Courses Benefits

User Interface (UI) are how users interact with the product we have created. Often companies get stuck in trying to make things “shiny”, and “pretty” without first understanding the person they’re designing for. This training will help you learn first the principles of how UI design fits into the overall process of UX design, and then teach you what you need to know to be able to create and judge what makes something aesthetically pleasing as well as usable.

You Will Learn How To

  • Recognize good and bad design and where they come from
  • Apply user-centered design in your work
  • Understand international standards and principle for design

Who Should Attend

  • Project and Program Managers
  • Marketing Teams
  • Software Designers
  • Budding UX Developers
  • UI creators who want a solid theoretical grounding in design

Course Outline

Why UI?

  • How does UI fit with UX?
  • Design as an iterative process

The 4 Principles of UI Design

  • Contrast
  • Repetition
  • Alignment
  • Proximity

Typograhy, Icons, Colors

  • Choosing Typography
  • Choosing Icons
  • Choosing Colors

Affordances and Signifiers

  • Understanding how properties of an object indicate how to interact with it

Design Metaphors

  • Using real world objects to inform icon design

Design Patterns

  • Making things easier for users by choosing re-usable patterns

Interaction Controls

  • Choosing the right control for the right interaction

Mental Models

  • Matching UI elements to user expectations

Usability Principles

  • Understanding heuristics to remember when designing a UI

Usability Testing

  • Testing your designs on users