Hey folks 👋
Last year I completed the Professional Diploma in UX Design with the - a course on user experience design for digital/software products.
The course content is delivered through an extensive amount of video lessons, covering a large number of topics & concepts, together with real-world examples.
At the end of the course there’s an exam with 120 questions, based on the content in the video lessons mentioned above.
So what is this doc? 🗃️
While studying for this course and for the exam I turned to Coda as the platform to help manage course content, track ideas, project progress etc.
But as the exam deadline approached I suddenly realised that I could use Coda to create a much more organised & intuitive way to catalogue, explore and learn the course content.
So far I’ve documented over 170 concepts (Module 10 on Prototyping & wireframing is still a bit light), ranging from affinity diagrams to skeleton states.
Each concept is housed within its respective module, has a description and an image to bring it to life.
So I’ve put this resource together, not just to prepare for the exam, but to have a living repository of UX knowledge upon which to reference, long after the course is over.
Why Coda? 🤔
What better place to organise, view and interact with this type of data?!
Due to the course having modules, broken down into lessons (sometimes with sub-sections in between) Coda was a no-brainer to bring this all of this together in a smart & organised way.
Another big reason I loved the idea of using Coda for this project, was (in part) to utilise one of it’s most basic features- an intra-table lookup column.
This simple feature allows one to do something really cool- that is, to connect different concepts.
Often, throughout the lessons, references are made to other lessons and concepts. But this can feel quite abstract at times. Coda allows one to visibly connect these disparate concepts into a singular view. One can also make their own connections across modules, helping to builda amore thprough understanding of the content.
I believe it’s a very engaging way to learn, and I want to find ways to make this process more fun & interactive.
For now, feel free to have a look around, explore and make your own connections between concepts!