User Experience Design - Week 1

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User Experience Design - Week 1 (CS4830 at Weber State University). Covers why design matters, the industry, the future of design, and an intro to user interface and user experience.

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User Experience Design - Week 1

  1. 1. User Experience Design CS4830 - Week 1
  2. 2. About Me Zarin Ficklin z@zarin.me @zarinf
  3. 3. Computer Science
  4. 4. Freelance
  5. 5. Goals for the Class Actual usable skills Cover fundamentals Not be lame
  6. 6. Syllabus 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. UI/UX Intro UI/UX Fundamentals Web design Mobile design Photoshop Photoshop HTML/CSS HTML/CSS Product design How to be a good designer / how to get hired
  7. 7. Why Design Matters
  8. 8. For Developers
  9. 9. ● More valuable employee ● Better products ● Bosses and designers will love you
  10. 10. For Startups
  11. 11. For Business Owners
  12. 12. Good design instills trust
  13. 13. The Industry
  14. 14. "Why Good Design is Finally a Bottom Line Investment" Article by FastCo Design
  15. 15. "Silicon valley is currently engaged in an all out talent war over designers." Article by FastCo Design
  16. 16. Instagram Pinterest Square Apple Path
  17. 17. “The success of Pinterest and Microsoft both hinge on how well they intuit what users want.” Article by FastCo Design
  18. 18. High Demand
  19. 19. $30-$120/hr Freelance UI/UX design range
  20. 20. User Experience (UX)
  21. 21. UX is how the user feels about the experience with a product or service.
  22. 22. UX design deals with the overall experience associated with the use of a product or service.
  23. 23. User Interface (UI)
  24. 24. UI design deals with the specific user interface(s) of a product or service. The UI can be a component of UX, but many user experiences don't have UIs.
  25. 25. Empathy
  26. 26. The Future of Design
  27. 27. In a world where technology is replacing jobs, there will always be a need for designers.
  28. 28. Good design makes life simpler and more efficient
  29. 29. Questions? Zarin Ficklin 801-690-9447 z@zarin.me @zarinf

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