Course Description

Course Content and Goals

All products whether digital or otherwise must deliver a high-quality user experience (UX). A product is useless without users. Great ideas can be ruined by their execution. This course aims to give you all the basic skills you will need to assist companies deliver the right UX for their products. All of the techniques included here are tried and tested industry standards.

Recommended Background: What You Should Know

This course is "from scratch" which means you don't need to bring any knowledge with you in order to get something from this course. Whether you're just finishing university or whether you're in your first role designing products - there's something here for you..

You'll be pleased to know that this course is also designed to help you make your break into your first UX role and there are two modules in particular that will assist you in this; one aimed at writing the perfect CV, developing the right portfolio and impressing at interview and the other aimed at the first time UX consultant focusing on client relationships.

How the Lessons are Organized

There are 10 lessons in the course each broken down into a number of units:

  • Introduction - A brief introduction to the course methodology
  • What is User Experience Design all About? - An introduction to UX and why it matters
  • What do User Experience Designers Do? - A look at the demands of UX in the workplace and the roles they occupy
  • User Experience Planning - The basics of getting ready to carry out a UX project exercise
  • Research for UX Design Projects - An overview of all the most common research methods for UX projects
  • The Tools and Techniques for UX Design - An overview of some of the most common techniques for developing UX projects
  • The Components of UX Design - A practical look at carrying out UX for a website or web application based on functionality
  • Client Focused UX - A look at how you can manage client expectations for UX projects (and win clients too)
  • Other UX Principles - There are a few unusual UX methods that don't fall into an easy category; this lesson takes a look at some of those
  • Your UX Career - How to develop your CV and portfolio and succeed at a UX interview

The Benefits

UX is one of the most rapidly growing fields in design. There are great careers to be had in UX and they're open even to those who can't "graphic design". That makes UX a good option for almost all would-be designers. UX impacts UI design, web design and graphic design and understanding the field of UX will improve your efforts on all of those areas.

This course is designed to provide the following benefits:

  • Introduce you to all areas of UX work
  • Ensure that you have the basic practical skills to conduct UX work
  • To enable you to build a CV, portfolio and interview technique that lands you a UX role
  • To give you the confidence to work with UX clients as a consultant

Industry-trusted Course Certificate

You earn an industry-trusted Course Certificate once you complete the course - even if you finish the course after the official end date. In other words, as long as you have enrolled in the course you will always be able to finish it and to get a course certificate. You will also have permanent access to the course material, your answers and the discussions.

Course Certificates from the IDF are verifiable and trusted by industry leaders. You can highlight them on your resume, CV, LinkedIn profile or your website.

Course Certificate

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