Course Summary
Credit Type:
24 weeks (217 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 user experience (UX) design
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 web design
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 user experience (UX) design
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 career development
This course is recommended for a combined 10 semester hours, with a total of 7 semester hours at the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree level and 3 semester hours at the upper-division degree level.


This course is offered through Coursera, which is an ACE Authorized Instructional Platform.

The course objective is to prepare learners for a career in the high-growth field of UX design with professional training designed by Google and hosted on Coursera. Students will gain in demand skills preparing them for an entry-level job.

Learning Outcomes:

  • demonstrate the basics of UX research, like planning research studies, conducting interviews and usability studies, and synthesizing research results
  • apply foundational UX concepts, like user-centered design, accessibility, and equity-focused design
  • implement the design process: empathize with users, define pain points, ideate solutions, create wireframes and prototypes, test and iterate on designs
  • create a professional UX portfolio that includes three end-to-end projects: a mobile app, a responsive website, and a cross-platform experience

General Topics:

  • Introducing user experience design
  • Getting to know common terms, tools, and frameworks in UX design
  • Joining design sprints
  • Building a professional presence
  • Integrating research into the design process
  • Empathizing with users and defining pain points
  • Creating user stories and user journey maps
  • Defining user problems
  • Ideating design solutions
  • Storyboarding and wireframing
  • Creating paper and digital wireframes
  • Building low-fidelity prototypes
  • Planning UX research studies
  • Conducting research with usability studies
  • Analyzing and synthesizing research results
  • Sharing research insights for better designs
  • Starting to create mockups
  • Applying visual design principles to mockups
  • Exploring design systems
  • Participating in design critique sessions
  • Creating high-fidelity prototypes
  • Testing and iterating on designs
  • Starting the UX design process: empathize and define
  • Continuing the UX design process: ideate
  • Creating wireframes for a responsive website
  • Creating and testing low-fidelity prototypes
  • Creating and testing high-fidelity designs
  • Documenting design work and searching for jobs
  • Designing a complementary responsive website
  • Finding a UX job
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Practical Exercises
  • Project-based Instruction

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • Peer reviewed projects

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials