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UX Design Foundations: Design Principles and Strategies


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
A positive and effective user experience is crucial to the success of an application. This course addresses the importance of identifying your users, using consistent and simple design patterns, implementing effective navigation and layout, incorporating media elements, using advertisements, and implementing user interface design strategies and tools such as Lean UX and wireframing. In this course, you'll learn principles such as Hick's Law, Pareto Principle, and Gestalt Principles in the context of UX design. In addition to design and behavior patterns, you'll learn how to use color and typography to optimize user experience. Finally you'll explore design approaches and frameworks such as agile and responsive design.

Target Audience
Designers who want to learn how to implement effective design strategies for the optimum UX experience

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.7

Lesson Objectives

UX Design Foundations: Design Principles and Strategies

  • start the course
  • identify features and advantages of user-centered design (UCD)
  • identify how a storytelling approach can optimize user-centered design
  • identify how to optimize content to better suit the behavior and expectations of the target users
  • describe some basic UX guidelines for ensuring favorable user experience in designs
  • identify the psychology behind content design
  • identify how to take account of Hick's Law in interface design
  • identify how to take account of Fitts's Law in interface design
  • identify how to take account of the Pareto principle in interface design
  • identify how to apply Gestalt principles in user interface design
  • identify the role of the Gutenberg diagram in user interface design
  • identify how inattentional blindness should be considered in user interface design
  • describe basic design guidelines that should be applied in user interface design
  • describe the role of design patterns in UI design
  • describe how behavior patterns should be considered in UI design
  • describe how to use color to optimize user experience of application interfaces
  • describe the guidelines for effective color combination and saturation to optimize user experience
  • describe how alignment can be used to optimize user experience of application interfaces
  • describe how typography can impact user experience
  • describe accessibility and the importance of considering accessibility in providing an effective user experience
  • describe globalization and localization as components of internationalism and how they should be considered as part of an effective user experience
  • describe responsive web design and its role in providing an effective user experience across different devices
  • describe the areas of consideration specific to mobile users when designing a user interface
  • describe agile design and Lean UX as frameworks for UX design
  • apply design principles in UI development
  • Course Number:
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