User Interface Design

Designed to help participants build up their knowledge in the field of User Interface Design (UID), this course combines theory and practice. It enables participants to develop effective and engaging User Interface Designs immediately applicable to the business world.

Certification:
Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
January 8, 2018
Course Ends:
February 23, 2018
Registration Closes:
January 1, 2018
Duration:
7 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
10 hours
Delivery Mode:
Online
Category:
Digital Design
Fees:
Single Payment:
Total fees
Two Instalments:
On purchase
After 5 weeks
Total fees

Course Introduction

The User Interface Design course enables participants to devise the optimal way to present information to end users via desktop and mobile devices. Taught by an industry expert, the course gives participants the opportunity to look at User Interface Design from the user’s point of view, focusing on their needs and usability requirements.

Participants will understand how to design products where the behaviour and appearance of intuitive interfaces create an effective and engaging experience for the user.

Impact On Upskilling Talent Pools

This course is for participants looking to develop a range of skills necessary to structure, design and prototype effective user interfaces in a professional and creative manner. This delivers particular benefits for organisations that are looking to address or expand digital skills amongst their existing talent pool. Firstly, enhanced User Interface Design delivers significant competitive advantage through improved customer experience. Secondly, upskilling is a vital enabler of recognition and retention for critical staff.

On completion of this course, participants will have covered:

  • The key design principles behind interface design
  • Key usability theory and methodology
  • Presentation techniques
  • How to conduct user research and usability testing
  • How to create an Information architecture
  • How to produce graphical user interfaces (GUI)

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following set of skills immediately applicable to their business environment:

  • The ability to take a concept and develop it to a prototype stage
  • Develop a concept through the planning stages for user testing using best practices

On completion of this course, participants will have created the following assets:

  • An understanding of effective visual design
  • A video presentation of the prototype

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in digital design - including experience working on digital design solutions (websites, branding etc.)
  • As part of our application process, participants will take a simple, online suitability assessment for their chosen course. Based on their answers, this will confirm that participants have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

Optional Requirements

  • Awareness of the Adobe Suite

10 hours (comprising a weekly average of 5 taught hours plus 5 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

Participants will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and provide work-based experience of applying new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. Assessments for this specific course include a weekly quiz, low and hi-fi wireframes, and a prototype.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Work-Based Experience

Participants work on assignments that present work-based business challenges. They experience and meet the exacting demands of digitally-enabled change.

Collaboration Skills

Participants develop both the digital skills required by your organisation and the team-working skills needed to exploit them successfully.

Expand Your Talent Potential

The learning experience enhances the wider business skills required by your organisation. These include a digital mind-set, agile thinking and user-centred design.

Reinforcing The Learning

On Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions, participants tap into the knowledge of lecturers in real-time. They provide expert advice on assignments and support the development of group-working skills.

Flexible Learning Methodology

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. Content is accessible from anywhere, at any time via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Peer Learning

Participants are part of an online international community of working professionals. So they and your organisation benefit from the insights and experiences shared by peers from across the globe.

Participant Employers

Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

Corporate Partner Feedback

“We are on the search for new skills - we are rolling out new functionality in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Insurance and Finance in all of the nineteen countries that we’re in. Digital Skills Academy will help significantly to fill those digital skills gaps.” Fanie Van Heerden - Head of IT Solutions, Architecture and Design, Standard Bank Group

Frequently Asked Questions

I haven’t done user testing before, can I do the short course?

Yes. You will be taken through some key tools and techniques.

Do I need the Adobe Suite?

It is beneficial although not compulsory.

Do I need to be a strong visual designer to complete the short course?

It is beneficial, although you can still complete the course through basic wire framing and a good idea.

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