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Become a great Visual Designer with 16 courses in 4 parts. As a Visual Designer, your job is to build prototypes, icons, graphics, etc. with consistent visual aesthetics—and our learning path trains you to do just that.

  1. Foundation (3 courses)

    These foundation courses provide an excellent introduction to UX design and are recommended for everyone.

  2. Visual Designer Beginner (8 courses)

    Master the basics that every visual designer should know: UI design patterns, gestalt principles, and usability.

  3. Visual Designer Intermediate (3 courses)

    These courses will equip you with the skills to create intuitive and engaging information visualizations of all kinds.

  4. Visual Designer Advanced (2 courses)

    Understand how your users’ visual perception and accessibility considerations should inform your designs.

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Try our on-demand Master Classes instead! In just 60 minutes, you can learn directly from design experts about a variety of topics!

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Upcoming Live Master Classes

Design Systems: How to Craft Successful Components

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Henry Daggett, Design System Lead, Societe Generale CIB

Design Systems revolve around the core concept of components—the fundamental, reusable building blocks such as buttons, cards, date pickers, and tables. These components are pivotal in design and code implementation and must be meticulously documented for repeated use.

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As designers, we need to ask these important questions: What defines a 'good' component? How do we collaborate with developers to craft and document these components? Working on components transcends traditional UX design and demands cohesiveness, not only for seamless user experiences but also for the usability of designers and developers alike.

In this Master Class webinar, Henry Daggett, Design System Lead at Societe Generale, will share practical insights on how to work successfully with components, from how to choose which components to build to how to document them (with a bit of ChatGPT help) and hand them over to developers.

You’ll learn:

  • Which components to build.
  • How to gather and organize features into options, states and edge cases.
  • How to design excellent, easy-to-reuse components in Figma.
  • How to work with developers to build your designs.
  • How to write clear documentation, assisted by ChatGPT.

Join this webinar to learn how to work with design components, from selection and Figma design to documentation and developer handoff. Ensure your designs enhance user experiences and streamline collaboration between designers and developers.

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Accessible and Inclusive Design Patterns

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Vitaly Friedman, Senior UX consultant, European Parliament, and creative lead, Smashing Magazine

When we contemplate accessibility, our minds often gravitate toward familiar considerations—such as color contrast, legible font sizes, and mobile tap targets. However, inclusive design transcends these apparent essentials, aspiring to craft accessible and inclusive experiences for all. Navigating the intricacies of inclusive design poses challenges, and it is crucial to discern and implement the right design choices early on to avert potential issues down the line.

How would you design for young children and older adults? What about users with dyslexia, color blindness or autism? How about left-handed users? And what do we need to keep in mind when designing mental health applications or LGBTQI-friendly forms?

In this practical Master Class webinar, Vitaly Friedman will take a deep dive into design guidelines, numerous real-life examples, best practices, and guidelines for truly inclusive, universal and accessible design.

You’ll learn:

  • How to design for children and older adults.
  • How to consider neurodiversity and autism.
  • How to design for people with dyslexia or dyscalculia.
  • How to design with left-handed users in mind.
  • Design patterns for inclusive forms.

Join this webinar to add new practical techniques to your design toolbox that you can apply to any project.

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in UX

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Darren Hood, UX Designer, Author, Speaker and Podcaster

For years the field of UX has focused on methods, methodologies, techniques, artifacts, and deliverables. We have learned, however, that truly successful UX is not just about the work. The ability to interact, relate, and exchange with team members, stakeholders, clients, and leadership has proven to be even more important in some cases. For these reasons, the importance of soft skills (and more specifically, emotional intelligence or EQ) has become increasingly critical.

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You'll learn:

  • The challenges and issues EQ can help you overcome as a UX professional.
  • How EQ can impact your projects.
  • How EQ helps optimize relationships with stakeholders and teammates.
  • The benefits EQ in personal and professional growth.
  • Key EQ red flags that serve as identifiers for self growth or in one's teams.

You’ll leave this Master Class with a sound understanding of EQ, its role in UX and its importance to practitioners and the discipline-at-large.

