Good design is crucial to, well, everything. Every time you use something without having to think about it, you're experiencing a good user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). It's particularly crucial in software; On average, an app has five days to impress a user before it goes in the trash. Stop and think about how many apps you've downloaded, and then dismissed because it was too annoying to use or didn't communicate what you needed.
It's not enough to just write good code, whether you're designing an app or building a website. You also have to make that work easy for people to access and use. The Prestige Adobe Suite UI/UX Certification Bundle, currently 97% off, will show you how to design a thoughtful experience that will keep users coming back, whether you've got graphic design chops or are just starting out.
First, if you're new to graphic design, start with the "Adobe Photoshop CC Course," which takes you from the beginning and shows you the basics of graphic design and editing using Adobe software. Next, you'll apply that knowledge with "User Experience Design Essentials: Adobe XD UI/UX Design" which gets you started with the web design tools in Adobe XD. This course walks you through a project, step by step, to teach the fundamentals of graphic design, UI, and UX. You can follow it up with "Adobe XD: UI/UX Design, Prototype, & Getting a Job," which illustrates the process at a professional level. Whether you're working with designers, or aspire to become one, this will give you a good overview of the process.
If you're a more experienced graphic designer, "Digital Design Masterclass for Graphic Designers With Adobe" will get you up to speed on the latest thought in UI/UX. From there, you can choose what approach you most want to take.
Website And App Design
The right UI/UX is key to both new sites and redesigning current ones. "Website Design from Scratch in Adobe XD" shows how to build a site that visitors will keep coming back to and that helps the client reach their goals. Next, you'll learn how to create pages that will load fast and look great on phones, tablets, and desktop with "Responsive Website Design In Adobe XD."
Next, you'll dig into marrying code and design with "Responsive Web Design Essentials: HTML5 CSS3 Bootstrap," which uses Visual Studio Code and code-along projects to show you how the two work together to create a better site.
This flows into "Mobile App Design from Scratch in Adobe XD." Understanding app design will also help you design better mobile websites, and will help sharpen your XD skills.
Showing how an experience works is best, and there are some powerful visualization tools you can make use of. "Adobe XD Animation: Complete Guide from Icons to UI" will take you from simple tools all the way to complete demonstrations that show how everything works on a site before you build it.
From there, you can delve further into video with "Adobe Premiere Pro CC Essentials Training Course," which teaches you how to get the most from Premiere, and "After Effects for Graphic Design," which will introduce you to post-production techniques to improve videos and photos alike.
As access to technology broadens, and app and web design become more competitive, understanding your users becomes key, whether you're a graphic designer or a coder. At 97% off, the Prestige Adobe Suite UI/UX Certification Bundle will make sure you're on the cutting edge.
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