User Experience (UX) App Design (Online)

Join this online course to learn the essentials of app design and understand the importance of user experience (UX) design within a web-based context. You will explore what is meant by UX design and how this can help you develop a more user-friendly mobile app, website, application or interactive installation...

Taught by: Peter Koraca.

Description

Join this online course to learn the essentials of app design and understand the importance of user experience (UX) design within a web-based context. You will explore what is meant by UX design and how this can help you develop a more user-friendly mobile app, website, application or interactive installation. Each session comprises of a lecture and practical exercise. Supported by your professional tutor you’ll receive advice on your app idea, from initial concept through to the interface design. 

Helpful tips, feedback and critique will aid your journey as you realise your design ideas, create wireframes, build and test prototypes, before refining and polishing your design. You will take into consideration the preparation of assets for developers and design documentation, allowing you to get familiar with the professional UX processes. In the first lecture your tutor will discuss and consider a number of tools and apps available, including: Adobe Illustrator, Sketch and InvisionApp. These are the tools you will be using, which will allow you to design, draw and add interactions. 

Topics Covered
  • Information architecture and content design

  • Design principles and patterns

  • Human-machine interaction guidelines

  • Wireframe design

  • Case studies

  • Prototypes, testing and iterations

  • Introduction to cloud computing and open source technologies

Course Outcomes
You will leave with a greater understanding of the benefits of UX. You will have a newfound confidence and you will have begun to test and refine your app prototype.

Who Should Attend 
Design students or graphic design practitioners with an interest in new media and digital design will benefit from this course. Some knowledge of Bohemiancoding Sketch and Adobe Illustrator is recommended.

Level
Beginner/Intermediate



Tutor information

Peter Koraca is a digital designer and creative coder working at the crossover between art and design. He has been involved in projects ranging from digital maps and wayfinding strategies for London Heathrow Airport to interactive art pieces like ‘Thinking’ at Kunsthalen Charlotenborg in Copenhagen. Currently Peter heads the UX/UI design team at Deutsche Teleokm UK and in his spare time works on open source projects for schools like the data visualisation web-app ‘Tallis Habits’ for Thomas Tallis school in South London (a web-app that allows children to report and play with their learning habits). Peter is obsessed with simplicity on all levels. He believes in prototyping from the start and design centered around the user. Peter thinks products should fulfil a specific function and surprise and delight their users. Only when all these things are present, often unnoticed, can the real beauty emerge.
http://www.peterkoraca.com/blog3/




Materials

Students will benefit from access to the following tools, which can be used to create designs and build simple prototypes. Your tutor will discuss these with you further during the course. 

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Sketch 

  • InvisionApp

All of the apps and services mentioned have free trials available. A free 30 day trial is available for Illustrator the from the Adobe Creative Cloud. Student discounts are also available should you wish to subscribe to the ‘Annual plan, paid monthly'.


Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure:

  • You have a headset and microphone attached to your computer.

  • You have a webcam. 

  • Your browser has a recent version of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome.

  • Your computer is running the most recent version of Java. You can download it from here: http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Most importantly, you have a good internet connection with a bandwidth upwards of 56k.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
08/11/2016 - 06/12/2016Tuesdays (Final session 18:30 - 19:30)18:00 - 20:005 Evenings£475Available Online Add to Basket
07/06/2017 - 05/07/2017Wednesdays (Final session 18:30 - 19:30)18:00 - 20:005 Evenings£475Available Online Add to Basket