Course Description

'User Interface Design Patterns for Successful Software' will equip you with the knowledge necessary to select the most appropriate display methods and solve some of the common design problems affecting existing user interfaces.

Structure and order are the user's best friends; without them navigating through the user interface is similar to someone crawling around a darkened room in search of their spectacles, clutching at anything in hope rather than accurate judgement.

User interface design patterns are the means through which structure and order are achieved and it is for this reason that they must be given careful consideration before setting the final design in stone. Failing to do so can lead to user interfaces that are difficult or confusing to navigate and require the user to commit an unreasonable amount of time to decoding the display rather than fulfilling their original aims and objectives.

Within this course you will learn how to

  • ...choose user interface design patterns and use them appropriately
  • ...organise content to achieve the best possible usability
  • ...implement logical page structure
  • ...lead the user through the user interface with minimal effort on their part
  • ...simplify data entry
  • ...utilise social aspects of user interface design
  • ...enhance the user experience

Recommended background: What should you know

Regardless of whether you are new to user interface design or a seasoned professional, by the end of the course you should have a clear understanding of how to tailor your user interface design to the needs of your users and enhance the general usability.

Whilst the focus is on the practical application of user interface design patterns, by the end of the course you will also be familiarised with the current terminology used in the design of user interfaces and many of the key concepts under discussion. This should help put you ahead of the pack and furnish you with the knowledge necessary to advance beyond your competitors.

Please note: You can start this course at any time and there is no fixed time span for you to complete the course. All of the course materials are available to you for the whole duration of your membership and we will be marking questions for as long as there are active members. Therefore, even if you are the only course taker at one time we will still mark all of your questions.

There is no specific date for the release of course certificates, instead you will receive a course certificate when you have answered every question from all lessons within the course.

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