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Best UX Design Classes on Skillshare - Learn UX on Skillshare

March 29, 2021 - By August van de Ven
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What is UX Design

User experience (UX) design is one of the newest fields of design and has become one of the most important ones in recent years. UX design is the process where a designer looks at the behavior of the users and tries to create an interface where the interaction between the users and the design is optimal. Where user interface designers are more focused on the visual representation of a design, the UX designer is more focused on the interaction and experience of the design. While UX designers are currently one of the most sought-after designers by most major corporations, being educated on UX design still seems to be a lot harder than, for example, becoming a UI designer. The main reason behind this problem seems to be the fact that this field of design is so new and there aren't many people available to teach UX design in person. Luckily, there has been an influx of UX design classes on the internet. Sites like Skillshare already have a large collection of all kinds of UX design classes. Learning online has become the main way that designers have been learning about UX as that seems to be the easiest way to spread knowledge about this relatively new field of design.

UX Design on Skillshare

Skillshare currently has, with almost 900 classes on UX design, one of the biggest libraries of online classes on the topic. They range from general classes for beginners to specific classes aimed at experienced designers, that go deeper into the specifics of UX design. Of these 900 classes, they also have around 10 classes on UX design that are "Skillshare Originals". These classes generally have a higher production quality and are taught by well-known experts in the field of UX design. These are some of the benefits that Skillshare has over other online course websites, the fact that you are being taught by experts and the large offering of classes help you learn UX a lot easier and faster.

The Best UX Design Classes on Skillshare

To help you get started, this is a list of some of the best classes on UX design that Skillshare offers. Try some of them out but be sure to look for yourself and see if you can find some classes that fit your interest and experience level.

Intro to UX: Creating Great Omnichannel Experiences

This class is a great class to start off with learning about UX design as it handles one of the most important aspects of UX design; understanding, tracking, and evaluating the experience that a user has while interacting with a design. The class is taught by Stef Miller, the marketing manager at UserTesting, a company that is specialized in researching and evaluating user experience.

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Intro to UX: Fundamentals of Usability

This class is the perfect follow-up class to the previous one as it also helps you learn some more of the essentials of UX design. This class goes deeper into 'usability', arguably the most important aspect of the user experience. The class is taught by Marieke McCloskey, the director of research at UserTesting and in this class, she goes over the meaning of usability and ways you can optimize usability for your UX designs.

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Inclusive UX: Designing Websites for Everyone

Another aspect of UX design that's often overlooked by beginners is the inclusivity of the experience of a design. When your working on UX design, you'll need to make sure you aren't creating it for the average person but for every person. This class goes more into inclusive design, measuring the accessibility of your design and optimizing the accessibility. The class is also a Skillshare Original and is taught by Regine Gilbert, Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and UX design teacher.

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Smart Responsive UX Design: Clever Tips, Tricks and Techniques

If you feel like you've already got the basics of UX design down and want to get further into UX design, this is a great class to start off with. Unlike the previous classes in this list, this class is marked as 'intermediate level', meaning that it goes a bit deeper into the specifics of UX design that the classes marked as 'easy'. This class handles 7 different components of successful UX design and is taught by Vitaly Friedman, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine.

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UX Design: Crafting a Userflow with Psychology and Empathy

In this class, you'll learn more about the psychological aspects of UX design. You'll go through the process of creating a userflow, the path a user takes through a design, using user psychology and empathy. This helps you learn more about user behavior and adjust your design according to this behavior. This class is taught by Chris Guimarin, Lead Instructor at Awesome Design.

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