DOS is ugly and interferes with users’ experience. ~ Bill Gates
Does anyone even remember DOS? It was a series of text prompts, and yes, it did interfere with the user’s experience, but at the time what did we have to compare it to?
Today, the operating system has changed and so have the devices people use to access websites.
Online web design courses focus on everything from layout and structure to information architecture, but even if you have all these working and nicely placed, what will you website visitor think? Will they find it easy to navigate? Does your home page load fast or slow? These are factors that are extremely important to take into consideration with so much competition in the online marketplace. If you don’t have one yet, you might want to become one yourself — a UX Designer. This professional is responsible for creating a positive online website experience for the user and it’s becoming vital to the performance of every interactive business model today.
UX Designers first consider the target audience, their needs, wants and expectations. Brian Miller, owner and design director of the Brian Miller Design Group and author of Above the Fold, has worked with GE, NBC Universal, SportsMD, Rockstar Games, 2K Games, GigMasters and Nat Nast. Beginning Monday, September 30th, he’ll launch, a four-week workshop, User Experience Design: Conceptualizing a Website. Some webmasters will tell you that creating a holistic user experience design is the most important part of creating a website, including the need for opening content to be both engaging, but not too overpowering. Other ways to capture the attention of audiences is to create mood boards prior to creating your outline with colors and textures laid out to determine feeling and site metaphor. Miller walks students through all applications of UX Design in this four-week class. Register Now
- LESSON 1: Understanding information architecture
- LESSON 2: Concepts & mood boards
- LESSON 3: Building a UI metaphor
- LESSON 4: Preparing the canvas