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Very good course. It lays the ground work needed for the other courses in the specialization. Also makes you think different. The peer graded assignments were excellent.
I am so excited about to have gained an introductory knowledge on this course and I really anticipate learning the remaining four of the courses on this specialization.
A good introduction to UI. Hope the rest of the specialization will continue with the good work the instructors did on the current course.
Simple, informative, and sets you to be ready for the coming courses of the specialization.
Its an awesome course of the specialization. Right on track.
Has given valuable insights and new points of view. It extended my horizon, even though I am new on the field and have designed several user interfaces not according to the course principles so far.
It's a very good introductory course covering many important topics, both practical and theoretical. It has just enough depth to make you think and get interested but without taking too much time.
This course was very thorough and covered A LOT of material. The course is very challenging, in epth and comprehensive. The only think lacking is more opportunities to create portfolio projects.
此课程是 100% 在线学习吗？是否需要现场参加课程？
Most learners will take 6-8 months to complete the specialization.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background information is required. General familiarity with software and computer systems is all you need to get started.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Yes, the material builds cumulatively, and most of the exercises will not make sense if the courses are taken out of order.
No, the University of Minnesota does not award credit for completing this specialization. If you are enrolled in another university, you can contact your advisor there to see whether independent study credit may be possible for completing this specialization under the supervision of a local faculty member.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will be able to design user interfaces to meet a wide variety of user needs. Through completion of this course, you will learn and practice a variety of techniques for conducting research about users, their needs, and their context; for exploring a variety of designs and applying design guidelines and principles; and for evaluating user interface designs with and without users. You will complete a comprehensive design project with a team of learners. At that point, you are ready to work in user interface design!