User Experience (UX) Detailed Design

Design usable UX screens and forms
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description


Learn UX (user experience) detailed design.

The UX Detailed Design course teaches the usability and user experience principles of designing detailed interface elements such as pages, forms, and controls, and the human factors issues of vision and cognition.

Here are some of the things you will learn:

  • Common page layouts
  • Principles of usable form design
  • Common controls
  • Smartphone user experience design
  • Research on fonts, vision and reading and how to apply the research to design
  • Research on memory and cognition and how to apply the research to design
  • Human factors loads and how to apply the concepts to design

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What are the requirements?

  • The course assumes you have familiarity with digital products such as software, websites and/or apps.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Choose the best page layout for the type of project you are designing.
  • Design a usable form using best practices for forms design.
  • Decide which control to use for an interaction.
  • Describe how people see and read and how that affects design decisions.
  • Describe the research on fonts.
  • Decide on design decisions so people who are color blind can use your products.
  • Describe how people think and remember and how that affects your design decisions.
  • Describe what an affordance is and how to use the idea of affordances to change your designs.
  • Describe progressive disclosure and how you should use it.
  • Describe the 3 human factor loads and how to use them in your design decisions.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for people who are designing or supervising others in designing websites, software, or apps.

What you get with this course?

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro, Page Layout, & Forms Design

This lecture summarizes what you will learn in the course, and why it's important to know for design.


This lecture includes different layout formats to choose from for software, app, and website designs, and best practices around designing forms.

1 page

You can download this PDF exercise, do the exercise and send us your answers. We'll get back to you with feedback.

5 questions

This quiz is about choosing a page layout and best practices of forms design.

Section 2: Controls And Prototpying

In this lecture we describe different controls that you can use for different interactions, why prototyping is important, and different types of prototyping.

Exercise: Which Control To Use?
2 pages
Controls And Prototyping
5 questions
Section 3: Vision And Reading

When you design an app, software, or a website you are designing screens that people will be looking at and reading. In this lecture we cover the essentials you need to know about how people see and how people read so that you can design more usable products.


In this lecture you will learn the worst color combinations and how to design so that people who are color blind can use your products.

1 page

Download the PDF and follow the exercise to evaluate a product of your choice for vision, reading, and color. Send us your results and we'll give you feedback.

Vision, Reading, And Color
5 questions
Section 4: Cognition And Memory

This lesson is about building in cues or affordances, and about how people remember and learn.


How to decide on human factor loads, and a look a cognition and memory examples.

1 page

In this exercise you will evaluate a product for Affordances, Memory, and Cognition. You can send us your exercise results and we will give you feedback.

Affordances, Memory, And Cognition
5 questions
Section 5: Next Steps And Study Guide
2 pages

If you are planning on taking the UX Certificate exam, this Study Guide will help you with the UX Detailed Design portion of the exam.


Some ideas of where to go for more learning and information on Detailed Design, and how to earn a UX Certificate.

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Instructor Biography

I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and decades of experience as a behavioral scientist, applying psychology to the design of digital products. I'm a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, and educational and government organizations.

A client once referred to me as "The Brain Lady", and it stuck. Probably because I like to teach and consult about brain science.

I'm currently the Founder and Principal of The Team W. I consult, coach, teach, and speak about behavioral science, brain science, psychology, design, innovation, and user experience. I've been lucky enough to travel around the world as a keynote speaker.

I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin.

My clients include Disney, Amazon, The Mayo Clinic, Zappos, the Federal Trade Commission (USA), and the European Commission.

I like to write books, including: 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, How To Get People To Do Stuff, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People, and Neuro Web Design: What makes them click? I blog at my own website and I blog for Psychology Today.

My work over the years has included the design of websites, software, medical devices, TV ads, physical devices, experiences, and physical spaces to make them persuasive, usable and motivating.

I live in Wisconsin, USA, with my husband. My two children are grown and “launched”. When not teaching, speaking, writing, or blogging, I perform in community theatre, sing jazz, read books, and I'm an avid movie watcher.

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