English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 44KHz 2ch | 18h 55m | 5.46 GBLearn UX Design by Erik Kennedy Confidently design beautiful user interfaces for any app or site. WHY UI DESIGN? Everyone’s reasons for learning user interface design are different. If you’re already a developer, a PM, a UX designer, etc., why develop this totally separate skill? Let’s break it down:
- UX Designers. You can present designs as beautiful mockups that your coworkers will rally around. You can work with interfaces from concept to pixel-perfection. Your portfolio stands light-years ahead of your peers.
- Developers. You can cover for design on your team. You can spiff up your side-project’s interface, instead of finding/hiring a designer. You can translate designs to code with minimal hassle, because you understand the aesthetic underpinnings.
- PMs. You can create amazing mockups for pitching new features and flows. You can work alongside your designers, and provide spot-on feedback for excellent product.
- Entrepreneurs. Like it or not, a good presentation for your ideas matters. Your marketing site, your app – even your pitch deck. Eventually, you’ll be in the big leagues and can hire out – but even then, a solid foundation in design will help you communicate and lead.
- Print Designers. More and more design work shifts to digital every day. You’ve got to learn the ropes, figure out this whole “responsive” business, and practically re-build your portfolio to keep working in the field you love.
- For me, I had left my job to become a freelance UX designer, and my portfolio looked about as good as a Pentagon Powerpoint. Not to mention every one of my clients was asking: “hey, now that you made these wireframes, can you do the actual designs?” It was clear I could offer more to my clients if my end product wasn’t sketched out boxes and arrows.
- Picking a color palette (and why that’s a misnomer in practice)
- What fonts to use (and, if you want to dive deeper, why and how to pair them)
- Laying out elements on your page
- How to present your designs (the most critical business skill for any designer)
- How to build your gut instinct for design (it can be done)
- Note: if you want to hear about design theory, about “rhythm” and the “golden ratio”, etc., you’ll have to go elsewhere. This course is only the industry-tested lessons I’ve learned and used on the job. Think of it more like on-the-job-training or a course taught by an industry professional, rather than ivory tower philosophizing.
1 Begin Here
2 Why Good UX Doesn’t “Just Happen”
3 Overview of the UX Design Process
4 Introduction to Sketch
5 Setting Up Your Workspace for Rapid Wireframing
6 Building a UX Reference Library
7 The Best Interaction
8 Show What’s Actionable
9 Think Like a User, Not Like a Database
10 Jakob’s Law
11 Obvious Always Wins
12 The 3 Laws of Locality
13 Mind Your Nouns
14 What Would a Polite Person Do?
17 Text Input Controls
18 Selection Controls
20 Search & Filter
21 Lists & Tables
22 Browsing & Content Recommendation
23 Responsive Design
25 The Fundamental Dichotomy of Talking to Users
26 User Research: Interviewing
27 Digital Prototyping
28 Usability Testing
29 Creating a Design Portfolio
30 Selling UX to Clients & Teams
31 Presenting & Getting Good Feedback on Your Designs