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Ch 1: User Experience Design Basics

About This Chapter

Help your employees study the various concepts associated with user experience by having them complete the lessons in this chapter. They will lean about usability, design principles and other related topics, and have the opportunity to answer practice questions to test their knowledge.

User Experience Design Basics - Chapter Summary

Our instructors have designed this chapter to share content related to user experience design. Your employees will learn about wireframe, designing navigation, and the related best practices. As employees complete the lessons, they will lean about universal design and can review visual elements and organization related to design. The other topics covered in this chapter include:

  • UX principles & design principles
  • Usability heuristics & perceptual organization
  • Significance of elements of & principles of design
  • Website navigation best practices & website navigation design
  • Wireframing a website & wireframe in mobile

Each lesson contains self-assessments quizzes that will test understanding of the covered content. When employees complete the assessments, they can receive immediate feedback which can help set goals regarding learning. Text lessons include keywords in bold that will help to explain key concepts.

How it Helps

  • Educate employees: Employees learn design principles that will aid them in building sites and software that is accessible to users.
  • Improves understanding: This lesson offers various lessons that will help designers understand the factors that are considered in design.
  • Enhance design: Learning detailed information about design will help employees improve their designs.

Skills Covered

Completing this chapter will enable employees to:

  • Comprehend perceptual and visual organization principles
  • Understand UX design principles
  • Share the principles of organization in design and usability heuristics
  • Evaluate usability
  • Understand the significance of the elements of design
  • Identify the job duties of a user experience architect and the role of a user experience designer
  • Detail patterns in website navigation
  • Know the tools used to wireframe in mobile

18 Lessons in Chapter 1: User Experience Design Basics
What is a User Experience Designer?

1. What is a User Experience Designer?

In this lesson, you will learn the fundamentals of what user experience is as well as the general roles and responsibilities of a user experience designer.

How to Become a User Experience Designer

2. How to Become a User Experience Designer

If you build it, they might come. User experience is what sets applications apart: If you want to make a difference and build sites that will engage users, you will enjoy being a user experience designer. We'll cover some steps for making this career choice.

UX Principles & Best Practices

3. UX Principles & Best Practices

Our reaction to things is very important, both to ourselves, and to the originators. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the area known as user experience, or UX, its principles, and some best practices.

UX Design Principles Examples

4. UX Design Principles Examples

User experience is an important element of any product, so it makes sense that some attention should be paid to it. In this lesson, we'll take a look at UX Design principles and some examples.

What are the Principles of Organization in Design?

5. What are the Principles of Organization in Design?

Design is important, and manufacturers look to improve the design process as much as they can. In this lesson, we'll take a look at design, and how the principles of organization relate to it.

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

6. The 7 Principles of Universal Design

In this lesson we discuss seven principles associated with good web page design. Each principle is individually described, including their positive and negative impact that affects the overall design. Additionally, we will discuss some do's and don'ts associated with these principles.

The 10 Usability Heuristics: Examples & Evaluation

7. The 10 Usability Heuristics: Examples & Evaluation

We pick up, and use, many objects during a regular day. This lesson is a formalized approach to determining the best choice, covering usability heuristics, what they are, and examples of how to apply them. At the end, you should have a good understanding of this interesting area.

Visual Elements & Principles of Design

8. Visual Elements & Principles of Design

How things are made and function is very important, and design is a large contributing factor. In this lesson, we'll take a look at what design is, as well as the visual elements and principles that contribute to it.

Perceptual Organization: Definition & Examples

9. Perceptual Organization: Definition & Examples

Perception governs meaning, as it influences how we and others see the world. In this lesson, we'll talk about perceptual organization and explore some examples of how our brains organize what we see.

Why Are the Elements of & Principles of Design Important?

10. Why Are the Elements of & Principles of Design Important?

In this lesson, we will look at what the Elements of Design and Principles of Design is all about and why its use is important when it comes to design and user experience.

What is Usability? - Definition & Tools

11. What is Usability? - Definition & Tools

We have a lot of choices in our lives. In this lesson, we'll take a look at one method of evaluation, usability, what it is, its attributes, and the best tool for determining it. At the end, you should have a good understanding of this fundamental concept.

User Experience Design Process, Principles, & Goals

12. User Experience Design Process, Principles, & Goals

In this lesson, using a fictitious character saddled with creating a Product Specification Document, we will be looking what a Product Specification Document is all about, steps on how to write one with examples of its layout.

What Does a User Experience Architect Do?

13. What Does a User Experience Architect Do?

How experience affects us is very important to a number of people, and for various reasons. In this lesson, we'll take a look at user experience architects, and what they do.

Best Practices for Website Navigation Design

14. Best Practices for Website Navigation Design

In this lesson, we will be looking at what a website is, the processes of gathering contents and structuring of navigation menus, as well as best practices to observe when building one.

Website Navigation Design: Patterns & Tools

15. Website Navigation Design: Patterns & Tools

Websites are commonplace these days, and with them, a large number of navigation strategies. In this lesson, we'll take a look at website navigation design, patterns that appear, and some tools that are used.

Navigation Design: Patterns & Examples

16. Navigation Design: Patterns & Examples

In this lesson, we'll discuss the aspects of good navigation, describe common blunders, and identify three concepts associated with good web page navigation design. We'll also explore the impact of each of these things on navigation.

How to Wireframe a Website: Examples & Tools

17. How to Wireframe a Website: Examples & Tools

Websites offer a wealth of communication opportunities. A wireframe is extremely helpful in the development of a website, but what is it exactly? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the website, what a wireframe looks like, and some tools used to create wireframes.

How to Wireframe in Mobile: Tools & Examples

18. How to Wireframe in Mobile: Tools & Examples

With the proliferation of mobile, and mobile applications, designers are seeing an opportunity like never before. Learning the proper use of wireframes in a mobile environment is an important key to success.

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