In a nutshell, here are my learnings (really brief one) from Week 1’s class:

– UX Design ≠ UI Design. In fact, UX involves a lot more stuff than I expected (which made sense now after this lecture and when I think about it).

– I got introduced to Donald Norman and his principles; did some light reading on “The Design of Everyday Things” and was highly intrigued by how he describes design. I took my digging a step further and found a video of him on Ted as well. For anyone interested, here is the link to the vid: 3 Ways Good Design Makes You Happy.

– Gestalt Principles allowed me to describe better in theory how we perceive certain designs and the effects they have on us.

– Nik really like dogs. (me too actually *grins*)