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Showing posts with label User Experience. Show all posts

[Download] Gamification & Behavioral Design: The Octalysis Framework

[Download] Gamification & Behavioral Design: The Octalysis Framework

Learn the 8 Core Drives that motivate us all (beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how the brain works
  • How to trigger motivations
  • Be able to apply behavioral design to all sorts of aspects in their lives, such as fundraising, sales, team motivation, parenting, teaching, relationships, and more.
  • be able to identify the differences between White Hat Motivation (makes people feel powerful but not sense of urgency) and Black Hat Motivation (makes people feel urgent and obsessed, but leads to burn-out)

Requirements

  • There are no real requirements before starting this course.
  • Great plus if the student is already familiar with the Octalysis Framework, and/or have read the book Actionable Gamification, but those are not required to get a great experience from the course.

Description

This class teaches Gamification and Behavioral Design by world-renowned expert (Stanford, Google, LEGO, BCG, TEDx) and Original Creator of the Octalysis Framework Yu-kai Chou.

After taking this course, students should be able to understand how the brain works, how to trigger motivations, and be able to apply that to all sorts of aspects in their lives, such as fundraising, sales, team motivation, parenting, teaching, relationships, and more. One example would be that the student would be able to identify the differences between White Hat Motivation (makes people feel powerful but not sense of urgency) and Black Hat Motivation (makes people feel urgent and obsessed, but leads to burn-out), and understand in what scenarios to design for one over the other.

This course is all about changing Desired Actions through Gameful and Behavioral Design! 

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to understand how the brain works and apply that to improve their own lives should consider taking this course.
  • People who desire to create habit-forming products, raise funding for organizations, increase their salary, motivate their team, reach their fitness potential, close more sales, and improve their dating lives
  • As long as it is related to motivation of the self or others, there is no limit to how this knowledge of how the brain works can benefit you.
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[Download] The Complete App Design Course - UX, UI and Design Thinking

[Download] The Complete App Design Course - UX, UI and Design Thinking

Learn App Design to Make Beautiful, Lovable Apps


What you'll learn

  • Create mobile app designs from scratch
  • Understand the differences between designing for iOS and Android
  • Create wireframe designs for any digital project
  • Create mockups using Sketch and other tools
  • Create animated prototypes
  • Start a new career as a UI/UX designer

Requirements

  • No pre-knowledge required - we'll teach you everything you need to know
  • A PC or Mac is required
  • No software is required in advance of the course (all software used in the course is free or has a demo version)

Description

There are over 2 million apps on the App Store and growing. The only apps that do well are ones which are well designed both in terms of user interface and user experience. That's why it so important to learn the design skills that will make your app stand out in a crowd.

The App Design Course is great for people with absolutely no design experience or experienced designers who want to get up to speed quickly with mobile app design. We'll introduce you to the art of making beautiful apps. We'll explore key UI and UX concepts that are essential to building good looking and easy to use apps that are loved by users.

The course has a practical component that takes you step-by-step through the workflow of a professional app designer. From user flow diagrams to wireframing to mockups and prototypes.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create beautiful and lovable apps that leave people with a smile on their face.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to build apps
  • Anyone who wants to get more downloads for their apps
  • Anyone who wants to start their own business or begin a freelance career
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[Download] User Experience (UX): The Ultimate Guide to Usability and UX

[Download] User Experience (UX): The Ultimate Guide to Usability and UX

Get a job in UX and build your user research and UX design skills with this hands-on user experience training course.

What you'll learn

  • Bake UX into your workflow by following a proven, user centred design framework based on the usability standard, ISO 9241-210.
  • Prepare for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience.
  • Plan field visits to end users.
  • Create personas, user stories, red routes and user journey maps.
  • Uncover and describe users’ mental models.
  • Choose appropriate schemes for classifying and organising information.
  • Design and conduct online and offline card sorting sessions.
  • Select appropriate user interface design patterns.
  • Develop cheap, throwaway prototypes to get quick and frequent feedback from your users.
  • Create user interface designs that exploit universal principles of visual design.
  • Design usability tests to measure time on task, success rate and user satisfaction.
  • Moderate a usability test and prioritise the observations.
  • Evaluate the usability of systems by applying usability heuristics.

Requirements

  • You don't need a background in user experience, design or coding to take this course.
  • This is an in-depth course. If you allocate 60-90 mins a day, and do all of the activities, it will take 2-3 weeks to complete.

Description

New content added: April 2018.

