Learn to Think Like an Experienced UX Designer
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Learn to Think Like an Experienced UX Designer

We simplify the UX design process by comparing it to how a doctor treats a patient.
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Created by Brian Jurvelin
Last updated 5/2017
Price: $30
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • An easy-to-remember roadmap of the UX design process
  • The exact questions you should ask yourself when faced with uncertain situations
  • The most important principles of good design
  • The biggest mistakes made by inexperienced designers
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  • You should have a basic understanding of what User Experience (UX) is before starting the course.
  • You don't need any specific software or materials to take this course although it will be easier to complete the homework if you have access to a wireframing tool. There are many free options, which you can find with a quick Google search.

Are you trying to get started in UX and keep having the same thought, “Am I missing something?”  It took me years working as a UX designer to remove those nagging doubts. This course will help you cut through the confusion of UX design and start thinking like an experienced designer.

And how are we going to do that? By teaching you to play doctor! We simplify the UX design process by comparing it to the process a doctor goes through to treat a patient.  Doctors first diagnose the patient, then they treat the patient, and finally, they checkup on the patient to see if the treatment worked. If the patient is still having problems at the end of the cycle, they go through it again. This course will teach you how to go through the same cycle as a UX designer. Here's how the course is organized:

  • Module 1: Introduction to UX Design
  • Module 2: Diagnosis (aka Research)
  • Module 3: Treatment (aka Design)
  • Module 4: Checkup (aka Evaluation)
  • Module 5: Conclusion and Next Steps

The Doctor Design process is simple, but there is a lot of power behind its simplicity. It also captures the most important principles of good UX design. Following it ensures your design process is:

  • User-centered: The subjects of the questions at each stage in the process are the same: the user and their problems. 
  • Iterative: You’ll get better solutions by going through quicker cycles, more frequently, than by going through longer cycles, less frequently. 
  • Flexible: You can choose whatever tools or methods you want to accomplish the goals of each stage in the process. 


Q: I know nothing about UX, is this the right place to start?

Yes! This is the perfect place to start learning about UX. This course lays the foundation for how to think through the UX design process. This foundation will help you tremendously as you continue to learn about UX and gain new skills. 

Q: I’ve got some UX experience already, can this course help me?  

That depends on your definition of “some UX experience.” If you’ve facilitated 30+ UX testing sessions and designed 10 different apps, you may find the course a little too basic. But, if you’ve only done a few UX projects, and/or never had any real UX training, this course will help you.

Q: I want to learn how to wireframe, do you teach that?  

No, we don’t go into step-by-step instructions for any design methods in this course. There are a lot of other courses out there for that. What other courses don’t teach is how to think through the design process, which is what we focus on here. Think of it this way: we will teach you how to determine if a patient has a broken arm and what to do about it, not how to put the cast on. 

Q: Can you tell me more about the format of the course?

Absolutely! This is a video-based, self-paced course. That means you can watch the lessons at any time, at whatever pace you want. Each lesson has three components: a video of the lesson content, a short quiz, and a homework assignment. The homework assignments are designed to take you through a complete UX design project from start to finish. Quizzes and homework assignments are not graded. We work on the honor system, it is up to you to hold yourself accountable as you move through the course.

Q: I’m a web designer, how is UX different from what I do already?  

Short answer: in UX we interact with the end users a lot more. Interacting with users helps create better products, which is the driving force behind UX design. Because interacting with users requires an additional skillset, UX designer salaries are on average higher than web designer salaries. 

If you're interested in learning to think like a UX designer, enroll now and let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • Entry-level UX designers
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
3 Lectures 14:32
3 Lectures 16:29
Diagnosis Thinking

Diagnosis Methods

Diagnosis Mistakes

Quiz: Diagnosis
5 questions
3 Lectures 17:10
Treatment Thinking

Treatment Methods

Treatment Mistakes

Quiz: Treatment
5 questions
3 Lectures 17:13
Checkup Thinking

Checkup Methods

Checkup Mistakes

Quiz: Checkup
5 questions
1 Lecture 03:22
Course Recap

Quiz: Conclusion
5 questions
5 Lectures 03:45
Homework: Introduction

Homework: Diagnosis

Homework: Treatment

Homework: Checkup

Homework: Conclusion
About the Instructor
Brian Jurvelin
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UX Designer & Teacher

Hello students!  I am a UX designer with 4 years experience.  I currently work for Ford and have been extensively trained by Pivotal Labs, one of the premiere software development consulting companies in the world. To make a long story short, I'm extremely passionate about UX and I know my stuff.  I'm excited for the opportunity to help you become a better designer!