Certified UX, UI & Content Design course for everyone

4–8 Oct 2021, 13:00–18:00 (UK)
Remote via live video
Beginners–Intermediate
£159–£699

What's on

We'll help to upskill junior designers in UX, and introduce UX to complete beginners.

From UX research and UI design fundamentals, wireframing in Sketch & Figma, to behavioural UX and UX writing. An insightful, hands-on & affordable 5-day course run by professional designers with 15+ years of experience.

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

The School of UX speaker Sergei Golubev

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

The School of UX speaker Felice Hawley

Felice Hawley – Content Designer & Strategist with vast experience working with organisations like Transport for London, CNN and London Councils. The companies Felice worked with

The School of UX speaker Patrick Fagan

Patrick Fagan – Behavioural Scientist at Brainchimp turning mind into magic. Author of Hooked book. Previously Lead Psychologist at Cambridge Analytica. The companies Patrick 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 — 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 3 — 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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Day 4 — Behavioural UX

You’ll learn how to turn technological signals into psychological insights, turning these into persuasive and engaging user experiences; how to use behavioural science to ‘nudge’ the behaviours you want, and how to use data to do this in a personalised way. Show moreShow less

  • behavioural science principles of decision-making
  • taking nudging digital
  • inside Cambridge Analytica
  • predicting the future from behavioural cues
  • using digital footprints to understand your users
  • designing personality-targeted user experiences
  • the power of the personalised nudge
  • faces, cheeks and eyes: New tech opportunities
  • the ethics of it all

Day 5 — Content Design

  • writing and editing skills/digital copywriting: tips and tricks for taking bad, boring corporate speak copy into something that works for users and helps with SEO. Lots of practical exercises on front-loading and decluttering text and writing headings, links and in plain English etc.
  • think like a journalist: a lot of content designers started as journalists, trained to look at information critically, filling in the holes and checking the logic.
  • working with stakeholders: advice on working with stakeholders on copy. It’s kind of train the trainer – showing how to make stakeholders confident that you know what you’re doing if you edit their bad copy!
  • plus some basic content strategy to underpin any project

What's included

💬 Live video & real-time interaction
💻 Hands-on exercises
individual & group
📑 Handouts & slides
for you to download
🎙️ Q&A session
with experienced designer
📖 Books & tools recommendations
✋🏽 One-to-one mentoring
(bookable separately)

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

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