Centre for Continuing Education

Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design Course

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Join our beginner’s user experience (UX) course and learn about the job of a User Experience Designer – a role that is highly creative and rewarding.

UX processes and strategy are vital to the success of a digital product or experience, and vital to designing a user interface (UI). You will also learn about user-centred design, which aims to understand and design to a customer’s needs.

Join this course to build out you UX skillset and learn best-practice techniques.

Aims

This course aims to develop basic understanding around the phases of UX design, from user research to prototyping and testing. The course enables students to put their basic knowledge into practice and enter a higher level UX course to learn about each design phase in more detail.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • identify the essentials of UX design
  • describe each design phase in detail
  • identify the different use and purpose of user research methods
  • create basic wireframes and prototypes
  • identify basic user testing techniques
  • create their own presentation on their design thinking, based on a real life business project
  • utilise basic user research methods
  • use basic prototyping and testing
  • discuss real life problem scenarios and solution design.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • basic user research methods
  • introduction to interaction design
  • user-centred/ human-centred design
  • basic prototyping and testing
  • iterative testing
  • real-life problem scenarios and solution design.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for those who already work in digital product environment or studied design, web development, or other disciplines and would like to enhance their skills, or starting/changing careers. It is also suitable for students who work or study in other disciplines/business areas and would like to understand more about human centred design.

Prerequisites

Prior to attempting this course, attendees should:

  • have at least a basic knowledge of design concepts
  • already be working or planning to work in this field
  • be starting a new career in UX or another digital product development related field.

Delivery Style

This one-day course is delivered as an Interactive workshop, including group tasks, group discussion, real life case study reviews and Q&A with the tutor.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion