Introduction to UX Design

UX Design Foundations

Learn how to design a digital product from start to finish and launch your design career with confidence.


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Let’s get real for a minute.

You want to learn design. You’ve joined Facebook groups, read articles on Medium, maybe you even tried a course on Udemy. But you still don’t really know if you’re on the right track.


It’s easy to get confused. There is so much information pointing you in a million different directions. Our course is intended to be a starting point for your future design career. You’ll learn how to design a product from scratch and build a set of skills you can transfer directly into your first design job.

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Learn better and faster with our interactive course

Learning is easier and more fun when you are actively engaged with the content. No online learning platform offered interactive learning so we built our own! We truly believe this new learning experience will help you reach full comprehension at record speed.

Learn better and faster with our interactive course

How does interactive learning work?

Quiz based

Quiz based

Solve problems as you make progress through the course. You’ll need to think like a designer—no passive video watching!

Quiz based

Real-time feedback

Share your exercises with the community as you go to get valuable feedback that you can apply right away.

Quiz based

Practical

There’s no better way to learn than to practice applying new concepts as you go.

We will teach you how to design a product from start to finish

We decided to take a different approach from most online courses. We believe that showing you what a designer does at every step of the process will allow you to understand what it really means to be a designer and give you the confidence to start designing things the right way.

Here’s what you'll find in our interactive course

Quiz based

Theory

Start each section with design theory to learn the key concepts you need to understand.


We’ve worked hard to make our content easy for you to understand. No need to complicate things.

Quiz based

Guided case study

Once you’ve learned the key concepts, we’ll dive into an interactive case study.


The case study will show you how to apply those learnings by creating a habit tracker app.

Quiz based

Design project

Start each section with design theory to learn the key concepts you need to understand.


We’ve worked hard to make our content easy for you to understand. No need to complicate things.

Case Study

Create a habit tracker app from start to finish

There’s no better way to understand digital product design than to work through a real example. We coach you through the process of building an app from start to finish.

Finding problems to solve

Finding problems to solve

Understand how find and evaluate real problems to solve.

Finding problems to solve

Do user research

Learn how to understand users to create a product they’ll love.

Finding problems to solve

Low fidelity design

Learn wireframing and other techniques for generating and testing ideas.

Finding problems to solve

Design an MVP

Learn how design the first version of a product while balancing user needs and business goals.

Finding problems to solve

Developer Feedback

Learn how to prepare your files and communicate with developers.

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Design your own app and start building your portfolio

Once you understand the key concepts of digital design and apply them through a practical case study, it will be your turn to show what you’ve learned.


Starting with your own idea, you’ll design an app step-by-step, and finish with your first portfolio example—one that you can share with recruiters!


When you complete the UXcademy UX Design Foundations course you will be ready to join the design community and start your career journey as a designer.

Stand out from the crowd by learning the skills that are in-demand today

UX Designers are among the most in-demand professionals working today, but the skills that hiring managers expect from designers are changing fast. We will teach you the extra skills that will help you land a job.

UX design

Create great and easy-to-use experience to users.

Visual design

Create beautiful interfaces through layout, color and typography.

Product thinking

Build the right features for the right people.

Designer / Dev collaboration

Understand how to work efficiently with developers.

Business mind

Balance user needs and business goals.

Entrepreneurship

Understand what goes into launching a successful product.

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Get help from the community whenever you need it

By joining this course you will have access to a private slack community where you will be able to get help from other students or mentors. Whether you have a question or feel stuck working on your own app—just ask!

At the end of this course you will

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Feel confident about how a designer thinks and what his job

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Understand how products are created from the start

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Understand the fundamental of UX and Visual Design

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Understand how designers collaborate with others

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Have experience working with Figma the most popular design tool

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Understand how to balance user needs and business goals

Have a clear understanding of the design process

Have a first project to showcase in your portfolio

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Certificate of completion

Proudly share your new skills with a personalized landing page that highlights your personal project and displays your certificate of completion.

