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Are you interested in improving the quality of your products through good design? Then you’re in the right place. This e-learning course bridges the gap between design and development and will deepen your understanding of how good design can be applied within the context of software development. With teachings from esteemed thought leaders and interactive, hands-on exercises, Design for Non-Designers, will show you how to provide your users with high quality products and a delightful user experience.

Self-paced since July 7, 2015
Language: English

Course information


Course contents

  • Week 1 - What is Design:

    Design thinking, design practice, and the language of design
  • Week 2 - Design Process:

    The software interface design process, roles and concepts
  • Week 3 - Why Design Matters:

    Design’s contribution to successful, high-quality products
  • Week 4 - Conceptual Design:

    Matching product design to the work of the user
  • Week 5 - Production Design:

    Converting user understanding to physical product.

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Course End
Jul 07, 2015
Course Start
May 26, 2015

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Scott Klemmer

Scott Klemmer

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 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.

Goran Peuc

Goran Peuc

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.

Lydia Waldmann

Lydia Waldmann

Senior UX Designer, Design Lead SAP for Sports & Entertainment

Lydia is a Design Professional and Design Thinker with over ten years of multi-faceted experience in the areas of Web- and Print Design, Visual Design, User Experience, Prototyping, Marketing and SAP Consulting. In the various stages of her career she has been working at the interface between business, development and design. This encouraged her to efficiently brining these areas closer together by driving joined innovations and mutual understanding. Since 2014 she is leading the UX Design for the new SAP Sports & Entertainment solutions tasked with driving a whole new consumer-grade User Experience leveraging SAP’s leading-edge technologies.

Ruchi Kumar Chand

Ruchi Kumar Chand

UX Director SAP

Ruchi is passionate about making complex products simple. She brings together people, business and technology to create beautiful experiences that are easy to use. Her team’s award winning work influenced mobile design across SAP.

Ruchi did her masters from the School of Information at UC Berkeley. She enjoys exploring - ideas, places and people.

Andrea Anderson

Andrea Anderson

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.

Sam Yen

Sam Yen

Chief Design Officer, SAP

Prior to taking on his current role, Sam was the Global Head of Design and User Experience, and prior to that Sam 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 multi-disciplinary 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.