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MA Web Design & Content Planning

User experience design

Overview

The User Experience Design course deals with the principles of user-centred design and the importance of knowing your users so that design decisions can be made to control and improve the user experience (UX). This course also considers the techniques that can be employed to deliver websites that have a good content strategy, are easily navigable, accessible and understandable by all users. Particular emphasis is given to the design of the user interface and the creation of logical and intelligent navigation. Accessibility can be greatly improved by the use of thoughtful coding and good graphic design and these ideas will be developed during the course. The course also considers the use of user testing, code validation and accessibility testing using the WAI guidelines.