About This Course
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. This course is designed to help you materialize your game-changing idea and transform it into a product that you can build a business around. Product Design blends theory and practice to teach you product validation, UI/UX practices, Google’s Design Sprint and the process for setting and tracking actionable metrics.
Why Take This?
Over the years, Silicon Valley startups have developed a series of frameworks and best practices for product design. Through startup case studies and interviews with industry experts, we want to bring you the best of Silicon Valley with lessons you can apply to influence the design of your mobile or web app. By the end of the course, you will know how to perform a Google Design Sprint (developed at Google Ventures) to design, prototype and test your ideas. You will also learn to design low fidelity mockups for your product and capture appropriate metrics.
Prerequisites and Requirements
This course is intended for students with a foundation in Computer Science, demonstrated through a proficiency of concepts covered in our [CS101 course](http://udacity.com/course/cs101). Students should also have interest in design and some familiarity with the current entrepreneurship scene.
Learn product validation, UI/UX practices, Google’s Design Sprint and the process for setting and tracking actionable metrics.