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The 5 Deadly Sins of Strategy

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Adam Thomas, Product Management Expert and Technologist

Are you tired of spending countless hours looking at strategies that end up collecting dust on the shelf? Do you want to elevate your career being known as someone with a strategic mindset backed by actions that drive real results?

Join this Master Class webinar with Product Management Expert, Adam Thomas, to transform the way you approach strategy.

You’ll learn:

  • How to tackle the Five Deadly Sins of Strategy: Hiddenness, Ambiguity, Selfishness, Indecisiveness, and Untrustworthiness
  • How to go beyond the buzzwords: Say goodbye to clichés and dive deep into the true essence of strategy.
  • How to breathe life into strategy, making them the driving force behind your designs.
  • Master key skills, gain practical tools for success and overcome the strategic pitfalls that plague many designers.
  • How to empower your communication with advanced facilitation skills to ensure your ideas are heard and valued.

Mastering strategy is not just about creating beautiful designs; it's about understanding and executing your vision. Leave this session with a crystal-clear understanding of the true essence of strategy and how it applies to your role as a designer.

Equipped with your new strategic thinking skills you can stand out in your field and open doors to exciting opportunities, impress potential employers and clients, take your designs to the next level and become a leader in your organization.

Don't miss this chance to redefine your approach to strategy—not just as a plan, but as action.

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How to Elevate Your UI Design with Fonts

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Ellen Lupton, Writer, Designer, Curator and Educator

Typography is pivotal in User Interface (UI) design; it acts as a visual language that communicates messages and shapes aesthetics. It enhances readability, accessibility, and brand identity.

In this Master Class webinar, author and designer Ellen Lupton will show you how to choose, mix, and deploy the right typefaces for your project. Explore the nuances of popular fonts, discovering their distinctive qualities and their transformative impact on design aesthetics and functionality.

You’ll learn:

  • Serif vs sans serif: myth and reality.
  • Legibility and readability.
  • Function and expression.
  • Typefaces for brands and editorial design.
  • Typefaces for reading.
  • How to mix typefaces.
  • Internationalization.
  • Visual hierarchy.
  • Google fonts and their use.
  • Adobe fonts and their use.
  • Independent type foundries.

Watch this webinar to expand your knowledge of typefaces and their use in UI design. Create products and websites that express brand personality and enhance user experience.

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Design Patterns for AI UX

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Vitaly Friedman, Senior UX consultant, European Parliament, and creative lead, Smashing Magazine

When we think of AI products, we often think of text prompts. We envision a single text box, which we populate with context, keywords, pointers, guidelines, modes and references. However, a text box isn’t an effective design pattern for complex input. How can we elevate the UX of AI? Which design patterns can expedite users toward their objectives more efficiently?

In this session with Vitaly Friedman, creative lead and UX designer working with the European Parliament, we’ll look into design patterns for a better AI user experience. You’ll learn:

  • AI presets
  • Contextual suggestions
  • Temperature knobs
  • Invisible clustering
  • and much more!

Join this Master Class webinar to learn design patterns for AI that you can apply to your work right away.

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Design for Adaptability: Component-Driven Information Architecture

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Stéphanie Walter, UX Researcher and Inclusive Designer

If your content is a mess and users can’t find what they're looking for, your website isn't usable. The key to overcome or avoid this problem is a robust information architecture (IA). Help users accomplish their goals efficiently with the proper process. In this Master Class with UX Researcher and Inclusive Designer Stéphanie Walter, you'll learn the step-by-step process to organise content and extract your full page IA and your overview components.

Learn how to save time by making the right decisions early with low fidelity wireframes instead of detailed mockups.

This process comes with a toolkit you can apply to any type of website, from simple sites to complex enterprise products. You'll be able to apply those concepts in your daily work with the help of Stéphanie's trusty Miro board.

In this Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • How to explore the fundamentals of an overview-detail model and understand how modular components work at different sizes.
  • How to create a content model for a detailed page.
  • How to build a content hierarchy and priority, based on user needs.
  • How to build detailed low fidelity wireframes of pages and responsive modular components out of that content priority.

Go from complexity to clarity with a guided process you can make your own!

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Job opportunities for people with design skills are increasing like never before (an estimated 13% increase from 2010 to 2020). And UX designer salaries are soaring—upwards of $110K in cities like San Francisco and New York.

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