Digital Skills: User Experience

Discover the basics of User Experience.

User experience, known as UX, makes a huge difference to whether a digital product or project, succeeds. On this course, you will learn what UX is and why it’s so important. You’ll learn the foundations of UX design and what distinguishes good from bad UX. You will also explore the UX design process; user research, designing your experience, using your goals and ideas to draw wireframes and then building usable prototypes.

Finally, we will look at the different techniques you can use to test and develop your designs so that they’re ready to release to the market.

What will this course cover?

Week 1: Why is user experience important?
The foundations of UX design
What is ‘good usability’?

Week 2: User experience basics
The importance of user research
User journeys
Visual design
Structuring your site
Wireframes and interactive prototypes

Week 3: Tools and testing
Types of user testing
Interaction design
The importance of analysing data

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

➯ Describe what user experience (UX) is and why it is important

➯ Explain the foundations of UX design and the impact it can have on your business

➯ Identify the key approach, attitude and process elements which are necessary for UX design

➯ Describe the ‘design’, ‘develop’ and ‘release’ stage of the UX process and what ‘user journeys’ are

➯ Identify the concepts of information architecture and the importance of good structure for usability

➯ Identify the concepts and explain reasons for creating prototypes

➯ Explain the how and why of drawing wireframes, the importance of low-to-high detail and the benefits of interactive prototypes

Who is this course for?

This course is for those seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No previous experience or qualifications required.

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