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California Institute of the Arts

UX Design Fundamentals

California Institute of the Arts via Coursera


This hands-on course examines how content is organized and structured to create an experience for a user, and what role the designer plays in creating and shaping user experience. You will be led through a condensed process that acts as a roadmap for developing robust UI/UX design: from ideation and sitemapping, to the creation of paper and digital prototypes. Building on the design skills learned in Visual Elements of User Interface Design, you will apply this methodology to produce a digital prototype for a multi-screen app of your own invention.

By the end of this course, you will be able to describe and apply current best practices and conventions in UX design, and employ the fundamental principles of how UX design functions to shape an audience's experience of a given body of content.
This is the second course in the UI/UX Design Specialization, which brings a design-centric approach to user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, and offers practical, skill-based instruction centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone.

These courses are ideal for anyone with some experience in graphic or visual design and who would like to build their skill set in UI or UX for app and web design. It would also be ideal for anyone with experience in front- or back-end web development or human-computer interaction and want to sharpen their visual design and analysis skills for UI or UX.

Taught by

Michael Worthington


4.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I was working on this course for two weeks and it has now disappeared from my list on current courses. I did all that I could to contact coursera to no avail. They have no contact options, voicemail says they won't respond to calls, email told me they won't respond, I have record of payment on my credit card bill and yet no access to the course. It's a bunch of BS. I liked the course, but I won't be recommending coursera to anyone due to their lack of customer service.
  • Arkan T

    Arkan T completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It gives you a complete picture of the UX design process. From ideation, content and interaction mapping, paper prototyping, wireframing, to making a complete workable prototype in Adobe XD. I highly recommend this course for those who want to get into UX design, alongside the entire UI/UX Specialization by Calarts at Coursera.

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