This course introduces students to User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX), which are essential tools required to create compelling user experiences for desktop, tablet, and mobile users. Students learn to plan and design effective user interfaces based on aesthetic, psychological, scientific, and technological considerations.
Topics include user-centered design, identifying requirements, and information architecture. As a student, you will build mock-ups and create wireframes to test the user experience.
Students will need to access and install Marvel POP, a free app available for both iOS mobile devices, and Android. They will also need to access either Balsmiq Desktop, a free downloadable application available for iOS or Windows OR the free, online trial version of Moqups (browser-based so available for all computer types and operating systems, and suitable for those students who might be using ‘work’ computers and cannot download software).
This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.
Working with your OCAD U Account
As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at canvas.ocadu.ca.
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Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.
Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.
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- Gain an understanding of the UI/UX design process, roles and skillsets
- Learn methods to understand users’ needs and business requirements
- Gain insight into UI/UX design best practices and apply these principles to an application design
- Learn how to create a working prototype
- Learn how to evaluate and usability test designs
- 6 online classroom sessions
Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.