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App Design Strategies for Non-Designers: Hierarchy


Sabrina Majeed
Lead Designer, Venmo

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About This Class

There are an infinite number of ways to lay out a web page. Well-designed pages make it easy (and even enjoyable) for users to consume your product. This class will help you think like a designer by giving you a basic overview of design hierarchy. You’ll learn strategies for creating the best hierarchy for your page. Interactive exercises will help you practice what you’ve learned during the class.


  • Introduction 8:03
  • Elements 15:22
  • Pyramid Scheme 11:34
  • Next Steps 1:16
  • Q and A 8:01


  • Know basic visual hierarchy principles
  • Learn simple strategies for laying out your page

About the Instructor(s)


Sabrina Majeed
Lead Designer

Sabrina Majeed spends most of her time thinking about the larger role of designers in technology. She's particularly passionate about designing for mobile devices and embracing a holistic approach to design; a result of her studies at Carnegie Mellon in communication design and human-computer interaction. In the past she designed iOS apps at Miso and Intuit and is currently focused on building out a design team at Venmo.

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