During this 12-week, hands on learning experience, students are brought through User Interface & User Experience Design industry best practices from the ground up. Through 4 hands-on projects (1 with an outside client!), students will learn Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Interface Design, and Usability Testing. After learning trade tools like Sketch & InVision, you'll have a complete professional UX Design portfolio.
The key components of User Experience Design that allow designers to understand their users, create efficient flows, and optimize for the best user experience possible.
Miscellaneous tools or concepts a developer or designer should understand.
Jump right into UX with a five-day design sprint. Instead of starting with lectures, you'll jump into learning by doing, and getting hands-on with paper prototypes and collaborative design workshops.
Get started on your first small-group project by conducting field interviews, building user personas, and ideating different scenarios. You'll get dip your toes into client-facing skills and project management.
Project 2 continues with an introduction to information architecture, user flows, and interaction design. Wrap up the week by creating full paper prototypes.
Convert your paper prototypes into low-fidelity wireframes, and work your way up to high fidelity mock-ups. Start usability testing with research and recording techniques.
Use typography and color palettes to enhance your designs. Convert Sketch mockups to InVision prototypes, conduct usability tests, and refine your designs.
Start the week with a Project 2 retrospective, then jump right into Project 3. You'll create a project brief complete with feature lists and competitive reviews. Learn new research methods, UX Career paths, and the Agile process.
Take your design to the next level, considering icons, mood boards, logos, and branding. Learn CRUD, empty states, and 404 design.
Take a deep dive into UI/UX concepts like Universal, Mobile, and Responsive design. Cap off project three with more usability testing and your project presentation.
Kickstart your coding skills with a HTML/CSS workshop. Discover the business side of UX with NDAs, Freelancing v. Agency v. In-House, and contracts.
Learn InVision techniques like overlays and other advances concepts. Conduct and complete Heuristic reviews. Cover error handling, messaging, and prevention.
Use Sketch with design systems, pattern libraries, and style guides to complete your Project 4 designs, and present your documentation and usability test findings.
Refine all of your deliverables from past projects with style guides, pattern libraries, and design systems. Package them all together to complete your professional portfolio and present it all to your class.
A Mac is preferred for the program, as the curriculum covers Sketch, a Mac-only application. If you do not have a Mac, other software may be used for wireframing purposes.
The primary difference is that Web Development Intensive teaches full stack web development that devotes most of its time to programming. The UI/UX is an immersive course that is aimed to be design specific.
No. This course focuses on the fundamentals and theories of design, not coding.
No. This program is accessible to anyone who has the desire and passion to learn.
This is a 12-week full-time program Monday thru Friday 10AM - 6PM. Get ready to be immersed in design!