CIW User Interface Designer

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Course Details

CIW is the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral internet skills training and certification program for students and professionals.  The CIW User Interface Designer course introduces strategies and tactics necessary to design user interfaces, with particular emphasis on creating user interfaces for mobile devices. User Experience Design (UXD or UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and mobile apps and websites.

This certification focuses on knowledge of specific development techniques and strategies. Students who earn this certification will have a deep knowledge of user interface design. The CIW User Interface Designer course prepares candidates to take the CIW User Interface Designer exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW User Interface Designer certification.

Students are provided with the following resources:

  • Official Course manuals – covering the entire syllabus.
  • eLearning resources – access to movies, course review questions, exercises and flash cards.
  • Exam Study Guide – condensed study material on the specific skills objectives you need to master for the exams.
  • Exam Pre-Assessment and Practice Exams.
Who should complete this course?
  • Professionals in all industries can benefit from the CIW User Interface Designer certification: particularly Web designers, Internet consultants, IT professionals, Marketing professionals, Web and graphic artists, and Business Professionals.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • No prior experience of User Interface Design is necessary, students should be familiar with the basics of web design to benefit from the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>

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Topics covered in this Course

Introduction to User Interface Design

  • What Is User Interface Design?
  • Evolution of Web User Interfaces
  • Current Trends in Web Design
  • Web Design Project Management
  • Collaborative Web Design

User Interface Design Process

  • Choosing a Web Design Methodology
  • Creating a Web Site Vision Statement
  • Creating and Implementing a Web Site Strategy
  • Creating a Web Site Specification
  • Publishing a Web Site
  • Creating Word Lists and Mood Boards
  • Creating a Site Map

User-Centred Web Design

  • User-Centred Web Design
  • The Cognitive Psychology of Web Design
  • Personas and Usability
  • Accessibility

User Interface Design Principles

  • Web UI Design Principles
  • Visual Design Principles
  • Branding

Colour, Typography, Layout and Wireframing

  • Colour, Typography and Layout
  • Wireframes and Mockups
  • Responsive Web Design

Navigation Concepts

  • Why is Web Site Navigation So Important?
  • Site Structure, Directory Structure and URLs
  • Positional Awareness
  • Primary and Secondary Navigation
  • Navigation Conventions and Principles

Designing and Developing a Professional Web Site

  • Why is Prototyping So Important?
  • User-Centered Web Design
  • User Interface Design Patterns
  • Optimizing the look and feel of a Web site
  • Constructing a Professional Web Site
  • User Interface Libraries
  • Web Content Management Systems
  • Additional Web Development Tools
  • Web Hosting Services and Domain Names

Site Publishing, Maintenance, Security, and SEO Strategies

  • Making Sure a Web Site is ready to be published
  • Maintaining a Web Site
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • SEO and Written Site Content
  • SEO and Mobile-Friendliness
  • SEO and Metadata
Assessment
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in User Interface Design from CMIT.
  • You may optionally take exams to receive CIW Certification. This is a computer-based multiple-choice exam which may be sat when students have completed the course. Exam fees are not included in Course Fees.
  • The exam may be completed at an Assessment Centre near where you live. Students can locate testing centres here: Pearson Vue
Technical Requirements
  • This is an online course delivered over the internet. The following technical requirements apply RAM 4GB; Windows 7+, Minimum screen resolution 800×600, Chrome; Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher; Flash 25 or higher; broadband connection; Javascript and cookies enabled; Sound card with speakers or headphones.
Accreditation
  • Following successful completion of the CIW exam, you will receive a certificate from CIW to confirm “CIW User Interface Designer” certification.
  • This programme does not lead to an award in the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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by Student June 2016 on Jul 5 2016 17:11

Fantastic course for a web developer. The sections on user-centred design and personas were great - so informative. I really feel that i have a structured framework for working with clients. Also gave me a new language for communicating difficult concepts.
 
 
 
 
 
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