Designing Pixel-Perfect UI 2-day course

Date to be confirmed
London
Beginners–Intermediate
£159 + VAT

What's on

An insightful, hands-on & affordable 2-day crash course on User Interface design.

We cover User Interface design principles, wireframing in Sketch & Figma and prototyping using InVision.

    Who runs it

    The School of UX speaker Sergei Golubev

    UX designer & entrepreneur Sergei Golubev with 15+ years of experience working with Microsoft, Heathrow and British Gas. Organiser of TheUXConf.

    Day 1 — UI design fundamentals

    You'll learn the base User Interface design principles, how to make your UI responsive and accessible, create an icon font and 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 create a scalable and maintainable icon font, and 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 2 — Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping

    At this workshop you'll create an interactive prototype of a mobile website using Sketch, Figma, which you'll then run 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 and Sketch apps
      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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    What's included

    Live video & real-time interaction when remote
    Hands-on exercises
    individual & group
    Signed certificate
    upon completion
    Handouts & slides
    printed & digital
    Q&A session
    with experienced designer
    Books & tools recommendations
    Career advice
    portfolio & job tips
    One-to-one mentoring
    (bookable separately)

    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 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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