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We've covered a lot of material that was probably brand new to you. Check that you've absorbed it by answering the questions below:

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The Design Process

  • Why is it so important to design before building?
  • What are the three phases of the design process?

User Experience

  • What is UX?
  • How is UX different from UI?
  • How is UI different from interaction?
  • Who is the most important person for achieving good UX?
  • What are the 3 key factors in determining (and measuring) good UX?
  • What are the main components of the UX designer's toolkit?
  • What is information architecture?
  • What factors should guide your choice of information architecture?
  • How could you verify with users that you've chosen a good information architecture?
  • What are 3 common navigation patterns?
  • What 2 key questions should you answer for the user on every page to have a good navigation flow?
  • What is a CTA?
  • How many CTAs should you typically have on a page?
  • What are the 10 properties of good interaction design?

Design

  • What is design?
  • What are the 10 principles of good design (it's okay to cheat a bit on this one) according to Dieter Rams?
  • Why should you use common layouts in your site composition?
  • What pattern will your user's eye typically follow? Which users might this fail for?
  • What is whitespace and why is it important?
  • What is visual hierarchy and why is it so important for websites?
  • What are the 8 primary properties of page elements that allow you to alter the visual hierarchy?
  • Which of these are the CRAP factors that determine relationships between elements?
  • What is a serif?
  • Where do fonts come from?
  • What is vertical rhythm and why is it useful?
  • How is vertical rhythm achieved?
  • What is a grid system?
  • Why are grids useful?
  • What are the most common grids?
  • What are the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors?
  • What are complementary colors?
  • What is a monochrome color scheme?
  • What is a complementary color scheme?
  • What is a triadic color scheme?
  • What add-ons and tools make your life easier when choosing color schemes?
  • What is RGB?
  • What is Hexadecimal? How can you tell a color by reading it?
  • What color is closest to (without looking):
    • #dd0044 (bright red, slight hint of purple)
    • #99ff99
    • #93c47d
    • #c27ba0
    • #7bc3ef
    • #fff
    • #000

Mockups

  • What is a mockup?
  • How is a mockup different from a wireframe or a prototype (technically speaking)?
  • What is "fidelity" in the world of mockups?
  • In Balsamiq, how do you download and use a partial mockup (like a control or grid) someone else uploaded to the web?


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