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Introduction to User eXperience, Part 2: Design Tools

with expert David Kelley


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Release date Release date 6/20/2012
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 2h 7m
Closed captioning Closed captioning N/A
Transcript Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Sample code Included
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Course description

In this course you will learn about the full spectrum of UX design and working with UX inside a variety of tools and techniques and more importantly focus on understanding the principles of UX design as applies to software applications.

Prerequisites

This course assumes that students have some programming and a background in building user interfaces on the Microsoft platform.

Learning Paths

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
User Experience (UX) Design

Meet the expert

David Kelley David Kelley is a Silverlight MVP with over 10 years of experience building Targeted Customer eXperiences. He is currently the Principal User eXperience Architect for [wire] stone specializing in touch experiences such as digital price tags and Silverlight-based kiosks for retail. David publishes a blog called Hacking Silverlight and helps to run the Seattle Silverlight User Group and Interact Seattle, Seattle's Designer Developer Interaction Group.


Course outline



Intro to UX Design Tools

Paint (23:53)
  • Introduction (00:35)
  • Mood Boards to Programming (07:53)
  • Design World Tools (02:28)
  • Demo: Paint.NET (00:58)
  • Demo: Layers (00:36)
  • Demo: Tools (00:54)
  • Demo: Magic Wand (01:16)
  • Demo: History & Tools (03:33)
  • Demo: Color Picker Tool (03:35)
  • Demo: Menus (01:03)
  • Demo: Saving (00:42)
  • Summary (00:15)
Balsamiq Blend (53:03)
  • Introduction (00:33)
  • Balsamiq (03:14)
  • Demo: Control Types (03:45)
  • Demo: Containers (03:59)
  • Demo: Toolbar (01:43)
  • Demo: Expression Blend Primer (05:12)
  • Demo: Design Surface (04:13)
  • Demo: Layout properties (03:29)
  • Demo: Transforms (03:07)
  • Demo: Copying Styles (03:40)
  • Summary (00:23)
  • Introduction (00:52)
  • Glueing Adobe and Microsoft (06:26)
  • Best Practices Design Deliverables (01:24)
  • Demo: Expression Blend (05:23)
  • Demo: Selection Browser (03:06)
  • Demo: Split View (02:16)
  • Summary (00:12)

Design Tools Adobe, Design, and Process

Where Do We Go From Here? (14:26)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Where do we go from here? (01:36)
  • Back to the mood board (02:25)
  • The UX Design and QA... (03:52)
  • On Designing (04:45)
  • Examples (01:07)
  • Summary (00:13)
Creative Process (35:37)
  • Introduction (00:44)
  • The Creative Process (01:30)
  • Understanding Emotions (04:02)
  • Using Behavior Response (03:51)
  • Emotional Experience Build (00:30)
  • Robert Pluchiks Emotional Wheel (00:48)
  • Emotional Experience Build (01:44)
  • Usability Design vs Emotional (02:29)
  • A Scientific Approach to IA (01:20)
  • How do we do it? (02:31)
  • Getting Feedback (03:52)
  • A/B Testing (00:59)
  • Application Heat Maps (01:37)
  • Decomposing Results (01:06)
  • Applying to the Design (01:43)
  • Design Addiction (01:47)
  • The Design Process (01:54)
  • The UX Process (02:40)
  • Summary (00:21)