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Designing User Experience for AR, Smart Things, Virtual Reality, and Wearable Technology | UEWD.X405

Designing User Experience for AR, Smart Things, Virtual Reality, and Wearable Technology | UEWD.X405

Consumers have entered a multi-device environment where they own multiple connected devices such as watches, smart products, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), smart glasses, activity trackers, Internet of Things (IoT), smartphones, tablets and home automation, and use them cohesively. As these devices evolve, so does the process of mobile design, including the mobile UI and mobile UX that work across these products. This course encourages you to create UX/UI features for real-world mobile app products.

This course offers a hands-on approach to the UX/UI design guidelines for these devices. You will learn the principles of creating effective user interfaces that incorporate wearable technology. In addition, you will be introduced to rapid prototyping tools. The course covers flat design, responsive design, and parallax web design. You will also learn new lean models that will help you cultivate new design processes and solve problems for your products. The course emphasizes product coherence among multiple devices. Topics include future UI design trends such as mHealth, mPayment, mCommerce, voice-user interface, augmented reality, VR and emotional design. At the end of this course you will have a design portfolio and prototype that you can showcase to employers.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Explain and identify wearable technology
  • Describe some design considerations involved with wearable devices and apps
  • List the core components of Android Wear and Apple Watch

Topics Include

  • Apple Watch human interface guidelines
  • Android Wear human interface guidelines
  • Augmented Reality (AR) UX design
  • Virtual Reality (VR) UX/UI design (Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR)
  • Designing smart things UX/UI
  • Autonomous Cars UX
  • Drone Mobile UX Design
  • Connected home and IoT UX/UI
  • Chatbots UX/UI design (Facebook, Slack)
  • Car dashboard UX/UI design (Apple, Google, Tesla)
  • UX of voice interaction (Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri)
  • Smart tracking (Tile)
  • Healthcare, sport, smart baby devices
  • InVision mobile prototyping tool
  • How to create emotional design and micro interactions UX
  • Responsive design/parallax design
  • Designing glasses for AR
  • Creating multi-device experiences

Necessary Knowledge

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google Workspace or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and an essential understanding of Canvas.
  • Familiarity with a drawing tool is required to complete class exercises (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks or Sketch.)

Additional Information

Please review section notes to view the full schedule.
Have a question about this course?
Speak to a student services representative.
Call (408) 861-3860

Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
05-06-2023 to 06-10-2023 3.0 $950

Eric Dorf


Final Date To Enroll: 05-06-2023


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 05-06-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 05-13-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 05-20-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 06-03-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 06-10-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE

What students are saying

"The class involved whiteboard sessions and collaboration projects which really prepared me well to start working in the industry and tackle UX design interviews."
— Agnieszka Zimolag Product Design, Cloud at IonQ
Agnieszka Zimolag