UX Design Foundations: our essential online UX design course

UX design is a growing field and our fully online UX Design Foundations course is the perfect start for anyone considering making it a career. The on-demand course covers all critical stages of the UX journey and is taught by key designers from companies including Google, Spotify and Uber. Alongside the Parsons School of Design, Creative Bloq has assembled a carefully curated team of UX experts who will walk you through all the fundamentals.

UX Design Foundations includes lessons on all the essential concepts of UX design today, from user research methods and usability testing, to design conception and wireframing, to the latest technologies shaping the future of user interface design.

The UX design industry continues to grow, generating career opportunities around the world. We recognize that it can be difficult to find the time to study for a chance to advance in the field, which is why we have designed our UX design course to be practical and flexible enough to allow you to learn the skills you need wherever you are.

Our UX Design Fundamentals Course (opens in a new tab) is fully remote and open to everyone, so you can learn at your own pace and in your own style. Read on for more details on what you can expect from the course.

Who is UX Design Foundations for?

Our online UX design course has been designed for students of all ages and at different stages of their career. It’s also good for anyone looking to dive into UX design to see if the field might be for them and for people with experience in other fields who are looking to change careers or just gain a solid grounding. understanding of UX design to add to their existing knowledge and skills. The course includes lessons taught by industry experts from all fields, who share their expertise and experience.

How is the UX Design Foundations course structured?

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The fully online UX design course includes five modules on everything from planning, testing and feedback to new frontiers of UX and UI design. You’ll learn from short videos and articles with insights from experts working at some of the world’s most renowned companies including Uber, Google and Spotify, as well as skilled typographers, 3D artists and interface designers . You will then answer short quizzes to test your new knowledge.

All of our experts are highly revered in the industry, and their unique experiences provide behind-the-scenes knowledge and insights. For more details on each module and more about the course, see the UX Design Foundations Course Brochure (opens in a new tab). But here is a brief summary of the content you will cover in the five modules:

Module 1 – Foundations of UX

This is where students learn about the fundamentals of UX. The lessons cover how to understand your users, how to determine what they want, what they need, what they like and what they don’t like. This module also covers the differences between UX and UI.

Module 2 – Project planning and behaviors

This module deals with the balance between expectations and results. Students will learn how to use qualitative and quantitative methods to assess what an end user wants, and then plan a project to bring it to fruition within time, budget, and resources.

Module 3 – Designing for the User

Once you have plenty of information about your users and their behaviors, it’s time to design for them. This module is about applying everything students have learned about a user and channeling it into an empathetic design centered around them.

Module 4 – Visual Design, Testing and Feedback

The visual element is extremely important in UX, and this module will help students understand how lines, colors, images, shapes, text and more can enhance UX design. What are the key visual elements of successful products and what can be learned from them?

Module 5 – New territories in UX

The future of UX design is hugely exciting, with multi-sensory interaction, automation, and predictive AI being explored. This module helps students explore the absolute cutting edge of UX design and provides a foundation for what the next few years might hold.

Who will I learn about UX Design Foundations from?

One of the most exciting things about our online UX design course is the expertise we have at our fingertips. You’ll learn from stellar contributors who work with some of the world’s most influential brands, including Abigail Posner, Chief Brand Officer at Google’s Brand Unit, and Daphne Lin and Hui Yuan, both product designers. at Spotify.

We also have Prakarn Nisarat, senior interaction designer at Google, Agnes Pyrchla from Planet, Jacquelyn Iyamah from Uber and Daniel Holtzman from Frog Design. Plus, you’ll hear from the educational brains of Parsons School of Design on step-by-step processes and Creative Bloq’s own UX experts, ensuring a varied and solid core UX design course. You can find more details about who you will learn in the guide of our UX Design Foundations course contributors (opens in a new tab).

Where is UX Design Foundations held?

Our UX design course is fully distance learning and online, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. The course offers the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned experts, whatever your schedule or location.

How long is the UX Design Foundations course?

Each of the five modules of the online UX design course lasts approximately 3-5 hours. They are each divided into shorter lessons that can be tackled at your own pace. Students working on the course full-time can complete it in a matter of weeks, while those juggling the course with a job or other responsibilities are free to take up to a year to work their way through the mods.

What certification will I get?

Each student who completes the online UX design course will receive a certificate of completion from the Parsons School of Design.

A certificate of completion from Parsons is a great way to stand out in the increasingly competitive UX job market. It communicates to potential employers that the incumbent has in-depth knowledge of UX basics, understands how UX works in a modern business context, and has the tools and skills to get started in a UX role.

How do I register for UX Design Foundations?

We’re sure the course will teach you the basics you need to start building a career in UX, and we look forward to seeing you in the online class. The entire five-module program including related activities and a Parsons (The New School) Certificate of Completion costs just $999. There are payment plans available, with installments starting at $99/month (prices in other currencies will depend on the current exchange rate). Payment can be made with most major cards.

The course is hosted by our educational partner Yellowbrick. Register on yellowbrick.co/ux (opens in a new tab) and start your UX journey today!

Win a place on the course!

You could win a spot on our UX Design Foundations course and help us refine this course and future ones by completing a simple 2 minute survey (opens in a new tab). Those who complete the survey may be invited to participate in a virtual focus group, and those who do will receive free access to the course for one year.

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