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UX and Usability for Beginners

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Are you looking to enhance your UX design proficiency to help boost your career prospects? Building a satisfying career can be a lifelong process but if you want to gain a competitive edge in your job search, look no further!

With this UX and Usability for Beginners course, you will build the solid foundation you need to kickstart a successful career in the UX design industry.

The course covers the essential things you need to know to boost your career within the UX design. It provides you with the ability to improve your earning potential.

Covering everything you need to know to boost your career within UX design, this industry recognised certification includes 57 comprehensive bite-sized modules that you can learn in your own time, pace and environment. Complete your course and earn your qualification in just 4 hours 47 minutes with dedicated online support you can trust and rely on.

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  • Receive the UK and globally recognised certificate on completion of the course.
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  • Access the Learning Portal whenever you want 
  • Learn from industry-leading experts.

Who is this course for?

Whether you are looking to enhance your employment prospects, boost your CV with essential skills or climb the career ladder to a higher position, this UX and Usability for Beginners course will work as an initial step towards earning an internationally-recognised qualification that could prove invaluable for your career.

This UX and Usability for Beginners course has been designed for learners who are looking to gain the skills and credentials to fast track a fulfilling career in UX design.

Entry Requirement

The UX and Usability for Beginners course are for learners of all levels, with no specific enrolment requirements; all you need is the commitment to learn, knowledge of the English language, and basic numeracy and IT skills. Students must be over the age of 16.


Once you have successfully completed the UX and Usability for Beginners course, you will receive an accredited certificate from Queen Mary Academy as validation of your new skills. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £12, or a hard copy can be sent via post at the cost of £27.

Career path

On successful completion of the UX and Usability for Beginners course, learners will have the knowledge, skills and credentials to enter the relevant job market, with the confidence to explore a wide range of industry-related professions. Students will be able to add this qualification to their CV/resume, giving them a head start in their chosen field.


Course Curriculum

Introduction To User Experience, UX Roles and How to Be a UX Designer
Can I be a UX Designer? 00:03:00
Different roles of UX Designers 00:05:00
Major parts of every UX Design 00:05:00
What is Human Centered Design (HCD)? 00:03:00
What is Agile UX? (Student Request Headshot Video) 00:05:00
Double Diamond Model of Design by Don Norman 00:05:00
Using Root Cause Analysis in UX Design 00:02:00
Seven Stages of Action by Don Norman 00:05:00
5 second Usability test 00:02:00
What are Affordances, anti-affordances and Signifiers? 00:06:00
Human Centered Design, Double Diamond Model Of Design And Root cause Analysis
Examples of Affordances and Signifiers 00:05:00
Affordances & Signifiers explained → Headshot Video 00:04:00
What is Mapping and Natural Mapping? 00:09:00
Conceptual and Mental Models in UX 00:06:00
Working memory and our attention span 00:05:00
Examples of Working Memory and attention 00:07:00
Recognition rather than recall 00:04:00
Examples of Recognition rather than recall 00:04:00
How User Expectations actually work? 00:04:00
User Expectations example → Headshot Video 00:02:00
Examples of User Expectations 00:07:00
Limits of Peripheral Vision 00:05:00
Examples of limited Peripheral Vision 00:06:00
What is Context of Use in User Experience? 00:04:00
Explanation of Context of use → Headshot Video 00:01:00
Why Stakeholders are as important as Users? 00:04:00
What is Information Architecture? (Headshot Video) 00:05:00
Examples of Information architecture (Navigation best practices) 00:11:00
Human laziness, Decision Paralysis and reading pattern 00:05:00
Principles & Behavior Patterns, Decision Making, Scanning Patterns And Change Blindness
Human Decision making → How Old and New Brain works? 00:03:00
Humans hate change 00:02:00
Our Goals and Change Blindness 00:02:00
Examples of Human behavior, Decision Paralysis and why we hate change 00:07:00
Examples of F & Z reading patterns and why humans don’t like barriers 00:07:00
Designing For Humans → How to Design Better Products For Humans
Discoverability → Can your users discover your product’s features 00:06:00
Learnability → Can your users learn to use your product easily 00:04:00
Feedback → Do users know what is happening or just happened? 00:03:00
Examples of Visual and Audio Feedback 00:08:00
Feedback within the context → Walmart Example 00:02:00
Consistency in Design & Function with Examples 00:06:00
Constraints and how to use them to improve UX 00:06:00
What are Slips & Mistakes and how to avoid them? 00:04:00
Designing for errors with Examples 00:04:00
User always in control with Examples 00:04:00
Using Grouping and Chunking to improve UX 00:06:00
Physical & Mental limitations of Humans 00:04:00
How Developers Can Improve User Experience?
Using Design Patterns → Don’t re-invent the wheel 00:05:00
Don’t let users think → Do heavy calculation yourself 00:08:00
Why Users always need Speed and when to use Delays? 00:06:00
Power of Smart Defaults & Suggestion 00:05:00
Guiding and Training Users at every step 00:04:00
Reduce number of barriers to entry for Users 00:04:00
Use Natural language rather than codes 00:07:00
Examples of Natural language or Converstational Forms 00:02:00
Timing of notifications and our perception 00:07:00
Using Google Analytics to know more about Users 00:04:00
Data driven Design and Anticipatory Design with examples 00:03:00
Case Study Solution → GPtools App 00:12:00
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