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Become a great Usability Expert with 10 courses in 4 parts. These courses will train you to become an expert in applying usability principles in your work to identify usability problems and evaluate prototypes.

  1. Foundation (2 courses)

    These foundation courses provide an excellent introduction to UX design and are recommended for everyone.

  2. Usability Expert Beginner (3 courses)

    Learn fundamental usability principles and how to use them in interaction design.

  3. Usability Expert Intermediate (2 courses)

    Master how to test the usability of your designs and create efficient web designs.

  4. Usability Expert Advanced (3 courses)

    Use your new-found knowledge in psychology, brain science, and accessibility to design for universal usability.

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Try our on-demand Master Classes instead! In just 60 minutes, you can learn directly from design experts about a variety of topics!

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How to Design for Civic Life

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Whitney Quesenbery, Director, Center for Civic Design

Civic design identifies and fills gaps at the intersection of people and policy. It starts from skills in research, plain language, accessibility, interaction, service, and information design and uses them to make the government responsive and invite participation from everyone.

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Whitney Quesenbery, Director of the Center for Civic Design, will look at what we can learn from civic design and how we can apply it to any form of user experience.

In this 1-hour Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • Why “democracy is a design problem” and what one looks like in the real world and in analytics.
  • How to create content for humans–and meet the challenge of reading and civic literacy gaps and structure information in bites, snacks, and meals.
  • Ways to use visual presentation to make complex information approachable.
  • How to design micro-journeys to make every interaction an invitation to participation.
  • How user research and design can shape the implementation of policy.

Whether you are interested in working in government, civic tech, civil reform or you are just curious about what it means to think about democracy as a design problem, this Master Class is for you.

You’ll leave with insights on the differences and similarities between commercial and policy-focused design that you can use to make your own work reach a broader audience.

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How to Create Actionable User Journey Maps

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Kelly Jura, Vice-President, Brand & User Experience at ScreenPal

Creating a user journey map from scratch can be a daunting process, however it’s a highly valuable skill and tool to possess for a better understanding of the user experience. Building on the foundations from her first Master Class, User Journey Mapping for Better UX, Kelly will lead an interactive, step-by-step process of creating a B2C user journey map using a persona and sample data.

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In this one-hour Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • How to construct a user journey map from scratch.
  • How to define the stages, goals, touchpoints, channels, challenges and emotions.
  • How to identify moments of truth that make or break the experience for users.
  • What you need in order to create actionable and impactful journey maps.

This Master Class is for anyone who is interested in better understanding the user journey mapping process to improve the experience for end users.

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How To Craft Immersive Experiences in XR

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Mia Guo, Senior Product Designer, Magic Leap

UX design plays a pivotal role in XR. A user-centred design approach is the difference between an immersive and enjoyable experience and a poor and uncomfortable one. Discover how effective UX design in extended reality (XR) is paving the way for seamless, intuitive, and engaging virtual and mixed reality experiences.

During this webinar, Mia Guo, senior UX designer at Magic Leap, will show you innovative approaches and strategies to enhance the user experience and functionalities of XR products. Learn about the VR/AR design process, the unique opportunities presented by the industry and how to delight users with your designs.

In this one-hour Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • How to use design thinking in three dimensions.
  • The design process of VR/AR and how to implement it.
  • How to educate and learn from first time VR/AR users.
  • Design opportunities in VR/AR industry.

Take this opportunity to get into the world of UX for XR and learn from a leader in the field. Whether you're a seasoned designer looking to expand your skillset or a curious enthusiast eager to dive into this cutting-edge field, this Master Class is a great place to start.

Even if you can't attend live, register to gain access to a recording that you can watch at any time after the broadcast.

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UX Design is a Booming Industry

Job opportunities for people with design skills are increasing like never before (an estimated 13% increase from 2010 to 2020). And UX designer salaries are soaring—upwards of $110K in cities like San Francisco and New York.

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