UX Fundamentals: Practical Usability for Product Design
What you'll learn
- What usability means in digital interfaces
- Why understanding your users is crucial for your interface's success
- The basic aspects of usable navigation, search, form or animation
- The basics of cognitive psychology
- Why it's important to avoid errors and overloading your users
- How to check if what you designed is usable
- Only willingness to design digital products!
As a designer, no matter whether you’re working on UX or UI, you should always aim to design for the highest possible usability. It is something that all of your clients or team members will expect from every interface you design. A usable interface is easy to use, intuitive and does not require the users to think too much when using them. Knowledge of basic ergonomics and cognitive psychology is something that every designer should master and this course will help you start that journey, through learning:
What usability means in digital interfaces
The basics of cognitive psychology
Why understanding your users is crucial for your interface’s success
Why it’s important to avoid errors and overloading your users
The basic aspects of usable navigation, search, form or animation
How to check if what you designed is usable
Principles of usability
Learn what are the core components and principles of usability, through reviewing numerous real-life examples I prepared for you. Understanding these rules of thumb devised by the pioneers of the industry will help you analyse interfaces and look for aspects that could be refined to achieve a better usability. It will be a great starting point for learning about all aspects of usability.
The building blocks of interfaces
There are certain ground rules of usability in digital interface design and it’s important to understand what makes in interface simple and focused, as well as how to make basic decisions to avoid distressing your users. We will cover best practice in usability for common elements such as navigation, search, microcopy, forms or errors.
Validating the usability of your solutions
Creating an interface that seems usable to yourself is relatively easy. Problems often appear when other people try to understand it or when you “let it soak” for a couple of days and review it from the perspective of usability. Over a couple of lessons we will also explore how to validate interfaces for usability with the use of expert reviews, usability testing and analytics.
Who this course is for:
- UX Designers
- UI Designers
- Front-end developers
- Product managers
- Project managers
- Startup founders, who want to build usable products
UX Design is my true passion and I am very fortunate to have found it so early in life. I enjoy working on projects case by case, investigating and then searching for solutions. Through my skills in user research, UX architecture and designing highly usable interfaces, I have helped many companies build real business value through good design. ‘Empathy’ and ‘user-centered design’ are the terms that make me tick above anything else! I also love sharing my knowledge with the industry through giving conference talks, conducting training sessions and webinars, creating online courses and hosting my own podcast - UXED PL (only in Polish for now).