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User Experience Design: Foundations

From $28.85 per week

Get a high-level overview of User Experience (UX) Design and explore the key concepts and tools underpinning the process.

We’re launching a subscription model for all Foundation courses.

Academy Xi students now have the option to subscribe to our entire range of Foundation courses across all our portfolios for a monthly fee. Use this as a way to gain a wider digital skillset and give yourself an advantage as you compete for roles in the ever-changing employment landscape.

Our graduates are now the driving force behind some of Australia’s most innovative brands

Why choose this course?

No prerequisites or previous experience required

Launch your UX Design journey today, no matter what level of experience you have! Our beginner-friendly approach will help get you up to speed in no time.

Flexible and self-paced

With 6 months access, the speed at which you tackle online course content is up to you. Study at your own pace and fit learning into your busy lifestyle.

Created for Curious Beginners

Our Foundations courses help quench your curiosity by teaching the basics of UX Design. Easy, affordable, and perfect for independent learners.

What your curriculum looks like

Learn the basics of UX Design within 6 months. You’ll work through online course content at your own pace, and receive expert feedback at the end of the course.

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6

Module 1

Recommended: 5 hours per module

Intro to User Experience Design
Learn what UX Design is and be introduced to its process and Human-Centred Design principles.

Module 2

Recommended: 5 hours per module

Exploring the problem space
Adopt industry-specific techniques that help UX Designers explore the problem space by planning, facilitating, and analysing UX Design research.

  • Research techniques
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Desk research

Module 3

Recommended: 5 hours per module

Creative action
Find, collate, measure, and interpret user insights and apply them to your research and solution. Translate research and insights into concept ideation, prioritisation, and representation. Synthesise observations and build empathy with your users.

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

Module 4

Recommended: 5 hours per module

Strategic thinking
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

Module 5

Recommended: 5 hours per module

Prototyping and optimisations
Develop mockups, 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.

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

Module 6

Recommended: 5 hours per module

Finalising your portfolio
Curate your final artefacts and demonstrate your UX knowledge and skills in an expert reviewed portfolio. Learn about the importance of portfolios for UX Designers, how to create one and how to communicate your design narrative and approach.

  • Transitioning into UX Design
  • Preparing a portfolio


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Prepare your final portfolio for feedback

At the end of your Foundations course, an industry expert will review your portfolio and provide structured feedback on what you have done well and ways you can improve.

Why study UX Design at Academy Xi?

Fees & payment options

We offer a range of flexible payment options so you can achieve your goals today, and pay at your own pace.

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 6 months, with no deposit and 100% interest-free.

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From $55 /week

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 12 months, with no deposit and 100% interest-free

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From $55 /week


Pay upfront

Pay for your course upfront to receive a discount on the full amount, and be eligible for any additional special offers.

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Student success stories

Our students come from different walks of life and have supercharged their careers, landing coveted jobs in the Design, Tech, and Marketing fields.

From Media Buyer to Experience Designer

Berlin Liew

Being introduced to UX design was a defining moment for Berlin; one that changed her career path and set her on a journey of self discovery. Berlin spoke with us about her experience studying UX Design and her ongoing passion for mentoring.

Berlin Liew, abc

From HR to Entrepreneur

Julie Dal Santo

After working for years in Human Resources, Julie was looking for something new to study to reclaim her ‘professional mojo’. Little did Julie know at the time, but training in User Experience Design was going to lead to her leaving her profession and starting up her own successful enterprise.

Julie Dal Santo, abc

From Cook to UX/UI Designer

Sanjay Jaya

Ten minutes after his interview, Jay got an offer: a dream job that’s a product of his learning experience, hard work, self-belief, and a little help from our career support team. Read about Jay’s professional journey and how he navigated his career path in a new industry and a new country.

Sanjay Jaya, abc

Some 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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