PROJECT WORK & PORTFOLIO
You will work in project teams to add to your portfolio
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Class sizes are a maximum of 12 people
8 WEEK COURSE
Face-to-Face Teaching Once a week, 6pm-8.30pm
The course is taught by UX’ers experts in their field
UCD Foundation, Intermediate UX & Voice Design
Courses are £850 + VAT per person
8 week evening course
Starting February 2019
6 week Evening Course
Starting 29th January 2019
6 week Evening Course
Starting 24th January 2019
This course will help bond your team
and learn together
Why Choose UX Academy
Cost effective and affordable courses are within your reach now. No need to feel the pocket pinch with us.
CV and Portfolio Support
Our expert trainers are always available to help you create and develop your CV and Portfolio for best possible results. Post-course portfolio support is also available.
Build a Project
Develop a project throughout the course as you build your UX knowledge and portfolio. Our experienced trainers provide guidance and support throughout your journey.
Work in Teams
Students are divided in small teams. Build your teamwork skills and learn from each other as you develop your project.
Learn from multiple trainers from a range of UX backgrounds.
You will be taught by both experienced practitioners in UX as well as academics.
What our students say about us
As a startup founder and product manager, the UX Academy helped me to understand better how designers think. The training improved the way I work with designers.
The MUXL 8 weeks training course is a great introduction for a beginner looking to work in the field or anyone curious about the UX industry. The scope of topics covered by four industry experts ranged from ideation, flow creation, wireframing basics, usability testing methods and stakeholder management. Each three hour workshop, held once a week involved the trainer presenting their topics of expertise followed by a series of team exercises to expand on what was learnt.
I’ve recently completed the brilliant UX Academy course run by Mobile UX London. With many UX courses popping up all the time, here’s a few of my thoughts on this one… Firstly it was a great user experience. Having already been working as a Junior UX Designer for a few months the course was a great way of consolidating all my knowledge so far & brushing up on the areas which I haven’t yet worked on as much.
One of the most valuable aspects of the course was gaining a better understanding of the break down of the different stages of a User Experience and having the chance to put each of them to practice in teams. Working in a star-up, we go through most of the stages informally but it has been very helpful knowing how to run through things in a more structured manner.
The course has given me food for thought. I’m still as in love with UX as before, so that’s good. It’s given me ideas for where to find decent resources and how to use them. Now that I have completed the course I will be more confident to challenge people’s assumptions when we are building new products, and I feel more confident that this is the right path for me. ‘It is better to learn something than to be right’ – I’ll be carrying this phrase with me from now on!
As a project manager from a development background, now that I have a better understanding of the basics of UX, I can better hire and communicate with UX professionals to make sure the products we put out have good UX.
I think my favourite moment on the course was the introduction to creativity exercises. As an example, we took a random object and used its properties to generate a much broader range of design references for our service. Our object was a silver toy aeroplane that was also a pen and, as a result, we ended up focusing more clearly on whether our service needed to be tangible and what ethos of interaction it would bring for the user. We asked different types of questions: Would it be sleek or modular? What would the balance of play and function be?
The course was a really good introduction and overview to UX. It presented all elements of the process from inception to completion, with an opportunity to work through an idea while learning important concepts.
The interaction was really good – I also really appreciated the resources as it was good to go over them after the course. Sometimes it’s hard to take all of the information in, having the resources allowed me to do so in my spare time.
Professionals of our company are skilled and experienced.
Lead UX Designer at Paymentsense
I’m a Senior User Experience Designer based in London, and I believe that Design is all about coming together to solve human problems. I have over 10 years experience as a Designer working for a range of companies including Croud, Aviva, Lloyds Banking Group and many more.
VUI Designer & Researcher at Computer Futures
Dr. Carmen Martínez is a VUI designer and researcher consulting through Computer Futures Berlin. She holds a PhD in Conversation Analysis and is a recognized expert in the field of human-to-human conversation. Currently, most of her work focuses on the innovative conception and heuristic testing of paradigms of conversational interactions between humans and intelligent assistants, chatbots, and robots.
Senior Product Designer
Froso has 10 years working experience as a member of global teams on Creative agencies and Software companies. She has a background in digital advertising and she has experience in designing high quality products for global clients such as, Deutsche Bank, MasterCard, HSBC, Vodafone, EE, Santander, Fidelity, Siemens. She has always been an advocate of the Human-centered design process, working closely with development and product teams and try to come up with solutions across all platforms for the best user experience.
As Experience Design Lead at Lloyds Bank & previously Head of UX at JustGiving Hara ensures that both consumer and business audiences have a delightful and cohesive experience across channels. Hara Mihailidou has previously worked for brands like Microsoft, Skype, O2, Hearst as well as Seren EY Service Design agency. Her educational background is on Interactive Media (MA, London College of Communication) and Computer science (BSc) and she is an ambassador of design for good.
Principal Interaction Designer
Jiri has 12 years of experience in designing digital products shaped him into strategic design leader. His project history ranges from launching large scale key product functionalities (Intuit) and radical innovation (BBC Research & Development) to detailed work on end-user products (Telegraph, National Rail Enquiries apps, Freesat set-top box, Canon, American Express).
Senior UX Designer
User experience designer with nearly 20 years working experience including 7 years in design and research. Passionate about education, currently teaching Lean user experience design and graphic design. Mentored start-ups at Google Launchpad and designed for leading start-up LoveCraft. Inspired by Google Ventures and Lean UX. Holding degrees in business, graphics, web design and development from the University of the Arts and University of London.
Senior UX Designer
Stratis is an Interdisciplinary User Experience designer, advocate of Lean methodologies and Omnichannel design thinking. Currently leading the design of the conversational UX projects at Aviva’s innovation hub, contributing to the company’s customer centred digital transformation.
Ed is a geek, he likes computers, yeah! He also likes building cool customer facing applications and has been doing so for the past 8 years. He’s done mobile, web and is now facing his biggest challenge building voice interface applications for Aviva. Leading a team of developers to build the next revolution in customer experience, Ed likes to be modest.
User Experience Designer
Zara is a UX Designer and Researcher at Aviva, with experience in conducting usability studies and user interviews for conversational interfaces. She works alongside Stratis and Ed in Aviva’s innovation hub and is currently involved in redesigning the product pages on Aviva’s website.
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DO I NEED ANY UX EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE TO ATTEND THIS COURSE?
This course is aimed for beginners, however, prior UX experience is beneficial. We will be offering pre-course work so you can get familiarised with the presumed knowledge.
WILL I NEED TO BRING ANY TOOLS TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM?
There will be some tools used in this program however, these will be provided.
CAN I PAY FOR THE PROGRAM IN PHASES?
Yes. You can view our payment plans page to read about the plans we offer at UX Academy.
IS THERE ANY PRE-COURSE WORK?
These are the books recommended by the trainers:
1. The design of everyday things, by Don Norman
2. Design is a job, by Mike Monteiro
3. Don’t make me think, by Steve Krug
4. About face: the essentials of interaction design, by Alan Cooper
5. Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, by Jeff Gothelf.
IF I CANCEL THE TRAINING, WHAT ARE THE CHARGES? OR I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE COURSE I APPLIED FOR, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Refunds will be provided up to 14 days in advance. Alternatively, you will be able to sign to our next training course since we plan on running two courses per year.
DO I RECEIVE A DISCOUNT FOR MAKING A GROUP TRAINING PURCHASE?
Yes. Group discounts are available. You should enquire for more information if you seek group discounts.
IF I MISS A CLASS WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO MAKE IT UP?
Slides from the lectures will be provided, you will also be able contact the teachers if you have any questions.
MY COMPANY NEEDS AN INVOICE/PURCHASE ORDER.
Invoice can be provided on request. Please contact us for more information.
HOW MANY TIMES PER WEEK WILL THE COURSE TAKE PLACE?
This is a one day per week course which will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm.