PROJECT WORK & PORTFOLIO
Work on your project in teams as you build your portfolio
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Class sizes are a maximum of 12 people
6-8 WEEK COURSE
Face-to-Face and online teaching once a week, Evening courses
Courses are taught by UX experts in their field
Join one of our exciting, practical & short courses, delivered once a week, for 6 to 8 weeks, provided by UX Academy in Central London or available to attend remotely. Our courses will help you start or develop your skills and portfolio. Our Beginner UX course will provide the tools to start your UI & UX Design career. The intermediate UX course is designed for people with previous UX and UI Design experience, or if have already attended a Beginners UX course. Our newest course Designing for Voice (Alexa), in collaboration with Amazon, will help you gain practical knowledge in designing & building a voice skill.
Courses are £950 per person
8 week evening course
Starting April 21st 2020
6 week Evening Course
Starting May 7th 2020
6 week Evening Course
Starting March 2020
Customized training for your team
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
I’m very happy taking the Beginner Course with UX Academy and I genuinely feel that I have a great and solid understanding of basic UX skills I can now build upon. The teachers were amazing, and they also gave us a great insight into the industry and the possible career options in UX.
An inspiring and very passionate set of teachers guided us through our journey through UX learning.
I found the course really engaging and insightful. The tutors have a wealth of knowledge to share, and the opportunity to work through a live brief is invaluable. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone interested in a career in UX.
I am very satisfied! The quality of teaching is at the best standards, the teachers are very committed and it’s fun!
Before joining the UX Intermediate Course in London, my user research toolkit was pretty limited to interviewing customers (with varying levels of success). Drafting explicit hypotheses, structuring effective ideation exercises and synthesising the findings are some of my key takeaways from the course. The best thing was to have access to teachers who are also experiment practitioners, full of pro tips around how to both get the job (career-wise) and do the job (skills wise). It gives that type of confidence that anyone investing in a product design (or even product, more broadly) career needs. Super useful and recommended.
It’s a great course for anyone who would like to get into the emerging technological field of Voice Design. Two tutors, Stratis and Goncalo, have significant experience in Voice Design working for reputable companies. They are friendly and massively helpful in guiding us through design challenges and give helpful suggestions to set our projects in the right direction. The content that’s been prepared and presented in the course is a really good start for newcomers to get your head around Voice design. I wouldn’t say this is an extensive course for Voice Design, but it’s a good initial foray into learning this technology.
Having done both the Beginner and Intermediate UX design courses, they gave me confidence and sparked my passion for UX. I have now taken this knowledge and put it into place at my work and personal life in the form of building a website for my family business. All of the teachers were very knowledgeable and open to questions. They also had immense patience and great real-life examples. I am so happy to have been part of the course and to have met many wonderful people. I’d definitely recommend it!
With 3 years of UX Design experience, the course was a great way of consolidating all my knowledge and putting in practice all the theory I had learned. The main difference between this course and a University course is the approach. This program is much more industry-oriented. In fact, we worked on a project from the very start to the end, carefully building every single part, in order to create a good study showcase. This will allow me to add a great piece to my portfolio.
The VUI course was exceptional. In two days it covered everything we’d hoped to learn from high-level theory to a detailed understanding of human linguistics and building our own voice skills. The instructors were obviously very knowledgeable of the voice space and really hands on. Would highly recommend the course.
I would definitely recommend this Intermediate UX Course to anyone considering furthering their knowledge and practical skills in this field. The workload is well designed for anyone with a full-time job. The course followed a good progression for revolutionary design. I will definitely be using what I was taught this a lot in the future.
I’m so glad I did this Designing for Voice Course. All the tutors were massively helpful and were really great teachers. I’ve gained a new skill set which I’ve already found ways to apply to my current job that I hope I continue to explore in the future.
As a startup founder and product manager, the UX Academy helped me to understand how designers think. The training improved the way I work with designers.
I strongly suggest this Intermediate UX Course to anyone who wants to learn Google Design Sprint. It is really useful in terms of developing personal and soft skills. Furthermore, it can be an alternative for people who don’t have time for a lengthy course as lectures start conveniently after 6 pm. Lastly, when compared to other UX courses in London, the price is quite competitive.
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 a trainer presenting their topics of expertise followed by a series of team exercises to expand on what was learned.
I’ve recently completed the brilliant UX Academy course run by Mobile UX London. With many UX courses popping up all the time, here are a few of my thoughts on this particular course. Firstly, it was 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. It also allowed me to brush up on areas in which I haven’t 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 the User Experience and having the chance to put each of them to the test in teams. Working in a start-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 was a really good introduction and overview to UX. It presented all elements of the process from inception to completion.The course also presented the 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.
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 make more informed hiring decisions and communicate more effectively with UX professionals to make sure the products we put out have optimal UX designs.
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?
Professionals of our company are skilled and experienced.
