User Experience Design, Advanced
This follow-up to “User Experience Design Fundamentals” covers new design methods and offers hands-on practice. In addition to understanding the UX design principles and processes at a greater depth, advanced practitioners also have to engage users for research, use tools to communicate design, as well as carry out the design in a collaborative product development environment. If you want to take your design skills to the next level and practice advanced techniques in user experience design, this is the course for you.
The course focuses on application of the design methodologies and design strategies, from concept development to prototyping, including user research and design presentations. The goal of this course is to get you ready to take real-world UX design challenges and master industry practices in interaction design, visual design and information design, including DOs and DON’Ts. You will also learn how to apply human cognitive principles in design. The course will expose you to design & prototyping tools to create effective and pleasing user experiences. The course includes techniques for team collaboration, UX design presentation, documentation, and effective codification, as commonly practiced with clients and in corporations.
You will work on individual and team projects while sharpening your UX design skills and knowledge, while receiving feedback from the class. Projects may include websites, software applications, or product interfaces. The course will also provide guidance in establishing a UX design portfolio.
Skills Needed: Students should have completed the prerequisite course, or have at least two years of work experience in the field. In addition, a working knowledge of an image processing and/or drawing application (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Google Drawings, OmniGraffle, Sketch, or a similar program) is required. The drawing is to communicate product design in high fidelity graphics.
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