EDUCATION


PORTFOLIO

Biagio Goetzke








ABOUT


CHALLENGE

To stay up to date on the latest advances in my field while keeping my fundamentals fresh.


SOLUTION

Continually build on what I learned at my university by taking online courses.


RESULTS

I am an expert in my field and consistently get top of class distinctions in my online course work.









THE COOPER UNION






RANKING

Cooper Union is consistently ranked the #1 and #2 U.S. college by U.S. New and World Report competing with Brown University for top place.  It is considered one of the hardest colleges to get accepted to in the U.S. with an acceptance rate ranging from 2-5%. Niche.com ranks it the #5 best college in the U.S.


HISTORY

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a private college at Cooper Square on the border of the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Inspired in 1830 when Peter Cooper learned about the government-supported École Polytechnique in France, Cooper Union was established in 1859.  The school was built on a radical new model of American higher education based on founder Peter Cooper's fundamental belief that an education "equal to the best technology schools established" should be accessible to those who qualify, independent of their race, religion, sex, wealth or social status, and should be "open and free to all."  

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MAJOR

Mechanical Engineering


SECONDARY FOCUS

Digital and Fine Art


GPA

3.4


Tuition

Full scholarship


Distinction

Dean’s List


ORGANIZATIONS

Tau Delta Phi









THE INTERACTION DESIGN FOUNDATION


Course

Mobile User Experience (UX) Design



Certificate



Distinction

Top 10% in Class


About

About IDF

Our Course Certificates are trusted by industry leaders such as IBM and Adobe who train their teams with our courses. Universities such as MIT and the University of Cambridge include our material in their curricula.


What I Learned


Course Description

Mobile usage overtook that of desktop way back in 2014 according to Comscore; since then, the gap between devices has only widened, with the rise in mobile usage doubling the loss seen on desktop. This increase in mobile traffic has made mobile user experience one of the most important factors in the success of a product or website, and it means that the skills involved are absolutely essential for designers, marketers, and developers if they want to keep up with the times. This course will teach you how to do just that—design great mobile user interfaces, with an emphasis on mobile usability best practices.

 

When you want to start designing a great user experience on a mobile device, using common sense design approaches or simply learning by doing won’t be enough. With Google reporting that 61% of users were unlikely to return to a mobile site they had trouble accessing and, even worse, 40% choosing to visit a competitor’s site instead, such uneducated approaches could prove disastrous for your product or website. A user’s comprehension is 50% less on a mobile device, which means that content, navigation, and visual design elements must be twice as intuitive as they are on a desktop. With hard facts like that, you must constantly keep in mind the point that little screens mean very little room for error. Designing for mobile means taking the rough of the risk with the smooth of the sheer profit potential, and your need to learn the skills involved in creating an easy-to-use mobile user interface and, consequently, a great mobile user experience is nothing less than vital.

 

This course is built on evidence-based approaches as well as solid evidence distilled from decades of research and practice. Here, CEO of ExperienceDynamics.com, Frank Spillers, who is a distinguished speaker, author, and internationally respected Senior Usability practitioner, will teach you what you need to know to stay one step ahead as you venture into this exciting, cutting-edge and lucrative field.









THE INTERACTION DESIGN FOUNDATION


Course

Human-Computer Interaction - HCI



Certificate



Distinction

Top 10% in Class


About

About IDF

Our Course Certificates are trusted by industry leaders such as IBM and Adobe who train their teams with our courses. Universities such as MIT and the University of Cambridge include our material in their curricula.


What I Learned


Course Description

Interactions between computers and humans should be as intuitive as conversations between two humans—and yet many products and services fail to achieve this. So, what do you need to know so as to create an intuitive user experience? Human psychology? Emotional design? Specialized design processes? The answer is, of course, all of the above, and this course will cover them all.

 

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is about understanding what it means to be a user of a computer (which is more complicated than it sounds), and therefore how to create related products and services that work seamlessly. It’s an important skill to master, because it gives any company the perspective and knowledge needed to build products that work more efficiently and therefore sell better. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the Computer and IT occupation to grow by 12% from 2014–2024, faster than the average for all occupations. This goes to show the immense demand in the market for professionals equipped with the right computer and IT skills.

