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Beyond Interfaces: The UI Design Skills You Need to Know

Webinar with Michał Malewicz, Creative Director and CEO, Hype4

There are some things designers know to be definite don’ts in the User Interface (UI) Design realm—for example, most would avoid (and justifiably laugh at) the use of Comic Sans as a font in an interface. However, when it comes to a deeper understanding of foundational UI Design concepts—like grid, layout, hierarchy and more—the level of knowledge designers have can vary wildly.

With a robust knowledge of UX and UI design, you can significantly level-up the quality of your designs. Contrary to popular (mis)belief, it isn’t difficult to build your foundational knowledge in UI Design and even start to apply industry-standard best practices in your work.

In this Master Class webinar, Michal Malewicz will take you through his tried and tested methods to learn essential UI Design skills and how to put them into practice to see real progress right away. You’ll learn:

  • The foundations of UI Design that every designer must know
  • How the essentials of UI Design can improve the UX of a product
  • How to recognize and avoid common mistakes in UI Design
  • How to apply these learnings to any visual creation—from apps to notes scribbled on a paper
  • How to recognize truly great UI (with examples)
  • How to practice and improve your UI Design skills

While teaching UI Design at university and online, Michal realised how mistakes, misinformation, bad patterns and problems were rampant—both in designers’ knowledge of UI, and in the resources commonly shared in the industry. From his own design practice and academic career, Michal has refined his no-nonsense approach to teaching and promoting better UI Design over many years.

Join this Master Class webinar to benefit from Michal’s extensive expertise! Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards.

Speaker

Michał Malewicz
Michał Malewicz, Creative Director and CEO, Hype4

Michał Malewicz started designing and coding websites in 1998. In 2008, he started creating mobile apps and since then, he has worked on 500+ projects for both Fortune 500 companies, smaller businesses and countless start-ups.

Since 2017, Michał has been teaching UI Design at SWPS University in Poland. In 2020, Michal released his first eBook Designing User Interfaces that is now trusted by thousands of designers and institutions worldwide.

Michał is the Creative Director and CEO of Hype4, a popular design and development consultancy. He is also a key force behind Hype4 Academy, which he is currently building up as a resource for UI designers and Front-end developers worldwide. Michal is active and well known in the online design community through Twitter, and through his popular YouTube channel.


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