You may design a site that's beautiful to look at or develop a site that uses the latest technology – but if it doesn’t meet a real user need, it’ll be irrelevant. User experience design is about making all the elements come together so you can create something meaningful, useful, and pleasurable for the people you're trying to reach. This class will give you the skills to research, test, and validate your ideas.
Students in User Experience gain a fundamental understanding of what it takes to validate their solutions against the problems of their users.
User-centered design doesn’t just mean making existing products better – it’s about seeing the possibilities in everyday life. In this class you’ll go into the field to find opportunities for innovation and pair that insight with findings from research online. You'll solve problems creatively with an open mindset and debate your solutions with fellow clasmates.
Whether you want to start your own company or improve your skills working with entrepreneurs, this class will put you in a business owner’s shoes. You’ll create your own concept for a business based on your personal passions, experience, and resources, and refine it with user research.
A great user experience is about more than a product’s pixels. It’s about the need it addresses, how it makes users feel, and what motivates them to use it. The techniques you learn in this class will help you design and build a product that engages users and brings them back again.
Carolyn has 15 years of experience designing user-centered digital solutions for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She helps organizations identify and improve areas of their business that impact customer engagement. Carolyn is passionate about helping beginners understand their customers and uncover new ideas for products and services. She's the co-author of A Project Guide to UX Design, a staple in the design community, and recently co-wrote the book Adventures in Experience Design, an activity-focused introduction to experience design for beginners.
“Carolyn does a great job of explaining the finer parts of UX, and how to properly take a product from concept to reality. Her class is a must for those who are passionate about User Experience, and want to get it right.“ – Kitty Singsuwan
“Throughout the course I was amazed at how much I was learning week in and week out.“ – Andrew Gruesser
“Bringing Project Travel to life required a deep understanding of user research, user validation and user testing.“ – Jennifer Thomas