Become a UX Designer from Scratch
How This Course Will Help Your Career
What You’ll Learn
- An introduction to the main areas of user experience work, and why it matters
- The various UX roles in an organization
- How to create UX deliverables—with downloadable templates on creating personas, customer journey maps, prototypes, and many more
- How to go through the five stages of the design thinking process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test
- How to start building a UX portfolio to land yourself a UX role
- The confidence to work with clients as a UX consultant
If you want to join one of the most rapidly growing fields in design, then look no further—this is the course for you. Through covering the ins and outs of the role, and throwing the doors wide open to the exciting world of UX design, “Become a UX Designer from Scratch” will take things right back to the beginning; it will offer a ‘hard reset’ in order to show you how to embark on a new career in UX design.
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 its users! Products with good UX sell better; in fact, design-centric businesses have consistently outperformed the industry average by more than double, according to the Design Management Institute. Demand for UX designers is therefore higher than ever before; 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.
Through this course, you will learn all the skills you need to assist companies in delivering the right UX for their products. All techniques included in the teaching are tried-and-tested industry standards, which will equip you with the very best knowledge to start you off on your new professional path. You will learn how to create various UX deliverables from the beginning of a UX project right to the end, ranging from customer journey maps to paper prototypes and even heuristic evaluations. You will also take your first steps towards creating a UX portfolio—something that will truly make an impact on your UX job applications.
You will also find a number of optional exercises and home assignments that build on one another and follow a design process—from the first idea, right through to the point where you can start testing your prototype. We highly recommend that you take up the challenge and complete all the exercises involved, because not only will you get hands-on experience with UX design but, by the end, you will also have a design case study that you can include in your portfolio.
In “Become a UX Designer from Scratch”, you will gain access to interviews with UX hiring managers and experts from companies such as SAP and Google. Through these interviews, you will understand what hiring managers and senior designers look for when hiring a new member of the team—all so that you can gain an advantage over fellow candidates. We have also filmed a series of interviews with members who have successfully landed a UX job. These will provide you with inspiration for your own career prospects, as well as invaluable advice about how to transition into a career in UX and what daily life as a UX professional really looks like.
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Is This Course Right for You?
This is a beginner-level course suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a career in UX design:
- UX designers, interaction designers, and UI designers looking to build effective portfolios and land their next UX job
- Students keen on becoming UX designers or UX consultants
- Entrepreneurs and business owners interested in conducting UX work on their own products or services
- Anyone aspiring to change into a career in the field of UX
Learn and Work with a Global Team of Designers
You’ll join a global community and work together to improve your skills and career opportunities. Connect with helpful peers and make friends with like-minded individuals as you push deeper into the exciting and booming industry of design.
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: 17 hours 22 mins spread over 5 weeks.
Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction
Lesson 1: Starting your UX career – What is UX and What do UX Designers do?
Lesson 2: Top strategies to help you tackle UX design projects
Lesson 3: How to build your first UX design from start to finish, part 1: Empathize and Define
Lesson 4: How to build your first UX design from start to finish, part 2: Ideate, Prototype, and Test
Lesson 5: Create your first UX portfolio and wrap up
Lesson 6: Course Certificate and Final Networking
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How Others Have Benefited
Seth Lemon, United States
“The lessons are clear and easy to understand. The content in the lessons are thoroughly explained, and there's a good balance between video content vs. text content. This really is a intro or UX 101 course, which I really appreciated.”
Prudhvi Raj Midasala, India
“The strength of this course is its content and the way all the lessons are organized. The experience the instructors possess is also a huge advantage to the course and its members in understanding the design methods effectively.”
Barbara-Anne Tane, Australia
“The course has given me a great overview of the foundation of UX design, the processes, players and understanding of the expectations of / on designers.”
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