User Interface Design Course

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How This Course Will Help Your Career

What You’ll Learn

  • How user interface (UI) design patterns can speed up your design processes
  • How to choose user interface design patterns and use them appropriately
  • How to organize content to achieve maximum usability
  • How to ensure minimal effort is required from the user when moving through the user interface
  • How to simplify data entry and reduce errors
  • How to use social aspects within your user interface designs
  • How to enhance the user experience of a user interface

Have you ever found yourself spotting shapes in the clouds? That is because people are hard-wired to recognize patterns, even when there are none. It’s the same reason that we often think we know where to click when first experiencing a website—and get frustrated if things aren’t where we think they should be. Choosing the right user interface design pattern is crucial to taking advantage of this natural pattern-spotting, and this course will teach you how to do just that.

User interface design patterns are the means by which structure and order can gel together to make powerful user experiences. Structure and order are also a user’s best friends, and along with the fact that old habits die hard (especially on the web), it is essential that designers consider user interfaces very carefully before they set the final design in stone. Products should consist of such good interactions that users don’t even notice how they got from point A to point B. Failing to do so can lead to user interfaces that are difficult or confusing to navigate, requiring the user to spend an unreasonable amount of time decoding the display—and just a few seconds too many can be “unreasonable”—rather than fulfilling their original aims and objectives.

While the focus is on the practical application of user interface design patterns, by the end of the course you will also be familiar with 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.

So, if you are struggling to decide which user interface design pattern is best, and how you can achieve maximum usability through implementing it, then step no further. This course will equip you with the knowledge necessary to select the most appropriate display methods and solve common design problems affecting existing user interfaces.

Lessons in This Course

  • Each week, one lesson becomes available.
  • There’s no time limit to finish a course. Lessons have no deadlines.
  • Estimated learning time: 24 hours 22 mins spread over 6 weeks.

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction

Available anytime after Aug 24, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 26 mins.

Lesson 1: Implementing Page Structure

Available anytime after Aug 24, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 21 mins.

Lesson 2: Organizing Content for the Best Results

Available anytime after Aug 31, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 40 mins.

Lesson 3: Affording Fluid Navigation

Available anytime after Sep 07, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 8 mins.

Lesson 4: Simplifying Data Entry

Available anytime after Sep 14, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 9 mins.

Lesson 5: Social Aspects of UI Design

Available anytime after Sep 21, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 22 mins.

Lesson 6: Dark Patterns

Available anytime after Sep 28, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 29 mins.

Lesson 7: The Complete User Interface

Available anytime after Oct 05, 2022. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour 47 mins.

Lesson 8: Course Certificate, Final Networking, and Course Wrap-up

Available anytime after Aug 24, 2022.

How Others Have Benefited

Nicolas Leclair

Nicolas Leclair, Canada

“It's nice to put words and explanation on pattern that we use daily, and that are habits. Using them and having to decide which one to offer to a user are two different things, like driving a car, and building a car. I feel that I am learning to build the car.”


Fausto Albamonte

Fausto Albamonte, United States

“The knowledge acquired from the course is something that I'm currently implementing daily in my job, and is going to be the base to build on, as I'm preparing to take more courses with the Interaction Design Foundation. I'm happy to say that I truly enjoyed the course and learnt a lot from it. Interacting with other classmates, sharing ideas and receiving constructive feedback was another positive aspect of this course.”


Gideon Cohen

Gideon Cohen, Canada

“I really liked the section on Perspective Writing. Overall, this is good material that helps orient the nascent interaction designer in the terminology and tools of the trade.”

How It Works

  1. Control your learning.

    Lessons are self-paced so you’ll never be late for class or miss a deadline. Learning and life, hand in hand.

  2. Earn Course Certificates.

    Your answers are graded by experts, not machines. Get an industry-recognized Course Certificate to show you’ve put in the work.

  3. Advance your career.

    Grow your professional knowledge by watching Master Classes, networking within our UX community, and more.

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UI Design Patterns for Successful Software
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9
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hrs
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21% booked
UI Design Patterns for Successful Software
9 days 14 hrs 12 mins 26 secs