The Academy UX Design program is available online. There are live lectures, group work, real client projects, built around a project-based curriculum.
“By the first week, I knew I had made the right decision to select the Academy. I love the environment. We are encouraged to interact with all of the students and staff. Similar to the design process, The Academy has created a wonderful student experience that showed they wanted to make sure we felt like a part of a community by everyone interacting. I feel like the instructors truly care about their students’ success.”
-- Anna Canicosa - UX Student, Academy, January 2017
The Academy UX Design curriculum is designed to give you a full understanding of UX processes, methodologies, tools, and techniques — empowering you to craft beautiful solutions for users. You will be challenged to demonstrate understanding and mastery of essential skills for user experience design.
The Foundations of UX include how to work as a team of one or a team of many within an organization. This domain explores design methods and processes that enable you to evangelize the value of UX and bring a strong UX culture to any company. You’ll learn about generative research and developing requirements. We will also cover defining problems, be exploring market fit for a product or service, be outlining business and user goals, and design thinking. We will cover how to choose the right tools and methods for evaluative research, usability testing, and other forms for measuring effectiveness. You will learn how to create personas, journey maps, and other deliverables for synthesizing data and qualitative research. Within this domain, we will cover standard deliverables such as sitemaps, wireframing, and prototyping. We will also look at presenting concepts and ideas to stakeholders in various formats to more effectively lead teams through the design process. Learn about visual design techniques, iterative design, and practice usability testing.
|Format:||Online Live (PST)|
|Duration:||4 to 6 weeks per course|
“Before discovering the Academy, I had thought about transitioning into the tech field for the longest time. I was hesitant to make the move because I was not sure how I would make the jump. After exploring multiple options and doing extensive research about the different paths I could have taken, I decided to sign up for the UX Design track. The journey was not easy (change is never easy), but I am thankful to have chosen the Academy to help with my career transition.
I would recommend the UX Design program to anyone who is motivated to learn and determined to grow as much possible, both professionally and personally!”
— Bonnie Shih, UX Design Student