Applications

Usability Week Courses

Usability Week offers courses about a broad range of web and application design topics. Most courses are also available as in-house training. Each course counts toward UX Certification.

Application Design for Web and Desktop

Principles of application design, with an analysis of GUI screen components, workflows and varying types of users

  • Strategies for creating application workflows for various types of users
  • Techniques to optimize first time and ongoing task completion
  • Common mistakes to avoid in online and desktop application design
  • Design patterns that users expect and how they interpret these patterns

Complex Applications and Websites: Day 1

Interaction patterns and special user experience techniques for data-rich user interfaces

  • Identifying interaction design patterns geared toward managing large data sets and complex activities
  • Applying and managing interaction patterns in the design process
  • Design for the unique domain-expert user audience

Complex Applications and Websites: Day 2

More patterns, plus tactics for information architecture, visualizations, content, and user testing

  • Mapping domain-expert users’ conceptual models
  • Identifying and applying advanced interaction design patterns that support expert users
  • Employing interaction design patterns to expedite prototyping
  • Conducting user testing to identify usability issues and avoid “first use” data
  • Managing and organizing interaction design patterns
  • Tips to improve upon traditional design communication methods
  • How to apply your brand elements in data-rich environments