Over the past few months I have been engaged in binge MOOCing. It started out because I found a really worthwhile course covering web application architecture for Ruby on Rails via Coursera, but I quickly realized that many of the courses were at least as interesting as the shows and movies available via streaming sites. I will skip the process in the middle for the sake of this post, but I would like to point you to another great MOOC via Coursera. The course, Human Computer Interaction by Scott Klemmer, covers topics including from the design process and prototyping and is really easy to follow. It neatly fits into both my binge MOOC routine and the learn to code self study curriculum that I have been assembling as I reboot my personal professional focus.
If you are someone who is interested in starting a startup, working on a startup, writing code, or aspiring to learn to code then this is a course that you should definitely check out. The course has already started, but it is not too late to watch the lectures.
I would also like to point out that this course is also a great pre-startup course for anyone who wants to design or build a minimum viable product (MVP) for their startup (hint: you should watch this course or take a similar one BEFORE you try to find or hire a programmer or designer to build your startup idea or app. Scot does a great job of teaching you how to improve and accelerate your learning while minimizing the amount of time or cost associated with getting a your product right. This is really important for first time founders and repeat founders as well.
Check it out here:
Human Computer Interaction by Scott Klemmer, Associate Professor, Computer Science, UC San Diego.
For other great courses that I have reviewed or added to my learn to code section, go HERE (or check the links at the top of this page).