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Online 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

Sep 12 to Dec 04

Section Notes

Due to the synchronous format of this course, late enrollments will not be accepted after the first online meeting. Completion of Creating Functional Websites with a C or better is a required prerequisite for this course.



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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