Learn a user-centered, scenario-based design process to make good design decisions quickly and confidently.
Learn what “intuitive” really means, so that you can make your product easier to understand and use.
A three-hour online course—created specifically for people who aren’t experienced designers—will help you learn essential, practical design skills quickly.
Learn the secret to simplicity, to address the biggest challenge most inexperienced designers have.
As a software entrepreneur, I was about to release my application. But after taking UX Design Basics, I went back and greatly improved my design. People now call it simple to use before they’ve even tried it!
Ned Smith | Redmond, WA
Watch this video to learn more about UX Design Basics and why having a great user experience is so important to your product’s success.
User Experience Design Basics is a three-hour online course that gives the basic skills you need to get started in design.
Unlike most design courses, UX Design Basics is targeted specifically at people who aren’t experienced designers.
If you are looking for an introductory online course to teach you practical UX design skills, you’ve found what you’ve been looking for!
The answer is yes…and no.
UX Design Basics focuses on a scenario-based design process, making designs intuitive and simple, evaluating designs, and giving and receiving feedback. These are all critical skills and you can develop these skills significantly in 3 hours.
But there are many other skills involved in creating a great user experience that won’t be covered at all. And there are some UX design skills that take years to master. While taking this course will make you design savvy, it won’t make you a designer. UX Design Basics is an excellent first step.
Purchasing the course gives you personal access to the online course and materials for one year. (But don’t worry; you can request a free time extension if you need more time.) This approach allows you to take the class at your own pace and offers flexibility to work it into your busy schedule.
UX Design Basics presents the most important 10 design techniques that anyone learning UI design should know. While the condensed format makes this important material approachable, its primary value is to be an introduction to design thinking for non-designers and managers. By contrast, UX Design Essentials covers much more content with significantly more depth. It’s the better choice for someone with significant UI design responsibilities—if you have the time. Either way, taking UX Design Basics is a great place to start.
Yes! Register for UX Design Essentials or host an onsite course at your company within 6 months and you will receive a discount for the cost of UX Design Basics.
Yes, but please note that the standard course fee is for a single person. Please contact us for team access options. We want to encourage entire teams to take this course, so team access is priced aggressively.
The fact that you are interested in learning about design means that you understand the value of having a great user experience. For users, the user experience is the product. Steve Jobs once said “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Don’t ever assume that users will look past a poor user experience to see the quality beneath. They won’t.
The challenge with learning UX design on the web is that there is an overwhelming amount of information out there, most of which isn’t helpful or relevant to non-designers because:
So…why should you pay for this course? Because your time is valuable and you want to improve your skills right away. And you want to learn from someone who speaks your language.