In a nutshell
User experience (UX) design is one of the fastest growing fields in design and definitely the future of the industry. This part-time User Experience Design course from General Assembly is available both online and on campus. It’s a perfect way to gain the skills that will allow you to start a new career in UX design, or further your career by complementing your previous knowledge in visual design, marketing, product engineering or business strategy.
This 10-week course will teach you how to effectively translate consumer needs into intuitive digital experiences that power revenue, loyalty, and product success. You will gain essential industry skills and learn crucial design techniques from from user research and content strategy to wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing – everything you need to become a successful UX designer. You will also gain practical experience in contemporary, industry-standard platforms like Sketch and InVision, and learn to communicate your ideas effectively to various business stakeholders and team members.
The practical nature of the course also means that you will graduate with a real-world capstone project that will enable you to start your portfolio and showcase your work to potential employers immediately.
What you’ll need
There are no formal prerequisites for this course, anyone can enrol.
While completing this User Experience Design course from General Assembly, you may study the following subjects:
Introduction to the user experience design process
- Intro to UX
- Intro to the design process
- Intro to lo-fidelity prototyping
- Feedback and Critique
Build a low fidelity prototype by using the tools and practices of user experience designers
- User Research; Competitive Research; Synthesizing Research
- Personas; User Goals; User Flows
- Problem Statements
- Paper Prototyping
- Usability Testing Basics
Build a high fidelity prototype
- User Stories
- Feature Prioritization
- Information Architecture; Navigation
- Responsive/Native Design
- Design Patterns; Wireframing
- Visual Design Basics
- High Fidelity Prototyping
- Advanced Usability Testing
- First Time User Experiences
- Behavior Change
- UX Mini-Project
- Final Presentations
- Next Steps
Why General Assembly?
Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. When you learn web development, data, design, business, and more with GA, you get:
- Award-winning curriculum and expert instructors, on campus and online.
- A global, professional community of 40,000-plus full- and part-time alumni.
- Career results from leading-edge courses, with mentorship each step of the way.
Today’s complex, global economy requires a skilled workforce that can leverage technology to fuel success. General Assembly’s robust suite of courses includes all the fundamental pillars of innovation to give individuals and teams several options for growth and development. We offer programs in web development, data science and analysis, user experience design, digital marketing, product management, and more. Students can choose from a range of formats and modalities to help them best achieve their goals, including full-time, part-time, and short-form options — on campus, and online.
Some courses can be taken on campus at locations in Sydney and Melbourne or all can be taken virtually via a Live Online Remote Format.
Be part of a supportive community during every step of your learning journey and beyond!
At GA, you will have a dedicated student success producer, to guide you through the course and ensure you are supported throughout your journey. You will also have the opportunity to attend regular social events, to mingle with other students and alumni.