Kick start your career in user experience with this 12-hour, online, video training course.

Gain hands-on practice in all the key areas of UX — from interviewing your users through to prototyping and usability testing your designs.

Build a UX portfolio to boost your job prospects as you complete five real-world sample projects.

Gain industry-recognised certification by preparing for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience.

UX Mastery reviewed dozens of online courses in UX, but they gave just one course 10/10: this one.

Build Your UX Portfolio As You Work Through 5 User Research and Design Projects.

The sample projects in the course include:
  • Find my pet: a product that allows people to track down wayward pets who have got lost.
  • Tomorrow’s shopping cart: a device that lets customers find any product in a supermarket.
  • Gift Giver, a gift recommendation system based on an extremely accurate product recommendation technology.
  • The Citizen Journalist: a system that will allow ordinary people to film events, take photographs, write a story and create a crowdsourced, online newspaper.
  • The Digital Postcard, an app that will allow users to create and send their own postcard, either by using a photograph they have taken on their phone, or by selecting a professionally taken image of a local beauty spot.


A career in User Experience is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the technology sector. This online training course will give you the background you need to get started.

Prepare for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience.

This course covers the comprehensive syllabus for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience and contains 90 multiple-choice quiz questions to test your knowledge and prepare for the exam. You can take the exam (at extra cost) anywhere in the world at a Pearson Vue exam centre.

Free bonus offer!
  • Free bonus #1: A 81-page student workbook packed with design exercises, tutorials on UX methods, templates to record user research observations, stencils for UI prototypes, a detailed reading list and a glossary of terms..
  • Free bonus #2: A 419-page, high quality PDF that contains every slide shown on the course. Print this out, load it on your mobile device or keep it handy on your computer: it's your choice.
  • Free bonus #3: A written transcript of every lecture. Comprising 167-pages and 68,818 words, this document is useful if English isn’t your native language or if you just want a readable and searchable version of the course.
  • Free bonus #4: 90 multiple-choice quiz questions to test your knowledge as you progress through the course.
  • Free bonus #5: Access to our thriving Facebook group where you can network with fellow students, ask questions and submit assignments for peer review.


Download everything. If you have a slow internet connection, or want to take this course with you on your laptop, smartphone or other portable device, sign up and download all the videos and other course materials now.

Thousands of user researchers and UX designers have successfully completed this course, and as a result are out there creating great user experiences every day. You can do it, too.

When does it start?

Today! This is a self-paced course, so you can start anytime and view the lectures anywhere. Sign up now and you could be watching the first video in under 5 minutes.

How long will it take?

With over 117 lectures and 9 hours of content, this is an in-depth course. If you allocate 60-90 mins a day, and do all of the activities, it will take 2-3 weeks to complete. And if you want to spread the course out over a longer period, that’s fine too.

Is it for me?

This course is for you if you want to get hands-on practice in all the stages of user experience. Perhaps you’re starting out in the field of user experience. Or maybe you want to transition from your current job role to a career in UX. Whatever your background, you’ll apply your skills to a real world project that will become the first entry in your UX portfolio.

What if I get stuck?

As you move through each of the steps in the design process, you’ll be able to test your knowledge and compare your work with other students so you can see what “good” looks like. I review the course forum every day and I answer all student questions within 24 hours. So if you struggle with any of the material, just ask a question and I'll help you out.

Can’t I learn this stuff from a book?

It’s certainly possible to build your user experience expertise by reading books and blog posts, but that can be a slow process and it makes it hard to see the big picture. With this workshop, it’s you and me together working for a client, and I’m giving you the same tips, the same advice, and sharing the same techniques I’ve learned over the years on hundreds of design projects.

What if I don't like it?

Over 10,000 people have taken this online course and it has over 1200 five star reviews, so I'm confident that you'll love this course. Just in case, I offer a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee. So sign up today, it's risk free!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to transition from their current job role to a career in user experience.
  • User researchers or designers who want to build their user experience portfolio by applying their skills to a real world design project.
  • Software developers who want to learn techniques for designing more engaging systems.
  • Project managers and Scrum Masters who want a full lifecycle process for introducing usability into their design project.
  • Interface designers who want to learn methods for testing and evaluating their designs.
  • Web site designers who want to understand the principles of human-centred design.
  • Marketing managers who want to find out about the business and brand benefits of user experience.
  • Business analysts who want quick and effective tools for communicating requirements of users.
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[Download] Cooper Crash Course: Design Thinking in 3 Steps