Content of the course

Introduction

Everything starts somewhere

lessons

Lessons

1. Introduction


What you will learn in this course


2. What is UX design?


A simple definition of UX


3. Working in agencies, startups, or being a funder


Understand the differences


4. Our approach


See why our approach is different

Find great ideas

How to find relevant and interesting ideas

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Lessons

1. Solving a problem


The importance of solving a real problem


2. Finding ideas


How to look at your own life to find relevant problems to solve


4. Evaluating ideas


How to make sure you work on something that matters

case study

Case study

Learn how to validate the idea for a habit tracker app

project

Project

Find a problem you want to solve for your own project. Use our framework to validate your idea.

Understand your users

How to do user-research

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Lessons

1. What is user-research?


Understand the basics of user-research


2. The importance of user-research


Why user-research is key to design


3. You can always research


How to do user-research without resources


4. The different stages


Use the right methods at the right time

case study

Case study

Learn how to get valuable insights for our habit track app by talking to our potential users

project

Project

Gather information about your subject, conduct your first user interview and gather insights.

Explore solutions

How to design low-fidelity mockup

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Lessons

1. User story, journey map


Learn how to turn what you've learned into valuable insights


2. Visual hierarchy


Learn the importance of hierarchy in Design


3. Flows and states


Understand the importance of thinking beyond one screen


4. UX patterns


Learn how to use existing proven design patterns


5. Wireframes


Learn how to explore ideas with low-fidelity drawing


6. Early feedback


How to get feedback from users as soon as possible

case study

Case study

See step-by-step how to design the wireframes for our habit tracker app

project

Project

Work on your own app, define the core features and design a first version of the key screens using wireframes

Design a first prototype

Start using a design software and move toward the final design

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Lessons

1. Figma


Understand the very basics of Figma


2. Visual principles


Learn the key principles to make your interface clean and clear


3. The right inspiration


Learn how to get inspiration and avoid mistakes doing it


4. Thinking responsive


Learn how to create a design that works on every device


5. Business goals and user needs


Understand how to balance business goals and user needs


6. Building a prototype


Understand the very basics of prototyping

case study

Case study

See step-by-step how to go from wireframes to high-fidelity design and use color, typography, shadow to create a unique style.

project

Project

Work on your app, use what you’ve seen in the case study to design and build a first prototype

Handoff to developers

How to share your design with developers

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Lessons

1. Design will be code


Understand the reality of your job


2. How to think like a developer


Understand how to use variables, components, styles


3. Communication and collaboration


Understand how to communicate with developers

case study

Case study

See how to create guidelines and communicate your design to the dev team

project

Project

Create a clean and organized file, ready to be used by developers for implementation

User feedback

Learn how to improve your design based on user feedback

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Lessons

1. User acquisition


Understand the complexity of getting users


2. Getting feedback


Learn the methods to get feedback


3. Usability testing


Learn how to conduct usability testing


4. Using data


Understand the very basics of using data to inform your decisions


5. Iterating


Understand how to improve your design based on feedback

FAQ

How is this different from other courses on the market?

This course is interactive. No boring lecture-style learning or passive video-watching. You will need to answer questions, complete exercises to progress through the course.

Will I really stand out by taking this course?

Our approach is different from most courses. We believe designers should understand more than designing beautiful screens. We will teach you how to find and evaluate ideas, how to communicate with developers, how to gather feedback. All those extra skills are highly in-demand nowadays and will help you work on real side projects, the best way to get a job.

What is the case study you're talking about?

Concepts can be hard to grasp without real examples. We will show you the process of designing a habit tracker app from scratch. For this part of the course, you won't have to design anything but you will need to answer questions to progress through the case study.

What design tool is used for the lessons?

We use Figma for our exercises but you are free to use the tool you want to complete the exercises and the project.

What if I don't like it?

During the first week, you can drop the course at anytime and we’ll refund you completely! We have a 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

What is the course pacing?

You can work at your own pace. You should be able to complete the course in 12 hours total including going through the material, do the exercises, and finish your project.

Do I need to have skills beforehand?

No! This course is for complete beginners, you don’t need to know anything.

I already took some courses, does it make sense to join this one?

Our approach is different and you will probably learn new things even if you already understand UX fundamentals.

Introduction to UX Design

UX Design Foundations

Learn how to design a digital product from start to finish and launch your design career with confidence.

Get notified when the pre-sale begins

Save 50% during pre-sale and pay $49