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University of Michigan

User Experience (UX) Design and Research

University of Michigan via FutureLearn Program

Overview

This program from the University of Michigan offers you the chance to gain a solid foundation in UX research and design, whether you’re just starting out in UX or you want to advance your existing UX knowledge.

Learn UX prototyping, try UX sketching, and evaluate design concepts

On this program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in key core areas of UX design, from understanding your user needs and implementing user-centred design to rapidly generating UX prototypes and iterating on design concepts.

You’ll learn how to take a product from the initial concept, through to the user research, ideation and refinement stage, before conducting formal analysis, UX prototyping, and user testing.

Under the guidance of experienced UX professionals from the University of Michigan, you’ll discover how to apply various UX perspectives and methods to ensure a great user experience at every step.

Apply UX design principles to a product in practice

This program concludes with a capstone project, where you’ll be able to apply all that you’ve learned about incorporating UX research and design principles to design a complete product.

You’ll be asked to take the product from an initial concept to an interactive prototype and will receive feedback and guidance so that you’re prepared to take on the challenge alone in the future.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to User Experience Principles and Processes
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Get to grips with the UX design process and kickstart a career in UX with the University of Michigan’s introductory UX course.

Course 2: Understanding User Needs: UX Interview and Research Methods
-Discover qualitative UX research methods, UX interview best practice, and affinity programming for user-centred UX design.

Course 3: Evaluating Designs with Users
-Learn how to evaluate your designs using effective UX testing methods on this UX design course from the University of Michigan.

Course 4: UX Design: From Concept to Prototype
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Better understand the UX design process and learn how to build a user-centred product from concept to prototype.

Course 5: UX Research at Scale: Surveys, Analytics, Online Testing
-Build your skills in conducting UX surveys at scale to gain actionable UX insights with experts from the University of Michigan.

Courses

Taught by

Mark Newman and Kush Dawar

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