[Download] Cooper Crash Course: Design Thinking in 3 Steps

Understand your audience, envision a creative solution, and test your prototype by award-winning UX design firm Cooper

What you'll learn

  • Apply the design thinking framework to solve problems more creatively
  • Create prototypes to test your idea early, before making a big investment of time and money
  • Understand problems from the customer's perspective
  • Guide groups to effectively brainstorm innovative ideas
  • Plan and conduct effective design research, including user interviews
  • Make and use a storyboard to communicate your design ideas
  • Identify your design research objectives
  • Make a plan to iterate your idea forward

Requirements

  • A desire to better understand the needs of the customer
  • A timer (your phone will work!)
  • A notebook, pen or pencil, and highlighter

Description

In this course, you’ll learn design thinking from the people who helped invent it. Cooper is a top consulting firm that has been working with Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years to make them more human-centered, innovative, and successful using design thinking.  This course is taught by Alan Cooper—the father of Visual Basic, inventor of personas, and co-founder of Cooper—as well as Teresa Brazen and Sanskriti Ayyar, two of the firm's brilliant consultant coaches.  

Through this interactive course, you’ll learn a different approach to strategic problem solving so that you can create experiences customers love. You’ll practice design thinking on a real-life project and equip yourself with a powerful set of tools to become more collaborative, innovative, and effective.

You’ll learn:

  • how to understand the problem from your customer's perspective;
  • how to effectively brainstorm innovative ideas;
  • and how to create prototypes to test your new ideas before investing a lot of time and money.

We designed this class for people who’ve heard about design thinking but who don’t know exactly what it is or how it works. If you want to start learning about design thinking while working on a real project that you can add to your portfolio, this is the course for you.

This class is geared to a wide range of professionals, whether you’re a business leader wanting to better understand what the designers at your company do, or a generalist wanting to break out of solving problems in the same old way.

Music used throughout the course: "Rainbows" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech .com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals who have heard about design thinking but don't know exactly what it is or how it works.
  • Those who need to refresh and solidify their understanding of design thinking.
  • Business leaders wanting to better understand what the designers at your company do, or how design can help your company achieve their goals

[Download] User Experience Design Essentials - Adobe XD UI UX Design


Use XD to get a job in UI Design, User Interface, User Experience design, UX design & Web Design

What you'll learn

  • Become a UX designer.
  • You will be able to start earning money from your XD Skills.
  • You will be able to add UX designer to your CV
  • Build a UX project from beginning to end.
  • Become a UI designer.
  • Build & test a full mobile app.
  • Build & test a full website design.
  • You will have a project of your own to add to your portfolio.
  • 93 lectures of well-structured, step by step content.
  • Learn to design websites & mobile phone apps.
  • Work with fonts & colors.
  • Prototype your designs with interactions.
  • Test on mobile phones.
  • You'll create realistic prototype complete with micro interactions.
  • Send your designs for feedback & commenting.
  • Export production ready assets.
  • Create your first UX brief & persona.
  • Create quick wireframes.
  • How to use premade UI kits.
  • Learn professional workflow tricks & shortcuts.
  • You will get the finished files so you never fall behind
  • Downloadable exercise files
  • Forum support from me and the rest of the BYOL crew
  • All the techniques used by UX professionals
  • Build a mobile app prototype that responses to voice commands.
  • You will be able to talk correctly with other UX design professionals.
  • You'll learn how to choose colors.
  • You'll learn how to pick the correct fonts.
  • You'll be able to send your finished work to other professionals in the correct formats.

Requirements

  • You will need a copy of Adobe XD 2019 or above. A free trial can be downloaded from Adobe.
  • No previous design experience is needed.
  • No previous Adobe XD skills are needed.

Description

Are you excited to get into the world of UI/UX but you don't know where to start? This course will allow you to add UX designer to your CV & start getting paid for your new skills.

Hi there! My name is Dan & I’m an Adobe Certified Instructor. I’m here to help you learn Adobe XD efficiently and comprehensively. XD is a fantastic design tool used by industry professionals to product high quality & functional mockups. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce practical and effective User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designs.

Throughout the course I’ll invite you to participate in a real-life freelance project which I’m working on. It’s a project that requires a fresh website and mobile app interface. This will prepare you for dealing with real world projects if you choose to move towards a UX/UI career path.
  • Aria: "This course is definitely above expectations so far. I didn't expect to get so much insight into the briefing and the communication between UX Designer and a client. It helps to see the brief and to learn that there are different tiers of income based on projects and experience. Love It!"

