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LAUNCHING SOON

This is your path to a career in UX design. In this program, you’ll learn in-demand skills that will have you job-ready in less than 6 months. No degree or experience required.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Follow the design process: empathize with users, define pain points, ideate solutions, create wireframes and prototypes, test and iterate on design.

  • Understand the basics of UX research, like planning research studies, conducting interviews and usability studies, and synthesizing research results.

  • Apply foundational UX concepts, like user-centered design, accessibility, and equity-focused design.

  • Create a professional UX portfolio that includes 3 end-to-end projects: a mobile app, a responsive website, and a cross-platform experience.

    SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN

Curriculum

  • 31 Sections
  • 149 Lessons
  • 0 Quizzes
  • 100h Duration
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Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
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    WEEK 1 - Introduction to UX Design
    8 Lessons0 Quizzes
    1. Welcome to the Google UX Design Certificate
    2. Begin the Google UX Design Certificate
    3. Introduction to Course 1: Foundations of User Experience Design
    4. Welcome to Course 1
    5. Your UXD Portfolio Roadmap
    6. Helpful tips to get started
    7. Introduce yourself
    8. Michael - Get started in UX design
    Get to know user experience design
    10 Lessons0 Quizzes
    1. Welcome to week 1
    2. The basics of user experience design
    3. Jobs in the field of user experience
    4. User experience careers
    5. The product development life cycle
    6. The product development life cycle
    7. Design for a good user experience
    8. Characteristics of a good user experience
    9. Activity Exemplar: Identify good user experience
    10. Discussion Prompt - Examine user experiences in your life
    Explore jobs in user experience
    7 Lessons0 Quizzes
    1. Job responsibilities of entry-level UX designers
    2. Dane - A day in the life of an entry-level UX designer
    3. Specialists, generalists, and T-shaped designers
    4. Erika - Generalist or specialist designer
    5. The role of a beginner UX designer
    6. Work in a cross-functional team
    7. Interact with cross-functional teammates
    Understand the types of companies that hire UX designers
    2 Lessons0 Quizzes
    1. UX design jobs at different types of companies
    2. The influence of company size and industry
    Pursue a career in UX design
    3 Lessons0 Quizzes
    1. From certificate to career success
    2. Juan - A UX design career journey
    3. Mike - A UX design career journey
    WEEK 1 Review
    1 Lesson0 Quizzes
    1. Wrap-up: Introducing user experience design
    WEEK 2 - Thinking Like a UX Designer
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      Get to Know the User
      6 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Welcome to week 2
      2. User-centered design
      3. Who are my users?
      4. Assistive technology
      5. Elise - The importance of assistive technology
      6. Akhil - Thinking about users new to technology
      Get to know UX design best practices and trends
      6 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Design Thinking: A UX design framework
      2. Universal design, inclusive design, and equity-focused design
      3. The importance of equity-focused design
      4. Get to know platforms
      5. Design for different platforms
      6. Designing cross-platform experiences
      WEEK 3 - Joining Design Sprints
      6 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Welcome to week 3
      3. Introduction to design sprints ###
      4. Five phases of design sprints
      5. Benefits of design sprints
      6. Discussion Prompt - Design sprint experience
      Plan design sprints
      2 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Plan design sprints
      2. The design sprint brief
      Participate in design sprints
      3 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. An entry-level designer’s role in a sprint
      2. Organize a design sprint html code embeded
      3. Jason - All about design sprints
      Reflect on design sprints
      4 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Design sprint retrospectives
      2. Common retrospective questions
      3. Discussion Prompt - Group work experience
      4. Week 3 Review - Wrap up Week 3
      WEEK 4 - Integrating Research into Design Process
      1 Lesson0 Quizzes
      1. Week Intro
      Understand the role of research in design
      6 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Integrating research into the design process
      2. Emily - The power of UX research
      3. Introduction to UX research
      4. Learn more about UX research
      5. Christie - Design and the importance of feedback
      6. Discussion - Share your experience of user research
      Explore UX research methods
      5 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Choose the right research method
      2. Understand benefits and drawbacks of research methods
      3. Learn more about research methods
      4. Choose the best research method - html code edit
      5. Craig - My journey to UX
      Identify biases in UX research
      5 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Identify types of bias in UX research
