User experience is at the heart of great design. It determines how the user feels when they interact with a certain product, which has a huge impact on their overall perception of the brand itself.
The relationship between UX and brand success is quite simple: if the user experience is clunky and confusing, the user will not be in a hurry to return to that product. However, if the experience is smooth and intuitive, they’ll be left with a positive impression of the brand.
It’s the difference between a customer returning or moving on to a competitor. Ultimately, good UX is good for business—so everyone needs to know about it.
If you’re curious about UX design but aren’t quite ready for a full-on bootcamp, fear not. In addition to our certified UX Design Course, we also offer a more bitesize alternative: UX Fundamentals. Let’s take a look at how you can get your first taste of UX design without committing to months of studying—and what you can expect from the course.
UX Fundamentals: What’s it all about?
Our UX Fundamentals course provides a comprehensive introduction to UX design. You’ll spend one month learning about each aspect of the UX design process, with the aim of getting you to think like a UX designer.
The course is made up of eight exercises, each one covering a key stage in the UX workflow—from user research and personas, wireframing and prototyping, right through to usability testing. Finally, you’ll present your work just as you would in a real-world situation.
Whilst the UX Fundamentals course is a more compact option, you still benefit from the same supportive learning community. Your tutor will review each exercise you submit, and you’ll also have your own one-on-one mentor, an industry expert who you’ll connect with via Skype. Last but not least, you’ll be part of an active community of fellow students.
What’s more, we’re constantly innovating and updating the course content to make sure that it’s relevant. Just recently, we added videos and quizzes—as requested by former students—so our UX Fundamentals is now more interactive than ever.
Who is the UX Fundamentals course for?
Great UX is absolutely crucial to business, so an understanding of UX design principles can go a long way. The UX Fundamentals course is ideal for anyone who is curious about UX design, but doesn’t want to commit to the full course. Whether you’re considering a new career in UX design and want to try it out, or you just want to understand what it is that UX designers do, this is a good place to start.
The Fundamentals course has been designed to be as accessible as possible—whether you’re a complete beginner, or a designer or developer looking to upskill. You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience; this is your gateway to the world of UX, and everyone is welcome!
Why take the UX Fundamentals course?
If you’re interested in UX design but not quite sure if it’s right for you, you may be reluctant to invest too much time and money in a course—and understandably so. With the UX Fundamentals course, you can dip your toe in and test the waters. Spend four weeks getting to grips with the industry before deciding on your next move.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a solid understanding of UX design and all that it entails. If, upon completion, you decide you want to delve deeper into the world of UX, you can move straight on to the Immersion section of the full UX Design course—we’ll even give you a tuition credit of $500.
Get your first taste of UX design and see if it’s for you—discover our UX Fundamentals course here.
What You Should Do Now
- Get a hands-on introduction to UX with a free, 6-day short course.
- Become a qualified UX designer in 5-10 months—complete with a job guarantee.
- Talk to a program advisor to discuss career change and find out if UX is right for you.
- Learn about our graduates, see their portfolio projects, and find out where they’re at now.
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