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UI/UX Design

Embark on a comprehensive journey on how to go from idea to product through the realms of user research tactics, design thinking methodologies, stakeholder management, and the intricacies of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design with our specialized course. Designed to equip students with the essential skills needed to make impactful design decisions, this course stands at the crossroads of theory and practical application, ensuring a deep understanding of how to create user-centered design solutions.

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Overview

Course Description

Embark on a comprehensive journey on how to go from idea to product through the realms of user research tactics, design thinking methodologies, stakeholder management, and the intricacies of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design with our specialized course. Designed to equip students with the essential skills needed to make impactful design decisions, this course stands at the crossroads of theory and practical application, ensuring a deep understanding of how to create user-centered design solutions.

Throughout the course, students will be engaged in a dynamic learning environment that blends enlightening lectures with hands-on workshops. This format is specially designed to encourage the immediate application of new knowledge, allowing students to bring theory to life through their own real-world projects. By utilizing a curated selection of online tools, participants will not only apply their learnings but also document and analyze key insights in a practical context.

Our live classes, conducted online twice a week, offer a flexible yet interactive platform for learners to connect, share, and grow under the guidance of experienced instructors. This course is not just about learning; it’s about becoming part of a community that values creative collaboration and the transformative power of design. The course will run for 10 weeks.

What You’ll Learn From This Course

  • Developed your understanding of the design processes
  • Mastered conducting user research, interview, testing, etc
  • Undertaken relevant research and set a design strategy
  • Generated ideas and developed concepts
  • Enhanced your drawing skills for both sketching and technical drawing
  • Collaborated with other students
  • Received personal feedback on your work from an industry expert
  • Communicated and presented your ideas through drawing and three-dimensional form
  • Completed a range of practical tasks that apply the concepts of product design
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of design and the processes used by professional designers, and know-how to apply
  • similar techniques to your own work
  • Mastered designing for Mobile and Web
  • Build a project for your portfolio.

Precourse Work

  • Complete Student Profile
  • Introduction to Figma
  • Sign up to student community

 

POST TRAINING BENEFITS

  • Access to all course recorded videos for a period of 3 months after training.
  • Access to facilitators (course tutors) for support on related course issues.
  • Access to local and international job opportunities via our hiring partners
  • Recommendation/Reference letters.
  • Univelcity UK Alumni Membership which comes with access to resource materials, discounts, hackathons, and other Univelcity events.

Curriculum

Bonus Workshop

  • Design Entrepreneurship workshop
  • Portfolio Building Workshop

 

Week 1

Conducting Effective User Research for Improved Design Thinking and User Experience.

Day 1:

  • Course Orientation.
  • User Research landscape
  • Choose a Project
  • Design Thinking
  • Benefits of User Research
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Generative Research
  • Evaluative Research
  • Quantitative vs Qualitative
    Assignment/Quiz

Week 2

Developing a Successful Product Strategy: Leveraging User Research, Competitor Analysis, and Stakeholder Insights.

Day 1:

  • Survey Preparation
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • User Interviews
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Product Strategy
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Product vs Brand
    Assignment/Quiz

Week 3

Designing User-Centered Experiences

Day 1:

  • Developing Personas
  • Empathy Mapping
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Performing Task Analysis
  • Experience Mapping
  • Workshop Facilitation
    Capstone Project

Week 4

Creating User-Centric Solutions

Day 1:

  • Writing User Stories
  • Jobs-To-Be-Done
  • Problem Statements and Hypothesis
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Ideation
  • Storyboarding
  • User Flows
    Capstone Project

Week 5

Designing Intuitive User Interfaces

Day 1:

  • Information Architecture
  • Navigation and Site Maps
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Introduction to Wireframing
  • Paper Prototyping
    Capstone Project

Week 6: Mastering Digital Design

Day 1:

  • Digital Wire-framing with Figma
  • Visual Design Theory
  • Typography & Fonts
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Components
  • Design Systems
  • Design Guidelines
    Capstone Project

Week 7: Designing for All Devices

Day 1:

  • Responsive Design
  • Plugins
  • Introduction to Prototyping
    Capstone Project

Day 2:

  • Usability Testing
  • Addressing User Feedback
  • Feature Prioritization
    Assignment/Quiz

Week 8: Improving User Experience

Day 1:

  • Usability Testing
  • Task Scenarios
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Roadmaps and Prioritisation
  • Storytelling and Presentation Preparation
    Capstone Project

Week 9: Mastering Product Design Presentations.

Day 1:

  • Presentation Clinic
  • Review of Usability Testing
  • Design Critiques
  • Presentation Practice
    Capstone Project

Day 2:
Effective Collaboration on Product Design Projects

  • Collaboration
  • Capstone Project

Week 10: Launching Your Product Design Career

Day 1:

  • Final Presentation
  • Stakeholder Feedback and Q&A
  • Course Retrospective
  • Review of Industry Portfolios
  • Next Steps

Day 2:
Accelerating Your Product Design Career

  • Portfolio Clinics
  • Q&A Sessions with Recruiters
  • Workshops with Industry Experts
  • Career Advice and Support

 

POST TRAINING BENEFITS

  • Access to all course recorded videos for a period of 3 months after training.
  • Access to facilitators (course tutors) for support on related course issues.
  • Access to local and international job opportunities via our hiring partners
  • Recommendation/Reference letters.
  • Univelcity UK Alumni Membership which comes with access to resource materials, discounts, hackathons, and other Univelcity events.

