Learn to design the UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) of websites in this 60-hour certificate program. From prototyping, to user research and testing, to creating visual designs in Sketch, and more, you’ll learn how to create effective designs.
Learn UX Design
The goal of UX design is to make it as simple and efficient as possible for users to accomplish their goals, which is often called user-centered design.
Learn UI Design
The goal of UI design is to make things look attractive and legible, all while keeping user experience (UX) principals in mind so it both looks great and works great.
Learn Sketch & Photoshop
Sketch is great for wireframing, prototyping, and building final visual designs. Photoshop is useful for improving photographs and creating graphics to use in your designs.
The UX & UI Design Certificate includes classes in UX design, UI design (or Visual Design), Sketch, and Photoshop. You’ll learn about the UX design process, UI design, creating prototypes and designs in Sketch, photo manipulation in Photoshop, and walk away with portfolio work to show to prospective employers.
If you already know Photoshop, you can take Adobe XD instead. The class order is flexible, but you must take Sketch before the Visual Design Bootcamp (and ideally Photoshop in a Day before it as well).
Learn the UX Design Process
Learn the UX Design process by conducting a user interview, sketching a prototype for an app, and then turning your sketch into an app prototype on your phone.
UX processes, including user flows and scenarios
Practice Working in a UX Team
In our UX classes, you’ll work as a team to solve user needs, use paper prototypes to verify assumptions, prioritize tasks based on user research, create prototypes with Sketch and InVision, and practice giving client presentations.
Students learning UX in hands-on class
Prototype & Design in Sketch
Learn UX & UI by applying the process to a project that will provide your first portfolio piece. Take a project from initial idea to clickable prototype—it can be a real-life challenge, an app idea, or a website idea.