Building an attractive, useful and usable website is difficult, and can take much time, thought and creativity. Even so, the quality of a site’s user interface can be the most important part of a site’s success. This is especially true as websites and web ‘apps’ become more complex, feature rich, and mobile responsive.
This course begins with a detailed presentation of over 250 usability software tools. I have spent over a year researching and categorizing these tools, and have made this research available to you on my website. Many of the tools have no cost associated with them. Much of the course content will be referring to a lot of the better software tools and discussing when and where these tools can be best applied in the context of User Experience Design.
It is important to point out that I am not endorsing, promoting or encouraging anyone to buy or sign up for any of the software tools, books or resources that are presented on the site. The purpose of presenting the research and rankings of the software tools, books and resources, is to make you aware of the existence of such tools and to help you to make a decision on what types of tools will benefit you in the field of User Experience Design.
The topics presented in this course are not necessarily required to be viewed in a linear fashion. Feel free to choose topics that are of interest to you and view those lectures about which you would most like to learn.
This course not only provides a discussion of the best tools, books and research, but also ranks them to help you better understand which are most popular with your colleagues, including thousands of website designers and user experience (usability) professionals.
What makes this an advanced ‘user experience’ course?
Keep in mind that it is the most professional, state-of-the-art user interfaces that lead to excellent user experiences. So prepare yourself to dive deep into an exciting, new training experience. Just click the blue ‘Take This Course’ button (upper right on this page), and let’s get started. Your view of ‘user experience’ will never be the same!
Dr. Bailey is an excellent teacher, and has conducted seminars and training for computer professionals and web designers throughout the world in classrooms and in online media. He has been on the faculties of several schools, including Columbia University and Stevens Institute of Technology, is a web designer, consultant and is the author of many research articles, technical reports, and several books. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Rice University in ‘human performance psychology’, and has an international reputation as an author, consultant, researcher and lecturer.
Dr. Bailey is the president of Computer Psychology, Inc., an education, research and consulting company based in the United States. Before starting his own company, he worked for many years as a usability professional in the prestigious ‘Human Performance Technology Center’ at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey.