Sign up for our essential online UX design course: UX Design Foundations

An online UX design course is the ideal way to get started in a rapidly growing area of design. Fully remote, our on-demand UX Design Foundations course is a perfect option, exploring all stages of the UX journey with contributions from seasoned professionals from companies such as Google, Spotify and Uber.

Together with Parsons School of Design, Creative Bloq has enlisted a carefully curated team of UX experts to cover the fundamentals of UX design and the related field of UI design. UX Design Foundations features lessons on all of the essential concepts, from user research methods to design concepting, wireframing and usability testing plus insights into new technologies that are shaping the future of user interface design.

UX Design Foundations is a fully remote course that allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own style. It's flexible and open to anyone. Read on for more details on what you can expect from the course or sign up for UX Design Foundations course today.

Why an online UX design course?

The UX design industry is expanding rapidly, generating new career opportunities around the globe. And even for those don't intend to develop careers as UX designers specifically, a working knowledge of UX concepts, processes and techniques can also be of immense benefit to anyone working in design and product development in general.

Who is the UX Design Foundations course for?

Our online UX design course has been designed to suit students of all ages and with different levels of experience. It's suitable both for those looking to dip their toes into UX design to explore whether the field is for them as well as for those with experience in other fields of design who are looking to switch careers or simply gain a solid understanding of UX design to add to their existing knowledge and skills. Its flexibility means that study can fit around anyone's schedule.

How is the UX Design Foundations course structured?

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Our online UX design course comprises five modules on everything from planning, testing and feedback to new frontiers in UX and UI design. The course features short video lessons and articles from industry experts working at some of the world’s most renowned companies, including Uber, Google and Spotify, as well as skilled typographers, 3D artists and interface designers. 

They share their first-hand expertise and experience, providing behind-the-scenes knowledge and insights as well as clear, concrete examples of UX design in practice. You'll then answer short quizzes to test your new knowledge.

 For full details about each module and more about the course, see the UX Design Foundations course brochure. But here's a brief summary of the content you'll tackle in the five modules:

Module 1 – Foundations of UX

Here's where students get to grips with the very fundamentals of UX. Lessons cover how to understand your users, how to ascertain what they want, what they need, what they like and what they don't. This module also covers the differences between UX and UI. 

Module 2 – Project Planning and Behaviours

This module deals with balancing expectations and outcome. Students will learn how to use qualitative and quantitative methods to assess what an end user wants – and then how to plan a project to make it happen within time, budgetary and resource constraints.

Module 3 – Designing for the User

Once you're chock-full of insights on your user and their behaviours, it's time to design for them. This module is all about applying everything students have learned about a user, and channelling it into an empathic design that's centred around them.

Module 4 – Visual Design, Testing & Feedback

The visual element is hugely important in UX, and this module will help students get to grips with how lines, colours, images, shapes, text and more can enhance UX design. What are the key visual elements of successful products, and what can be learned from them?

Module 5 – New Territories in UX

The future of UX design is tremendously exciting, with multi-sensory interaction, automation and predictive AI all being explored. This module helps students explore the absolute cutting edge of UX design, and provides a grounding in what the next few years could hold.

Who will I learn from on this online UX design course?  

UX Design Foundations course contributors

Just some of the contributors to our online UX design course: Trine Falbe, Jacquelyn Iyamah, John Bricker, Prakarn Nisarat, Agnes Pyrchla, Abigail Posner, Amir Baradaran (Image credit: Future)

We have some stellar UX experts on hand, including people who work with some of the world’s most influential brands. There's Abigail Posner, director of the Brand Unit at Google, as well as Daphne Lin and Hui Yuan, both product designers at Spotify. 

We also have Prakarn Nisarat, senior interaction designer at Google, Agnes Pyrchla from Planet, Jacquelyn Iyamah from Uber and Daniel Holtzman from Frog Design. Plus, you'll hear from the educational wizards at Parsons School of Design on step-by-step processes in UX design and Creative Bloq’s own contributing UX experts, ensuring a varied and robust foundation UX design course. You can find more details on who you will learn from in the guide to our UX Design Foundations course contributors

How do I access the UX Design Foundations online UX design course? 

Our UX design course is fully remote and online, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. The course provides the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned experts no matter your schedule or your location. You'll be able to complete the modules online in your browser from any laptop, tablet or phone wherever you find yourself.

How long is the UX Design Foundations course? 

Each of the five modules in this online UX design course is roughly 3-5 hours in length. Modules are broken up into shorter lessons that you can tackle at your own pace. Students who choose to approach the course on a full-time basis can complete it in a few weeks. However, you can take the course at your own pace, taking up to a year to complete the modules, which makes it ideal for juggling with other responsibilities.

What certification will I get from UX Design Foundations? 

Every student who completes our online UX design course will receive a Certificate of Completion from Parsons School of Design. 

A Certificate of Completion from Parsons is a great way to stand out in the competitive UX job market. It communicates to prospective employers that you have a solid grounding in the basics of UX, understand how UX works in a modern business context and that you have the tools and skills needed to hit the ground running.

How do I sign up to UX Design Foundations?  

The entire five-module programme, including related activities and a Parsons (The New School) Certificate of Completion costs just $999. There are payment plans available, with instalments starting as low as $99/month (pricing in other currencies will depend on the current exchange rate). Payment can be made with most major cards.

The course is hosted by our educational partner Yellowbrick, making it quick and easy to get started. Sign up at yellowbrick.co/ux and begin your UX journey today! We look forward to seeing you in the online classroom.

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