Skillcrush Course

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN

UX Design: Making the Web a Better Place

User experience designers are innovative explorers who research, improve, and test websites and apps. They create delightful digital experiences that keep people coming back for more.

If you love figuring out how things work and what makes people tick, look no further than User Experience design—it’s the tech industry’s best-kept secret for career changers.

Course Outline

Prerequisites: None

  • UX Research Icon

    UX Research

    If you have ever heard the term ‘design thinking’ and wondered what it meant, you are in luck! In this class you will learn how to think like a design professional and immerse yourself in user experience research, trying to answer that age-old question: what do users want? You’ll learn the exact tools and best practices that designers use to discover and then describe what their customers want, and how those wants and needs align with your client’s business goals.

    You’ll Learn:

    • UX Design Best Practices
    • User Personas & User Journey Mapping
    • Data Analysis
    • Design Ideation

  • Information Architecture & Prototyping Icon

    Information Architecture & Prototyping

    Once you have a sense of who your users really are and understand their burning desires, it’s time to take your first swing at making them happy. First you’ll learn the tried-and-true building blocks of website organization and design best practices. Then you’ll combine your research and skills with industry tools to create a professional website prototype: a wireframe!

    You’ll Learn:

    • Information Architecture
    • Navigation & Layout
    • Wireframing
    • Prototyping

  • User Testing & Iteration Icon

    User Testing & Iteration

    It’s time to put your prototype to the ultimate test: human users! But first, you’ll learn about user testing and best practices for getting clear and actionable results. Once you set up and run your test, you’ll analyze the data you collect to make decisions, create better versions based on feedback, and learn portfolio tips to help you become a successful UX professional!

    You’ll Learn:

    • Usability Testing
    • A/B Testing
    • Data Analysis
    • Iteration
    • UX Strategy
    • Portfolio Presentation

Tools you will learn:

  • FIGMA
  • INVISION
  • ZOOM
  • SLACK

Your UX Design Portfolio

By the end of this course, you’ll have completed a start-to-finish user experience design project for a fictitious bicycle rental company, for which you’ll use the following skills:

  • USER RESEARCH

    USER RESEARCH

    Collecting and analyzing different types of feedback in order to understand user behaviors, needs, and motivations.

  • User Journey Mapping

    User Journey Mapping

    A holistic, visual representation of your users’ interactions with your organization, from new prospect to satisfied customer and beyond.

  • INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

    INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

    Organizing and labeling content so that key information is easy to find.

  • WIREFRAMES

    WIREFRAMES

    A rough sketch for the layout of a website or app, done either with pen and paper or with wireframing software.

  • USABILITY TESTING

    USABILITY TESTING

    Quantitative and qualitative testing of a website or app with real users to make sure it works exactly as it should.

  • PROTOTYPES

    PROTOTYPES

    A clickable, interactive “blueprint” for the layout of a website or app.

After completing the program, you will earn:

The Skillcrush Course

Official User Experience Design Certificate

The perfect addition to your new UX portfolio, your resume, AND your LinkedIn profile!

How Do I Know if This Course is For Me?

This Course Is For You If:

  • You’re ready for an awesome, creative job that pays well and offers you a HUGE number of career opportunities (like working in a job you love as a UX Designer or UX Researcher).
  • You have a natural curiosity about people and want to understand them better.
  • You have a deep appreciation for solving problems and you LOVE when something works exactly like it should.
  • You’re a total beginner to tech OR a total beginner to UX.

This Course Is Not For You If:

Your instructors are ALWAYS here to help.

  • Erin Denton

    DESIGN & UX INSTRUCTOR

    Erin works as a freelance visual and UX designer and owns her own online retail business, Purrito Press. When she’s not designing or teaching, Erin serves as co-captain of her local Code for America brigade in Orlando, Florida.

  • KARALYN THAYER

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Karalyn works as a teaching assistant for Visual Design and UX at Skillcrush. She owns her own freelance design business in Portland, Maine, and has a background in marketing and graphic design.

Have a question? Our team of expert instructors is here for you around the clock:

  • GET HELPFUL FEEDBACK ON YOUR WORK

  • VIDEO CHAT IN GROUP Q&A SESSIONS

  • SLACK COMMUNITY

  • SHOOT US A QUICK EMAIL

With 1-on-1 support from your instructors & Skillcrush community, you’ll accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of work will I be able to do after the User Experience Course?

  • Do I need to be good at design or know how to code to succeed in this Course?

  • What software will I need for the User Experience Course, and what does it cost?

  • Do I need a Mac to do UX?

  • What’s the difference between UX and visual design?

  • If I want to take both the User Experience Course AND the Visual Designer Course, which should I take first?

  • What’s the difference between UX and UI? Will I learn UI in this class?

  • How long will I have access to my Course?

Skillcrush Reviews

You don’t have to go back to school. You don’t need to be under 30, 40, or even 60. You don’t have to leave your job or take time off. You don’t even have to know a single thing about code—if you can download a file, you’re tech-savvy enough.

  • My dream has literally come true and is really working. Now that I have tech skills, I work from home, earn a decent wage, spend time with my children, code (which I love), and continue to learn.

    ANTONIA CRONIN

    WEB DEVELOPER

  • I was actually able to change careers pretty quickly, successfully, and inexpensively. My quality of life has vastly improved.

    JESSICA ROWSHANDEL

    WEB DESIGNER

  • I was just doing the math this month, and the surplus I’m in is beyond what I know what to do with the money. (Just kidding; I’m paying down those student loans!) Skillcrush is a game changer.

    Nathalia Bailey

    FREELANCE DEVELOPER

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