User experience and interface (UX/UI) : introduction

Course Dates: 22/06/20 - 06/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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An introduction to the fundamentals of user experience (UX). Learn about the theory and tools used in the industry to analyse a website/app interface and its interaction.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Learn about user interface design. In order to answer the question “how usable is our/my website?”.

To answer this question you will need to employ different methods. These methods will help you assess the level of usability of your website.

Usability means that the people who use the product can do so quickly and easily.

The course will examine existing usability methods. You'll learn how to analyse an interface using expert evaluation forms as well as setting up a user testing session.

The course is mixture of theory and hands-on. Over the course you'll learn to use the different methods through theory, discussion, individual and group exercises.

What will we cover?

Fundamentals of user interface design
Usability - Requirements, Motivations and Measures
Inspection-Based usability evaluation (heuristic evaluation)
Collecting user data
Establishing requirements and building personas
Visual design principles for usable interfaces
Prototyping
User-based usability evaluation (user testing).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Recognise the foundation of user experience.
Evaluate an existing design.
Execute evaluation of a design through experts steps (heuristic evaluation).
Built personas for a site.
Setup a user testing session with expected user of the site or through the use of personas.
Analyse the collected data into actions as part of the user-centred design cycle.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is aimed at students who wish to learn more about the decisions making cycle of interface and interaction design of websites.

You should have knowledge of :

Basic computer skills (using a PC or Mac OS and a word editing programme). This course will be delivered on Apple Mac OS

HTML and CSS is desired but not essential
knowledge in image manipulation software is desired but not essential

You should also be able to follow spoken and written instructions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Each student has their own computer.
Presentations will be made using computers, whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes.
Demonstration and hands on exercises which will help you grasp some concepts.
Group exercises.
Video demonstrations.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to bring a memory stick, pen and paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

User experience and interface (UX/UI) : intermediate, HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1).

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Review by John / (Posted on 08/02/2020)
Excellent course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/11/2019)
The structure of the course was brilliant with a good balance between theory and practical work. I feel I have learned a lot in such a short space of time and am now very keen to learn more!
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Review by Murray / (Posted on 18/02/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Itai Bercovier

Itai currently works as a UX consultant with Mazaru. He was recently part of Google's conversation design advocacy and education team where he developed training materials, acted as a keynote speaker, delivered design sprints, and facilitated workshops. He holds an MSc in HCI. He previously led a successful Web Development degree programme and played an integral role, both in the UK and Europe, in the development and validation of multiple undergraduate degree programmes. This included chairing an international academic committee, managing academic departments, coordinating outreach, and overseeing students’ personal and professional development.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: CUX04

Mon+Wed, eve, 22 Jun - 06 Jul '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £249.00
Senior fee: £249.00
Concession: £249.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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