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.
Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:
- Basic understanding of design applications like Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator.
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.
Duration: 4 weeks
- 14 August – 07 September 2017
- 06 November – 29 November 2017
17h30 – 20h30 Mon, Tues & Wed*
* Any class falling on a public holiday will be carried over to be held the next available Thursday evening (to be arranged between the lecturer and class).
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Web design basics
Introduction to UX & UI design
Project management and planning
Concept design (wireframes, scenarios, personas)
The Psychology around UI/UX
Prototype design and development
What is the difference between your Part Time and your Full Time courses?
The Part Time courses are Modular Based, and run for 4-5 weeks each, with one project per module. The Full Time courses are made up of various modules that run for 3 – 8 weeks each with more than one project per module.
How do I know which one to choose?
The Full Time courses are geared towards students who wish to commit to a much longer and more involved course, with an aim to get a Higher Certificate and a Portfolio. The Part Time courses are excellent for those who wish to add new skills to their existing skills, i.e. a Print Designer who wants to learn Web Design skills. The Part Time courses are also often chosen by those who wish to prepare to do longer courses, or individuals whose companies need them to learn skills to apply within the workplace immediately.
Are there any discounts offered?
Yes! If you book all 34 courses offered on the Print Design Courses (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), you get a fantastic discount on the modules, booked consecutively.
When do the courses run?
They run in the evenings, Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesdays from 17h30 – 20h30.
Does the module run more than once in the year?
Yes, each module runs every 3 months.
What do we need to bring to the course?
Just yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software. You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.
Is there safe access & parking available?
Yes, you receive an electronic access tag upon enrolment & parking can be found in Bree Street.
Who are your trainers?
All trainers are freelancers in their industries, so bring this unbeatable experience into the classroom straight from the workplace. They are passionate about what they do and always ready to help.
Are there any projects and / or tests?
Yes, each module has a project that is worked on continuously to test your skills. No formal tests or exams are held.
What do we receive at the end of the course?
You will receive an attendance certificate showing the Apple & Adobe logo as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.
COST P/P INCL VAT
- R6, 280.00