User experience (UX) designers focus on the experience that users have while using products like websites, apps, and physical objects.
UX designers make those everyday interactions useful, enjoyable, and accessible.
In the first part of this course, you'll be introduced to the world of UX and the factors that contribute to great user experience design. You'll understand the job of a UX designer and teams that UX designers often work with. You’ll also get to know more about the expectations of the Google UX Design Certificate.
Identify and compare disciplines within UX Identify the factors that contribute to great user experience design Review common job responsibilities of entry-level UX designers Review teams that UX designers often work with Explain how UX design jobs are influenced by company size and industry Explore job opportunities available upon completion of this program Define the field of UX and explain its importance for consumers and businesses
Let's learn some quick history, to get us up to speed.
The phrase "user experience" was first coined in the 1990s, by cognitive psychologist, Don Norman,
as technology use expanded and evolved.
Although the term came about relatively recently, the principles of user experience actually stretch back thousands of years, all the way to ancient China, where the practice of Feng Shui began.