What are UX Design and UI Design?
User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Design are interrelated disciplines that cover different aspects of creating amazing digital experiences. They both follow a Human-Centred Design (HCD) approach by placing the user at the centre of the design process.
UX Design is the process of creating digital products and services that are useful, usable, and desirable. It is concerned with how a person feels when using an app or a website, whilst UI Design is concerned about how the product looks.
UI Designers craft all the visual elements that a user will interact with, and focus on the interactivity of the interface.
Why study UX and UI Design?
Every time you use a digital product, your experience of it, and the impression it leaves, is the result of “good” or “poor” UX and UI Design. When developing a digital product, both disciplines must be considered to create positive, meaningful and relevant experiences.
UX and UI Design are fast-growing disciplines and people with these skills are in high-demand across all industries. Market trends in Australia show that designers with an understanding of both UX and UI Design have stronger employment outcomes.
We teach UX and UI Design:
- As separate disciplines, for students who want to become specialists in one area
- In courses that cover both disciplines, for students who want stronger employment outcomes and a holistic skillset
CURRENT MARKET SIZE OF THE UX UI INDUSTRY
MEDIAN SENIOR UX salary in Australia
UX UI roles on offer in Australia
Employment rate for our graduates
Our UX courses come in three online formats. No matter your learning preferences, work or life commitments, or support levels you require – we’ve got you covered.
To choose the right course format, pick your desired career outcomes:
Real client projects
A key feature of all our Transform courses and a major point of difference with other providers, is that our students work with real businesses and stakeholders. In addition to the theory, we teach our students the soft and hands-on practical skills required to work in any organisation.
Our students have provided valuable fresh perspectives and design thinking to the following organisations:
Working as a group, you will:
Consult with clients to understand their goals and requirements
Collaborate with classmates to develop a strategy that aligns with specific goals
Apply tools and principles to real-life challenges
Curate research and results to prepare for your end of course assessment
Earn a digital credential
We partner with Acclaim by Credly to deliver digital credentials for our graduates. Digital credentials are a graphical representation of your skills, combined with a description of the knowledge and activities it took to earn them.
Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
“It gave me the chance to clearly demonstrate my skills and understanding of the full design process.”
I went in with high expectations, which were all met. I totally understand why people recommend this course, and in particular, Hayden… it [the training] absolutely enabled me to get the job with Westpac. When I did the interview, I was about 75% through my first project - which was a mobile app for sustainability and recycling and featured a smart bin. I was prepared to answer standard interview questions, but the interviewer asked me to walk her through a digital project that I loved. I feel that if it hadn’t been for the project within the UX UI Design Transform course, I wouldn't have been able to get the job. It gave me the chance to clearly demonstrate my skills and understanding of the full design process.
“I felt a sense of community that I didn’t with university training”
Academy Xi online training was completely different. I made so many new connections and I felt a sense of community that I didn’t with university training. The class sizes were small, so we actually got to know each other - it was way more engaging.
“most enjoyable learning experience”
Bowie Feina Yau
I attended the full-time UX transformation course at Academy Xi in 2018. It was the most enjoyable learning experience I've experienced, with the super friendly and helpful instructor and staff whom I can call friends.
As a designer, what I also really like is that they keep working on refining their services by regularly collecting our feedback so that they can continuously improve the student experience.
I learned a lot and also had great fun studying there!
“it has been the best thing I could have done”
I can highly recommend Academy Xi and have become a massive fan of what they are achieving.
Coming from a complementary industry like graphic design, I had been a highly skilled Senior Creative for over 20 years. So moving into User Experience Design role was not a huge leap. But making that leap has been because of my association with Academy Xi. The support that the team has given is largely responsible for why I moved very quickly into a number of contract roles and now a permanent UX position.