User Interface Design

Looking to become a designer or expand your knowledge in the ever-growing field of User Interface Design (UID)? With a comprehensive combination of theory and practice, this course will enable you to develop effective, engaging and smart User Interface Designs for your own organisation or for external clients.

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
Single Payment:
Total fees
Two Instalments:
On purchase
After 5 weeks
Total fees

Course Introduction

User Interface Design is about devising the optimal way to present information to an end user via desktop and mobile devices. The course addresses User Interface Design from the user’s point of view, focusing on their needs and usability requirements.

You will understand how to design products where the behaviour and appearance of engaging and intuitive interfaces create a delightful experience for the user.

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

The field of User Interface Design is fast-paced - alignment with customer requirements and constant innovation is critical to success. This course is for participants looking to gain a range of skills necessary to structure, design and prototype effective user interfaces in a professional and creative manner. It will enable you to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge base and so stand out in a dynamic and specialist field.

On completion of this course, you 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)
  • 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, you 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.)

Optional Requirements

  • Awareness of the Adobe Suite

As part of our application process, you will also take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

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

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your 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

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

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

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“From a skills point of view, I was relatively up-to-date with how fast technology changes, but the course helped me focus on the core skills and tech that I needed to fit into a company like IBM Design, which designs enterprise software on a global scale.” - Patrick Joseph Whelahan, Digital Skills Academy Participant

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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