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Introduction to UX Design

A course by Ethan Parry
UX Designer and Researcher. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined December 2016
, UX Designer and Researcher

Learn how to create digital experiences that resonate with your users

  • Best seller
  • 98% positive reviews (719)
  • 21404 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to create digital experiences that resonate with your users

  • 98% positive reviews (719)
  • 21404 students
  • 22 lessons (3h 9m)
  • 38 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 08/11/2020

UX design is one of the most in-demand roles today and, as brands understand how much it impacts their overall strategy, it can only continue to grow. Ethan Parry has been working with major brands such as Meliá Hotels International, SEAT, and Dunia, evangelizing the UX design universe in Barcelona, Spain. He also leads workshops for businesses such as KPMG, Accenture, El Corte Inglés, and Hola Magazine, and is part of the European Adobe XD team (Adobe XDI).

In his first Domestika Basics course, Introduction to Adobe XD, Ethan goes through the entire UX design process, giving his students a complete understanding of how to build a website on Adobe XD, one of the leading software for UX design today. In this course, he focuses on the research, methodology, and overall UX strategy that accompanies UX design, which is just as important as the design itself.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. UX Foundations
  • U3
    U3. Empathize and Define
  • U4
    U4. Ideate and Prototype
  • U5
    U5. Testing and Implementation
  • U6
    U6. Becoming a UX Designer
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Ethan, learn about the books, artists, and websites that have influenced his career, along with an explanation of what you will cover in the course.

Start off with the fundamentals of UX and the business value of UX design. Discover the origins of UX, starting with Feng Shui in 4000 BC to Don Norman, who coined the term “user experience”, as well as Ethan’s perspective on where the industry is headed.

Learn about the principles of accessibility and heuristics, covering areas such as text, navigation and links, colors, and assistive technologies. Next, discover Ethan’s 5-step UX process, with an overview of each one.

Discover the importance of UX Research, and what can go wrong if you don’t do it correctly. Learn how to carry out interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Become an expert problem-solver, by exploring techniques such as affinity mapping. Then, learn all about persona creation and how to create a journey map.

Learn different ideation techniques such as brainstorming, bodystorming, mind-mapping, and more. See how to organize your content in an effective way to create a clean, well-designed interface.

Understand the value of prototyping once you have come up with several ideas, getting an in-depth explanation of the what, why, and when of prototyping. Craft your user-testing methodology, with Ethan’s best practices to document and prioritize your findings. See how to carry out a smooth design-to-development handoff, learning about useful tools along the way.

Learn about how to measure UX and how to present your findings in a creative way to a client, as well as how to show the importance of UX design within a company. Create your own case study from scratch, documenting your entire UX design process and showcasing your work for your portfolio, and finish the course with Ethan’s tips when it comes to interviewing for UX positions.

What is this course's project?

Create a validated UX design prototype to meet the needs of a given person or brand, following Ethan’s step-by-step process, creating a case study for your portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning about digital products or services.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge required, just the motivation to learn about UX design.

You will need a laptop and an internet connection.


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Ethan Parry

A course by Ethan Parry

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UX Designer and Researcher

Ethan’s interest in UX started when working in public relations in San Francisco, taking part in Adobe’s largest Creative Cloud launch in 2015 and working with Silicon Valley’s biggest players in tech. After completing a UX Design boot camp program, he decided to further his knowledge in the field and study a master’s degree in Interaction Design at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona, Spain.

Since then, Ethan has worked in both agency and consultancy settings, for international clients such as Meliá Hotels International, SEAT, and Dunia. He leads workshops for businesses such as KPMG, Accenture, El Corte Inglés, and Hola Magazine, and is part of the European Adobe XD team (Adobe XDI).

Over the past few years, he has been part of the Interaction Design Association’s Interaction Awards committee, which recognizes and celebrates examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures, and teaches UX design and Agile methodology topics at several design universities and boot camps in Barcelona.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in This Course
  • U2

    UX Foundations

    • What Is UX?
    • A Brief History of UX
    • Principles of Accessibility and Heuristics
    • Introduction to UX Process
  • U3

    Empathize and Define

    • Intro to UX Research
    • Desk Research, Benchmark, Interviews
    • Detecting and Defining the Problem
    • Persona Creation
    • Journey Mapping
  • U4

    Ideate and Prototype

    • Ideation Techniques
    • Information Architecture
    • Value of Prototyping
    • Types of Prototypes and Prototyping Tools
  • U5

    Testing and Implementation

    • User Testing
    • Working with Developers
    • Presenting to Stakeholders/Clients
  • U6

    Becoming a UX Designer

    • Case Studies
    • Showcasing Your Work
    • UX Job Interviews
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to UX

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Introduction to UX Design

A course by Ethan Parry
UX Designer and Researcher. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined December 2016
  • 98% positive reviews (719)
  • 21404 students