Product design UX fundamentals

Created 2 months ago and Updated 2 months ago
Objectives:

In this path you will learn: - What is a usability test - Who is your user - The basic aspects of usable navigation, search, form, or animation - Errors and overloading your users - How to check if what you designed is usable

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What is Usability Testing? (and What it Isn’t) | Hotjar
What is Usability Testing? (and What it Isn’t) | HotjarHotjarhotjar.com15 minutes

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In this step you'll learn about usability testing and how to get started with it. Usability testing is all about getting real people to interact with a website, app, or other product you've built and observing their behavior and reactions to it. You can start small by watching session recordings or go all out and rent a lab with eye-tracking equipment.

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Nielsen's Heuristics: 10 Usability Principles To Improve UI Design
Nielsen's Heuristics: 10 Usability Principles To Improve UI DesignEditorial Aelaaelaschool.com15 minutes

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In this step you'll learn about Jakob Nielsen's heuristics for interaction design. Jakob Nielsen's heuristics are general principles that help create more accessible, user-friendly, and intuitive digital products. There are 10 heuristics: visibility of system status, match between system and the real world, user control and freedom, consistency and standards, error prevention, recognition rather than recall, flexibility and efficiency of use, aesthetic and minimalist design, help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors, and help and documentation.

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What are Gestalt Principles? | Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)
What are Gestalt Principles? | Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)Interaction Designinteraction-design.org20 minutes

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Affordances, Signifiers & Feedback: Definitions and Examples
Affordances, Signifiers & Feedback: Definitions and ExamplesRiley Rothcareerfoundry.com15 minutes

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UI/UX Principle #18: Strive for Simplicity and Clarity Above All - Fresh Consulting
UI/UX Principle #18: Strive for Simplicity and Clarity Above All - Fresh ConsultingJeff Dancefreshconsulting.com3 minutes

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This article is about how simplicity is important in design. The author talks about how Google Chrome is a good example of a simple design that is still effective. They also talk about how a lean product is more likely to be successful than a complex one.