Course Description

Explore the elements needed to design effective user environments and enhance user satisfaction by improving the usability, ease of use, and visual appeal of the interaction between a user and a digital product. Discover how a great product experience starts with User Experience Design (UX) followed by User Interface Design (UI).

Course Details

Course assignments are application based; at the end of the course, you may be able to use some of this work to build your portfolio.

For this course you will need web access to the Adobe XD and InVision app, or Figma

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Illustrate the research process and the importance of conducting user research
  • Gather information about the needs of target/persona users
  • Analyze and evaluate the elements that make a great user experience
  • Apply the fundamentals of user experience design
  • Design and administer a usability test
  • Recognize how the elements of user experience work together


  • Fundamentals of user experience design
  • Difference between UI and UX design
  • Business initiatives vs. User’s needs
  • Research, design and validation
  • User personas and use cases
  • Developing content requirements and assigning priority
  • Information architecture: mapping out an idea
  • Visual design principles
  • Wireframe development
  • Prototyping
  • Usability and accessibility testing
  • Adobe XD tools and techniques / Figma tools and techniques

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
T, Th
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Oct 08, 2024 to Nov 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $849.00
Required Software
You will need web access to the InVision app
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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