Designing For Usability

10 hours
This course uses a self-paced process to allow the student to learn independently. Through a variety of online channels, students will engage in a number of critical activities created to enhance their knowledge of usability design. Begin by reviewing the learning path course presentations. (Audio is required to hear the lectures) Complete the integrated quiz worksheets. (Adobe Flash is required) Review and complete the course exercises. When you finish, upload them for review to the dropbox. After completing the Final Exam, you will receive your score, and if successful, a certificate of completion.
Those involved in designing or implementing interfaces for web applications, including software project managers, programmers, analysts designers, technical writers, web publishers, or web site developers. Anyone interested in designing for usability.
To teach the principles of effective user experience design for web applications.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of web page and web site design
  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective web interfaces
  • Know when and when not to use color, graphics, audio, and animation
  • Develop an effective navigation scheme through the web site
  • Discuss the use of databases and emerging Internet technologies in web page design

Web Design Topics

Web Technologies

  • Internet database applications
  • Rich Internet (RIA’s) and Ajax controls
  • Style sheets

Web Page Design and Layout

  • Elements of a web page
  • Controls, graphics, and image maps
  • Frames
  • Audio, video, and animation


  • Navigational models
  • Menu structure
  • Reviewing navigational methods

Design Principles

  • Features of web applications
  • Types of users
  • Web-based UX design

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