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9 Best UX Courses and Classes - April 2021

  • Published on April 6, 2021
Best UX Courses and Classes

Our team of User Experience (UX) experts has assembled the best UX courses that you can take to gain the knowledge you need to understand the process of creating great experiences in April, 2021. These UX courses can be taken on their own or can serve as the starting point for a UX Certificate program. In these courses participants learn from experts in the field of user experience, have the opportunity to create and follow-through a project of their choice, from start to prototype. Students can choose to create an app or website or focus on a work-related project for this class.

What is rapid prototyping for UX

  • Published on April 6, 2021
What is rapid prototyping for UX

Rapid prototyping for UX is an iterative approach to the development of the UX or UI of websites or software applications. Rapid prototyping involves quickly creating mock-ups of a system before it is built in production. This allows for the UX or UI to be validated by prospective users and other stakeholders before it is put into full-scale production. The idea behind rapid prototyping is that it allows for better designs because feedback is received much earlier in the development process.

What is user experience design?

  • Published on April 6, 2021
What is user experience design?

In today's competitive business environment, user experience is more important than ever before - but what is it, and how can you benefit from UX training?

How to learn UX

  • Published on January 13, 2021
How to learn UX

There are a number of ways to learn user experience design, including online and in person options. Learning UX allows you to better design how users interact with devices, interfaces, and products ranging from websites and apps, to interacting with a touch-screen, these interactions are designed by UX professionals. Learning UX allows you to have an impact on how people experience and interact with the world around them. Learning UX is important for anyone designing, developing, or planning any technology project.

Why Graphic Designers should learn UX

  • Published on January 13, 2021
Why Graphic Designers should learn UX

Graphic designers should learn UX because it benefits their career, provides professional growth opportunities, and expands their versatility while using the foundation they have built in graphic design. Whether wanting to expand beyond visual design or making a complete transition to user experience work, an experienced graphic designer has many skills that provide a solid foundation for working in user experience.

ROI of UX : How user experience improves return on investment

  • Published on January 13, 2021
ROI of UX : return on investment for user experience design

The importance of UX (user experience) extends beyond application and website development, and impacts the success entire organizations. The return on investment (ROI) of UX includes improved customer retention, more customer recommendations, additional repeat customers, and enhanced credibility. More than half of visitors to a website indicate that a poor experience on mobile devices makes them less likely to engage with a company in the future, and 75% determine the credibility of an organization based upon the website.

Bad UX Costs Millions for Amazon, Apple, and Google

  • Published on January 12, 2021
Bad UX Costs Millions for Amazon, Apple, and Google

Even some of the biggest and most prominent technology companies can make costly user experience (UX) mistakes and might benefit from some UX courses. Bad UX is at the core of problems that brought Amazon, Apple, and Google into the cross-hairs of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Apple and Google resolved the dispute, and fixed the UX problems, refunding customers millions in billings.

How to improve creativity by 50%

  • Published on January 12, 2021
How to improve creativity by 50%

The process to improve creativity is something that can be applied across every profession and role. Improving creativity provides important benefits for people at all ages and levels or work. Creative thinking is often associated with designers, artists, architects, and other creative professionals, but it extends to most every job function. Creative thinking skills are used by virtually all people, young and old, students and professionals, and extend far beyond artists, designers and creative professionals.

UX Accessibility

  • Published on January 11, 2021
UX  Accessibility

Creating an accessible user experience (UX) is important consideration for all types of businesses, governments, and non-profts. Any type of organization that has an online presence should be concerned about incorporating UX accessibility into their web presence. Accessibility is more than a series of user interface (UI) choices, or technical choices pertaining to web coding and language.

Creative Cloud for UX Design

  • Published on January 11, 2021
Creative Cloud for UX Design

Many user experience professionals use the Creative Cloud for UX Design tasks, yet it’s important to not jump into the Adobe CC applications too early in the process. Adobe Creative Cloud fits into the UX process well after the dust from the post-its has settled, the whiteboard is scribbled over, and the information hierarchy has been determined. Even low-fidelity prototypes should be created long before the UX designer jumps into visual design – or UI design with the Creative Cloud. In a small team, the UX designer is often also serving as the visual designer.

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