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This design-centric course examines the broad question of what an interface is and what role a designer plays in creating a user interface. Learning how to design and articulate meaning using color, type, and imagery is essential to making interfaces function clearly and seamlessly. Through a series of lectures and visual exercises, you will focus on the many individual elements and components that make up the skillset of an interface designer. By the end of this course, you will be able to describe the key formal elements of clear, consistent, and intuitive UI design, and apply your learned skills to the design of a static screen-based interface. This is the first course in the UI/UX Design Specialization offered on Coursera, and is meant to provide a foundational understanding and application of UI principles before moving into UX....
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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week ...
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English

Legendas: English...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
Clock
17 minutos para concluir

Course and Specialization Overview

Welcome! In this first module I will summarize the assignments and expectations of this course, as well as the UI/UX Design Specialization. ...
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 6 min), 4 leituras
Video2 videos
Course Introduction2min
Reading4 leituras
About this course3min
About the assignments3min
Required Tools2min
About CalArts and the Program in Graphic Design3min
Clock
2 horas para concluir

What IS a user interface anyway?

In this first week we will look at some basic broad concepts and contexts for user interfaces, looking at examples both on and off-screen. We will look at basic principles of interaction theory, discuss the relationship between UI and UX, and examine the relationship between coding and designing. We will discuss the roles of functionality and aesthetics in interface design and outline a "form-first" philosophy to user interface design. This week will focus on background information and terminology and will give you the context and vocabulary necessary before you start making great interfaces!...
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 44 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video9 videos
What is a User Interface?3min
The Relationship Between UI and UX5min
Roles in UI/UX5min
A Brief Historical Overview of Interface Design4min
Interface Conventions: Theory6min
Interface Conventions: Application7min
Template vs Content7min
Aesthetics & Functionality3min
Reading2 leituras
About UI vs UX graded quiz1min
Interface Conventions: Review15min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
UI vs UX20min
Interface Conventions20min
Week
2
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Formal Elements of Interface Design

This week we are going to examine the various formal elements that make up an interface. We’ll start out with the larger questions of content, context and audience that frame any UI/UX project. In other words: What is it? Who is it for? And, where does it live? And we’ll look at the big picture of overall design direction, what is often referred to as “look and feel”. From there we’ll go into detail of how the basic components of how visual design works in the context of interface design: language, shape, color, imagery, typography, and icons. These areas will be the formal building blocks you will use to create the more complex visual structure of a screen-based user interface. ...
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 52 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video8 videos
Design Before Design4min
Look and Feel8min
Language as a design tool5min
Color and Shape8min
Imagery7min
Typography8min
Icons8min
Reading1 leituras
Project Brief3min
Week
3
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5 horas para concluir

Active Elements of Interface Design

This week we are going to take our static interface elements and begin to think about how a user interacts with them. In other words, how to bring these elements a stage closer to having a life on the screen. We’ll be looking at navigational conventions, such as menus, buttons, and icons in different states. Our focus will move from what the graphic interface looks like, to include how it works and how it responds to the user. By adding interactivity to our static designs, the idea is to think more deeply about the role the designer plays in shaping a user’s interactive experience....
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 53 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video8 videos
Static to Active1min
Functionality8min
Speed and Style7min
Composition and Structure7min
Buttons7min
Not Buttons12min
States and Changes7min
Reading4 leituras
Try it Yourself: Define the Interaction15min
Pattern Libraries10min
Designing Better Buttons10min
Try it Yourself: Examine an interface10min
Week
4
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5 horas para concluir

Composing the Elements of Interface Design

This week we are going to take our individual interface components and see what happens when we try to put them together into a more complex structure. We’ll be looking at how to get our components to work harmoniously as a family, figuring out how hierarchy works in the interface, and discussing conventions and expectations of contemporary interface design. We’ll also be examining how to navigate to different screens and how to build visual relationships between different kinds of content within a single site. Finally, we’ll be discussing different platforms, how to create variable content for different screen sizes, and looking at how to organize complex bodies of content into user-friendly structures....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 41 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video7 videos
Invisible Complexity: Making a Whole from Many Parts2min
Hierarchy of Content7min
Conventions and Expectations6min
Structure and Grids10min
Platforms and Screen Sizes4min
Putting it All Together: Slice 'n' Dice7min
Reading2 leituras
Try it yourself: UI Inventory20min
Next Steps2min
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por LCOct 19th 2018

This course is a good start for the beginner. I hope everyone in the class enjoyed it as I do. Thanks all of my classmates who have reviewed my peers. I look forward seeing you in the next course.

Instrutores

Michael Worthington

Faculty, Program in Graphic Design
School of Art

Sobre California Institute of the Arts

CalArts has earned an international reputation as the leading college of the visual and performing arts in the United States. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. ...

Sobre o Programa de cursos integrados UI / UX Design

The UI/UX Design Specialization brings a design-centric approach to user interface and user experience design, and offers practical, skill-based instruction centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone. In this sequence of four courses, you will summarize and demonstrate all stages of the UI/UX development process, from user research to defining a project’s strategy, scope, and information architecture, to developing sitemaps and wireframes. You’ll learn current best practices and conventions in UX design and apply them to create effective and compelling screen-based experiences for websites or apps. User interface and user experience design is a high-demand field, but the skills and knowledge you will learn in this Specialization are applicable to a wide variety of careers, from marketing to web design to human-computer interaction. Learners enrolled in the UI/UX Design Specialization are eligible for an extended free trial (1 month) of a full product suite of UX tools from Optimal Workshop. Details are available in Course 3 of the Specialization, Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture....
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Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Since this is a graphic design course, to complete the assignments you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with the appropriate software installed. You can't really do graphic design work properly on a smartphone or tablet. Adobe CC software is recommended for these courses, but alternatives are available. Software will be reviewed in greater detail in the first week of the course.

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