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Course Description

Spending time in front of a screen, whether it’s your computer, phone, tablet, 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 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.

Prerequisites

Specific coursework required for Certificate Students. All other students should have equivalent experience.

Experience with tools including Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD is not required, but helpful. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
User Interface Design
Type
Online
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Feb 24, 2022 to May 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (0 units) $565.00
Materials List
Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.
  • No Meeting Date(s): 3/3, 3/24
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method: Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous 
    • 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.  
    • 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.
  • 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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