Hiring managers say that most design roles require an understanding of both UI and UX. Design has become a high priority for organizations worldwide, with CNBC reporting UI/UX to be in the top 5 fastest growing jobs last year.
When you take our UI/UX design course all you need is an eye for good visual design and the ability to empathize with your user.
In the course, you'll work on substantial design projects and complete a real world externship with an industry client. After 9 months, you'll graduate with a UI/UX design mindset and a portfolio to show for it.
Explore all the stages of the UI/UX design process, from design thinking to ideating, sketching and more. The curriculum consists of videos, articles, hands-on design projects, and career-related coursework, covering the topics below.
Examine the philosophy from which user-centered design (UCD) and many innovation frameworks have emerged: design thinking. Grounded in empathy and a hands-on, iterative approach to problem solving, design thinking is the mindset you’ll use to create effective user experiences. The key aspects of design thinking include:
User research is central to UX design. When you understand the needs and pain points of your target users, you’ll be able to craft problem-focused solutions. There are many different user research tools; this section will explore the most effective of them.
Topics include: user research methods, research plans, recruiting users through screener surveys, diary studies, and interviews.
Topics include: synthesis best practices, thematic analysis, affinity maps, empathy maps, personas, jobs to be done, problem statements, journey maps, and research presentations
This section (part of the UCD design phase) is all about getting your design hands dirty, so to speak. Here are some of the things you’ll dive into:
Visual skill takes time to develop and requires a lot of practice! To that end, you’ll be introduced to industry-standard design tools early on in order to complete UI exercises that have been woven throughout the course. These UI exercises are designed to help you build your visual skills, including how to evaluate designs as well as improve designs based on visual principles (such as balance, scale, alignment, hierarchy, and others).
In this section of the UCD design phase, you’ll bring your designs to life, first as sketches and then through wireframing. You’ll also be introduced to several design tools, including Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma, learn how to conduct a guerilla usability test to validate your sketches, and learn how to apply interaction design principles to your designs.
You'll be matched with a real company to complete a 40-hour industry design project that solves a business problem.
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Our career-focused curriculum, 1:1 calls with your career coach, and mock interviews, will help you land your dream job. You can access these and all our career support services for 6 months after completing the program.
Do you have an eye for design? Do you like to make things beautiful, organized and user friendly? If so, this program is right for you!
The UI/UX Bootcamp is a 9-month program. Most students devote 15-20 hours a week to complete the course.
Every tuition option comes with Springboard's job guarantee. If you don’t get a UI/UX design job within six months of graduation, you get a full refund. Read the full Job Guarantee eligibility terms and conditions here
UI/UX Design Career Track is the best value bootcamp which teaches both UX and UI design. Designed to fit your schedule, at an affordable price.
Secure your spot now. Spots are limited, and we accept qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis.
The Admissions Process
In three simple steps, you can start your journey to a UI/UX Design career.
Join the program: You'll be one of the select few applicants to secure a spot in the UI/UX Design Career Track. Congratulations!
The skills survey is a basic assessment to make sure you'll have a successful experience in the course.
What can you expect?
The technical skills survey is a combination of multiple choice and free-form questions, and is designed to evaluate your (a) visual aptitude; (b) ability to empathize with users and synthesize information; (c) justify design decisions.
We’re not looking for perfect answers — you’re not a UI/UX Design pro yet! Rather, we want to get a better sense of your instincts in each area.
The skills survey is not a timed test but, for reference, most students take less than 45 minutes to complete it.
This skills survey will allow us — and you — to assess your readiness for the course. If you find the survey difficult and are not able to successfully answer a majority of the questions in each section, don’t worry! We have great options for you, and can advise you on best next steps after you’ve submitted the assessment.
There are 4 payment options (all of which come with our job guarantee as long as you meet eligibility requirements). Our two standard payment plans are:
In addition, we have 2 other payment options. These are available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for Climb financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident - as long as you both have a US address. Deferred tuition is only available to US Citizens and permanent residents.
All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices). If you reside outside the U.S., this might carry an additional transaction fee, depending on the bank you use. We display prices in your local currency to give you an estimate of how much you will pay based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.
This UI/UX bootcamp is for people who demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.
Prerequisites:All backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills (which are critical on a cross-functional design team).
We are invested in helping you reach your career goals. Part of that commitment is making sure you know where to start, and which course is best to get you there. The application process for the UI/UX Career Track is designed to evaluate a baseline of visual skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to empathize with users to synthesize and generate ideas. We're not looking for perfect answers - you're not a UI/UX design pro yet! We want to get a better sense of your instincts in each area.
Students must also demonstrate English fluency, as determined by initial interactions with the Admissions team.
Is a bachelor's degree required?
We recommend candidates have a bachelor’s degree or higher (in any subject). If you don’t have a degree, you are welcome to apply with the understanding that not having a degree may be a barrier to landing certain roles.
Degree level doesn't impact your admission into the program. All enrolled students, regardless of degree level, receive comprehensive 1:1 support and individualized career coaching. We've got your back.
Still not sure if you’re a right fit? Contact our Admissions Managers atIXCInquiry@springboard.com. We’d love to discuss your background and learning goals!