Start Date

13th April 2024

Course Description

Embark on a comprehensive journey on how to go from idea to product through the realms of user research tactics, design thinking methodologies, stakeholder management, and the intricacies of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design with our specialized course. Designed to equip students with the essential skills needed to make impactful design decisions, this course stands at the crossroads of theory and practical application, ensuring a deep understanding of how to create user-centered design solutions.

Throughout the course, students will be engaged in a dynamic learning environment that blends enlightening lectures with hands-on workshops. This format is specially designed to encourage the immediate application of new knowledge, allowing students to bring theory to life through their own real-world projects. By utilizing a curated selection of online tools, participants will not only apply their learnings but also document and analyze key insights in a practical context.

Our live classes, conducted online twice a week, offer a flexible yet interactive platform for learners to connect, share, and grow under the guidance of experienced instructors. This course is not just about learning; it’s about becoming part of a community that values creative collaboration and the transformative power of design. The course will run for 10 weeks.

What You’ll Learn From This Course

  • Developed your understanding of the design processes
  • Mastered conducting user research, interview, testing, etc
  • Undertaken relevant research and set a design strategy
  • Generated ideas and developed concepts
  • Enhanced your drawing skills for both sketching and technical drawing
  • Collaborated with other students
  • Received personal feedback on your work from an industry expert
  • Communicated and presented your ideas through drawing and three-dimensional form
  • Completed a range of practical tasks that apply the concepts of product design
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of design and the processes used by professional designers, and know-how to apply
  • similar techniques to your own work
  • Mastered designing for Mobile and Web
  • Build a project for your portfolio.

Precourse Work

  • Complete Student Profile
  • Introduction to Figma
  • Sign up to student community

 

POST TRAINING BENEFITS

  • Access to all course recorded videos for a period of 3 months after training.
  • Access to facilitators (course tutors) for support on related course issues.
  • Access to local and international job opportunities via our hiring partners
  • Recommendation/Reference letters.
  • Univelcity UK Alumni Membership which comes with access to resource materials, discounts, hackathons, and other Univelcity events.

Bonus Workshop

  • Design Entrepreneurship workshop
  • Portfolio Building Workshop

 

Week 1

Conducting Effective User Research for Improved Design Thinking and User Experience.

Day 1:

  • Course Orientation.
  • User Research landscape
  • Choose a Project
  • Design Thinking
  • Benefits of User Research
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Generative Research
  • Evaluative Research
  • Quantitative vs Qualitative
    Assignment/Quiz

Week 2

Developing a Successful Product Strategy: Leveraging User Research, Competitor Analysis, and Stakeholder Insights.

Day 1:

  • Survey Preparation
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • User Interviews
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Product Strategy
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Product vs Brand
    Assignment/Quiz

Week 3

Designing User-Centered Experiences

Day 1:

  • Developing Personas
  • Empathy Mapping
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Performing Task Analysis
  • Experience Mapping
  • Workshop Facilitation
    Capstone Project

Week 4

Creating User-Centric Solutions

Day 1:

  • Writing User Stories
  • Jobs-To-Be-Done
  • Problem Statements and Hypothesis
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Ideation
  • Storyboarding
  • User Flows
    Capstone Project

Week 5

Designing Intuitive User Interfaces

Day 1:

  • Information Architecture
  • Navigation and Site Maps
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Introduction to Wireframing
  • Paper Prototyping
    Capstone Project

Week 6: Mastering Digital Design

Day 1:

  • Digital Wire-framing with Figma
  • Visual Design Theory
  • Typography & Fonts
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Components
  • Design Systems
  • Design Guidelines
    Capstone Project

Week 7: Designing for All Devices

Day 1:

  • Responsive Design
  • Plugins
  • Introduction to Prototyping
    Capstone Project

Day 2:

  • Usability Testing
  • Addressing User Feedback
  • Feature Prioritization
    Assignment/Quiz

Week 8: Improving User Experience

Day 1:

  • Usability Testing
  • Task Scenarios
    Assignment/Quiz

Day 2:

  • Roadmaps and Prioritisation
  • Storytelling and Presentation Preparation
    Capstone Project

Week 9: Mastering Product Design Presentations.

Day 1:

  • Presentation Clinic
  • Review of Usability Testing
  • Design Critiques
  • Presentation Practice
    Capstone Project

Day 2:
Effective Collaboration on Product Design Projects

  • Collaboration
  • Capstone Project

Week 10: Launching Your Product Design Career

Day 1:

  • Final Presentation
  • Stakeholder Feedback and Q&A
  • Course Retrospective
  • Review of Industry Portfolios
  • Next Steps

Day 2:
Accelerating Your Product Design Career

  • Portfolio Clinics
  • Q&A Sessions with Recruiters
  • Workshops with Industry Experts
  • Career Advice and Support

 

POST TRAINING BENEFITS

  • Access to all course recorded videos for a period of 3 months after training.
  • Access to facilitators (course tutors) for support on related course issues.
  • Access to local and international job opportunities via our hiring partners
  • Recommendation/Reference letters.
  • Univelcity UK Alumni Membership which comes with access to resource materials, discounts, hackathons, and other Univelcity events.

Find out more about the course

April Cohort '24

13th April - June 23rd

May Cohort '24

25th May - July 21st

July Cohort '24

June 29th - September 8th

September Cohort '24

Aug 3rd - October 13th

October Cohort '24

Sep 28th - December 7th

January Cohort '25

Jan 21st - March 11th

£400

£600

Training Details

13th April 2024

10 Weeks

5pm - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday

Yes

Yes

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