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UX (User Experience) Capstone

Take on a realistic UX project and apply your UX skills to conduct user research and design a product from the ground up.

  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Demonstrate your newfound UX knowledge and skills

You’ve studied the basic principles of UX, how to evaluate user needs, and the processes for UX design and research. Now, bring everything you’ve learned on this ExpertTrack so far into one final project.

Learn how to conduct a multi-stage UX project

Putting your UX skills into practice can seem daunting. On this course, you’ll be guided through the process of designing and carrying out an integrated multi-phase user experience research and design project.

Design and deliver a product from scratch

Gain hands-on experience conducting user experience research in a real-world setting for this final course. You’ll utilise user interviews, inspection methods, and user testing to gather and assess your user research.

Then, you’ll handle ideation, design, and prototyping methods to round out your realistic UX design project. The project will take you through five key milestones, each one explained and explored by the experts at The University of Michigan.

Develop your confidence in communicating design concepts and research findings

Through your work on a realistic UX research and design project, you’ll learn to communicate valuable insights that can be used to deliver a compelling product. By the end of this course, you will have improved your confidence and ability to showcase actionable research findings and design concepts.

Note: You may need to spend more than 10 hours a week on a weekly project in this course.

What topics will you cover?

  • User research
  • User experience design
  • A multi-stage user experience project
  • Design and deliver a product from scratch

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • You will gain practical experience in UX Research and Design
  • You will synthesize methods and theories from previous courses
  • You will carry out a significant, realistic project from start to finish, applying UX methods in an iterative design process
  • You will produce a portfolio project that can show employers what you can do

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to gain experience in UX principles, techniques, and processes.

It will be of particular interest if you want to acquire or develop your user experience design skills and learn how to apply UX knowledge to realistic projects.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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