Principles of Designing for Humans


Date: On request

Type: e-learning

Category: UI/UX/Graphic Design

Language: English

City: Online

Training Description:

About this course

In this UX course, we will survey theories and findings from the social sciences (especially psychology); with special attention to how these concepts influence the way we design for human interaction. We will cover how people perceive and process information, motor capabilities and limitations, decision-making and problem solving, and how emotion and social factors impact user experience. We will also cover best practices for designing systems to align with how people work.

What you'll learn

  • Identify key features of human behavior and describe their impact on the design of interactive systems
  • Critique and design interactive systems based on human capabilities and behavior
  • Describe themes from social sciences and human computer interaction and how they relate to interactive system design
  • Learn to use checklists and formal analysis methods

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Additional information

This course is part of the User Experience (UX) Research and Design offered by MichiganX.


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Mark W. Newman

Associate Professor, School of Information 

University of Michigan

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