Jiri has 12 years of experience in designing digital products and it has shaped him into a leader in strategic design. 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).
Product Design Manager
Froso Ellina has 10 years working experience as a member of global teams in both digital design and software companies. She has a background in digital advertising and has experience in designing high-quality products for international clients. Some of these clients include Deutsche Bank, MasterCard, HSBC, Vodafone, EE, Santander, Fidelity, and Siemens. She has always been an advocate for the Human-centered design process.
UX Design Lead
Stratis Valachis is an Interdisciplinary User Experience designer, an advocate of Lean methodologies, and proponent of Omnichannel design thinking. He is currently leading the design of conversational UX projects at Aviva’s innovation hub and contributing to the company’s customer-centered digital transformation.
Head of UX
As User Experience Design Lead at Lloyds Bank & previously Head of UX at JustGiving, Hara Mihiailidou 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, and Seren EY Service Design agency. Her educational background includes Interactive Media (MA, London College of Communication) and Computer science (BSc).
Founder & Host
Kane Simms has years of experience in the digital industry. Currently, he is leading the implementation of organisation-wide digital transformation strategy, in his managing of the planning and delivery of digital products and services at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. He is also the Founder and Host of UVX World, a podcast where they feature UX pros, VUI designers, developers, brands, and anyone with an interest in taking advantage of the biggest shift in user behavior since the introduction of the smartphone.
Voice & Visual UX Designer
Kristina is a Voice UX and Conversation Designer with a passion for delivering meaningful experiences and making a positive contribution through technology. She has a genuine interest in human behaviour and how technology can enhance the human experience, from bringing delight to our everyday lives to solving complex problems.
Product and Service Designer
Kellie Matheson is a designer with 15+ years experience, specialising in design systems and transactional services in Agile product teams, and has spent the last eight years working in the government and charity sector. Kellie’s skills span design process from strategy and research to design and implementation. Kellie is passionate about demystifying the design process and uses plain English to explain concepts and processes.
Senior UX Designer
Goncalo Andrade is a Senior User Experience Designer based in London. He believes 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.
Senior UX Designer
Sophie Lepinoy is a User experience designer with nearly 20 years working experience including 7 years in design and research. She is passionate about education and is currently teaching Lean user experience design and graphic design. She has Mentored start-ups at Google Launchpad and has done design work for a leading start-up, Lovecraft. Inspired by Google Ventures and Lean UX.
Reason to choose our university for your future
DO I NEED ANY UX EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE TO ATTEND THESE COURSES?
We provide 3 different User Experience courses in Central London. A Beginner UX course, Intermediate UX course, and a Conversational Design course for Alexa in collaboration with Amazon. The pre-requirements for these UX training programmes are:
For Beginner UX Course & Designing for Voice (Alexa): These courses require no previous UX knowledge or experience. People attending the UX or conversational design course come from a range of different backgrounds including Product Design, Development, and complete newcomers to the UX industry.
For the Intermediate UX Course: The intermediate program is perfect for those who have existing experience in UX. It will help them take their careers to the next stage and continue to build on their UX knowledge.
WILL I NEED TO BRING ANY TOOLS TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM?
You will need to bring your own laptop (mac or pc). The tools used in our UX Design Courses will be provided and are SAAS based so work on both PC’s & MAC’s
CAN I PAY FOR THE PROGRAM IN PHASES?
Yes. You can view our payment plans page to read about the plans offered at UX Academy. https://myuxacademy.com/ux-academy-payment-plans/
IS THERE ANY PRE-COURSE WORK?
We will be offering pre-course reading for all our UX Design courses so you can get familiarized prior to the course start.
These are some 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 up for our next UX training class, as we run two to three courses per year.
DO I RECEIVE A DISCOUNT FOR MAKING A GROUP TRAINING PURCHASE?
Yes. Group discounts are available for our UX design courses based in London. You should reach out to us for more information if you seek any group discounts.
IF I MISS A CLASS WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO MAKE IT UP?
If you miss class time, slides from the UX lectures will be provided. You will also be able to contact the teachers if you have any further questions.
MY COMPANY NEEDS AN INVOICE/PURCHASE ORDER.
Invoices can be provided on request for any of our UX Design Courses. Please contact us for more information.
HOW MANY TIMES PER WEEK WILL THE COURSE TAKE PLACE?
The part-time UX Design Courses will run one day per week in Central London. The UX courses begin at 6:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THE COURSE?
All our in-person user experience courses at UX Academy are £950 per person.
CAN I RESERVE A PLACE IN A COURSE WITHOUT PAYING THE WHOLE AMOUNT?
Yes, you can pay a deposit of £250 and that will save you a spot in one of our UX Design training courses. The remaining amount will need to be covered 2 weeks after the UX Design or Voice course begins. You can pay the deposit here: https://myuxacademy.com/shop/