Digital Skills: User Experience

Contents:

  1. Who this course is suitable for
  2. What you’ll achieve
  3. Who developed this course
  4. Apply for this course

Learn about why user experience (UX) is important, the research and design basics, and the tools and testing techniques used in UX.

Summary

Discover the basics of user experience
User experience, known as UX, makes a huge difference to whether a digital product, or project, succeeds. On this course, you will learn what UX is and why it’s so important. You’ll learn the foundations of UX design and what distinguishes good from bad UX. You will also explore the UX design process; user research, designing your experience, using your goals and ideas to draw wireframes and then building usable prototypes.

Finally, we will look at the different techniques you can use to test and develop your designs, so that they’re ready to release to the market.

Who this course is suitable for

This course is for those seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No previous experience or qualifications required.

What you’ll achieve

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Describe what user experience (UX) is and why it is important
  • Explain the foundations of UX design and the impact it can have on your business
  • Identify the key approach, attitude and process elements which are necessary for UX design
  • Describe the ‘design’, ‘develop’ and ‘release’ stage of the UX process and what ‘user journeys’ are
  • Identify the concepts of information architecture and the importance of good structure for usability
  • Identify the concepts and explain reasons for creating prototypes
  • Explain the how and why of drawing wireframes, the importance of low-to-high detail and the benefits of interactive prototypes

Who developed this course

Accenture
Accenture Digital Skills is a free, interactive series of courses which help and prepare people to build the digital skills necessary to gain a job or start a business.

This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service: The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

Apply for this course

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Course provider

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