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Introduction to User-Centered Design and Usability   

Do you create or manage websites but need to redesign the structure to make it more user-friendly?

Do you get feedback from users that your site is difficult to navigate or doesn’t function well?

If so, this introductory class may be for you. Designing for the user experience is becoming more and more important as technology changes and this class will help you stay ahead of the game. .

This two-day course will provide you with the basic methodology, knowledge, and tools required to approach a website design or application building project using the principles of User-Centered Design and Usability. You will learn how to develop an idea through a user-centered process, formulate strategies to approach design, determine the structure, create the details for the design, and validate the interface through various testing methodologies. In addition, you will learn about ADA components to build into your design making your website user friendly and ADA compliant.

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Identify usability and its' components to apply to your work
  • Create a foundation in user-centered design, usability, information visualization, and concepts of interactive design and web design
  • Generate web page design through an understanding of the users, business, technology and compliance
  • Recognize the common considerations for navigation, presentation, writing, and interaction by using important testing and research methods
  • Develop usability testing and reporting then tweak and refine websites to keep users on the site
  • Explore and use techniques for designing accessible websites that are ADA compliant
Course Competencies: User centered design principles and practices

Intended Audience: Current or prospective web designers (or editors) or developers.

Recommended Pre-requisite: Experience creating or maintaining websites or experience building applications.


Introduction to User-Centered Design and Usability

Item: C582 Annette Roth
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Lacey Building 1
Sessions: 2 Th F Location: Room 165
4220 6th Avenue SE Lacey, WA 98503
5/3/2018 - 5/4/2018 Fee: $395.00

Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received 5 business days prior to the 1st day of class in order to receive a full refund.