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Mobile Interaction Design and UX Course (Registration Fee)

Hi Everyone,

Several people have inquired about the Mobile UX/UI course that I teach at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley and when it starts. The next course starts on June 22 and if you have any questions, please free to contact me directly :)

Below are the details and link to the course:

Payment is required for registration at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley.

6 meetings: Saturdays, 9 am-3pm, June 22 - August 3

About this course:
There are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps in the App Store, but only a small portion of them have innovative design principles, friendly user interfaces, and most importantly, widespread adoption by users. In this hands-on lab and lecture course, you will learn the core principles for creating effective user interfaces for mobile devices incorporating form factors UI, lean mobile UX, wearable computing, GPS, gestures, augmented reality, tactile experiences, sensors, commerce, tagging and more. You will discover useful patterns for developing mobile products and design a mobile user experience using an iterative and user-centered design process.

The school provides short-term licenses of commercial prototyping tools (Balsamiq Mockups and Fluid UI) for sketching wireframe and mobile prototyping. Designing your own prototype will provide opportunities to explore new types of touch and gesture based user interaction that can expand the functional possibilities of your apps. This exercise will demonstrate how mobile products can be rapidly developed and released to the market.
The course covers the trends, industry practices and techniques for the most popular platforms, and by the end of the course, you will have created an engaging user interface prototype for a mobile application or the web. This mobile prototype will incorporate the new conceptual and technical skills learned, and can also function as a portfolio piece for future endeavors.

Topics include:
iOS/Android Interface guidelines
iOS/Android UI patterns
Windows 8 mobile/tablet UI
Form factor user interface
Lean Mobile UX
Wearable Computing
Low fidelity mobile concepts
Mobile prototyping software
Mobile platforms and technology
Mobile design strategy
Meaningful mobile experiences
Prototyping methods
Mobile storytelling workflow
Gesture experiences
Mobile storyboard act
High fidelity mobile prototyping
Augmented reality
Designing for the developing world
Mobile trends
The future of mobile apps
Tactile interfaces
Mobile tagging
Mobile case studies
History of mobile experience
Do’s and don’ts of mobile design
Mobile industry guest speakers
Creating a portfolio of your mobile product
Methods to pitch your product to investors/VC

Familiarity with a drawing tool is recommended for the exercises (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Fireworks).

Instructor bio:
Eric Dorf, BFA, DMBA, is Sr. UX/UI designer and Mobile UX/UI Lecturer at UCSC. He is an active member of the mobile design community and has an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts (CCA). He has worked with some of the world's brightest and most influential organizations (both large and small) in the design of mobile, cloud, social and web service products that are attractive, creative and above all, simple.

Click here to register for this course.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I sincerely wish I could take this course, but I can't swing it right now :( I will definitely keep it in mind for the future, though!

    June 19, 2013

  • Anastasia S.

    A very good course. I took it in the Winter and I learned a lot

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to learning a lot!

    1 · June 13, 2013

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