User Experience (UX) – Design Certificate Capstone

Utilize all the skills learned throughout the program to create a central part of your portfolio.

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User Experience (UX) – Design Certificate Capstone

Utilize all the skills learned throughout the program to create a central part of your portfolio.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Demonstrate how to achieve business and marketing goals while catering to identified users 
  • Demonstrate the practice of UX design as a professional discipline 
  • Develop and demonstrate heuristics that communicate usability standards  

Course description

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The final Capstone project utilizes all the skills learned throughout the UX Design Certificate program. This Capstone will form a central part of your professional portfolio. The Capstone is an individualized ePortfolio in which you can expect to spend as many as 30 hours outside of class in development. Final session is your presentation. 

Prerequites

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  • Before enrolling in the Capstone seminar, students must have completed all required courses for the UX Design Certificate (electives may be taken simultaneously or substituted with approved courses) 

Syllabus

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Session 1: Seminar Orientation 

  • Review of project requirements 
  • Review of class session requirements 
  • Deliberation on form of session deliverables 

Session 1 Assignments 

  • Lecture/Discussion 

Session 2: Project documentation – focus on the client and audience 

  • Students identify clients and provide analysis of client needs 
  • The purpose of the design including problem statements and project constraints  
  • A description of the audience including summary of audience characteristics, details of at least three personals, a scenario describing how one persona would successful complete a series of tasks and a detailed description of how the selected persona would discover the website 
  • Deliverable for this class include problem statement, market/competitor research and personas, scenarios/task flow 

Session 2 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/Instructor feedback 
  • Online reports/response (due by midnight) 

Session 3: Project documentation – focus on the site organization and design 

  • Detailed site architecture diagram 
  • Design plan based on the site architecture diagram 
  • Both low-fidelity and hi-fi wireframes 
  • The design specification: type, colors, graphics and/or multimedia (including source), assumptions about audience hardware 
  • Mockups for at least [N] pages, including home page, contact page including social media accounts, about page and two content pages  
  • Deliverable for this class: sitemap, low/high fidelity wireframes and design brief  

Session 3 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/instructor feedback 
  • Online reports/response (due by midnight) 

Session 4: Project documentation – focus on implementation and usability testing 

  • The usability testing plan 
  • The methodology for conducting the usability test 
  • Explanation of personas selected for testing and plan for selecting testers 
  • Scenarios/tasks performed by the testers 
  • Usability test report 
  • Problems identified by testing 
  • Recommendations for modifying site or application design 
  • Deliverable for this class 
  • Usability testing plan  
  • Prototype appropriate to test plan 
  • Draft pitch deck 

Session 4 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/instructor feedback 
  • Online reports/response (due by midnight) 

Session 5: Formal presentation of Capstone Project 

  • Presentation of the design 
  • Deliverable for this class: pitch deck and design case study 

Session 5 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/instructor feedback 
  • Online reports/response (due by midnight) 

Next available start dates

Online — Evenings

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UX Design Certificate Capstone
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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Schedule

Online

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 5 M - 9/21/2020 - 12/7/2020

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Total cost

$449

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Instructor: Kathy Gill

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Notes

Online courses require an internet connection and the ability to interact both through audio and video using either a web cam/microphone, speakers/headset using a computer or via a mobile phone connection. Any costs associated with connectivity or equipment are the responsibility of the student.

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