User experience design is often misunderstood as simply interface design, but is actually comprised of many moving parts beyond the visual aspect–a good user experience also takes into account how the user feels. In this hands-on UX training, you’ll learn about the complete UX design process, including user research, product requirements, information architecture, user flows, sketching and wireframing, prototyping and usability testing, development and post-development.
Whether you are exploring a new career or are looking to better understand the role of UX designers on your team, this User Experience course is the perfect primer to learn more about the user experience design process. This UX class will blend lecture, discussion, industry examples, and classroom activities. You'll leave the class with a broad understanding of how UX designers work with other team members, fundamentals of the industry, and how designers move from research insights to design concepts.
Defining the roles: Freelance vs. Agency vs. Internal Product
UX vs. UI: Defining the differences
UX is an iterative process
What do we know?
What is missing?
What do users need to accomplish and what features support these goals?
How does Time, Budget + Resources affect what we are building?
Information Architecture + Navigation
How do we organize content?
How do users move through the website / app to accomplish tasks?
Which user flows do we create?
How do user flows influence the interface design?
How do we turn ideas into designs?
Focus on testing assumptions before moving to high-fidelity deliverables
If the ideas don't work on paper, they won't work in high-fidelity digital
Creating page level schematics that define the structure, hierarchy + scale of the interface
What level of fidelity is appropriate?
Creating an interface language or methodology
What are some common programs used to create wireframes?
What are the different types of prototypes and when is each used?
What does a prototype accomplish? What does it not?
What are some common programs used to create prototypes?
What are the different types of usability testing and when is each used?
What does user feedback tell us and how does we incorporate it?
What types of development processes are there and how do they differ?
When is each type of these development approaches appropriate?
Get Started in User Experience Design
In this immersive UX Design class, you will learn the complete UX design process, including user research, product requirements, information architecture, user flows, sketching and wireframing, prototyping and usability testing, development and post-development. In this hands-on course, you will sketch a prototype for an app and turn it into a prototype on your phone. Learn these skills with step-by-step exercises in a small class led by a professional UX design instructor.
“UX in a Day is a good overview of User Experience methodology and practice. I liked the hands-on approach and practice examples.”
In-house Creative Team Leader
Learned core UX principles in UX Design in a Day
“Great to have a subject matter expert that doesn't resort to lingo/trend words/odd catchy phrases that the rest of the industry wouldn't use or care about. Loved the class exercises that helped us actually take what we learned and implement it more hands on.”
Senior Design Director, Lippincott
Attended UX Design in a Day to learn fundamental UX processes
“I think it's a great starting point when you're interested in pursuing / learning UX from scratch.”
Senior Designer, Lippincott
Learned the complete UX design process in our UX Design in a Day class
“My first course at Noble Desktop was extremely relevant and informative! The class format was engaging and educational - I'm excited to continue learning more about the UX/UI field.”
Digital Marketing Manager, Persado
Leah learned User Experience basics in our one day class.
“The instructor was top notch, and gave us loads of information on UX design in one day. The class was structured in such a way that each minute was valuable and no time was wasted. He was very engaging and presented the material in a way anyone could understand.”
Visual Designer, Shannon Brown Web Design
Took the UX Design in a Day class
“UX Design in a Day is a great introduction for those interested in understanding what UX is and learning the necessary skill set for this growing field. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and the short activity sessions helped me get a hands-on feel of the UX process.”
Digital Editions Specialist, AARP
Learned core UX techniques in UX Design in a Day
“Great introduction to UX and the myths around UX.”
CVP, New York Life
“A great overview with enough information that I feel I can dive into UX in the field”
“Extremely informative and clear - I had never done UX design and now I can't wait to start my career with it!”
“I'm feeling much more confident about talking to my clients about UX now. Exactly what I wanted! ”
Founder, Creative Director, Carla Frank Creative
“Bill's UX Design in a Day class was fun, informative, and engaging. It helped me to understand what it means to be a UX Designer, and whether or not it's something I want to pursue as a career.”
No. Prior experience is not required for this class. Students only need to be comfortable with using a computer.
Do I need to bring anything to the class?
No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with the required software installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.
Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?
Shorter courses such as this are already affordably priced and are not eligible for discounts.
This course is not eligible for a payment plan, which is only available for programs priced at $2,495 and above. Read our Payment Plan FAQ for more details.
Can I take this course online (remote learning)?
Sorry, but this training is not available online.
Get Started Learning UX with Hands-on Activities
“UX Design in a Day is a great introduction for those interested in understanding what UX is and learning the necessary skill set for this growing field. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and the short activity sessions helped me get a hands-on feel of the UX process.” Joseph Broda, Digital Editions Specialist
User experience design workshop in NYC
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
Industry Expert Instructors
Our UX classes are all taught by user experience industry professsionals. Learn from their real-world experience and gain valuable practical knowledge.
UX designers testing concepts in Soho, New York City
Sketching is a quick way of visualizing a new interface by using pen and paper. Sketches are useful for validating product concepts and design approaches with both team members and users.
A wireframe is a visual guide that represents page structure, as well as hierarchy and key elements. Useful for discussing ideas with team members and clients, and to assist the work of designers and developers.
A prototype is a simulation of a product’s navigation and features, commonly using clickable wireframes or layouts. It’s a quick and dirty way to test and validate a product before fully developing it.