UX & Prototyping for graphic designers: 2-day course

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

What's on

A crash course in UX & UI design for graphic/content/UI/print designers where we cover an entire design process.

Research, wireframing, prototyping, user testing and more. Run by a professional designer it will include 50% theory and 50% practice, and will upskill you in UX & UI design.

Who runs it

The School of UX speaker Chimmy Kalu

Chimmy Kalu – Senior UX designer who has experience working with British Airways, Vogue and WorldRemit. Particular interest in accessibility. The companies Chimmy worked with

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 — Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping

At this workshop you'll create a wireframe your own portfolio website using Sketch and 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 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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