City Lit Pro: start a career in UX/UI design
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
This course aims to provide participants with the relevant skills and a portfolio piece to apply to a position in the world of UX/UI. The course will be introducing concepts such as cognition and technology, ideas and solution generation, accessibility guidelines and information architecture. You'll gain knowledge of UX/UI methods such as User testing, Design guidelines, Data gathering techniques, Personas and prototyping.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• User research and user journeys
• Expert evaluation
• Design thinking & problem solving
• User testing
• Interaction design
• Information architecture
• Visual design language
• Prototyping high fidelity designs using industry software
• Clickable prototypes you can interact with to test your visual design
• Methodologies for creating designed layouts.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use UX & visual design (UI) methodologies to identify problems, research solutions and create visual prototypes to test users.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Basic computer skills. Useful to know but not essential:
• An understanding of User Experience and awareness of design
• Awareness of general design tools such as Adobe suite, Figma.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is an online course taught by two tutors one for UX and one for UI. Lessons will alternate between UX and UI, two lessons a week. Some lessons will have both tutors present. There will be work assigned outside of class to create a stronger project. The more you work outside of class the more you’ll be able to push your portfolio piece and learn more.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You need access to a laptop/computer that can run Chrome browser efficiently.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might be interested in Design with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, a short introduction to Adobe InDesign, a short introduction to Adobe Illustrator. You might also be interested to increase your online presence and to promote your freelance work by joining our: online marketing: a short introduction, build a website with WordPress, social media for business, developing a marketing strategy. Your tutor will discuss your progression with you.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.