UX Academy – January 2020 – 8 Week Beginner UX Course

An exciting opportunity to take part in our next 8-week evening Beginner UX Course provided by 2 Senior Experience UX’ers with years of experience in UX & Design.

– 8-week UX training course
– 12 students per class MAX
– Based in Central London
– Once a week from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
– 2 experienced industry teachers

Who is the training for?

This course is for people with little to no experience in user experience and UX Principles. It is suitable for a range of different career backgrounds and job roles. This includes: Visual Designers; Junior UX Designers; Product Managers; Software Developers; Software Developers and Project Managers.

Full details of the curriculum are written below. It can be used as a rough guide to help you pick which of our courses are most suitable for you.

Key Takeaways

Prototyping: The importance of visualising the interaction of your screens and elements
UX Principles: A detailed overview of the UCD process and its underlying principles
Wireframes: Turning the requirements into sketches and wireframes to communicate your ideas
Research: From discovery to validation, learn how to involve your end users in the process
Interaction Design: Learn the ability to turn this data into great designs
User Testing: Learn user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users

Course Structure:

Week 1: What is User Centered Design
– Models and Approaches
– UCD process
– Further reading

Week 2: The Discovery Phase
– Gathering requirements & competitor analysis
– Who, what, when, why

Week 3: Ideation
– Persona creation
– Storytelling
– Flow diagrams
– Task analysis

Week 4: Design
– Sketching
– Wireframing
– Intro to prototyping

Week 5: Prototyping
– When and why
– High and low fidelity prototypes
– Tools incl Axure & Proto.io

Week 6: Responsive and Inclusive Design
– Responsive design principles and techniques
– Inclusive design: accounting for disabilities and other limitations

Week 7: Validating
– Usability testing methods
– Techniques and tools
– Conducting usability testing

Week 8: Showcase
– Presenting to stakeholders
– Building a portfolio

“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.” – Matilda Woulfe
“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” – Joe Allan