Day Three: A Syllabus


Today I created a syllabus. This is my no means a strict schedule. This will be my guide to help me stay focused and on track for the next 88 days.

This syllabus is loosely based on a preview syllabus for General Assembly's 12 Week User Experience Design program. I've augmented it to include specific things I know I want to learn.

Week One: Intro and Methodology

Week Two: Research

  • Surveys
  • Interviews
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Research

Week Three: Business Analysis and Product Management

  • MVP
  • Goals and tasks
  • Design multiple ways to solve the same problem
  • Feature prioritization

Week Three: Sketching and Wireframing

  • Sketch
  • Create interactive drawings
  • Axure

Week Four: Graphic Design Crash Course

  • Redesign blog
  • Create a logo
  • Photoshop, Illustrator

Week Five: Content Strategy and Information Architecture

Week Six: User Flows and Navigation

Week Seven: Prototyping

  • Low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes
  • Framer.js

Week Eight: Forms and Search Results

Week Nine: Accessibility and SEO

Week Ten: Designing for Devices

  • Viewport size
  • Touch interaction
  • JavaScript, Modernizr

Week Eleven: Portfolio and Critique

Week Twelve: Portfolio and Wrap-up

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