      2. Learn more about bias in UX research
      3. Deana - Identify bias in UX research
      4. Discussion - How to reduce research bias in user research
      5. Week 4 Review - Wrap-up: Integrating research into the design process
      Course 1 Review
      3 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Congratulations on completing Course 1: Foundations of User Experience Design
      2. Discussion prompt - Share your experience
      3. Start the next course
      COURSE 2: Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate
      5 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. About this Course
      2. Introduction to Course 2: Empathize, Define, and Ideate
      3. Introduction to the portfolio project
      4. Choose your portfolio project prompt
      5. Collaboration and feedback on portfolio projects
      Empathize with users
      12 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Empathize with users
      2. Understand empathy in UX design
      3. Optional: Recruit interview participants
      4. Determine research goals and questions
      5. Activity: Define your research goals and questions
      6. Activity Exemplar: Define your research goals and questions
      7. Optional: Find and recruit interview participants
      8. Optional: Prepare for user interviews
      9. Optional: Interviewing users
      10. Optional: Conduct user interviews
      11. Activity: Build empathy with users to inform your research
      12. Activity Exemplar: Build empathy with users to inform your research
      Optional: Learn about empathy maps
      2 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Empathy Maps
      2. Build an empathy map
      Identify user pain points
      3 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Identify user pain points
      2. Optional - Case studies: Products that address pain points
      3. Test your knowledge on user pain points
      Create personas
      6 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Understand personas
      2. Learn more about personas
      3. Practice Activity: Create personas for the CoffeeHouse project
      4. Exemplar: Create personas for the CoffeeHouse project
      5. Wrap-up: Empathizing with users and defining pain points
      6. Peer-graded Assignment: Weekly challenge 1: Create personas for your portfolio project
      COURSE 2 - WEEK 2: Creating User Stories and User Journey Maps
      10 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. About
      2. Welcome to week 2 of Course 2
      3. Craft user stories
      4. Learn more about user stories
      5. Practice Activity: Craft user stories for the CoffeeHouse project
      6. Activity Exemplar: Craft user stories for the CoffeeHouse project
      7. Activity: Craft user stories for your portfolio project
      8. Activity Exemplar: Craft user stories for your portfolio project
      9. Consider edge cases
      10. Ayan - Real world example of edge cases
      Create a user journey map
      4 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Create a user journey map
      2. Optional - User journey map slides
      3. Practice Activity: Create user journey maps for the CoffeeHouse project
      4. Activity Exemplar: Create user journey maps for the CoffeeHouse project
      Consider accessibility
      6 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Consider accessibility when empathizing
      2. Consider accessibility during user research
      3. Understand the curb cut effect
      4. Design accessible experiences HTML CODE
      5. COURSE 2 : WEEK 2 REVIEW - Wrap-up: Creating user stories and user journey maps
      6. Peer-graded Assignment: Weekly Challenge 2: Create a user journey map for your portfolio project
      COURSE 2 - WEEK 3: Defining User Problems
      11 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. About week 3
      2. Welcome to week 3
      3. Create problem statements
      4. Define problem statements
      5. Practise quiz: Self-Reflection: Problem statements and the 5 Ws framework
      6. Define hypothesis statements
      7. Define hypothesis statements
      8. Practice Activity: Build a problem statement and hypothesis statement for the CoffeeHouse project
      9. Activity Exemplar: Build a problem statement and hypothesis statement for the CoffeeHouse project
      10. Practice Quiz: Activity: Build a problem statement for your portfolio project
      11. Activity Exemplar: Build a problem statement for your portfolio project
      Create a value proposition
      3 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Determine a value proposition
      2. Determine a value proposition
      3. Practice Quiz: Self-Reflection: Create a value proposition for your portfolio project
      Optional - Explore the influence of psychology in UX design
      5 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. Understand human factors
      2. Explore psychology principles that influence design
      3. Practice Quiz: Test your knowledge on how psychology and human factors influence design
      4. Week 3 review : Wrap-up: Defining user problems
      5. Weekly Challenge 3: Define user problems
      COURSE 2 : WEEK 4 - Ideating Design Solutions
      4 Lessons0 Quizzes
      1. About Week 4 of Course 2: Ideating Design Solutions
      2. Welcome to week 4 of Course 2
      3. Understand design ideation
      4. Learn more about design ideation

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