Intro to UX Design Course

Learn the essentials
of the UX design process in 1 month
Study flexibly
at a pace of 15-20 hours per week
Design your first app
guided by your mentor and tutor

Want to know if UX design is right for you?

Find out with a free 6-day email short course.

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

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

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Want to know if UX design is right for you?

Find out with a free 6-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 UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

COVID-19: While our team of employees, mentors, tutors, and career specialists are working from home in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, CareerFoundry is operating as usual. All our programs are 100% online, and we’re offering more flexible study and payment options for the foreseeable future. If you’re interested in taking one of our programs, we’d love to speak to you about how we can support you during this time.

Intro to UX Design Course details

In this course, you will

Discover the entire UX design process, from concept to delivery.

Learn the fundamental principles of UX design, including Design Thinking, user-centred design, and information architecture.

Apply core UX skills, such as user research and iterative design, as you create your very first app design.

Work 1:1 with an expert mentor and tutor, who will give you personalized feedback and insights into life as a UX designer.

Join an active community of over 3,000 students, alumni, mentors, and career specialists, and get access to exclusive UX design events and webinars.


Fully online

Study for 15-20 hours per week for one month

Personalized mentorship

Our UX design mentors are rated 4.93/5 from over 4,000 reviews

Outcome oriented

Deliver your first app design and get your first certificate in UX design

Why learn UX design?

The field of UX design is flourishing

UX design provides you with the methods and tools you need to deliver elegant solutions to real problems by crafting enjoyable, functional design.

Good design makes better business—and better lives

Accessible and inclusive UX design results in loyal customers—customers that will recommend your services to family and friends.

Boost your career with UX design skills

Discover how the practical skills of UX, like research, prototyping and testing, and the soft skills, like empathy, communication and organization, will enable you to collaborate more effectively and produce better results.

Why choose a CareerFoundry intro course?

Work with your very own course tutor and mentor

You'll enjoy a truly collaborative online learning experience, with tailored written and video feedback on everything you do from experts who work in your new field day in, day out.

Get the perfect balance of theory and practice

From day one, you'll put your newfound knowledge of UX design theory into practice as you work towards delivering your first app design.

Love UX? Then become a UX designer, guaranteed

There's a good chance you'll fall in love with UX. If you do, we'd love you to stick around for our full career change UX Design Program, which is backed up by a job guarantee. Find out more here.

I've learnt so much about the industry and most importantly about myself. The course is very well structured and students are given all the support they need by tutors and mentors. I would recommend CareerFoundry in a heartbeat.

CareerFoundry Student

Meet your new team

Our dual mentorship model pairs you with not one, but two industry experts—your mentor and your course tutor. They're at the top of their game in UX design and work in tandem to inspire you to exceed your expectations, providing individualized feedback and guidance as you work towards delivering your first UX design project.

Your mentor

is a senior UX designer dedicated to training the next generation of UX designers, strategists and enthusiasts.

Your mentor will be there to give you feedback on your portfolio project.

Your tutor

is a practicing UX designer who knows the course material inside-out.

Your tutor will be giving you timely feedback on all your submissions.

Our mentors and tutors haven’t just made a name for themselves at top companies in the industry—they've helped shape it.

A project-based curriculum that gets you thinking like a UX designer.

Learn the essential principles, the key skills, and the all-important mindset that make UX design so valuable.

Created by experienced instructional designers, authored by industry experts, and kept up-to-date by course editors, our curriculum will serve as the foundation of your learning experience.

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 thinking like a UX designer.

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.

How To Build User Personas

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

How To Analyze Information Architecture

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

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.

How To Do Usability Testing

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

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.

A Career In UX Design?

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

Your first step to becoming a UX designer

If you fall in love with UX design during this course, you can move seamlessly onto our career-change UX Design Program.

Portfolio Projects

Review a selection of some of the work our UX design students have completed in recent months.


Intro to UX Design

Receive a tuition credit of if you decide to upgrade to the complete, career-change UX Design Program.
  • Learn through our comprehensive, project-based curriculum
  • Receive regular, personalized feedback from your course tutor
  • Deliver your first app design, which will form the basis of your professional portfolio
  • Get an in-depth review of your portfolio project from your mentor on a video call
  • Gain exclusive access to our global community—plus events and webinars
  • Upgrade to the full UX Design Program and become a qualified, job-ready UX designer


1.    Who is the course for?

This course is designed with the absolute beginner in mind—so whether you’re brand new to UX design or you’ve dabbled in it and want to formalize your knowledge and skills, this course is a great place to start.

You don’t need to have experience in design or tech to succeed in this course! Regardless of your age or background, we’ve built a learning experience that will help ensure your success—from the curriculum and hands-on exercises, to the mentorship and support you’ll receive along the way.

2.    Are there payment plans available?

Because the intro course only lasts one month, we require the tuition in a one-time, upfront payment. But we do offer a partial tuition credit if you choose to upgrade to the full career change program!

3.    Is the course 100% online?

Yes, the course is entirely asynchronous and online—so you can study when and wherever you’d like so long as you can get online and complete the course on time.

But this doesn’t mean the learning experience is isolated or lonely! You’ll have your mentor, tutor, and student advisor there to support you—as well as access to our active student community on Slack.

4.    What will I have by the end of the course?

By the end of the course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the field, and hands-on practice in some of the key skills and processes that are vital to UX design—as well as a complete, mentor-reviewed project to feature in your professional portfolio!

When you complete the course, you’ll also receive a signed CareerFoundry certificate. This will make it easy for you to share the news on LinkedIn or with potential employers.

5.    How long does it take to complete the course?

You only need to set aside 15-20 hours per week to complete the course in one month. If you’d like to complete the course more quickly, you can devote up to 30-40 hours per week to complete it in about two weeks.

6.    Is the course content practical and hands-on?

We take a rigorously practical approach to learning. You’ll have the opportunity to apply everything you learn in practical ways. Every exercise builds up to a completed portfolio project that your mentor will review and that will show employers the in-demand skills you learn in the course.

7.    What are the minimum requirements (prerequisites, system, hardware, tools)?

Because the course is designed with the absolute beginner in mind, there are no prerequisites for enrollment. You don’t need a background in design or tech! All you need to be successful in this course is:

  • The motivation to learn and grow
  • An interest in UX design
  • Written and spoken English skills at a level B2 or higher
If you’d like to explore all the course details, check out the Intro to UX information sheet.

8.    Do I have to pay for the tools?

The course will require you to use either Marvel or Prott—but both of these are free tools. You can, of course, opt for paid tools, but the cost is not included in the course tuition.

9.    Am I required to enroll in the full UX Design Program after the intro course?

There is no automatic or required enrollment in the full program at the end of this course.

That said, if you fall in love with UX during the intro course and you want to pursue a career in the field, the full UX Design Program is the natural next step. It includes expert mentorship, full and hands-on immersion in the field, portfolio reviews, individualized career coaching, and a job guarantee. Everything you need to land the UX design job of your dreams!

If you decide to enroll in the career change program, you’ll receive a partial tuition credit towards the cost of the full program. You can talk to your student advisor and they’ll take care of the details.

10.    What’s included in the course tuition?

This course offers an immersive introduction to the field of UX design—including expert-authored curriculum, hands-on projects, and personalized mentorship and support from experts in the field.

Find out more here:

  • How it works: From the curriculum to your support team, and beyond—here are the details.
  • Meet our mentors: Get to know who the CareerFoundry mentors are and how the dual-mentorship model works.
  • Graduate outcomes: Here’s some of the work our graduates did in the full program—and where they’re at today.

11.    Is the course accredited and what does ZFU-approved mean?

While the course is not university accredited, it does undergo a rigorous quality assurance and certification process with the ZFU (Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht)—the state body for distance learning in Germany.

This process ensures that the course meets a high stand for an excellent and effective learning experience.

On successful completion of this certification process, the course is assigned a unique approval number (7386821) which can be checked against a public register.

12.    What if I have a question that’s not answered here?

If you have additional questions, we’re happy to help! Just connect with a program advisor and they’ll get you the answers you need.


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