This free Software Design for Non-Designers interactive course aims to explain common aspects of design as way to improve user experience in software engineering, and will provide an introduction to a few basic steps you can apply to your next project. It is taught by Scott Klemmer from UC San Diego, and a team of design-driven development experts from SAP.
Each class includes five components to make learning more effective and more fun.
Throughout the course, students will receive points for weekly challenges. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a document confirming course participation.
Previous versions of this course are available here:
- Software Design for Non-Designers (June 1 through July 14, 2016)
- Software Design for Non-Designers (Edition Q4/2016) (October 25 through December 07, 2016)
- Software Design for Non-Designers (Edition Q1/2017) (March 15 through April 27, 2017)
- Software Design for Non-Designers (Edition Q4/2017) (November 08 through December 21, 2017)
This course was rated with 4.44 stars in average from 183 votes.
Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
Former Chief Design Officer, SAP
Sam had multiple roles at SAP: Chief Design Officer, Global Head of Design and User Experience, and prior to that he led the SAP AppHaus, an innovation team tasked with building new solutions, establishing new markets, and reaching new users for SAP. Sam initially joined SAP as a senior member of the Design Services Team, a group in the Office of the CEO tasked with accelerating the adoption of Design Thinking as a process for innovation and development of internal and external SAP products.
Former VP Design Thinking, SAP User Experience Strategy
Andrea is a veteran of Design Thinking in software. With more than 10 years of practicing and teaching design thinking, she has applied the approach to software solutions, product strategy and services.
Andrea has been instrumental in leading the organizational transformation of SAP into an organization that practices Design Thinking throughout the world.
Principal UX Designer, SAP
Goran has been working in the digital design industry for over 15 years, with no intent to stop. As an SAP Principal UX Designer he is creating products for multi-billion global clients and evangelizes design both within SAP and at the many design conferences he is requested to speak at. Goran loves nature, hiking, and mountain biking and on occasion grills a mean steak.
University of California, San Diego
Scott is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego, where he is a co-founder and Associate co-director of the Design Lab.
He previously served as Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford, where he co-directed the HCI Group, held the Bredt Faculty Scholar chair, and was a founding participant in the d.school. He has a dual BA in Art-Semiotics and Computer Science from Brown (with Graphic Design work at RISD), and a PhD in CS from Berkeley.