Designing Digital Experiences

Getting started with user experience, user interface, and interaction design

UCDA Workshop / 05 November 2016 / Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

This workshop is a one-time, full day workshop that covers the basics of designing people-centered websites and software today. We will discuss the processes, outcomes, and tools designers are using to create digital experiences will be discussed to provide a succinct picture of the industry today. Hands-on activities will teach you how to get started on a digital design, reveal how and why you might involve users in your process, enable you to practice, or teach, industry-relevant prototyping methods, and highlight the key differences in designing within print and digital environments.



Books

My suggested reading list, organized by category can be found here:
Aaron Ganci's Reading List

There are a few key books I would recommend if you are looking to dig deeper on the workshop's content.

Cooper, et. al., About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (Amazon)

Saffer, Designing for Interaction (Amazon)

Hanington and Martin, Universal Methods of Design (Amazon)


General Resources




UI Design

Obviousness always wins
http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1945=

Design for Accessibility
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/

Color Accessibility Checker
http://jxnblk.com/colorable/demos/text/

Examples of style guides (systematizing the design)
https://standards.usa.gov/
http://www.ibm.com/design/language/
https://material.google.com/

Atomic Design (systems design)
http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/atomic-web-design/

The Web Designer’s Checklist (preparing for production)
http://webdesignerschecklist.com/

Typography for the Web (Adaptation of Bringhurst)
http://webtypography.net/toc/

Ideas for “Good UI” Design
http://goodui.org/