"Design-centric companies show a 211% return over the S&P 500."
2015 dmi:Design Value Index Results and Commentary, Design Management Institute
User Experience is one of the most critical aspects, of digital products, that determines success or failure. Learn UX design by doing hands-on exercises, build interactive prototypes and test with real users.
Your mentor will advise and guide you along the way to make sure your product is based on research data and strategic thinking. Our Slack community will provide connections to classmates and instructors worldwide.
Entrepreneurs who want to gain solid understanding of UX design and create interactive prototypes to communicate a product concept effectively
Managers who want to learn processes and methodologies to implement the best UX design practices in the software development lifecycle
Engineers and developers who want to know the underlying principles of good design and have a hands-on experience of creating an interface
Learn key UX concepts by doing hands-on projects anytime, anywhere online
Weekly meetings with a mentor to ask any questions and get personalized feedback on your assignments
Reach like-minded classmates and expert instructors through our Slack community 24/7 for any questions
“For every dollar spent to resolve a problem during product design, $10 would be spent on the same problem during development, and multiply to $100 or more if the problem had to be solved after the product’s release.”
Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, Roger S. Pressman
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You'll choose your own project, such as a personal passion project, redesigning a known product, or a client project. Here are some of the artifacts you'll be creating by working through your project:
What do I need to prepare to start the program?
You are required to have a computer (PC or Mac), a webcam, and internet access. You also need basic computer skills, such as using a word processor, basic diagramming software, and navigating websites.
How is it different from UX Design Intensive Program?
Like the intensive program, UX Design Essentials focuses on learning user experience design through hands-on projects and 1-on-1 coaching but doesn't offer things catered to career changers, such as portfolio building, career preparation, and postgraduate career support.
How many hours of work should I anticipate in a week?
You should expect to spend about 8-10 hours a week.
How many projects will I have?
You'll be working on a project of your choice (ex, a personal passion project, a side project from work) and produce various artifacts indicated in the Class Projects section. The guidance on how to choose your project will be provided when you sign up.
What if I have to cancel?
You can cancel your subscription anytime via your account page. Cancellations happen at the end of your current term and you will not be billed again. A prorated refund is not eligible for this program.
Do I have to buy any software?
Most of the recommended industry standard tools have a 15 to 30-day trial or a free account with some limitations. We recommend trying them out first through a trial period. More guidance on software will be provided when you sign up.
Do I get access to the content even after I finish the program?
Yes, you'll have lifetime access to the content, including all future updates.