Interaction Design Capstone Project

You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn how to generate design ideas, techniques for quickly prototyping them, and how to use prototypes to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. You'll also learn principles of visual design, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design.

Created by: Scott Klemmer

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Overall Score : 84 / 100

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Course Description

Apply the skills you learned during the sequence of courses -- from needfinding to visual design -- as you redesign a new interface, service, or product for your Interaction Design Capstone Project. We're working with some exciting design teams in Silicon Valley across multiple industries to develop real-world design challenges for this final project. Upon completion, you will have a polished capstone project you can share in your design portfolio to highlight your work and document your design process.

Instructor Details

Scott Klemmer

Scott is a Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego, where he is a co-founder and Associate Director of the Design Lab. Before joining UCSD, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he co-directed the Human-Computer Interaction Group and held the Bredt Faculty Scholar development chair. Organizations around the world use his lab's open-source design tools and curricula; several books and popular press articles have covered his research and teaching. He helped introduce peer assessment to open online education, and taught the first peer-assessed online course. He has been awarded the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize, Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER award, and Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles; eight were awarded best paper or honorable mention at the premier HCI conferences ( CHI/ UIST/ CSCW). His former graduate students are leading profe ssors, resear chers, fo un de rs, social entrepreneurs, and engineers. He has a dual BA in Art-Semiotics and Computer Science from Brown University, Graphic Design work at RISD, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He serves on the editorial board of TOCHI and HCI, co-chaired the UIST-2011 program, co-chaired the CHI-2010 systems area, and has served on advisory boards for academic programs, research labs, and startups passionate about interaction design.



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By Lisa D on 26-Jan-17

Confusing assignment instructions were frustrating. The lack of response to questions was disappointing and stressful. I took the HCI course in 2014 that was precursor to this certificate program and it had a better flow and more organized.

By Ryan S on 2-Dec-16

If your goal is to just get a certificate to put on your resume, this specialization will check the box. The assignments are poorly thought out, overly rigid for requiring very specific methods and mediums, and the peer review system is kind of a joke. If you're sincerely interested in learning IXD and creating a high quality portfolio piece, this course is moderately helpful toward that end, but you'll need to supplement it with lots of outside reading and in person coursework to really get where you want to be. If you're weighing whether to attend an in-person course or program or go with this specialization to save some $, just know that you'll get what you pay for.

By Wesley S on 17-Nov-16

chaotic organization, unclear instructions, and confusing due dates; I would not recommend such specialization

By Miryana T on 14-Nov-16

Never before have I had to create so many fake accounts, nor write so many long and laborious manuscripts to be able to complete the assignments. There were also so many problems with this last and final Capstone project - delay in start date, plague of technical issues from Coursera, lack of support from teaching staff (and Coursera) when issues were experienced, and instructions that were not clear enough at times. I'm very much glad to be done, and congratulations to all of you who made it through this last and arduous process. Job well done!

By Jasmin S on 9-Jul-17

Just a terrible Support!I made a thread in the forum and nobody even tried to help me from the team!!!Also the assignments and pdf's are terrible explained! I had problems now a week long and nobody helped me - and there I wasnt the only one!If i wont get any answers until tuesday, i stop doing this Project and delete my coursera account! JUST TERRIBLE!

By riley i on 20-Jul-16

Quite disappointed, I thought we'd have something more structured or at least different from the previous courses.The content is here and good, but I was expecting reviews from pro U.X and not student like the previous courses.The good upgrade though is that we have clear examples of submission before we send ours.

By Tam N on 6-Dec-18

This course provides you step-by-step approach from ideation to the complete prototype. It helped to build my confidence for future design projects, and there are still a lot left too learn.

By Eva H on 27-Jan-19

Overall it's an excellent specialisation, it has good materials and videos.I enjoyed all courses, and particularly the capstone, where you put in practise all things learnt along the way, and provide solutions for real users problems. The way assignments are reviewed could be improved, may be having a more thorough process, but in general it's a good system.Completing this specialisation (together with the Graphic Design and UI Design Specialisations) helped me to land my first job as a UX Designer!Recommended 100%Thank you!

By Siim S on 14-Dec-18

I learned a lot, thank you so much :)

By Weronika G on 20-Sep-18

The Capstone project was a great summary of everything we were able to learn during the entire Specialization. It's also a chance to create a project for your portfolio. And don't be fooled by the 10-week time span - there's always not enough time.

By Mykhailo on 31-May-18

I can't reach the course contents because of new deadline that Coursera has invented

By Priti P on 28-Feb-17

More effort we put in, more we get... Awesome course!