foundations of user experience (ux) design coursera answers week 1
Weekly challenge 1: The basics of user experience design
1. Fill in the blank: The user experience is _____.
- how a person, the user, feels about interacting with or experiencing a product
- the ability to understand someone else’s feelings or thoughts in a situation
- a one-stop shop for the appearance of brands, products, and services
- the framework of a website or how it’s organized, categorized, or structured
2. How does it benefit businesses to consider the user experience (UX)?
- It helps businesses limit spending on pricey user research studies, by focusing on design first.
- It helps businesses copy successful product ideas from competitors in their market segment.
- It helps businesses create products that are usable and accessible to a wider range of customers.
- It helps businesses make design decisions based on business plans, rather than user preferences
3. What does a T-shaped UX designer specialize in?
- T-shaped designers specialize in a lot of areas of UX design.
- T-shaped designers have a deep understanding of one kind of UX design and lack knowledge in other areas.
- T-shaped designers specialize in one kind of UX design and have a breadth of knowledge in other areas.
- T-shaped designers have knowledge in many areas but lack specialization.
5. What is a specialist UX designer?
- A designer who maintains a wide breadth of knowledge and responsibilities.
- A designer with a deep understanding of a particular UX design role such as visual, interaction, or motion design.
- A designer who specializes in one kind of UX design and has a breadth of knowledge in other areas.
- A designer who has a deep understanding of one kind of UX design and lacks knowledge in other areas.
6. What does an interaction designer focus on in UX design?
- Designing the experience of a product and how it functions
- Translating the design’s intent into a functioning experience.
- How a product or technology looks
- What it feels like for a user to move through a product
7. Fill in the blank: If a user finds a product enjoyable to use, then the UX designer created a positive connection by considering the user’s _____ when making the product.
9. Why do startups usually hire UX generalists instead of specialists?
- Startups have thousands of employees working on lots of different projects.
- Startups expose designers to a lot of different industries and get to solve unique problems.
- Startups have tight budgets and few employees.
- Please review the video about UX design jobs at different types of companies.
10. What are some of the benefits a beginner UX designer might find working at a startup?
- Startup companies allow employees to pick the projects they want to work on and manage their own schedule.
- Startup companies allow employees to specialize in one specific skill and learn from expert colleagues.
- Startup companies allow generalist UX designers to work with a wide range of clients.
- Startup companies allow employees to make large contributions and guide the company towards growth.
11. Why are program managers necessary when working in UX design?
- Program managers act as a bridge between interaction designers and engineers.
- Program managers ensure the process of building a product goes smoothly from start to finish through the use of clear and timely communication.
- Program managers translate the design’s intent into a functioning experience.
- Program managers ensure the language within a product is clear.
12. A beginner UX designer is looking for a short-term work opportunity with not a lot of responsibility. Which of the following is a good option for them?
13. In UX design, what makes a product usable?
- The design is beautiful to the intended audience.
- The design, structure, and purpose of the product are clear to everyone.
- The design is designed to function the same for everyone.
- The design is difficult to learn at first, but easy to understand as time goes on.