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Capstone User Experience Project | UEWD.X490

One of the most important ways to impress potential employers is to show strong examples of your user experience projects. This final project course in the certificate program gives you the opportunity to bring all your skills together and create a site or project that demonstrates your abilities. You will seek out your own real-world client and work independently to complete your design project. Your instructors will be available to offer guidance as you carry it out.

During this course, you will complete the entire process of analysis, design, development and deployment of a website. Before the first class, you’ll prepare a requirements document that defines the client, the site objectives, the users, and the target technology platform. You will receive feedback on your project proposal on the first night of class. Then you will begin to design the information architecture, interface and visual design before implementing the site using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript as needed. The course addresses cross-browser compatibility and briefly reviews jQuery and other JavaScript libraries. Because the use of a CMS tool requires advanced skills, you must provide a well-defined need for it in your proposal, and obtain instructor approval before proceeding.

By the conclusion of the course, you will have presented your design and implementation process, and will have produced a fully functional website or a front-end interface for a Web page to add to your portfolio. You can choose from development frameworks such as Bootstrap, Materialize, Foundation or SemanticUI, with guidance from your instructors. Current trends in website design patterns and frameworks will be discussed.

This project course does not repeat instructions of prerequisite courses. You should already have the skills needed to implement your design project.

Topics include:

  • How to produce a requirements document
  • How to produce design deliverables
  • How to produce a website
  • How to validate a website

Note(s): Students should have server space available for posting their projects.

Skills Needed: To take this course students should already have experience designing Web page or executing user experience design process. Visual design and design implementation courses are strongly recommended. Also required is a code editing tool suitable for Web development, such as TextWrangler, BBEdit, Notepad++, Sublime, Dreamweaver, etc. in order to implement the design and complete the project.

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What students are saying

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Jumar Balacy

Jumar Balacy

The capstone project course was my favorite course for sure. I got to exercise my skill of coding but still do design. Everything we learned we got to put into it.