UX Research and Prototyping (Online Short Course)
Are you interested in designing mobile apps, websites and online services?
This course will teach you the core principles of user/design research and how to place your target users at the centre of your design process.
The emphasis of this course is on exploration and experimentation. You will learn essential methods of user/design research that will enable you to understandpeople, how they act and their relationships with digital products. You will also explore how to come up with ideas that address the problem areas uncovered from your design research and you will learn prototyping techniques that bring your ideas to life. Each week you will apply these skills through practical assignments and get personal feedback on your work, so get ready to explore and experiment!
- Design Thinking
- Empathy Research Methods
- Framing Problem Statements
- Ideation Techniques
- Usability Testing
By the end of this course you will have:
- Learned how to design user research and how to conduct it
- Understood how to develop empathy for the people you are building for
- Conducted surveys, interviews and contextual enquiries
- Understood how to use personas, storyboards, and competitive matrices
- Learned how ideation and prototyping can be applied for further experimentation
- Learned how to develop high-fidelity prototypes
- Developed skills for testing and iteration
Who is UX Research and Prototyping (Online Short Course) for?
The course is for individuals who would like to move into an entry level UX position or who are currently thinking of creating websites, apps or exploring other technologies. You may be a business owner developing your own website or someone in a position who has to consider design of a website. You do not need any previous design experience.
Why choose an LCC Online Short Course?
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Communications wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. Additionally all LCC Online Short Courses include:
- Live sessions with expert
- Lesson recordings
- Practical assignments
- Personal feedback
- VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 3 months online access
- LCC Certificate upon completion
Further details about preparing for your online course, including the equipment you need, can be found at Frequently Asked Questions.
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To compare times, please check World Buddy.
Alex Fefegha is a creative technologist bridging the gaps between art, design and technology, the physical and the conceptual, virtual and the real worlds.
Alex is the founder & head creative technologist at Comuzi, a small team of builders, thinkers, designers, and explorers using emerging technology to build a better future for humans.
Alex's design research practice employs the discipline of design fiction to investigate the ethical implications of AI and the future interfaces that we will interact with.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises, please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:
- A notepad and a pen
- A modern computer with an up-to-date operating system
- An up-to-date web browser (Google Chrome is recommended)
- A microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
Finally, a good broadband connection is also essential (mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).