Intro to the Design of Everyday Things

Udacity
Online

Kostenlos

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  • Kurs
  • Online
  • Wann:
    Freie Auswahl
Beschreibung

This course will provide you with the insight to start recognizing the role of design in today’s world, and to start making better design decisions in your own life.

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Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Freie Auswahl
Online

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Design
Affordances
System Image
Conceptual models
Signifiers

Themenkreis

Beginner

Approx. 2 weeks

Assumes 6hrs/wk (work at your own pace)

Join thousands of students Course Summary

Everyone designs. Design occurs anytime you deliberately change an environment to make things better. When you decide what seat to take in an auditorium you’re designing your experience. When you rearrange the furniture in a room or draft an email, you’re designing.

This course provides a summary of key concepts from the first two chapters of The Design of Everyday Things (Revised and Expanded Edition, November 2013) by Don Norman. It’s intended to be enjoyable and informative for anyone curious about design: everyday people, technical people, designers, and non-designers alike.

Why Take This Course?

This course will provide you with the knowledge needed to start recognizing the role of design in today’s world, and to start making better design decisions in your own life. In addition to learning basic design concepts such as affordances and signifiers, you will also gain practice in observing and applying design principles.

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites for the course; it’s for anyone curious about basic design principles.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Syllabus

Lesson 1: Affordances and Signifiers (4 hours)

Lesson 2: Conceptual Models and the System Image (4 hours)

Lesson 3: Gulfs of Evaluation and Execution (1 hour)

Final Project: Design the User Interface (UI) for a Timebank (7 hours)

*The times include watching instructional videos, completing the course exercises, and finishing projects. In total, this course should take an average of 16 hours.