I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve just completed instruction of my second class, and the first User Experience: Toolkit & Development class, through the UCLA Extension program.
Here’s the school’s description of the class:
Creating powerful web experiences requires the ability to quickly get ideas out, iterate on them, and test the results. This class teaches the tools of the trade, with the goal of making the tools intuitive, and to have them quickly document your ideas and allow you to build on them. Diagramming for basic wireframing, sitemapping, content, user flow and data modeling are built into the projects. Later discussion to create higher fidelity prototypes, as well as interactive prototypes are also touched on. Students will be required to use Omnigraffle; additional softwares, including Sketch, Axure, Visio, Balsamiq and Omniture are discussed but are not required. Creating mockups without these softwares is also discussed, including using CSS and HTML 5 to create prototypes.
The class ran from September 21st to December 7th.