UX Series: Designing Web Navigation

Eva Kaniasty, User Experience Consultant

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13 Videos (1h 30m)
    • Trailer

    • Housekeeping

    • IA in Context

    • Classification / Organizational Schemes

    • Design Patterns

    • Competitive Review

    • Content Inventory/Content Audit

    • Affinity Diagramming

    • Site Mapping

    • Design Concepts (Gestalt)

    • Sketching, Wireframing & Prototyping Basics

    • Balsamiq Walkthrough

    • Solidify Walkthrough


About This Class

In this project-based class, you will design navigation and a home page for a moderately complex website. The goal of the class is to introduce you to the user experience design process and Information Architecture (IA), the discipline concerned with organizing information for the web. 

Along the way, you will be introduced to a number of IA methods & tools, including competitive research, design patterns, site mapping, wireframing & prototyping. You'll leave the class with a site map and simple prototype that you can use as a portfolio piece or as the starting point for a real world website redesign. 

This class is approppriate for:

  • User experience students
  • Those wishing to transition into a UX role from another discipline (dev, marketing, visual design, tech writing, etc.)
  • UXers building their portfolio
  • Project & product managers, designers and developers who need to understand UX design

10 of 12 students recommendSee All

I signed up for this class because I already knew that the instructor is very knowledgeable and a good presenter. And indeed, the class was well organized, the lectures were meaty, answers to questions were always thoughtful and relevant. For someone who wants to master this material, it's a great opportunity! This was also my first time taking an online class, and there were a few things I noticed about that. For one thing, Skillshare is a bit cavalier about live sessions with the instructor. They say that you can view the recording, and this is true, but what they don't say is that you don't INTERACT with the instructor. You need to post questions in advance and just wait and see whether the answer turns out to be something you can understand and use. If you were expecting a Skype or a Webex type of experience, you will be surprised. And of course, what you get out of an online class depends on what you put into the assignments....
This is very well led and thoughtfully structured class. As I am new in IA and UX it gave me so much information and valuable resources. It made a good base for my future learning in IA and UX.
This course is an incredible value! In addition to gaining access to Eva's considerable expertise, the course includes excellent readings and resources.





Eva Kaniasty

User Experience Consultant

I am a UX design consultant who's gone through several versions of my own portfolio and want to share the lessons I've learned.

I am the founder of Red Pill UX, a user experience consultancy providing strategy, research and interaction design in the Boston area. I've worked in a range of industries, including healthcare, education, finance, and software. I received my Master's in Human Factors from Bentley University in 2007, serve as President of UXPA Boston, and am a repeat presente...

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