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    User-centered design

    Learn a user-centered, scenario-based design process to make good design decisions quickly and confidently.

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    Make it intuitive

    Learn what “intuitive” really means, so that you can make your product easier to understand and use.

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    UX Design Basics

    A three-hour online course—created specifically for people who aren’t experienced designers—will help you learn essential, practical design skills quickly.

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    Make it simple

    Learn the secret to simplicity, to address the biggest challenge most inexperienced designers have.

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    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

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    Want to learn more?

    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!

Using a user-centered, scenario-based design process

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Use a good design process
  • Part 2: Scenario-based design

Making a design intuitive

  • Part 3: UI is communication
  • Part 4: Make it intuitive
  • Part 5: Use the right controls
  • Part 6: Write good UI text

Making a design simple

  • Part 7: Make it simple
  • Part 8: Make it look great

Evaluating designs, giving and receiving feedback

  • Part 9: How to evaluate a UI
  • Part 10: How to give and receive design feedback
  • Wrap up

Is it really possible to learn UI design in 3 hours?

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.

What does the course price include?

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.

How does UX Design Basics compare to UX Design Essentials?

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.

I’ve taken UX Design Basics and would now like to take UX Design Essentials. Can I get a discount?

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.

I would like my entire team to take UX Design Basics. Is this allowed?

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.

With so much free stuff on the web, why should I pay for this course?

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:

  • They are vague, abstract, and subjective. As a non-designer, you want to learn design skills that are more specific, tangible, and objective. Always being told “it depends” isn’t helpful.
  • They aren’t useful or practical enough. They cover things you don’t care about or can’t realistically use. The ideal design process hardly matters if you don’t have the time, budget, or staff to use it.
  • They approach UI design from the visual designer’s point of view—which is great for visual designers, but not for non-designers who need to learn interaction design. There’s much more to UX design than pixels, fonts, and colors.
  • They’re discouraging—their message: dear non-designer, you can’t do this!

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.

For more information, please contact info@uxdesignedge.com

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