 

This course provides a comprehensive introduction and deep dive into HCI, so you can create designs that provide outstanding user experiences. Whether you are a newcomer to the subject of HCI or a professional, by the end of the course you will have a deep understanding of what it means to be a user and how to implement user-centered design for the best possible results.

 

This course is based on in-depth videos created by the amazing Alan Dix. You'll be in great company with this renowned professor and Director of the Computational Foundry at Swansea University, a specialist in HCI and co-author of the classic textbook, Human-Computer Interaction.









CODECADEMY


Course

Build Websites from Scratch



Certificate



About

About Codecademy

Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We’re committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.


What I Learned


Course Description

A 10-week curriculum of web development fundamentals using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Github. Read more.









LEARN UX DESIGN


Course

Learn UX Design



Certificate



About

About Learn UX Design


What I Learned


Course Description

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LinkedIn LEARNING


Course

Proto.io for UX Design



Certificate



About

About LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an American website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of LinkedIn. It was founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman as Lynda.com before being acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in December 2016.


Course Description

Get up to speed with Proto.io, one of the leading prototyping platforms for UX and design teams, and start building and sharing interactive prototypes. This course shows how to make prototypes for a variety of devices, ranging from smartphones to tablets to desktops. Learn how to create screens and import artboards from Photoshop and Sketch. See how to add interactivity, photo, video, audio, and animation. Additionally, learn about sending your prototypes out for review, to provide testers and users with the opportunity to add comments to your projects.

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LinkedIn LEARNING


Course

UX Foundations: Information Architecture



Certificate



About

About LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an American website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of LinkedIn. It was founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman as Lynda.com before being acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in December 2016.


Course Description

Improving the way the information in your site or application is organized and presented is one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing user satisfaction and engagement. Information architecture can help you find out how your users think about the world, and transition those lessons to your product. In this course, Chris Nodder teaches you how to perform card sort research to get information about user interactions, analyze the results, and create a validated information architecture plan. Then translate your plan into refined menus, content classification, and page layouts. Finally, test the success of your new structure with reverse card sorting and by monitoring feedback from server logs, site searches, and help desk calls.

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LinkedIn LEARNING


Course

UX Foundations: Logic and Content



Certificate



About

About LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an American website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of LinkedIn. It was founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman as Lynda.com before being acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in December 2016.


Course Description

Foundations of UX: Logic and Content looks at how designers, developers, and content creators can use the ancient art of logic and reasoning to improve user experiences and facilitate communication. Morten Rand-Hendriksen looks at the principles of logic, how computer logic and human logic differ, and how these differences can be used to improve communication. The core idea of logic is to create a system in which communication is clear, precise, and unambiguous, which is (or at least should be) the goal of any website or other communication.

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LinkedIn LEARNING


Course

UX Foundations: Making the Case for Usability Testing



Certificate



About

About LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an American website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of LinkedIn. It was founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman as Lynda.com before being acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in December 2016.


Course Description

Why is usability testing important to you and your organization? For one, it empowers anybody in web or app development to find out just what their users need, and increases ROI by focusing design improvements on areas that have the biggest impact. In this short summary course, interaction design specialist Chris Nodder explains the what, why, who, and how of usability testing, and shows how to turn the benefits of usability testing into a convincing argument for performing it at your company.

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LinkedIn LEARNING


Course

User Experience for Web Design



Certificate



About

About LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an American website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of LinkedIn. It was founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman as Lynda.com before being acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in December 2016.


Course Description

A good user experience design will make visitors stay on your site. A bad one will make them go to someone else's. This class teaches you how to apply simple UX design principles to your site to make it behave in the way that users want and expect.

 

User experience expert Chris Nodder teaches What people want from websites, how they search for information, how they read online, and how to structure your content to take advantage of this research How to use graphics to help rather than hinder visitors, how to integrate video, audio, and other media, and when to consider interactive rather than static content How to look at your site's homepage, forms, product pages, and content through the eyes of users to build a site that better meets their needs How to balance site content with advertising.

 

There are never enough great interfaces in the world. Take this easy introduction to start making wonderful online experiences for your own users.

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