Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


MAT 235 | Web Design 3: UX and UI Design and Production

3 Units
Advisories: MAT 165
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course emphasizes user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design and production. Students learn to plan, design, and develop complex, real-world, professional-level websites in a team environment using modern web standards, best practices, and workflows. Topics include site planning and research, content strategy, information architecture development, user personas and user scenarios, usability analysis and testing, programming and production techniques, and emerging industry trends.

Building on the skills acquired in Web Design 1 and 2, you will use web development software tools techniques to plan, design, and produce professional-level websites and build case-studies and design examples for your portfolio. Students often work on 'real-world' projects for local charities or service-oriented organizations as part of a team development environment. This course is intended for advanced web design students who have already taken MAT 125 and MAT 165.