User experience (UX) design is a comprehensive, user-centered approach to web design. Encompassing every aspect of a user’s interaction with your interactive design, user-centered design emphasizes clarity, simplicity and responsiveness.
Interactive design expert Patrick McNeil will introduce students to user-centered design in his HOWU course Introduction to UX Design.
Still not sure if this course is for you? Check out this course overview video Patrick created as a sneak peek into what he’ll cover:
This four-week, hands-on course will immerse you in the user experience design process.
Introduction to UX Design will provide you with a solid overview of this multifaceted process so that you can understand how the pieces fit together. If you are looking to get started with user research, usability testing and the fundamentals of solid interface design this is the place to start! Patrick even includes an in-depth look at prototyping and wireframing. Students will also learn about user testing, best practices and the process of seeing your ideas through to a completed design.
Over four weeks, Patrick will teach you the best way to incorporate interactivity and responsive design to provide the best user experience possible. With hands-on exercises and real-world examples, this immersive course will equip you with everything you need to create your own user-centered websites.
This course is an introduction to UX design, but it’s perfect for designers at all experience levels because it offers a novel perspective on user-centered web design. Patrick designed the course primarily for any designer looking to incorporate UX design methods into their interactive design work, including seasoned interactive designers and traditional designers looking to work in interactive design. If you are designing apps, web sites and other digital interfaces by instinct and you haven’t used UX principles and methods, this course is made for you.
Armed with the knowledge of UX design, students will leave the course ready to create compelling user-centered designs that will keep clients and users coming back for more.