Usability and Interaction Design

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


This course covers the key aspects of usability and UX within the context of modern interaction design, mobile-first and design of digital products. On completion of this module, students will be able to apply the fundamental principles of Usability to create highly usable digital products in a UX, interaction design or product management role.

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 02 to 03 Aug 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 20 Jul 2022

  • Date(s): 27 to 28 Sep 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 14 Sep 2022

  • Date(s): 15 to 16 Nov 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 02 Nov 2022

Upon completion of this program, the successful student with have reliably demonstrated the ability to understand and apply the underlying principles of:
- Usability Fundamentals
- Design && Digital Media History
- Interactive Design && Composition
- Mobile Usability && Responsive Design

Our curriculum is built through regular consultation with industry professional and hiring partners, and is designed to teach the skills, tools and technologies to meet the evolving needs and trends emerging in the tech industry.

Usability Fundamentals

- Fundamental principles of usability
- Feedback based design
- Principles of Functionality, Satisfaction, Perceived Trust, Intuitive Learnability, Memorability, Orientation, Findability and Signposting
- Use of Images, icons and words in design

Design & Digital Media History

- The history of design and digital media
- Trends in digital design
- Gestalt theory and design conventions in the digital age
- Dieter Rams: the 10 commandments of post-industrial design
- Ben Shneiderman: the 8 golden rules of interface design

Interactive Design & Composition

- Design conventions: matching user experience and expectations
- Composition: using spacing and white space - simple is hard, less is more
- Avoiding user cognitive overload - the principle of 3 to 7
- Trust and control: signalling, signposting and navigation
- Communication, messaging and content design
- Interactive elements in digital design: buttons, links, hover states, menus, images, rich media, social media, commenting, text fields, web forms

Mobile Usability & Responsive Design

- Fundamentals of mobile usability
- Principles and conventions of mobile-first design and responsive design
- Low fidelity prototyping for mobile using Marvel
- High fidelity responsive design using InVision

 User Interface Designer, User Experience Designer, Product Manager, UX Researcher, Information Architect, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Communication Designer, Production Designer, Interactive Designer, Art Director, Creative Director

Standard Course Fee: S$2140.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable. Click here for more information.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information. 
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