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UX UI Design: Elevate (Self-paced)






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Course overview

Complement your existing professional expertise and boost your career with in-demand skills in User Experience Design (UX), User Interface Design (UI), Design Thinking and Human-Centred processes.

The demand for UX UI Designers is booming across all industries, with an expected market growth of 18.9 % by 2024. This online course will equip you with a solid toolkit of UX Design frameworks, and introduce you to UI Design concepts, so you can craft useful, usable, and slick digital products.

Learn on your terms:

  • Fully flexible self-paced course
  • Learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere
  • Browse material on our engaging learning platform
  • Optional reading and activities to cement your learning

Packed with industry-relevant content:

  • Combined UX and UI Design for increased employability
  • Receive trusted, industry-recognised credentials
  • 60 hours of content and activities 
  • Premium material built in-house by experts 
  • Learn on our engaging learning platform

The best way to learn is by doing:

  • Get practical experience that you can use immediately in your job 
  • Work on various activities throughout the course
  • Create a compelling set of UX UI Design artefacts
  • Build your portfolio with a personal UX UI project 
  • 1:1 feedback at set stages during the course 

Course timeframe

This course takes approximately 60 hours to complete. The timeframe includes getting through learning materials, participating in 1:1 feedback sessions, completing course activities and developing your personal project. The speed at which you tackle the content is up to you, with feedback sessions occurring at set points during the course, as and when you reach them. From the time of enrolment, you’ll have 6 months access to the course content. 

What you'll learn

  • An overview of UX, UI and Interaction Design
  • The Human-Centred Design context
  • The Double Diamond framework for innovation
  • Design thinking
  • Designing for the experience economy – UX and UI in relation to Service/Strategic Design, Customer Experience (CX), Business Design and Venture Design
  • Research problem statements
  • An overview of research techniques
  • Considering the business and the customer
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Contextual inquiry
  • Fly on the wall
  • Competitor analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Working with insights
  • Affinity mapping
  • Empathy mapping
  • Personas
  • Archetype profiles
  • Customer journeys
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Digitising outputs
  • An overview of design principles
  • UX Design principles
  • Defining a project’s design principles
  • Defining the design challenge
  • “How might we” statements
  • The purpose of ideation
  • Brainstorming and ideation techniques
  • Democratic design
  • Decision making methods
  • Minimum Viable Product in a UX context
  • Card sorting
  • Information architecture
  • User flows
  • Interaction design
  • Intuitive UI
  • Visual hierarchy
  • Composition
  • Reading patterns
  • Grids
  • Alignment
  • Sketching the UI
  • Creating wireframes
  • Typography
  • Colour
  • Iconography
  • Web conventions
  • Content
  • Inclusive & accessible design principles
  • Responsive & persuasive design
  • Good & bad UI design
  • Creating & delivering prototypes
  • Preparing for & conducting usability testing

Who this course is for

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is ideal for:

  • Anyone looking for a mentor-led course with in-depth coverage of UX Design and an introduction to UI Design
  • Anyone looking for a practical online course where they can develop a project/portfolio to scheduled deadlines and in line with industry-standards
  • Students who want the convenience and flexibility of online learning delivery, with the benefits of regular support in live video sessions

Earn a digital credential

We partner with 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. 

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