UX Design

UX Design

Instructor Led – Remote

Learn the in-demand tools and skills required to design user-centered products and creatively solve business problems. Build an exceptional portfolio of valuable projects. Land a job in UX design with the help of our career coaches and mentors

About the course

SkillHat’s User Experience Design (UX) program teaches students how to design user-centered products and solve business problems creatively. 

 

You will learn how to bridge the gap between psychology, design, research, technology, and business, transforming you into a powerful and creative agent in addressing real-world issues.

 

You will learn how to use new UX tools and technologies that will be useful in the workplace in the near future.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will learn to

   Principles of User Experience Design (UX)

   User Research

   User Personas & User Journey Mapping

   Information Architecture

   Interface Design

   Visual Design (Typography & Color Theory) 

   Interactive Prototyping

   Case study & Portfolio Presentation

   Coaching for a successful transition to a career in UX Design

   Principles of User Experience Design (UX)

   User Research

   User Personas & User Journey Mapping

   Information Architecture

   Interface Design

   Visual Design (Typography & Color Theory) 

   Interactive Prototyping

   Case study & Portfolio Presentation

   Coaching for a successful transition to a career in UX Design

What you’ll get

Career Coaching Sessions

One month Post Job Support

LinkedIn Optimization

Interview Prep & Resume Review

Access to SkillHat Success Network

Lifetime access to recorded classes

Mentorship from Senior Designers

Course Schedule

  • Introduction to User Experience Design


    • Define the field of UX and explain why it’s important for consumers and businesses.


    • Understand foundational concepts in UX design, such as user-centered design, the design process, and accessibility design.


    • Identify the factors that contribute to great user experience design.

    •    Understand the stages involved in completing a UX design project.
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    •    Review common job responsibilities of entry-level UX designers.
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  • User Research


    • Describe common UX research methods.


    • Plan a UX research study, including the project background, research goals, research questions, Key Performance Indicators, participants, and script.

    •    Synthesize observations from research and come up with insights.

    •    Understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations.

  • User Persona


    • Create empathy maps, personas, user stories, and user journey maps to understand user needs.


    •    Empathize with users to understand their needs and pain points.

  • Information Architecture (IA)


    • Use hands-on techniques such as card sorting, sketch pads, and post-it notes to explore IA.


    • Discover why IA is important and how to use it to structure both the narrative and content of your design project.


    • Apply the principles of IA to organize a mobile app.


    • Plan IA and create sitemaps for designs.

  • Interface Design


    • Create a paper sketch and add user flow.

    •    Create paper wireframes for a mobile app design.

    •    Develop digital wireframes in Figma.


    • Design a low-fidelity prototype in Figma.

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    • Understand the role of design critique sessions and feedback while iterating on designs.

    •     Recognize bias and deceptive patterns in design.  

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         Conduct a moderated and unmoderated usability study.

       

  • Visual Design: Typography

    •      Define and apply common visual design elements and principles to the prototype.

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         Turn your designs into delightful typography.

    •      Learn how to use typography principles to communicate clearly to the user.

    •      Learn tools and tips for the use of typography for effective design solutions.

  • Visual Design: Color theory

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        Demonstrate how to colors can be used to organize, standardize, and enhance designs.

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        Learn how to use color theory to communicate clearly to the user.

    •      Explore some color choice techniques that will make your design process much more               efficient.

  • Interactive Prototyping

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          Learn how to transform your designs into fully interactive prototypes complete with                gestures, transitions, and animations that can run on mobile phones.

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         Apply common layouts for your app design.

    •       Plan and conduct a usability study to gather feedback about designs.

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         Develop design in Figma.

    •       Understand progressive enhancement for designing across devices.

  • Case Study & Portfolio Presentation

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        Learn how to justify your design choices and present your design with                                    confidence both verbally and visually.

  • Job Preparation

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      Add a new design project to your professional UX portfolio.

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      Prepare your portfolio of design work for job applications.

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      Interview for an entry-level UX design job.

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      Create or update your UX resume.

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      Learn how to search for and apply to introductory-level jobs in the field of UX. 

       

       

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  • Networking

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      Update your social profiles (LinkedIn) to present yourselves to employers job-ready.

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      Learn to initiate conversations with individuals within the field toward job success.

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      Learn about the communities and events you can get involved in towards a successful hire.

       

       

       

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  • Conclusive Sessions – Q&A and Job Prep

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      Further portfolio review and assistance with job search.

Weekly Schedule

TUE

Live Class

6-8:30pm EST

WED

Personal Study & Collaboration

THUR

Live Class

6-8:30pm EST

FRI

Personal Study & Collaboration

SAT

Personal Study & Collaboration

Upcoming Cohorts

Reserve your seat in advance

Because our cohorts fill up quickly, we organize multiple cohorts months in advance so you don’t miss out. To guarantee a tailored learning experience, each cohort is selectively limited to 20 students. 

