Learn UX Design in 5 days: from research to portfolio

3–7 Jun 2019, 13:00–18:00
London SE16 7AR
Beginners–Intermediate
10–12 students

Who runs it

The School of UX speaker Sergei Golubev

This course is run by a professional UX & UI designer Sergei Golubev with 15+ years of experience working with Microsoft, Heathrow, British Gas and numerous startups, as well as mentoring designers and entrepreneurs at MassChallenge and Google Campus in London.

What's on

From UX research and UI design fundamentals, wireframing in Sketch and prototyping in InVision, to basic coding in HTML and CSS, and advice on starting a career in UX with portfolio and job interview tips. An insightful, hands-on & affordable 5-day course run by a professional UX designer with 15+ years of experience.

  • Signed certificate upon completion
  • Handouts & slides printed & digital
  • Live QnA with a professional designer
  • Books & tools recommendations
  • Hands-on exercises: individual & group
  • Tea, coffee, fruit and sweet treats
  • Career advice to help you grow
  • Private mentoring via Skype (£99/hour)

Day 1 — UX design

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

  • differences between UX and UI design
  • carrying out user research and reporting findings
  • mapping user journeys
  • creating information architecture, sitemaps, card sorting
  • running usability testing remotely and in person
  • A/B testing
  • review of the best accessibility practices
  • understanding analytics and tracking conversions
  • how to collaborate with software developers
  • book recommendations
  • live QnA

Day 2 — UI design

You'll learn the base User Interface design principles, how to create an icon font and optimise for touch, make your UI responsive and accessible and more. Show moreShow less

  • UI design principles & process
  • typography (faux fonts, px vs. em, n-dash vs. m-dash)
  • accessibility (how to get WCAG-compliant)
  • components (usability practices, affordance)
  • iconography (creating icon font)
  • graphics (formats comparison incl. SVG, ways to optimise)
  • layout (responsive techniques, mobile first, desktop)
  • interactions (prototyping, optimising for touch)
  • various design tools on the market
  • designing with development in mind
  • book recommendations
  • live QnA

Day 3 — Prototyping

You'll create an interactive prototype of a mobile website using Sketch, Figma and InVision, which you'll then be able to run and test on your mobile phone. Show moreShow less

  • structuring content
  • creating layout in Sketch app (mobile-first approach)
  • embedding fonts, icons and graphics
  • prototyping using InVision (navigation, interactions, optimising for touch)
  • testing on a real device
  • review of UI design tools
  • book recommendations
  • live QnA

Day 4 — Coding in HTML & CSS

Basic coding skills for web and mobile, which are extremely beneficial to understand how to design products, which can be efficiently implemented and speak the same language with software developers. You'll leave with plenty of knowledge on how to create basic layout in HTML (including responsive mobile website) and apply styling using CSS. Show moreShow less

  • introduction into coding for designers
  • HTML basics
  • CSS basics
  • creating responsive layout
  • inspecting websites in-browser
  • how to collaborate with software developers
  • book recommendations
  • live QnA

Day 5 — Career in UX

You'll leave with plenty of knowledge on what it's actually like to be a UX designer in the field, what you need to become a freelancer, how to create portfolio, where to find a perfect job, interview tips, market rates and a lot of food for thought. Show moreShow less

  • what a day of a UX designer looks like
  • working in startups vs. big companies vs. design agencies
  • how to create impressive portfolio
  • best ways to present your work
  • where to find a perfect job
  • practical tips for your interview
  • how to be a freelancer
  • money side: market rates
  • book recommendations
  • live QnA

Our students come from different backgrounds

Everyone is welcome. Over 2000 students from different backgrounds and companies attended our courses — complete beginners, graphic designers, UX & UI designers, developers, PMs, BAs, marketers. Logos of the companies our students have come from

Our tutors are experienced designers

Our tutors are professional UX & UI Designers with 15+ years of experience working with FTSE 100 companies. We brought affordable UX education to 2000+ people since 2016 through mentoring, courses and conferences:

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.