UX & UI Design

An introduction to UX and UI

These are the first steps in the creation of a website. The students will learn the core fundamentals on how to design user interfaces for both desktop and mobile devices. The student will also gain a deeper understanding into the methodologies used to create and test the User Experience, to enhance the design and provide a better end product for both the client and the end user.

User Interface Designers

A User Interface Designer is concerned with how the product is laid out – they are in charge of designing each screen or web-page that the user interacts with, ensuring that users will follow the communication path the UX designer has already set.

User Experience Designers
A User Experience Designer is focused on how a website **feels**
The responsibility of a UX designer is to make sure a website flows logically, depending on what that communication is. UX Designers are in a way like mini-psychologists, they ask questions that are routed in Behavioural Psychology, in order to understand better what people do when it comes to using digital platforms. They also do what is known as Beta-Testing – which is a focus group of sorts, where individuals come in, and are filmed using the website, so the UX designer can gain a better understanding of how people are interpreting and interacting with the intended communication.

UX designers also provide wireframes for layouts, storyboards and mood boards and even a sitemap at times. A sitemap is a logical “tree” of sorts, that lays out how the website – and its web pages connect and link to each other.


Course Requirements

Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Basic understanding of design applications like Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator.

Course objectives

By the end of the course students will have usable knowledge of the following:

  • How to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Balsamiq Mockups to effectively to lay out a pleasing user interface.
  • This course will help the student to understand the usability of a web service or app they might be asked to design or work on in the future.
  • Students will create wireframes and prototypes of a project and run usability tests within the class on a peer review level
  • Learn user-centred design techniques to build a solid design process which generates better results.

Students will be taught how to take these principles forward when learning how to code and build websites from their interface designs.

Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.

 

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