Pricing

Flexible & Affordable Pricing 

With our flexible pricing plans, we’ve made it easier for you to pay for the course. You have the option of paying now for a discount or paying in installments over a 4 to 6 month period. You may also be eligible for our deferred payment plan.

Career Journey Map

Launch a product in our Accelerator

How do you land the job as a UX Designer with no experience? 

Join the Tech Career Accelerator after your training to gain hands-on experience in a cross-functional product team. Candidates who register for the accelerator along with the UX Design receive a $1000 discount on the accelerator.


Tools You'll Learn

Master the Latest Design Tools

Our courses are built around the latest UX design tools. We teach you the latest design tools to help you succeed in your career.

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Course Structure

Designed to foster community

Join a micro class of 20 UX Design enthusiasts and begin building relationships with fellow colleagues in the industry. Limited slots in the cohorts stimulate collaboration, teamwork, personalized mentorship and coaching, as well as networking.

 

Because our students come from all over the world, especially the United States, and Canada, you will have the opportunity to receive feedback and contribute to work from designers with diverse cultures and perspectives. 

Alumni Experience

Empowered to achieve remarkable career growth

With our collaborative network, career coaching, and post-job support, our Alumni have experienced remarkable career growth. Many have increased their annual income by as much as $45k. 

 

We’re delighted to empower motivated professionals in launching their careers in the UX Design field. We also give our alumni the chance to make a difference by mentoring newcomers in the field.

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Chinaza Chukwudum

UX Designer

 

Great Collaboration

 

I loved the collaboration with my other colleagues because there were times when we were paired up with each other and we had to brainstorm and solve different problems; we bounced ideas off each other and gained credible feedback on how we can better improve our solutions.

Robbea Pierre

UX Designer

Focusing on what the user needs

One of my key takeaways from the case study I’ve been working on is to really hone in on the user insights and create something that is centered around the user’s needs. Taking this course and conducting my interviews & user testing has taught me that I need to focus on what the user needs.

Career Prospects

UX design career opportunities

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Industries

UX Designers play an important role in industries that create digital products. Industries, such as:

Technology

Financial Services

Health Care

Telecommunications

Education

Government

and many more

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Roles

UX Design skills can be used to fill the following roles:

 

UX Designer

Information Architects

UX Researchers

Interaction Designer

UX Engineers

After this program, you will be able to take on any of these job titles

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Salary

UX Designer salaries in Canada range from CA$80,720 to CA$113,504 according to Glassdoor

 

According to Glassdoor the salary range for a UX Designer in the United States is between $117,406 and $138,851 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions

User experience (UX) designers are concerned with how users interact with products such as websites, apps, and physical objects. Everyday interactions are made more useful, enjoyable, and accessible by UX designers.

Companies recognize that designing good user experiences is a necessity as the digital world expands, which is why UX design is a high-growth and in-demand job field. UX designers design and organize products that people use on a daily basis, such as mobile apps, websites, smartwatches, and even physical products.

UX designers are needed by organizations of all sizes, in industries as diverse as technology, finance, and advertising, to develop products.

This certificate program teaches design tools such as Figma and Adobe XD. Spreadsheets, word processing programs, and presentation software will also be used. Throughout the program, you will create a professional portfolio to showcase your UX design work, using the platform of your choice.

A career in user experience design allows you to work as a generalist, such as a UX designer, UI designer, or UX researcher, or as a specialist, such as a visual designer or interaction designer.

UX is the human-centered approach to product or service design. This applies to both physical and digital products and focuses on the entire customer experience—from the first interaction to the last.

The short answer is no, but consider that having some coding experience may give you a professional advantage.

 

If you decide to work as a freelance UX designer, you can make a powerful combination if you combine it with another skill, such as UX writing, user research, or, you guessed it, coding.

 

To better communicate with developers, most UX Designers have at least a basic understanding of Front-End Web Development skills such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Commitment, determination, and effort are required for UX UI Design. It is critical to consider why you want to be a UX UI Designer in the first place.

A product designer is concerned with the overall user experience of a product and considers the organization’s business needs. This includes not only UX design but also UI, research, and design. It is a much more generalist position, whereas UX design is a more specialized focus.

According to LinkedIn, UX design is one of the most in-demand skills in 2020. In 2019, they said the same thing. According to InVision’s most recent job report, 70% of hiring managers have increased the number of people on their design teams.

 

Meanwhile, Zartis.com reports that a significant number of UX designer positions are going unfilled due to a knowledge gap. To put it succinctly, there are currently more job openings than designers. The demand is undeniably there!

Book a call

Got any further questions about the accelerator, our expert  learning advisor team would love to connect with you. 

 

Book a 15 minute call with us, for free

Springboard your career and transition to a fulfilling UX Design career

Let’s help you launch your UX design career in tech

Springboard your career and transition to a fulfilling UX Design career

Let’s help you launch your UX design career in tech