Visual Design

Usability Week Courses

Usability Week offers courses about a broad range of web and application design topics. Most courses are also available as in-house training.

Visual Web Design for Usable Interfaces

Applying graphic design and usability practices for effective user experiences

  • Learn design terminology and concepts to better communicate with designers, colleagues and external consultants
  • Make the connection between visual design, communication, and usability
  • Develop the ability to critique design and identify the elements that work and don’t work, and how to fix them

Emerging Patterns for Web Design

Innovative trends that impact the user experience

  • Learn emerging design patterns and trends that apply to a broad range of mainstream website types
  • Decide whether to upgrade your site's user experience with new trends and design ideas
  • Get insights needed to help you assess new ideas and determine which will work best for your site

Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 1

Basic components and patterns of mobile design

  • Balance aesthetics with functionality to create an elegant and functional design
  • Visual design components for mobile design and applying them to your situations
  • Identifying visually-awkward design decisions and how to fix them

Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 2

Advance into more challenging design solutions for mobile

  • Advanced visual design principles for mobile devices
  • Visual design and interaction patterns for common mobile experiences
  • Tips to differentiate your design from competitors

Web Page Design

The Anatomy of High-Performing Web Pages

  • Learn to apply the 4 A’s to web page design: Attractiveness, approachability, attention, and action
  • Gain insight about web design patterns that work and those that don’t work for people and organizations
  • Understand how particular page elements can influence user behavior and meet your business objectives