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User Experience Design: Foundations

Learn the basics of UX Design with full flexibility, hands-on practice and a unique personal project.

Course overview

What you’ll learn in this course

You’ll have 6 months access to all online course materials, enabling you to study at your own pace and fit your development around your busy lifestyle.

Learn what UX Design is, understand its process and explore Human-Centred Design principles.

Adopt industry-specific techniques that help UX Designers explore the problem space by planning, facilitating, and analysing research. Here, you’ll both cover and conduct:

  • Research techniques
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Desk research

Find, collate, measure, and interpret user insights and apply them to your research and solution. You’ll explore:

  • Data and identifying patterns
  • Empathy mapping
  • Customer journey maps
  • Personas

Apply critical analysis techniques to determine suitable design concepts for your UX Design problem. Identify features that best align with your users’ needs and business priorities. Learn how to select a feature and establish your Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

  • Setting the vision
  • Introduction to Service Design
  • From strategy to concept

Develop mock-ups, wireframes and discover different techniques and online tools to help you create your own digital prototypes. Use low and high-fidelity prototypes to test and validate your features. Reiterate design concepts based on feedback and usability testing to optimise and improve usability. You will have an understanding of:

  • User flows and stories
  • Features
  • Usability testing and optimisation
  • Information architecture and navigation
  • Form design, search and accessibility

Demonstrate your UX Design knowledge and capability in a mentor-reviewed personal portfolio project.

Why study UX Design at Academy Xi?

Frequently asked questions on UX Design

Frequently asked questions

User Experience (UX) Design is the process of designing for satisfaction and delight by improving the customer’s experience when interacting with products, services and features. While it can apply to the experience of any product or service, UX was born out of digital product design. As a result, the UX profession has a focus on human-centred digital experiences. Simply put, any interaction an individual has with a company and the products or services offered by them is referred to as the ‘User Experience’.

There are many UX and UI Design software applications. As a UX Designer, what you end up using might come down to personal preference, what you are familiar with, price point, type of project you are working on and what might be available in the organisation you work in.
Here are a few popular options to get you started:

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • InVision Studio
  • Adobe XD
  • Axure

In this course you’ll experience flexible and self-paced learning, where students cover course content independently and browse material on our engaging learning platform. You’ll learn through a combination of:

  • Readings
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Hands-on activities and practical project work

Our online courses come in three 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:

  • Are you studying to transform your career? Our TRANSFORM courses will equip you with the latest industry skills and have you graduating job-ready, with an included Career Support Program.
  • Do you want to complement your existing skillset? Our ELEVATE courses will expand your expertise in a social and supported environment.
  • Do you just want to learn the fundamentals? Quench your curiosity, at your own pace with our FOUNDATIONS courses.

We offer 10% off when you pay upfront for all Foundations courses. Contact one of our course advisors to discuss payment options or check if there are any other available discounts or promotions.

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