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UX Fundamentals & Design Research


Learn the fundamentals of User Experience Design.

Learn the fundamentals of User Experience Design.


4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated June 13, 2022


No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Course Overview

In this lesson, we'll introduce your instructor, give a brief overview of the course, and look ahead to what you'll be building for your final project.

Lesson 2

UX: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In this lesson, we'll look at fundamental UX concepts, including basic design principles, how to evaluate usability, and how to think like a UX designer.

Lesson 3

Research First

Research is an essential part of UX design. In this lesson, you'll learn how to plan a UX research study, how to conduct a semi-structured interview, and how to ask effective questions on a survey.

Lesson 4

Design for Humans

Humans are complex creatures. In this lesson, we'll look deeper into how to take psychology into consideration when we make design decisions.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: UX Research

In this project you will conduct an entire UX Research study from start to finish that will result in generating a report and integrating that research into a sketch of the design.

Taught By The Best

Photo of Shuang Liu

Shuang Liu

UX Designer, Google

Shuang has enjoyed working in UX design across a variety of domains at Google, from YouTube, to technical cloud platforms. She is particularly interested in bringing a human touch to products. She received her Master's in Human Computer Interaction from The University of Michigan.

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