In-person Certified UX Bootcamp with Portfolio in London

12–16 Sep 2022, 13:00–18:00 (UK)
London, SE16 7AR
Beginners–Intermediate
£899–£999

🕊️  We are against any war or conflict anywhere in the world. Our multinational team wishes everyone only peace.

What's on

Days 1 & 2 – UX and UI foundations, day 3 – Prototyping in Figma, days 4 & 5 – Project work.

Hands-on 5-day bootcamp in User Experience design for everyone, where we cover an entire design process: from user research to wireframing and prototyping using Figma app. All run by an experienced designer.

💼 You will be working on various projects with lots of practical exercises throughout the week. And you'll design your own portfolio too. One-to-one mentoring is available as a ticket option: we'll review your portfolio, provide career advice, salary insights, and prepare you for that interview. 

😷 Your health & safety is super-important to us. We follow COVID government guidelines and encourage all our students to do so. You'll have your own desk in the classroom with social distancing in place in a small group of up to 12 people. Hand-sanitisers will be available for you to use. Kindly use a face mask when necessary.

📍 The course is run in-person at Canada Water Culture Space in London SE16 7AR.

Who runs it

The School of UX speaker Sergei Golubev

Sergei from Estonia 🇪🇪 – UX designer & entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience working with Microsoft, Heathrow and British Gas. Organiser of TheUXConf. The companies Sergei worked with

What our students say

As a graphic designer I wanted to gain more of an insight into the world of UX/UI design and I was definitely given the knowledge and tools to be able to apply them into my day to day role.

Shauna

I took this course as a content designer wanting to learn more about UI and UX. Most other courses don't offer certificates but this one did. So it's great to have actual evidence to place on my CV, LinkedIn and online portfolio.

Jordan

This was a fantastic week of learning. Each tutor was incredibly helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to start a career in UX and or UI.

Izzy

I did the UX writing course and it was exactly what I needed. I'm looking forward to finishing the UX/UI cycle with the school of ux and upping this to a 5-star review.

Cerise

Day 1 — UX design fundamentals

We'll show you how to carry out user research, map user journeys, run usability and A/B testing, track conversions and more. Show moreShow less

  • introduction into User Experience design process
    for you to have a lean, robust & effective workflow across your projects and company
  • UX versus UI
    to explain important differences between designing pretty User Interface and understanding & solving actual user's problems
  • carrying out user research and reporting findings
    to understand users, their needs and challenges using surveys and interviews
  • mapping user journeys and experience maps
    to understand how users navigate through the system, find out about their feelings any pain-points
  • creating information architecture using card sorting
    to group information in a more logical way to improve navigation and help users complete their tasks quicker
  • usability testing remotely & in person
    to validate assumptions and test product directly with users before spending time and financial resources on coding
  • A/B testing
    to compare two or more design variations and pick the best performing one (instead of arguing with fellow teammates)
  • review of the best accessibility practices
    to make sure design is inclusive and works for everyone (way further than only for people with disabilities)
  • looking into analytics
    to measure performance of your design: setting goals and tracking conversions in order to turn visitors into customers
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Day 2 — UI design fundamentals

You'll learn the base User Interface design principles, how to make your UI responsive and accessible, create a style guide, and more. Show moreShow less

  • UI design principles & process
    to understand where User Interface design sits in a process and essential design fundamentals
  • typography and importance of content design
    knowing when to use px and em, n-dash and m-dash, how to embed fonts and to avoid faux fonts, making your content legible
  • accessibility
    to make sure you design complies with industry-standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • iconography
    how to make your icons meaningful and sharp
  • graphics
    understanding which media format to use when (raster versus vector), and how to optimise it for the best performance
  • layout using responsive grid
    to make sure your design works across different devices, benefitting from mobile-first approach
  • styling and design systems
    creating a style guide of UI elements to have consistent design across your systems, overview of design libraries
  • designing with development in mind
    to ensure your design is technically feasible to implement, understanding technical constraints
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Day 3 — Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping

At this workshop you'll create an interactive prototype of your own portfolio website using Figma, which you'll then preview and test on your mobile phone. Show moreShow less

  • structuring content
    emphasising the importance of starting design with content (not chrome), which is most relevant to users
  • creating layout in Figma app
    to visualise concepts bearing in mind different device form factors, including designing responsive UI for mobile
  • embedding fonts, icons and graphics
    to prepare all the assets for prototyping stage and handover to developers
  • prototyping interactions
    creating interactive rapid prototype (no code behind) to be used in-browser as well as real device, optimising for touch
  • testing on a real device
    sharing, testing and giving feedback on a working rapid prototype on your mobile phones
  • review of UI design tools
    overview of the most commonly used apps used by User Interface designers on the market
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Days 4 & 5 — Project work

You'll be completing projects from scratch with days of full-on practice designing UX and UI. Show moreShow less

  • working individually and as part of a team on a given brief
  • practicing what you've learnt in the previous days on real-world projects
  • designing a new mobile app, and a responsive website prototype
  • creating usability testing plan and analysing user feedback
  • iterating on your design based on research findings, running A/B tests
  • presenting your finished work, and defending your design decisions
  • all guided by a professional designer with over 15 years of experience
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What's included

✋🏽 Live video & real-time interaction (when remote)
💻 Hands-on exercises
individual & group
📑 Handouts & slides
for you to download
🎙️ Q&A session
with experienced designer
📖 Books & tools recommendations
💬 Private Slack group
for networking & jobs
💰 Personalised career advice
(with selected ticket option)

Our UX & UI design course is CPD-certified

The content of our most popular 1-day to 5-day course on User Experience & User Interface design is certified by the CPD Certification Service (certificate no. A022883) as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

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Our 3000+ students come from different backgrounds and countries

Complete beginners, graphic / UX / UI designers, developers, PMs, BAs, marketers. From big companies and startups to independent freelancers  👉🏼 read student reviews

Our venue is just 5 minutes from central London

Our in-person courses are run at Canada Water Library in London SE16 7AR. It's right outside Canada Water tube station, 5 minutes by tube from London Bridge.

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