Course Description

Spending time in front of a screen, whether it’s your computer, phone, kindle etc. is a dominant feature of daily life. We interact with dozens of apps, websites, and platforms each day, some are transformative, informative, gratifying, and sometimes downright infuriating.  It is because of the central role these daily interactions now play, that many people interested in design want to learn UX/UI theory. And why not, it can have a big impact.

In this course students will learn how to plan and design digital interfaces using human centric UX methodology. This will include user research, wireframing and user flows, prototyping, and visual design. 

Through lectures, demonstration, discussion, and Zoom-based studio time, students will explore theories in accessibility, usability, information architecture, iconography, and user enjoyment/success. Ultimately they will apply these principles using industry standard tools to create friendly, elegant designs that take complex processes and organize them into simple digital interfaces. Students may advance their skills and knowledge by continuing with Web Design I-IV coursework.

- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment. In addition, students take part in select course activities at their own time; course content will be posted on a weekly basis based on the scheduled meeting date.
- Prerequisite: None

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
User Interface Design
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Jun 02, 2021 to Aug 04, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Materials List
  • There are no materials required for this course.

Course Requirements: 

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App; and the following software installed.

  • As an Otis Extension student, you are eligible for select software discounts which can be found online under the software company’s education section of its website. 

Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.

  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

  • Course teaching method: Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous

  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.

  • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.

  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates. 

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