Become a UX Designer from Scratch

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How This Course Will Help Your Career

If you want to become part of one of the most rapidly growing fields in design, then this course is for you. “Become a UX Designer from Scratch” will take things right back to the beginning, showing you how to embark on a new career in UX design from scratch.

All products, whether digital or otherwise, must deliver a high-quality user experience (UX) or risk losing users to competitors—after all, a product is useless without users! Products with good UX sell better; in fact, design-centric businesses have consistently outperformed the industry average by more than double1. Demand for UX designers is therefore increasing; they are already prevalent in tech companies, and there is a growing need for them within other industries. UX impacts UI design, web design, and graphic design, and understanding the field of UX will improve your efforts within all of those areas.

This course aims to give you all the basic skills you will need to assist companies in delivering the right UX for their products. All techniques included in the teaching are tried and tested industry standards, equipping you with the very best knowledge to start your new professional direction. There are two modules in particular that will assist you in landing your UX job—one aimed at writing the perfect resume, developing the right portfolio, and impressing in an interview, and the other based on initial UX consultant work – focusing on client relationships. Wait no longer to begin your professional UX career!

What you will learn

  • An introduction to all areas of UX work and why UX matters

  • A look at the demands of UX in the workplace and the roles they occupy

  • The basic practical skills to conduct UX work, including the techniques for developing UX projects

  • How to build a resume and portfolio as well as wield the interview technique required to land you a UX role

  • The confidence to work with UX clients as a consultant

Who should take this course

This is a beginner-level course suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a career in UX design:

  • UX designers looking to build effective resumes and land their next UX jobs

  • Students keen on becoming UX designers or UX consultants

  • Entrepreneurs interested in conducting UX work on their own products or services

  • Newcomers to design who are considering making a switch to UX design

Courses in the Interaction Design Foundation are designed to contain comprehensive, evidence-based content, while ensuring that the learning curve is never too steep. All participants will have the opportunity to share ideas, seek help with tests, and enjoy the social aspects afforded by our open and friendly forum.

Gain an Industry-Recognized UX Course Certificate

Use your industry-recognized Course Certificate on your resume, CV, LinkedIn profile or your website.

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Our courses and Course Certificates are trusted by these industry leaders:

Our clients: IBM, HP, Adobe, GE, Accenture, Allianz, Phillips, Deezer, Capgemin, Mcafee, SAP, Telenor, Cigna, British Parliment, State of New York

Learn and work with a global team of designers

When you take part in this course, you will join a global multidisciplinary team working on the course and the exercises at the same time as you. You will work together to improve your skills and understanding. Your course group will be made up of an incredibly diverse group of professionals, all of whom have the same objective—to become successful designers. It’s your chance to learn, grow, and network with your peers across the planet.

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Lessons in This Course

  • Each week, one lesson becomes available.
  • There’s no time limit to finish a course. Lessons have no deadlines.
  • Estimated learning time: 36 hours 19 mins spread over 10 weeks .

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour 38 mins.

Lesson 1: What is User Experience Design All About?

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 47 mins.

Lesson 2: What do User Experience Designers Do?

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 6 mins.

Lesson 3: User Experience Planning

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 6 hours 10 mins.

Lesson 4: Research for UX Design Projects

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 7 hours 12 mins.

Lesson 5: The Tools and Techniques for UX Design

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 4 hours 47 mins.

Lesson 6: The Components of UX Design

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 10 mins.

Lesson 7: Client Focused UX

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 52 mins.

Lesson 8: Other UX Principles

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 3 hours 13 mins.

Lesson 9: Your UX Career

To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour 23 mins.

Lesson 10: Course Certificate, Final Networking, and Course Wrap-up

To be scheduled.

How Others Have Benefited

Mary Ann Sprague

Mary Ann Sprague, United States

“After the last couple sessions, I know I need to rework my resume and create a UX portfolio to showcase what I've already done. My resume was more of a work history and didn't focus on what I've learned and what I do in UX research. Thank you so much for that insight.”

Robin Davis

Robin Davis, New Zealand

“I have learn so much through this course and in fact I thought I knew what UX was, boy, was I mistaken, I have downloaded the three books recommended by IDF and I am reading through those. Thank you IDF I have learned so much applicable useful knowledge, that I know is going to further my career.”

Vikram Raghuvanshi

Vikram Raghuvanshi, United States

“I would like to THANK all the team members of IDF who have crafted this beautiful courseware for us. It's truly a piece of quality work! Very informative and useful.”

How It Works

  1. Take online courses by industry experts

    Lessons are self-paced so you’ll never be late for class or miss a deadline.

  2. Get a Course Certificate

    Your answers are graded by experts, not machines. Get an industry-recognized Course Certificate to prove your skills.

  3. Advance your career

    Use your new skills in your existing job or to get a new job in UX design. Get help from our community.

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