The discipline of user experience examines how we interact with the products and systems that surround us, everything from our kitchen appliances to smart phones. This course provides an overview of the general principles of user experience for the online world. You will learn about tools and techniques you can use to begin to create great user experiences. It will address the design of websites and customer interactions for the online world.
Presenter: Amir Ansari
Amir is a Principal Consultant at Stamford Interactive, a user experience consultancy. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) from RMIT University. He has over 13 years of experience working in user interface, interaction and user-centred design, as well as in product and graphic design.
Delivery and support for this course
This free, online course is provided by Open2Study (www.open2study.com) and its nominated course provider.
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Module 1: Overview of User Experience (8 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)
Module 2: The Elements of UX (10 videos, 10 quizzes, 1 assessment)
Module 3: Knowing your Users (10 videos, 10 quizzes, 1 assessment)
Module 4: Usability Evaluation (Techniques 9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)
What will I learn?
• The characteristics of user experience design, usability, and user centred design
• The factors that influence interface design, and how to balance these requirements
• The design streams that impact interface design, and design techniques from each stream:
- Information Design
- Interaction Design
- Visual Design
• How branding is an important part of user experience
• The importance of accessibility online
• The importance of knowing your users and:
- What you need to know
- How to learn about them
- How to communicate your findings
• Key usability evaluation techniques, including:
- Usability testing
- Expert review
- Competitor analysis
This course requires approximately 2–4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is 2 hours 29 minutes.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.