UX Design for beginners: 3-day course

18–20 November 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. He founded The School of UX and The UX Conference in London.

What's on

A crash course in UX design for beginners 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 teach you fundamentals of UX & UI design and prepare you for getting into a booming industry.

  • 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

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.