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Online New User Interaction Design for the Web

This course presents basic- to intermediate-user interaction design concepts within the context of web and mobile applications. Focus will be on application of user- centered design and usability concepts to create design patterns that lead users efficiently and effectively to their goals. Basic user testing and research will also be covered as a means of generating data that can be used to iterate and optimize student projects.


William Mead, M.Ed., has been a professional designer and educator since the 1990s. Originally from Boston, Mead’s early professional career included an eclectic mix of web development, interface design, graphic design, information architecture, database development and teaching. Mead established and ran the media arts program at Boston Arts Academy, a public high school for the arts, recognized nationally for its innovative, student-centered curriculum. Since his relocation to the West Coast, Mead has worked on many professional design projects for clients, as well as taught design and web development classes at Art Institute of California - Sacramento, American River College and UC Davis.

Online Schedule

May 23 to Aug 07

Section Notes

This online course begins on May 23 and ends on August 7, 2018. Due to the synchronous format of this course, late enrollments will not be accepted. 

The course consists of live, weekly online sync sessions on the following dates from 5pm-6pm PST:

  • Wednesday May, 23
  • Wednesday, May 30
  • Wednesday, June 6
  • Wednesday, June 13
  • Wednesday, June 20
  • Wednesday, June 27
  • Wednesday, July 11
  • Wednesday, July 18
  • Wednesday, July 25
  • Wednesday, August 1

*Completion of Creating Functional Websites with a C or better, as well as enrollment in Web Design and Production is required for enrollment in this course without program office approval.



Special Discounts

Info Session Discount: Attendees of UC Davis Extension Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Extension Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.
Early Enroll Discount: Enroll now to save $50 on the course fee.
CAAA Member Discount:

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee.  If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider:

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Extension course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Extension course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.

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