Interaction Design Specialization

Starts Oct 30

Interaction Design Specialization

Learn how to design great user experiences

Design that delights users

About This Specialization

You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn how to generate design ideas, techniques for quickly prototyping them, and how to use prototypes to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. You'll also learn principles of visual design, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design.

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courses
8 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Human-Centered Design: an Introduction

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Spanish

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn several techniques for rapidly prototyping and evaluating multiple interface alternatives -- and why rapid prototyping and com
  2. COURSE 2

    Design Principles: an Introduction

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese

    About the Course

    What makes an interface intuitive? How can I tell whether one design works better than another? This course will teach you fundamental principles of design and how to effectively evaluate your work with users. You'll learn fundamental principles o
  3. COURSE 3

    Social Computing

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    3 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    People are social creatures and the modern Internet reflects that. Technology has made collaboration at a distance possible in new ways that present their own set of challenges. This course will introduce you to the major challenges and opportuni
  4. COURSE 4

    Input and Interaction

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    3 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn relevant fundamentals of human motor performance, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design. You will use these models of how people work to design more effective input and interaction tec
  5. COURSE 5

    User Experience: Research & Prototyping

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    4 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    What makes for a great user experience? How can you consistently design experiences that work well, are easy to use and people want to use? This course will teach you the core process of experience design and how to effectively evaluate your work with th
  6. COURSE 6

    Information Design

    Current session: Oct 15
    Commitment
    3 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    A blank canvas is full of possibility. If you have an idea for a user experience, how do you turn it into a beautiful and effective user interface? This covers covers principles of visual design so that you can effectively organize and present inf
  7. COURSE 7

    Designing, Running, and Analyzing Experiments

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    9 weeks, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    You may never be sure whether you have an effective user experience until you have tested it with users. In this course, you’ll learn how to design user-centered experiments, how to run such experiments, and how to analyze data from these exp
  8. COURSE 8

    Interaction Design Capstone Project

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    10 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    Apply the skills you learned during the sequence of courses -- from needfinding to visual design -- as you redesign a new interface, service, or product for your Interaction Design Capstone Project. We’re working with some exciting design

Creators

  • University of California, San Diego

    The UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) embodies the university's tradition of excellence as a world-class leader in computer science and engineering education and research.

    UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.

  • Scott  Klemmer

    Scott Klemmer

    Associate Professor
  • Elizabeth Gerber

    Elizabeth Gerber

    Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute
  • Jacob O. Wobbrock

    Jacob O. Wobbrock

    Associate Professor

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