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UX Design Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know (and More)

Joe Natoli, Coaching & Training for UX Designers & Developers

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53 Videos (12h 4m)
    • 1.0 - What UX Design Isn't

      15:18
    • 1.1 - What UX Design IS

      14:24
    • 1.2 - Technology Changes; People Don't

      29:13
    • 1.3 - Why Should We Care About UX?

      14:50
    • 2.0 - The Five Elements of UX

      9:08
    • 2.1 - Exploring the Elements of UX

      14:18
    • 2.2 - How the Elements Work Together

      9:37
    • 3.0 - Defining the Strategy Plane: User Research

      7:57
    • 3.1 - Identifying Business Goals

      4:19
    • 3.2 - Identifying B2B User Needs

      9:35
    • 3.3 - Identifying B2C User Needs

      5:45
    • 3.4 - Three Crucial Questions You Must Ask

      6:54
    • 3.5 - Answering Users' "First Use" Questions

      2:50
    • 3.6 - Strategy Takeaways

      2:49
    • 3.7 - Exercise: Determining Strategic Value.mp4

      9:22
    • 4.0 - Defining The Scope Plane

      73:26
    • 4.1 - Functional Specifications

      46:08
    • 4.2 - Content Requirements

      29:04
    • 4.3 - Requirements Done Right

      22:47
    • 4.4 - Prioritizing Requirements

      6:49
    • 4.5 - Scope Takeaways

      2:53
    • 4.6 - Scope Exercise

      4:05
    • 5.0 - Defining The Structure Plane

      8:52
    • 5.1 - Interaction Design

      32:52
    • 5.2 - Information Architecture

      8:20
    • 5.3 - Organizing Principles

      4:12
    • 5.4 - Roles and Processes

      5:43
    • 5.5 - Structure Takeaways

      1:29
    • 5.6 - Exercise: Structure and Information Architecture

      1:39
    • 6.0 - Defining The Skeleton Plane

      10:23
    • 6.1 - Interface Design

      40:37
    • 6.2 - Navigation Design

      35:19
    • 6.3 - Convention and Metaphor

      13:36
    • 6.4 - Information Design

      30:09
    • 6.5 - Wireframes

      25:33
    • 6.6 - Skeleton Takeaways

      1:39
    • 6.7 - Exercise: Labeling and Navigation

      1:47
    • 7.0 - Defining The Surface Plane

      19:58
    • 7.1 - Visual Design Principles

      31:41
    • 7.2 - Following the Eye

      7:33
    • 7.3 - Contrast and Uniformity

      7:29
    • 7.4 - Visual Consistency

      11:02
    • 7.5 - Color and Typography

      14:08
    • 7.6 - Surface takeaways

      2:28
    • 7.7 - Surface Exercise

      2:11
    • 8.0 - Tools of the Trade

      16:29
    • 8.1 - Wireframing Prototyping Software

      5:08
    • 8.2 - A/B Testing Software

      3:20
    • 8.3 - Content Inventory Software

      7:13
    • 8.4 - User Testing Feedback Software

      7:45
    • 8.5 - Analytics Software

      7:35
    • 8.6 - Educational UX & Design Websites

      13:17
    • Bonus Lecture: Working with Clients and Stakeholders

      3:28

About This Class

UX Design Fundamentals gives you everything you need to know about creating apps, sites and systems that are useful, usable and valuable!

Most instruction available to people who want to learn more or start a career in UX is, well...wrong. Typically, these courses or programs focus on disparate, narrow parts of a design/development process. the problem is that UX isn’t part of any process: UX IS the process.

Great User Experience only happens when you look beyond what happens on the screen, beyond trends and technology and far beyond what people say they want or need. UX Design Fundamentals shows you where to look, how to make sense of what you find, and what to do with it.

Everything you need to know about UX — from theory to methods to how UX really works in the real world — is here. I've cut out all the buzzwords and the jargon and tech-speak in favor of clear, simple instruction in equally clear, simple language.

For a fraction of my hourly consulting rate, you get 12 hours of my time and 26 years of my expertise. This is the same instruction I give to Design & Development teams working for Fortune 500 & 100 organizations, along with over 43,000 students worldwide to date. Here's what some of them have to say about the course:

  • "I feel like i’m learning more in Joe’s course than in all 4 years of college!”
    - Paolo Orione
  • “A fantastic introduction to UX. Joe does a great job breaking each section down into easily digestible parts, coupled with real-life examples that make it easier to understand and apply.”
    - Dudley John Fournier III
  • “Pure excellence. I’m sharing this knowledge with my team in order to get our product to the high level of quality we’ve been reaching for.” 
    - Ryan Samson
  • “This was a real eye-opener for me! I found my knowledge of user experience design didn’t even scratch the surface of what Joe covers.” 
    - Carol
  • “Tremendous content; detailed and explained. more information than I ever expected, well planned, great delivery. Joe’s style is easy to listen to, and he makes complex and multi-layered subjects easy to understand. many real life examples for discussion. take this course!” 
    - Theresa Andre

I promise you that by the time we're done here, you will have a solid working knowledge of UX in both principle and practice, and you'll be able to apply what you've learned to anything and everything you design and build. And I am always available for any questions you may have.

I'm thrilled you're here. Let's get started!

39 of 40 students recommendSee All

It's pretty exhaustive. That's mostly a good thing.
Robbie Collett

Instructional/Graphic/Multimedia Design

Joe takes you through the entire process of UX Design in a clear and concise manner. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone getting started in the field. Twelve hours is a LONG time, but trust me, it's worth it!
Esther Van der Drift

Illustrator

Very insightful!

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Joe Natoli

Coaching & Training for UX Designers & Developers

What I do

I teach designers and developers to integrate best practices in User Experience (UX), Customer Experience (CX) and User Interface (UI) Design into the things they're already doing. I'm not interested in formal processes and procedures -- I'm interested in helping you get results.

My time working with Fortune 100 companies to small startups has taught me that all the miles of formal UX processes strung together do not in and of themselves make anything any more useful, ...

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