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Interaction Design

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Want to design a product that’s easy to use? Develop an understanding of the patterns and principles that govern interface and interaction design, and learn them through practice.

Course Overview

In this 4-week online course you’ll:

  • Develop an eye for seeing, and a language for talking about, interaction design
  • Become familiar with human interface guidelines, principles of usability and fundamental interaction design details
  • Practice evaluating if and how interactions can be improved
  • Develop a portfolio to demonstrate your interaction design prowess
  • Work with your own expert mentor, with feedback on all your work and weekly Skype sessions

By the end, you’ll have an interaction design toolkit for evaluating and improving the usability of your products. You’ll have examples of your process and work that you can speak to and draw on in related projects. This course is especially useful to anyone looking to develop better communication of and confidence in their interaction design work, and for folks looking to develop their ability to understand and work with product designers.

Interaction Design is made for you

Tailor-made for people who want to understand the design of effective human computer interaction, this course takes 10 hours/week between online lectures, projects & mentor work.

  • Aspiring UX designers

    Learn the core techniques of interaction design, and understand the process of building digital products based on the research and insight you've already gained.

  • Product managers & entrepreneurs

    Concepts like usability, user flows, information architecture, and wireframing are key to your job as product manager. Learn how to do it well.

  • Print/graphic designers

    Learn how to translate your print & graphic design expertise into the digital realm, building amazing interactive experiences.

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What our past students have said

"I loved Designlab, I can't wait for the next UX class to start."

Chris Martin
College student

What you'll learn

You’ll build a strong foundation in interface and interaction design, and develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates your understanding of core principles — like information architecture, interaction states, system feedback, consistency, and more.

  • Week 1

    Intro to Interaction Design

    You interact with design in almost every waking moment - almost everything that we interact with has been designed. Let’s have a look at those interactions, and the principles that make them effective.

    Usability and Heuristics

    Become familiar with the evaluative guidelines for effective interaction design.

  • Week 2

    Design patterns

    Let’s look at the patterns and conventions that are consistently used.

    • Intro to design patterns
    • Forms
    • Search
    • Checkout flow
  • Week 3

    Content Strategy

    Let’s think about how user goals affect layout.

    Information Architecture

    How can we help our users accomplish their goals? Learn the fundamentals of IA.

  • Week 4

    User Flows

    User flow is the path you construct for users to convert. Learn how to design each step of your flow with intention.

    Sketching and Wireframes

    Let’s look at best practices for communicating the structure and elements of user interfaces.



for Four Weeks

Next course starts June 2nd

  • 6 Projects
  • 4 Skype Sessions
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Have questions? See our FAQ

  • Where can I learn more about Interaction Design?

    Here's a great article we recommend.

  • Do I need any special tools for the course, like Photoshop?

    Nope! Maybe a Sharpie and some Post-its, but mostly just a desire to learn about your users and make amazing things :)

  • Will I be able to get a job after this?

    This is a 40-hour course that's not quite intended to create job-level outcomes. But, you will get a strong understanding of UX and the IXD process, and start to build a great portfolio of work in this course.

  • How is the course pacing?

    This course is built for busy folks. Expect to spend about 10 hours per week between projects, readings, and mentor interaction.

  • I'm a student, do you offer discounts?

    Email us! hello@trydesignlab.com

  • Do you offer any other discounts?

    Ask your employer to sponsor the course! We've seen plenty of employers happy to cover the course price because of how much you'll learn :)

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