concepts. This key foundational information will help you avoid “reinventing the wheel” when you are designing your interfaces in this specialization.


  • Introduction and Overview
  • UI Design Process
  • Psychology and Human Factors for User Interface Design
  • Psychology and Human Factors -- Continued

Taught by

Brent Hecht, Haiyi Zhu, Joseph A Konstan, Loren Terveen and Lana Yarosh


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    كاجو جوني موسى
    حب الناس والف شكر على واجب اخي الكريم على هذا الموضوع في اي وقت يعني أن يكون هناك أي يا قلبي يا موزه جامده جدا جدا جدا جدا جدا
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    Catheryine Poole
    I'll be taking this course, I hear that is interesting to take. I have seen some of designs you will be working with. I myself is excited to start.
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