Course Description

Explore the elements needed to design effective user environments and enhance user satisfaction by improving the usability, ease of use, and visual appeal of the interaction between a user and a digital product. Discover how a great product experience starts with User Experience Design (UX) followed by User Interface Design (UI).

Course Details

Course assignments are application based; at the end of the course, you may be able to use some of this work to build your portfolio.

For this course you will need web access to the Adobe XD and Adobe Illustrator which may be downloaded from Adobe at student pricing, and the InVision app. 

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Illustrate the research process and the importance of conducting user research
  • Gather information about the needs of target/persona users
  • Analyze and evaluate the elements that make a great user experience
  • Apply the fundamentals of user experience design
  • Design and administer a usability test
  • Recognize how the elements of user experience work together


  • Fundamentals of user experience design
  • Difference between UI and UX design
  • Business initiatives vs. User’s needs
  • Research, design and validation
  • User personas and use cases
  • Developing content requirements and assigning priority
  • Information architecture: mapping out an idea
  • Visual design principles
  • Wireframe development
  • Prototyping
  • Usability and accessibility testing
  • Adobe XD tools and techniques

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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