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UI/UX Designing

Duration: 3 Months

Objectives

The objective of a UI/UX course is to provide students with the knowledge of user-centered design, user-centered methods in design, graphic design on screens, simulation and prototyping techniques, usability testing methods, interface technologies and user-centered design in corporate perspective. The course teaches the principles and practice of UI/UX design through weekly exercises and homework (team and individual), student blogs, class discussions, a field trip to design firms, presentations, and projects.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to UI/UX Design

  • Understanding the role of UI/UX in design
  • History and evolution of user interfaces
  • User-centered design principles
  • Introduction to design thinking

Module 2: : User Research and Analysis

  • Conducting user research: surveys, interviews, and usability testing
  • Analyzing user data and personas
  • Information architecture and user journey mapping
  • Creating user stories and scenarios

Module 3: Wireframing and Prototyping

  • Sketching and wireframing techniques
  • Creating low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes
  • Usability testing of prototypes
  • Introduction to prototyping tools (e.g., Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD)

Module 4: UI Design Principles (Week 9-12)

  • Visual hierarchy and typography in UI
  • Color theory and UI design
  • Iconography and visual elements
  • Responsive design and adaptive layouts

Module 5: Interaction Design

  • Designing interactive elements (buttons, forms, navigation)
  • Micro-interactions and animations
  • Principles of gesture-based and touch interfaces
  • Voice user interfaces (VUI) design

Module 6: Mobile and Web Design

  • Mobile app and website design best practices
  • Designing for various screen sizes and resolutions
  • Creating design systems and style guides
  • UI design for e-commerce and social platforms

Module 7: Usability and User Testing

  • Conducting usability tests and heuristic evaluations
  • User testing tools and methods
  • Iterative design and feedback incorporation
  • Accessibility considerations in UI/UX

Module 8: Designing for Emerging Technologies

  • UI/UX for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device interfaces
  • Designing for chatbots and AI-powered interfaces
  • Ethical considerations in emerging tech UI/UX

Module 9: Portfolio Development and Presentation

  • Compiling and organizing your UI/UX portfolio
  • Crafting a compelling design resume and cover letter
  • Preparing for job interviews and freelance opportunities
  • Effective presentation of your work

Module 10: Industry Trends and Specializations

  • Exploring current and future trends in UI/UX
  • Specialization options (e.g., UX research, UI design)
  • Final project and showcase
  • Certification

Skills Needed

  • User research
  • Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • Visual design
  • Usability testing
  • Knowledge of design software such as Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, and Invision Studio
  • Empathy
  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Curiosity

Career oppotunities

UI Designer

UX Designer

UI/UX Designer (Generalist)

Interaction Designer

Usability Analyst

Information Architect

Career oppotunities

User Researcher

Wireframe Designer

Visual Designer

Mobile App Designer

E-Commerce UX Designer

Game UI/UX Designer

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