This course is aimed at people interested in UI/UX Design. We’ll start from the very beginning and work all the way through, step by step. If you already have some UI/UX Design experience but want to get up to speed using Adobe XD then this course is perfect for you too!

First, we will go over the differences between UX and UI Design. We will look at what our brief for this real-world project is, then we will learn about low-fidelity wireframes and how to make use of existing UI design kits.

I’ll go over all of the essential tools necessary for creating excellent wireframes, including: type, colours, icons, Lorem ipsum, artboards, prototyping, models and popups, symbols and repeat grids. We will even make use of the new prototyping app so that you can experience your prototype on your mobile device.
  • Kate: Excellent course - Dan is an excellent teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed following along with his videos. Highly recommend! July 2018: I have updated this review with an extra star because of how useful this course has been in the months following it's completion. I am using Adobe XD daily and Dan's instruction was instrumental to adding this feather to my front-end web development hat.

An important part of maximising your UX Design workflow is being able to utilise other software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. This is why I’ll be teaching you how to make use of both to help boost your XD productivity.

One of the awesome new features of XD is micro-interactions. I’ll be teaching you all about those and how to use them to grow icons and scenes. This is one of the parts of web design that’s growing and being adopted rapidly so you won’t want to miss out on learning it early.

  • Leigh: "I really enjoyed this course. I was a UX designer before the course and was looking for more information on XD and getting to know the program itself better, and this course really nailed it! It has great UX references and a few refreshing perspectives. As well as it really helps you learn XD in the process. The instructor is engaging and fun to listen to. Really really great course. I highly recommend to any new UX designers, as well as veterans looking for a refresh, or just to learn how to use XD."

There are two class projects for you to complete during this class, these will help develop your skills and will give you something for your own portfolio.

It is now time to upgrade yourself & learn Adobe XD.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to start using Adobe XD in their career & get paid for their user experience design skills.
  • This course is for beginners, newbies & amateurs in the field of UX design.
  • Aimed at people new to the world of design & user experience.
  • For anyone that needs to add ‘UX Design’ to their portfolio.

[Download] User Experience Design Fundamentals

[Download] User Experience Design Fundamentals

Design Web Sites and Mobile Apps that Your Users Love and Return to Again and Again with UX Expert Joe Natoli.

What you'll learn

  • Understand user experience design and why it's important
  • Understand the elements of user experience
  • Understand how the elements of user experience work together
  • Understand strategy as an element of user experience
  • Understand the research process
  • Identify business goals, and user needs
  • Understand scope as an element of user experience
  • Create a functional specification
  • Learn how to develop content requirements
  • Learn to prioritize specs and requirements
  • Understand structure as an element of user experience
  • Architect information effectively
  • Understand organizing principals for digital media
  • Understand skeleton as an element of user experience
  • Understand navigation design
  • Create an effective information design
  • Learn to create wireframes
  • Understand surface as an element of user experience
  • Learn visual design principals
  • Understand contrast and uniformity
  • Learn the best use of color and typography
  • Understand A/B testing processes
  • Learn resources available to assist with User Experience Design Process

Requirements

  • Computer with internet connection and web browser

Description

Are your web conversion rates low? Do you know whether your web site is effective at meeting your goals? Do users get "stuck" and aren't able to complete the tasks they want to? Are your forms effective? How can your mobile app be improved?

It's becoming easier and easier to create web sites and mobile apps-- But harder and harder to measure the effectiveness of these applications. In Joe Natoli's well-designed course User Experience Design Fundamentals you'll learn how to create effective web sites, mobile sites and mobile applications that encourage conversions
and leave users wanting more.

It's not enough to simply have a web presence -- you must have a web presence that's effective to be successful. In this dynamic course Joe will guide you through the critical elements of user experience -- strategy, scope, structure, skeleton and surface. As you learn you'll be able to apply the knowledge Joe teaches in dynamic lab exercises-- and later to your own work as a developer or designer.

If you're a designer moving into a more complex digital world or a developer who has to occasionally function as a designer as well, this course is for you. You'll feel more confident as you make design related decisions about layout, color, information, design and typography after completing this exciting course.

Who this course is for:

  • Web Designers
  • Mobile Designers
  • Web Developers
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Students
  • Anyone who wants to make more effective web sites and mobile sites