UX Fundamentals

  • Learn the fundamentals of User Experience design
  • Work with a Tutor and Mentor to build your portfolio
  • Plan your time by dedicating 15-30 hours a week to the course

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Want to know if UX design is right for you?

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UI designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Are you curious about how UX design shapes the world around you?

User experience (UX) refers to any interaction a user has with a product or service. UX design considers all the different elements that shape this experience, and how it makes the user feel. Be it an easy-to-navigate website or an ergonomic kettle, UX design can make or break the success of a business or brand. Whether you want to excel at your current job or embark on a brand new career path, understanding the fundamentals of UX is crucial in today’s market. Our one-month Fundamentals Course will give you a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating—and highly important—field.

 

UX Fundamentals: Your comprehensive introduction to UX design

UX Fundamentals

Approx. 1 month completion time

UX Immersion

Approx. 7 months completion time

UX Specializations

Approx. 2 months completion time

Are you keen to get to grips with user experience, but not quite ready to jump in at the deep end? Our UX Fundamentals Course provides a thorough yet manageable introduction to all things UX. In one month, you’ll learn about each aspect of the UX design process, gain insight into the industry, and learn the key methods and approaches used by UX professionals. As a member of the CareerFoundry community, you’ll be fully supported every step of the way: receive hands-on feedback and guidance from expert mentors and tutors, and share your journey with fellow CareerFoundry students.


Ready to delve deeper into UX design? Check out our Certified UX Designer Course: the complete package you need to start a career in UX.

Success Stories

The CareerFoundry UX course was an awesome overview to all things UX. After the course I managed to get a job within a few months at a leading tech company and saw a 50% salary increase! Thanks CF!

Ally Hangartner

UX Designer at

Studying UX design with CareerFoundry was the making of me - it gave me the confidence to apply for UX roles overseas and relocate from the UK to New Zealand. The mentor model was great and I'm still in touch with my mentor today.

Caroline White

UX Analyst at

Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job, and they helped me double my salary from my last job!

Terri Rodriguez-Hong

UX/UI Designer at

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Gain a solid understanding of key UX design skills, processes and principles

Written by expert UX designers and structured by a team of instructional design professionals, our curriculum ensures a learning experience of the highest quality.

Exercise 1:

An Introduction To UX And Design Thinking

Learn how to describe the UX design and design thinking processes. Apply the first stage of the design thinking process to a real-world problem and start really thinking like a UX designer.

Exercise 2:

How To Conduct Effective User Research

Discover user-centered design and strategies for conducting effective user research. Compare and evaluate research methods for different design scenarios.

Exercise 3:

How To Build User Personas

Learn the processes for creating effective, meaningful user personas and user stories based on users' goals and needs.

Exercise 4:

How To Analyze Information Architecture

Analyze how users navigate a site and the theory and best practises behind how information is best structured for a user's consumption.

Exercise 5:

How To Make Wireframes And Prototypes

Learn how to turn your theoretical knowledge into something tangible and usable by creating effective prototypes and wireframes that support user goals.

Exercise 6:

How To Do Usability Testing

Learn how usability testing should be carried out and how to draft a testing plan for your product.

Exercise 7:

How To Present Your Work

Present your design process and solution to stakeholders in a clear, engaging and convincing manner, substantiating the decisions you've made every step of the way.

Exercise 8:

A Career In UX Design?

Draft a personal design profile to map out a path for continuing design education and decide whether you would like to pursue a creative, rewarding career in UX.

Why our students succeed

  • In a booming tech industry, the demand for skilled UX designers is only increasing. Employers are interested in your practical skills—not your educational background.
  • With personalized feedback from your dedicated Mentor (an expert with more than 5 years’ experience), you’ll have all the support you need to progress through the course.
  • When you study with us, you immediately become part of a global network of motivated learners and career-changers.

Our graduates now have tech jobs at companies all over the world:

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Price

UX Fundamentals

  • 8 practical exercises that give you a solid introduction to design thinking
  • Personal Tutor feedback on each exercise
  • Ongoing support from your Tutor on anything course-related
  • 2 video calls with your expert Mentor
  • A personalized video review submitted by your Mentor
  • Access to a huge community of online learners

FAQ

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. 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.

4. What do I need to get started?

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.

5. Is the course content practical?

Yes. The course is based on a practical, project-based learning format. You will learn the essential skills that align with what employers look for.

6. Does my background or age matter?

We have trained people from all walks of life. From taxi drivers to accountants, they have all become successful UX designers. The course requires no previous experience, and there are no age restrictions.

6. Do I get a certificate at the end?

You will receive a certificate when you complete the course to make your new qualifications easily identifiable.

7. Is the course 100% online?

Yes, the course is entirely online. You’ll get access to our active student community on Slack and, after the course, you’ll have access to  a global network of other ambitious alumni and mentors to support you.

Want to know if UX design is right for you?

Find out with a free 7-day email short course.


Curious about this course?

Contact us to find out if it’s right for you

Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UI designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Are you curious about understanding human behavior? Want to turn that interest into a fulfilling career as a UX designer? Then start learning with CareerFoundry today.

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