Course Content and Goals
User experience is the key requirement of every product; digital or otherwise. You may already know this but getting your first job in user experience (or interaction design - the two terms aren't entirely synonymous, but throughout the course they are treated as though they are) can still be a challenge whatever background you are from. This course aims to help you bridge the gap between your knowledge and that first job - using tried and tested techniques that employers respond well to.
Recommended Background: What You Should Know
This course is aimed at university students, recent graduates and those looking to get their first role in UX later in their careers. It is a practical guide to getting the experience and the right CV, portfolio, connections, etc. to land you your dream job.
There is some overlap with the content of this course and our "UX Design from Scratch" course. However, the content has been dramatically extended when it comes to the relevant areas of job hunting and CV and portfolio development.
How the Lessons are Organized
There are 7 lessons in the course each broken down into a number of units:
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 career option for almost all would-be designers.
This course is designed to provide the following benefits:
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.
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