This three-day course—targeted at software professionals who aren’t experienced designers—will give you the practical essentials to make good design decisions quickly and confidently to create designs that are intuitive, simple, and delightful.
- A business case for great UX
- Using an efficient, user-centered design process
- UI design principles and guidelines
- Making a design intuitive, simple, and delightful
- Visual design, layout, and designing for scanning
- Designing tasks, task flows, and pages
- Practical lean UX tools and techniques
- Mobile design essentials
- Design communication techniques: sketching and prototyping
- Evaluating designs, giving and receiving effective feedback
- Performing informal usability studies
- Affecting change within your team's culture
What you will learn
Taking UX Design Essentials will give the essential, practical knowledge you need to make solid decisions quickly and confidently to create a great user experience, while minimizing the need for user research and testing. If you have ever wondered why customers struggle to use your product, this course is for you. While the material is technology independent, all the exercises involve a mobile app.
About the presenter
Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge and has been teaching UX design to software professionals since 2003. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe (UK, Ireland, Poland, Greece, Turkey), Asia (India, China), South America (Argentina), and Africa (South Africa, Cameroon). Everett is author of UI is Communication: How to design intuitive, user-centered user interfaces by focusing on effective communication, published by Morgan Kaufmann. While at Microsoft, he was responsible for writing and evangelizing the Windows 7 User Experience Guidelines.