About this courseSkip About this course
Prototyping is part art, part science. In this MOOC you will learn both UI design (user interface design) and the ergonomic criteria (grounded in cognitive psychology), which underlies it. With this knowledge, you will learn to drive the creative team from low-tech paper mock-ups to developing high-fidelity interactive prototypes using the latest industry methods and tools.
Prototypes serve the dual purpose of determining what the interfaces will look like and test these developing interfaces at every step! The point is to diminish the risk of developing wrong or faulty interfaces.
You will learn to appreciate the dynamic relationship shared by prototyping and testing, which good UI designers fully grasp. Prototyping takes the guessing game out of the creative process, delivering business savvy (on-time, on-budget) user-tested, good experiences.
No previous knowledge needed. Join us in the journey to unlock the potential of low to high fidelity prototyping techniques, through the UX Design and Evaluation MicroMasters, or as an individual course.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Nielsen’s Ergonomic Heuristics,
- Cognitive Biases to Avoid,
- UI Design Principles,
- Visual Design,
- Low-Fidelity Paper Prototypes, Wireframing, Medium and High-Fidelity Prototyping,
- UX Prototyping Tools (Invision, Balsamiq, Axure rp, or Adobe XD),
- How UX Prototyping Synchs Up With User Testing.
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Frequently asked questions
When will the course be available?
UX Prototyping will be available by mid-August 202I. In early Fall 2021, we will receive the first full-program cohort for the MicroMasters in UX Design and Evaluation.
How often is this course offered?
The UX Prototyping course will be available year-round.
Which institution issues the verified certificate?
Certificates are issued by edX under the name of HECx and are delivered online through edx.org.
Do I need to be enrolled in the MicroMasters in UX design and Evaluation to be able to take this course?
No. This course is open to all on its own. It can be taken for audit or verified certification.
May I take this course even though I haven’t taken the one preceding it in the MicroMasters?
We strongly recommend learners take the Introduction (UXe01x.1) and UX Research (UXe01x.1) courses before any of the other courses. Then, learners are welcome to go through the courses in the order that best suits them.
Who is the MicroMasters program intended for?
The all the courses of the UX Design and Evaluation MicroMasters program are intended for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree or have a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a UX-related business environment. Recommended education or work experience in IT, engineering, design, business, BI, project management, psychology, cognitive sciences and statistics, or equivalent.
Do I need to complete the on-campus Master’s degree to get a job in UX?
No. The UX Design and Evaluation MicroMasters program will teach you enough to get at least an entry-level job in UX (depending on your own background), without having to complete the on-campus Master’s degree.
Does completion of this MicroMasters program guarantee admission to the HEC Montréal Master’s degree program?
No. The learner will need to complete the application process to HEC Montréal in order to be considered for M.Sc. in UX program. For more information visit: https://www.hec.ca/en/programs/masters/master-user-experience/index.html
Besides the seven UX Design and Evaluation MicroMasters program courses, are there any other requirements in order to be eligible for the HEC Montréal Master’s degree?
Yes. You need to be admitted to the Master’s program. The MicroMasters program certificate does not guarantee admission. The Learner will need to complete the application process to HEC Montréal.
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.