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Udacity

User Experience

via Udacity Nanodegree

Overview

The UX Fundamentals & Design Research program teaches the core principles of human-centered design, including scoping a design problem, conducting in-depth interviews, creating quantitative surveys, using research data to uncover opportunities, and applying psychology to design sketches with the end user in mind. Participants will learn how to develop a discussion guide, recruit research participants, and synthesize findings in the form of a research report. They will also learn how to translate research findings into low-fidelity prototypes that can be tested with users, design high-fidelity prototypes, and conduct usability tests. Finally, the program teaches advanced user interface principles to build interactive designs that engage users and improve key performance indicators.

Syllabus

  • Welcome to the User Experience Nanodegree Program
  • UX Fundamentals & Design Research
    • Learn the fundamentals of User Experience Design.
  • Concept to Low-Fidelity Prototyping
    • The best products have gone through rounds of iteration based on user research and feedback. Learn the process of a design sprint, and how to translate findings from research into a prototype that can be tested with users. Understand how to foster team collaboration and use divergent and convergent thinking to rapidly create testable prototypes. Apply user interface principles in the design of a clickable prototype, and conduct a usability test to gain valuable feedback from users that can be used in design iterations.
  • High-Fidelity Prototyping to Post-Launch Analysis
    • Once products have been tested for its effectiveness, they need to be enhanced for engagement.
      Learn advanced user interface principles to build interactive designs that are ready to be handed off to
      engineering for feedback. Understand how to solicit and integrate feedback from engineering to enhance the design before it is ready for development. Assess the engagement of the product through remote usability testing and other experimentation methods. Finally, you’ll learn how to improve design and user experiences based on engagement data in order to increase key performance indicators.
  • Capstone
  • Career Services

Taught by

Shuang Liu, Gabriel Ruttner, Michael Dedrick and Melissa Hui

Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

4.7 rating at Udacity based on 672 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    "It has actually exceeded my needs and expectations by giving me a lot of information I never knew before even though I have been a designer for a long time. I actually want to finish it on time, so I can go through it again and take some more notes. Well done Udacity!"
  • Anonymous
    Interesting courses, lessons are linked step by step with each other and are very detailed and systematic. Project reviews are also very helpful.
  • Anonymous
    I am finished with my first research project till now and the journey has been very great. This nanodegree is focused on the key skills which are necessary for UX designer. I like that the points which are less important are covered as optional content in form of links which we can cover in other times, so it doesn't stop current project. I like the rubrics which guides step by step to complete the project. Overall experience of course is great and I recommend it for someone who is starting from scratch.
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    Marcela Maria Escobar Ibargüen
    "It was very clear and specific, I had already seen something about this kind of studies but it had not been so complete, (probably because they were free :)). I felt a little lost, a lot of information to process and equally a lot of information if you want a very complete study. I felt a little anguish with each review response, but when I read what was asked, I felt better. Thank you very much!! "
  • Anonymous
    It has been amazing so far! It is very comprehensive but easy to follow, especially for someone with no prior technical knowledge. I’m particularly happy that I get to work on projects (assignments) to practice what is being taught.
  • Anonymous
    The couse content is good but the issue I cant chat with the mentor and uxui of the course is not sutable with me and also I ask my friends they also face the same issue

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