Design Thinking: Advanced Topics

Offered by: Microsoft and edX

What you’ll learn

Module 1: Understanding User Needs

  • Needfinding
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Refine User Needs

Module 2: How User Needs Inform UI Design

  • “How Might We” Statements
  • Incorporating User Research
  • Understanding Tasks
  • Simple UI Mockups & Prototypes

Module 3: Incorporating UI Elements

  • Combining Tasks into a cohesive design
  • Common “visual affordances”
  • UI Design Trends and Best Practices
  • Evaluating Interfaces

Module 4: Making it all look good

  • Color
  • Typography
  • Whitespace/content balance/clarity
  • Branding
  • Visual Hierarchy and how the eye accepts information

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