People ignore design that ignores people.”
— Frank Chimero, Designer
In UCD, all “development proceeds with the user as the center of focus.” (Jeffrey Rubin, Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1984) Rubin depicts the User-Centered Design Process as follows:
The users are in the center of a double circle.
The inner ring contains: Context; Objectives; Environment and Goals.
The outer ring contains: Task Detail; Task Content; Task Organization and Task Flow.
“User-Centered Design (UCD) is a user interface design process that focuses on usability goals, user characteristics, environment, tasks, and workflow in the design of an interface. UCD follows a series of well-defined methods and techniques for analysis, design, and evaluation of mainstream hardware, software, and web interfaces. The UCD process is an iterative process, where design and evaluation steps are built in from the first stage of projects, through implementation.” (Shawn Lawton Henry and Mary Martinson, Accessibility in User-Centered Design)
In this course, you will learn the most important techniques of User centered Design.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE COURSE:
This is a self-paced video training course. Ideally you should be able to complete the course in 2 weeks. But if you want to proceed slower, its your choice as each course is self-paced. You are also supposed to finish the practice questions given along with each video. Completion the practice questions is mandatory for course completion.
Each video in the training course –
- Has a focus concept/technique explained in as simple as possible with examples
- Is byte sized for easy consumption, reuse and application
- Is carefully crafted for easy concept understanding
- Is supported by supplementary reading materials and videos wherever possible
- Is supported by practice questions for mandatory completion
After successful completion of course lessons and practice questions, you will be able to download the course completion certificate. You can use the certificate as a proof of your knowledge and completion of the course. Many of my students use the certificate during their annual appraisals that require them to keep updating with new knowledge. They also use the certificate to get the hiring managers attention through sharing widely over the linkedin and similar social media platforms.
By completing the course and the required practice questions, you will be able to:
- Understand the important techniques of User Centered Design
- Understand the basic techniques that include the story telling, Task analysis, surveys and storyboarding
- Understand more advanced techniques such as prototyping, heuristic evaluation, persona building and creating scenarios
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 8
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 115
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes