Methods of UX Design – Overview

Have you already my post about ‘ What is UX? What are UX Research and Design? ‘? Or maybe you know what is User Experience, so you read first this overview of ‘ Methods of UX Research ‘. This third post complete notes I took during the MOOC ‘ Introduction to User Experience ‘ delivered by the edX platform. We focus there on the methods to produce a plan or a prototype of what will be the final product or outcome.

There is also a quiz with 10 questions to assess your knowledge about this topic.

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What is UX? What are UX Research and Design?

Because I used to attend some MOOCs for several years now, like ‘Learn HTML5 from W3C‘ or ‘Development with Android‘, and also because I have a strong interest in User Experience, I would not have missed this ‘Introduction to User Experience‘ featured by the great edX platform.

You will find my notes through three blog posts; here is the first part: What is UX? What are UX Research and Design?

There is also a link to a 9-questions quiz at the end of the post.

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Notes about the online course ‘Intro to the design of everyday things’

understandable design with iphone device

I’ve attended to the free online course Intro to the Design of Everyday Things on the @udacity platform. Here are some notes:

Lesson 1: Affordance and signifier

Affordance: the relationship between an object and a person. It enables an interaction between the person and the object.


Definition of affordance

Signifiers are communication devices. They tell people what to do and where to do it.

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How to design the perfect single page website

How to design a single page website

High detailed guidelines on how to design the perfect single page website

  • Intuitive to use
  • Faster and easier to maintain
  • It forces to simplify
  • Better SEO potential
  • Easier to organize
  • It reduces bandwidth
  • Easier to fit with mobile devices thanks to simple responsive design

+ some resources and templates to design single page sites

Thanks to Cameron Chapman