User Experience (UX) Design & Responsive Design Essentials

Explore the Basics & Best Practices for Providing Your End Users with a Great User Experience

TTUX4632

Introductory

2 Days

Course Overview

Do you design screens or forms? Have you ever thought they could be better designed to be easier to use? Geared for Managers, Developers, Analysts, and new usability professionals, User Experience (UX) Design & Responsive Design Essentials is a two-day, hands-on  interactive web UX training course that targets those issues, guiding students through the basics of user-experience design and providing them with straightforward, cookbook-type solutions to common UX problems.  Geared for experienced web developers who need to improve usability in their design, attendees will learn the best solutions to some practical UX problems, learning which screen elements work best in which situations. It’s like learning ‘design patterns for the screen’.

Working in an interactive learning environment, led by our engaging experienced UX practitioner, students will learn to improve their User-Interface and UX abilities, enabling them to make their own website applications simpler to use for their own end users, providing them with a great user experience. All topics will be reinforced with fun and interactive labs. The focus of this class is on practical skills and Best Practices for User Experience Design. This class includes an in-depth discussion of Responsive Web Design.

Course Objectives

Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert UX / UI designer and practitioner you'll explore:

  • Introduction to User Experience Design (UXD)
  • Laying out the UXD project framework
  • Understanding the business requirements
  • The role of UX in the organization
  • How users think
  • Getting input from your users in the most intuitive ways
  • Knowing your Users
  • Defining the User Personas
  • Content Strategies
  • From Defining to Designing
  • How to design an entire site to be easy to use
  • How to organize content
  • Site Maps and Task Flows
  • Improving navigation through signposting, wayfinding, and navigation patterns
  • Laying out pages for ease of use
  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • Design Testing

Course Prerequisites

This basic level course is geared for Managers, Developers, Analysts, and new usability professionals. There are no pre-requisites to attend.

Please see the Related Courses tab for Pre-Requisite course specifics and links, links to similar courses you might review as an alternative, as well as suggested Next-Step Follow-On Courses and Learning Path recommendations.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most. Topics, agenda and labs are subject to change, and may adjust during live delivery based on audience interests, skill-level and participation.

  • Introduction to User Experience Design (UXD)
  • Laying out the UXD project framework
  • Understanding the business requirements
  • The role of UX in the organization
  • How users think
  • Getting input from your users in the most intuitive ways
  • Knowing your Users
  • Defining the User Personas
  • Content Strategies
  • From Defining to Designing
  • How to design an entire site to be easy to use
  • How to organize content
  • Site Maps and Task Flows
  • Improving navigation through signposting, wayfinding, and navigation patterns
  • Laying out pages for ease of use
  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • Design Testing

Course Materials

Students will each receive a copy of A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)  along with a separate handout guide to the course contents and step by step hands-on lab exercises.  This excellent, in-depth professional reference material and custom companion content designed specifically for your team offers exceptional value to the training, long after the class ends. 

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