User experience and interface (UX/UI) : introduction

Course Dates: 22/06/24 - 20/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
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 ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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User experience and interface (UX/UI) : introduction
  • Course Code: CUX11
  • Dates: 22/06/24 - 20/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 13:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Itai Bercovier

Course Code: CUX11

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Sat, day, 22 Jun - 20 Jul '24

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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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 will 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 will learn to use the different methods through theory, discussion, individual and group exercises.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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). 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?

Demonstration and hands on exercises which will help you grasp the concepts.

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

There are no extra costs.

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

Please click here to view our web development courses or click here to view our Digital Marketing and Social media courses.

Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

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.