Course Description

Learn important principles in user experience and web design that apply to just about any purpose or theme. Gain a variety of design tips and guidelines and explore several pitfalls of web design. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to HTML & CSS or equivalent experience.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Don’t make me think!

Krug’s First Law of Usability  

Lesson 2: How we really use the Web

Scanning, satisficing, and muddling through

Lesson 3: Billboard Design 101

Designing for scanning, not reading

Lesson 4: Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?

Why users like mindless choices

Lesson 5: Omit needless words

The art of not writing for the Web

Lesson 6: Street signs and Breadcrumbs

Designing navigation

Lesson 7: The Big Bang Theory of Web Design

The importance of getting people off on the right foot

Lesson 8: “The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends”

Why most arguments about usability are a waste of time, and how to avoid them

Lesson 9: Usability testing on 10 cents a day

Keeping testing simple—so you do enough of it

Lesson 10: Mobile: It’s not just a city in Alabama anymore


Applies Towards the Following Digital Badges


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Web Design and Usability Techniques
Schaumburg (HPC)
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Nov 09, 2020 to Nov 16, 2020
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $270.00
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