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Web & Application Design

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Course description

Web & Application Design

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge also covered in the Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)™ examination. Designing intuitive and effective user interfaces is both science and art. It involves implementing user-centered requirements into usable designs, integrating the focal points of visual design, and also being aware of how website and application design strategies differ and overlap.


Learn how to apply research-based and field-tested web and application design principles and methodologies to create usable and effective interfaces.

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Who should attend?


There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Who should attend

Usability practitioners, website/intranet developers, application developers, interface designers, project managers, graphic artists—those involved in the design and development of web, e-commerce, informational and promotional sites, intranets, and applications.

Training content

Design is Science and Art

  • Scientific models in user-centered design (UCD)
  • Definition of UCD

Exercise: Designing for functional requirements

  • Characteristics of usable designs
  • UCD Benefits

Exercise: Conduct a design heuristic evaluation


  • Characteristics of usable navigation
  • Primary navigation systems
    • Hierarchical models
    • Persistent design systems
    • Sequential navigation
    • Search
  • › Supplemental navigation
    • Index
    • Breadcrumbs
    • Quick links
  • Multiple systems navigation design

Exercise: Select appropriate navigation models


  • Visual-cognitive processing
    • Eye movement and eye tracking
    • Gestalt principles of visual design
  • Layout

Exercise: Evaluate and redesign a cluttered screen

  • Color
  • Graphics
  • Text


  • Printed vs. digital content
  • Writing for clarity
    • Writing style
    • Word choice
    • Mechanics
  • Methods that facilitate scanning
    • Writers’ pyramid
    • Headings, bulleted and numbered lists

Exercise: Sharpen writing skills


  • Factors that influence interaction design
  • User interface controls
    • Data entry and selection
    • Navigation and action
    • Multi-function controls
  • Exercise: Selecting appropriate UI Controls
  • Error handling and prevention
  • Feedback

Exercise: Design an effective feedback message

Screen Elements and Wireframing

  • Screen elements
  • Wireframing
    • Low fidelity
    • High-fidelity
  • Effective prototyping strategies

Exercise: Build a paper wireframe


  • Why design for accessibility
  • Types of disabilities
    • Vision
    • Hearing
    • Motor
    • Cognitive
  • Assistive technologies
  • Accessibility laws
  • Accessibility guidelines
    • Section 508 Guidelines
    • Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)
    • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
  • Evaluating for accessibility

Exercise: Conduct a site review for accessibility


  • Internationalization and Localization
  • Multicultural considerations
  • Internationalization design process and

usability testing

Beyond Design Knowledge

  • Barriers to implementing UCD practices
  • UCD practitioners’ knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Academic training and HFI certification
  • UCD and HCI professional organizations


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Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Designing intuitive navigation structures on identifying, selecting, and implementing appropriate navigation models
  • Making better decisions and recommendations to improve visual design—including layout, color, graphics, icons, and text choice
  • Implementing effective usability-based content organization and treatment methods
  • Optimizing interaction through appropriate controls and error and feedback design
  • Creating screens and pages that:
    • Control user focus
    • Match user's expectations
    • Optimize efficiency and usability
  • Knowing how website and application design strategies differ and overlap
  • Extending the user-centered design sphere of influence into the domains of UX, accessibility, and cross-cultural design.

What you get

  • Real-world examples and practical tips from our instructors who are also active user experience (UX) consultants
  • Hands-on individual and group exercises to ensure conceptual understanding
  • Training package that includes:
    • A comprehensive student manual
    • A student exercise book
    • A summary study guide
    • Usability glossary
    • Usability resources
    • User interface control selection guide
    • Quick reference guides

Why choose Human Factors International?

100,000+ professionals trained so far

8,500+ certified professionals worldwide

Global Leader in UX Consulting and Training

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Human Factors International
1860 Highway 1, Suite 3600
52556 Fairfield IA

Human Factors International

HFI specializes in providing practical user experience design training for everyone from new to advanced design professionals. To meet your career goals, Human Factors International (HFI) offers three certification tracks: Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)™ Certified User Experience Analyst (CXA)™ Certified...

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