Introduction to User Experience Principles and Processes

Contents:

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

Get to grips with the UX design process and kickstart a career in UX with the University of Michigan’s introductory UX course.

Summary

Discover UX research and design tools and learn the value of user-centred design
On this UX course, you’ll be introduced to key topics in the fields of UX research and design, and build your skills and understanding of UX.

Learn how to do effective UX research and conduct UX interviews
Led by experts at the University of Michigan, you’ll learn exactly what’s involved in conducting effective UX research.

You’ll learn about the process of conducting UX interviews and evaluating and analysing products and systems using the core principles of good design.

Discover the art of UX sketching
As well as exploring the role and skills of UX researchers, you’ll have the chance to learn about UX sketching and prototyping for developing new design concepts.

As you explore the fascinating the work involved in UX Design, you’ll discover new design solutions and learn how to create UX prototypes at different levels of fidelity (different stages of intricacy).

Explore UI design Heuristics
This UX training course will also enable you to probe deeper into design principles as you learn about design heuristics and how they should impact the UX design process.

Through an exploration of the different phases of UX research and design, this course will ultimately enable you to discover how to learn from inevitable design mistakes, improve on them, and work towards creating a product with a great UX.

Who this course is suitable for

This course is designed for anyone who wants to gain UX training and experience in UX principles and processes, as well as UX research.

What you’ll achieve

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

  • Explore the skills needed for UX research and design
  • Assess user needs and assess possible designs
  • Perform a micro-usability test
  • Reflect on how UX designers use sketching and prototyping to develop design concepts
  • Explore how to incorporate a user-centered focus into the design process
  • Describe the key features of human behaviour and their impact on the design of interactive systems
  • Apply techniques for critiquing and designing interactive systems based on human capabilities and behaviour

Who developed this course

University of Michigan
As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

Apply for this course

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    Who is eligible to apply
    • Applications are open to local authority staff in England only.
    • Applicants may only submit an application for 1 certified course at a time. Upon completion of that course, an application for further training can be submitted.
    • Applicants are expected to begin the course within one month of their application being accepted.

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Course provider

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