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Interaction design (IxD) is a discipline of user experience that examines the interaction between a user and a system or app interface, and it requires a very specific set of skills. In this learning path, you can learn the fundamental skills needed to be a solid interaction designer, and the research and analytical skills that will help you design beautiful and usable interfaces to digital experiences.
Learn the fundamentals of interaction design.
Explore research methods to help inform your design decisions.
Test your designs with users to validate your design decisions.
Learn about the psychological reasons why good UI design works, so that you can build websites and apps that work the way your users think.
1h 44m • COURSE
UX Foundations: Interaction Design with David Hogue
Step through the foundational processes and techniques required for interaction design.
3h 33m • COURSE
UX Foundations: Research with Amanda Stockwell
Want to make better products? Learn how to use UX research to better inform your projects and build user-centric designs that truly delight your customers.
1h 9m • COURSE
UX Foundations: Usability Testing with Chris Nodder
Run your own basic usability testing to find out just what your users need from your website, application, or device.
1h 29m • COURSE
You'll learn interaction design skills with these experts
Chris Nodder is a user researcher, UX fiend, interaction design specialist, and author of Evil by Design.
Chris is a user researcher and interaction design specialist. He is the founder of Chris Nodder Consulting LLC, an agile user experience company that helps large organizations and lean startups build products that users love. He was previously a director at Nielsen Norman Group and a senior user researcher at Microsoft. He has an M.S. in human computer interaction and a B.S. in psychology.
Chris enjoys spreading the word about user-centered design. Aside from his work coaching Fortune 500 clients, he has presented on user experience topics at conferences all over the world. He writes about agile user experience research and design techniques at QuestionableMethods.com and is the author of Evil By Design, a book that describes the persuasive techniques that companies use to draw us in. He encourages you to participate at its accompanying web site, evilbydesign.info.
David M. Hogue, PhD, is an applied psychologist and interaction/UX designer.
He has been studying user behavior and designing interfaces since 1997, and combines his skills as a designer and psychologist to bring deeper insight into users' behaviors and motivations when interacting with digital devices and interfaces. Dave teaches information design, interaction design, social media, and mobile design courses at San Francisco State University, and is Vice President of Experience Design at Fluid, the award-winning digital services agency. He has published articles and tutorials on design methods and tools and regularly speaks at seminars and conferences. Clients include The North Face, Reebok, Warner Bros., Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and Sur La Table. Dave lives in San Francisco and enjoys writing, cooking, motorcycles, and travel. Visit www.idux.com for links to his Twitter feed, blog, and other online activities.
Amanda Stockwell is president of Stockwell Strategy, a UX research practice focused on lean research methods.
Amanda also focuses on integrating user knowledge with business goals to create holistic product strategies for businesses large and small. She has focused most of the last decade on finding innovative ways to understand end users and embed that knowledge into an overall process. She has led teams that provide research, design, and UX strategy services, and frequently writes and speaks about her experiences. She has a human factors background and an engineering degree from Tufts University. Follow Amanda on Twitter @MandaLaceyS