AGENTUR FÜR ARBEIT UX Design Program Curriculum

A learning experience that’s as rigorous and in sync with the industry as it is suited to beginners and upskillers alike.

Curriculum overview

Part-time
Full-time
Intro to UX Design
1.4 months
UX Design Immersion
9.2 months
Intro to UX Design
0.7 months
UX Design Immersion
5.3 months
Intro to UX Design
UX Immersion

This course will take you through eight tasks leading up to one main project: user research, personas, wireframes and more for a vocabulary learning app.

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1.1 Introduction to UX & Design Thinking

Set the foundation for the rest of your learning and kick off the first stage of your course project.

1.2 User Research

Explore user research methods and conduct a series of user interviews.

1.3 User Personas

Learn how to tell user stories and create a proto-persona for your course project.

1.4 Information Architecture

Analyze how people navigate sites and how information is structured.

1.5 Wireframing & Prototyping

Create detailed prototypes and wireframes for your vocabulary learning app.

1.6 Usability Testing

Devise a usability testing plan to ensure your design solutions are effective.

1.7 Presenting Your Work

Present your design process and results to stakeholders in an engaging manner.

1.8 What’s Next?

Draft your design profile to map out where your design education will go from here.

This course provides a deeper dive into the daily practice and mindset of a professional UXer. You'll complete a total of six achievements, which will build off of each other to create a final product at the end of the course.

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Achievement 1
Achievement 2
Achievement 3
Achievement 4
Achievement 5
Achievement 6
Thinking like a UXer

Make design thinking a daily habit and apply it as you kickoff the project that you’ll complete over the next five achievements. Here’s what you’ll learn:

The Role of the UX Designer

A History of User Experience Design

Human Needs & Motivations

User-Centered Design Process

Design Thinking

Understanding the Problem

Competitive Analysis

Lean UX vs. Agile UX

Business Requirements

User Stories

Portfolio Review

Understanding the User

Create effective user personas and journey maps, conduct a thorough task analysis, and define an actionable mobile strategy for your product. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Research Methods

Surveys & Interviews

User Research Analysis

User Personas

Mental Models & User Journeys

Task Analysis & User Flows

Mobile-First Design

Content Auditing

Portfolio Review

Foundational Design

Master information architecture principles and frameworks, then devise a visually appealing and portfolio ready sitemap. You’ll also begin prototyping your product! Here’s what you’ll learn:

IA Principles & Frameworks

Refining Your Sitemap with Card Sorting

Navigation for Mobile & Desktop

Design Patterns for Mobile & Desktop

Usability Heuristics & Interaction Design

Low-Fidelity Prototyping: Paper & Sketches

Rapid Prototyping: User Onboarding

Mid-Fidelity Wireframes & Prototyping

High-Fidelity Wireframes & Clickable Prototypes

Portfolio Review

Usability Testing

Conduct usability testing for both mobile and desktop from start to finish, working with test subjects, analyzing test results, making improvements, and planning future tests.

Best Practices for Working with Human Test Subjects

Usability Test Methods

Usability Test Plan

Usability Test Script

Conducting Usability Tests

Usability Test Results & Planning for Future Tests

Reporting Findings & Making Recommendations

A/B & Preference Testing

Portfolio Review

Refining the Design

Explore the foundations of user interface design, experiment with responsive frameworks, and prepare your design documentation for dev handoff.

Visual Design Principles

Emotional Design for User Engagement

HTML Basics

Alternatives to HTML: Native Platforms

Grids & Spacing Fundamentals

Responsive Frameworks

Design Documentation

Design Language Systems

Design Deliverables

Design Collaboration

Portfolio Review

End-to-End Design

Compile and make final fixes to your design. You’ll also address accessibility issues, publish your portfolio, and create a video demo of your work.

Designing for Accessibility

Polishing the Design

Designing for Good

Online Portfolios

UX Communities

Video Presentation

Portfolio Review

Intro to UX Design

This course will take you through eight tasks leading up to one main project: user research, personas, wireframes and more for a vocabulary learning app.

1.1 Introduction to UX & Design Thinking

Set the foundation for the rest of your learning and kick off the first stage of your course project.

1.2 User Research

Explore user research methods and conduct a series of user interviews.

1.3 User Personas

Learn how to tell user stories and create a proto-persona for your course project.

1.4 Information Architecture

Analyze how people navigate sites and how information is structured.

1.5 Wireframing & Prototyping

Create detailed prototypes and wireframes for your vocabulary learning app.

1.6 Usability Testing

Devise a usability testing plan to ensure your design solutions are effective.

1.7 Presenting Your Work

Present your design process and results to stakeholders in an engaging manner.

1.8 What’s Next?

Draft your design profile to map out where your design education will go from here.

UX Immersion

This course provides a deeper dive into the daily practice and mindset of a professional UXer. You'll complete a total of six achievements, which will build off of each other to create a final product at the end of the course.

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Built on proven learning theories and industry expertise

Dive into a comprehensive and varied learning experience designed to take you from beginner to pro.

Each course is packed with reading materials and supporting videos, audio learning options, and more.

Our instructional designers work hand-in-hand with seasoned experts in the field to keep our curriculum rooted in proven learning theories, and in-sync with the industry.

Graduate portfolios

See some of the incredible work our students complete during the UX Design Program.

Create your portfolio with industry-standard tools

Design Tools

We’ve partnered up with industry-standard tool providers to make sure you have access to the tools you’ll likely use in your new career. Through free trials and special discounts exclusively available to CareerFoundry students, you’ll get to test out which tools work best for your needs.

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