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UX Design : Introduction

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Two Day Course

Overview

Our UX Design course provides training on the complete process that is carried out in order for a website or application to give users a functional and meaningful user experience.

This practical, two-day course will give you the skills and experience to create thoughtfully crafted, easy-to-use, attractive websites that encourage users to come back again and again.

This course is best suited for:
• Print designers looking to learn the differences between print and digital design and want to transfer their skills to a digital platform
• Those getting involved in a UX Design project/team and want to fully understand the entire process
• Those looking to take their first steps in a UX Design job role
• Those who want to add UX Design to their skill set

For those looking to take their UX Design skills to a more advanced level, we recommend our HTML & CSS Intro course as the ideal next step.

What are the five things you will get out of this course:
• How to benchmark your design decisions
• Creating sitemaps and wireframing with Adobe XD (Experience Design)
• Card sorting techniques
• Prototyping using Adobe XD/Invision
• Inclusive design techniques and accessibility principles

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    Understanding Usability
    • An introduction - what is user centric design?
    • Research techniques - how to do effective user interviews?
    • What are the needs and goals of your users?
    • Defining personas for your users
    • Creating user journeys

    What makes a good User Experience and why?
    • Understand how people use and think about a website/app/software
    • Why and how to benchmark your design decisions

    Sitemaps/Organisational Structures
    • What are sitemaps?
    • Why are they important?
    • What can they be used for?
    • How to create sitemaps using Adobe XD

    Card sorting techniques
    • What is card sorting?
    • Identify trends and potential content categories for your website/app
    • Design menu structure and website navigation paths from results

    Wireframing
    • What is wireframing?
    • The importance of hierarchy
    • What are modules?
    • How to illustrate interactions using Adobe XD
    • How to create and annotate wireframes using Adobe XD
    • Tips to speed up your workflow

    Prototyping using Adobe XD and Invision
    • What is prototyping and why do we do it?
    • Sketches, wireframes, mockups
    • The difference between Medium and High Fidelity Prototypes
    • Interactivity
  • Day Two

    UI Design
    • The difference between UX and UI design
    • How they work together

    Inclusive design techniques and accessibility principles
    • Points of exclusion
    • Situational challenges
    • Personal biases
    • Different ways to engage
    • Equivalent experiences
    • Extend the solution to everyone

    Responsive Design
    • How does responsive design work?
    • What does Mobile First mean and when is it useful?
    • How to wire frame for different devices
    • How interactive modules might need to adapt for different devices

    Different ways of testing your design
    • How to conduct a User Test on your site
    • How to use A/B Testing to get insights into visitor behaviour
    • Understanding Multivariate Testing and how to use it

    Best Practice
    • Introducing new layouts vs learned behaviour
    • How creative interactions enhance the user experience

    Discussions and practical experience of "real world" design briefs will be carried out throughout the entire course.

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed19065
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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