Learn the UX Fundamentals

Discover the world of user experience design

Are you interested in the relationship between products and users?

User experience is at the center of intelligent design. From an intuitive website to a fridge that restocks your groceries, it can make or break the relationship between a brand and its products. Whether you’re looking to fully develop your career or grab some new skills in this increasingly popular field, our one month fundamentals course will help you see if UX is for you.

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UX Fundamentals is an introduction to UX design

If you want to understand user experience, but aren’t ready to throw yourself in at the deep end, UX Fundamentals is for you. In one month, you’ll learn each aspect of the UX design process, get to grips with the industry, and learn the key thought processes and business skills of successful UXers. As a member of the CareerFoundry community, you’ll also be fully supported as you learn, with the hands-on help and guidance of our tutors, mentors and your fellow CareerFoundry students.

Ready to jump into something bigger now? Then check out our Certified UX Designer Course: the whole package to get started as a UX designer.

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What you'll learn

A solid understanding of UX design and the key skills for the job

Written by leading UX designers and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is.

Design thinking

Introduction to UX and Design Thinking

  • Describe UX design and the design thinking process
  • Apply the first stage of the design thinking process to a given problem

User Research

Explain user-centered design and strategies for conducting effective user research

User Personas

Create effective user personas and user stories based on user goals and needs

Information Architecture

Explore how users navigate sites and processes and how information is structured

Wireframing and Prototyping

Create effective prototypes and wireframes that support user goals

Usability Testing

Utilize best practices in usability testing to create a testing plan

Presenting Your Work

Present your design process and solution to stakeholders in a clear, engaging manner

What's Next?

Draft a personal design profile to map out a path for continuing design education

How We Support You

Personalized, 1-on-1 support to take you from beginner to professional

  • 1. Stay focused and on track with daily coaching
  • Your Tutor is not just a course expert, but your very own coach who is on-hand to help you stay focused as you work through each lesson of your course. With their ongoing support and personal feedback after each of your projects, informed by their industry experience, you couldn’t be in better hands.
  • 2. Get real-life experience for the workplace
  • Your Mentor is a UX design professional with more than 8 years’ experience in the industry. They’ll give you expert feedback via video reviews as you work towards each of your learning goals. During Skype calls with your Mentor, you’ll not only benefit from their real-world experience you’ll also get an insider’s guide to the job market, with industry insights no textbook could hope to teach you.

Support from our engaged, global student community

We are much more than an online school. Being a student with CareerFoundry means being part of an engaged, global community of UX beginners, so you can be certain that with us you’ll never have to learn alone.

As part of our online community, you will push one another to stay motivated, perform to your best, and celebrate each other’s successes. Share experiences, make friends and solve problems, as you learn exciting new skills in UX design.

There’s no denying, our courses demand a lot. But being a part of our community means being connected to thousands of people just like you - learning together, inspiring one another and transforming your careers.


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UX Fundamentals


1-month course at a pace of 15 hours per week

  • 8 exercises that give you a solid introduction to design thinking
  • Personal exercise reviews from your Tutor
  • Step by step course support from your Tutor
  • 2 Skype calls with your Mentor
  • A personalized video review from your Mentor
  • Access to our community of UX learners

Try out UX Fundamentals and receive a tuition credit of $500 if you move on to the Certified UX Designer Course!

Next start date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Courses start monthly - click 'Enroll' to see later available dates.


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From questions about studying UX design, to personalized career advice, we’re here to help.

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Still have questions?

We've got the answers:

1. Who Is The Course For?

Our courses have been designed to be easily understood by anyone from complete beginners through to developers and designers looking for new skills.

2. What Will I Have By The End Of The Course?

By the end of UX Fundamentals you will have a solid understanding of UX design, key skills for the job and a project you can add to your professional portfolio.

3. Where Can I Study?

As an online course, you can study in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world; all you need is a laptop and Wi-Fi.

4. How Long Will It Take?

UX Fundamentals is designed to take one month at a rate of 15 hours per week. If you need it, we do allow a 1-month extension, including Mentor time, at no extra cost. If you wish to complete the course in under one month, you may do so simply by increasing the number of hours you put in.

5. What Do I Need To Start?

All you need is a laptop and Wi-Fi. All of the software you need will be available as free trials which will be valid throughout the course.

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