In this course students will be working hands-on as they begin to develop and apply the practice, principles and methodologies of a user experience practitioner.
From context scenarios, sketches and wire framing, to rapid prototyping and user testing, students will learn to craft a user centered experience from the ground up through a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Be it a tablet, desktop or even a mobile experience students will walk away with a firm foundation and a practical skill set to build upon.
The entirety of this course is highly interactive and collaborative where students with diverse backgrounds are coming together to share, collaborate, challenge and learn from one another as they set out to solve a wicked problem (tbd) through the lens of user experience design.
Build a foundation to understand the principles of user experience design including UX heuristics, personas, user journeys, information architecture, and wireframing. Discover the value of these practices as a user experience designer.
Gain confidence in building connections to real people through interviews and observations. Learn the process of ethnography to solve the right problems for real people. Feel empowered to create a project hypothesis, identify stakeholders, and map a user journey.
Discover and prioritize the key features and scope of a project grounded in ethnographic research. Build a clear information architecture and map user flows to prioritize design decisions.
Communicate clearly through proper documentation to keep key stakeholders engaged throughout the process. Create discovery documents to ensure alignment and simple feedback loops.
Visually design solutions through rapid prototyping, creating key screens, and going further through user testing and iterations. Begin with simple wireframes and move toward high-fidelity compositions to create a final deliverable.
Share the right solution with the team and build confidence in communicating design decisions grounded in the user experience. Present your ideas effectively and recognize your role in a continuous design cycle.
It’s not necessary to have previous experience within the discipline of UX but would encourage those who share passion for the creative process, have a desire to explore and learn something new, and ultimately are uncomfortable being comfortable with what you’re doing and want to dive into something fresh and exciting.
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