Speak the language of design, build skills and test them with a curriculum designed by UI/UX experts.
AI learning units now included in your curriculum + a new AI interactive learning series.
Speak the language of design, build skills and test them with a curriculum designed by UI/UX experts.
Work with a mentor, career coach, and more. They have your back and will hold you accountable.
We back our program with a job guarantee. Get a job or you'll receive a full refund. See terms.
In this UI/UX bootcamp, you’ll adopt a design-thinking mindset, become AI savvy, and learn how to create more personalized, intuitive, and engaging user experiences.
We’ve incorporated AI learning throughout our UI/UX Design Career Track, so you’ll learn how to harness the power of AI to maximize your time, your creativity, and your job prospects.
In this introductory unit, you’ll learn design fundamentals and gain a foundation for UI/UX best practices while exploring the various roles within the industry.
Learn the differences between UI and UX
Learn the skills needed to be successful as a UI/UX designer
Discover the range of UI/UX design roles and their responsibilities
Artificial intelligence plays a crucial role in enhancing user experiences, from personalized recommendations to intuitive interfaces. In this unit, you’ll learn the fundamentals of AI in design.
Explore AI concepts, terminology, and applications
Differentiate between narrow AI and general AI
Understand the significance of the intersection between AI and UX
Receive an introduction machine learning and its application to UX
Before working on a hands-on project, you'll get comfortable with the design tools that will make up your arsenal.
Explore and use design tools like Sketch, Adobe XD, or Figma
Gain an understanding of how you will use each design tool in your work
Complete your first UI practice exercise by recreating the UI of a few screens
Design thinking is the mindset designers like you will use to create effective user experiences. This unit will walk you through the stages of design thinking while highlighting an empathetic, hands-on, interactive approach to problem-solving.
Gain an understanding of design thinking stages: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test
Develop an awareness of divergent and convergent thinking
Learn the techniques of brainstorming, gamestorming, and affinity mapping for idea generation
Design is about solving problems for your users, and user research uncovers why a problem exists. In this unit, you’ll walk through different types of user research in the design field and then learn how AI can be used for more efficient and effective user research.
Become familiar with various design-based research methods
Determine which research method to use at various stages in the design process
Learn how to interpret data usage from an app or website
Utilize Chat GPT in user research
Explore automated data collection and analysis
This hands-on unit will tailor your learnings about user research to your first capstone project.
Learn how to conduct research for your capstone project
Develop a research plan
Learn how to recruit and screen participants
Explore interview best practices to collect meaningful data
Learn how to synthesize data to draw insights about your user to create a successful solution
You’ve conducted your research, but now it’s time to put your findings down on paper. You’ll learn to synthesize your research through various methods to make your data more cohesive and then enhance persona creation and journey mapping through AI tools
Explore the different methods you can use to synthesize research, including empathy maps, personas, jobs-to-be-done framework, etc.
Understand how synthesizing will help your team focus on the user experience
Learn how to present your synthesized research to stakeholders
Utilize AI for persona-creating and updating
Create AI-powered journey mapping techniques and tools
Some of the best designers often don’t invent their solutions but improve on existing ones. This unit unveils the most common types of products to help you become a successful designer.
Explore common product types: e-commerce/browsing, social media and messaging, dashboards and data design, media, and B2B vs. B2C products
Familiarize yourself with common problems and solutions related to each product type
Begin thinking about designing solutions for your capstone
You are now entering the design phase where you’ll make design decisions and ideate a variety of solutions you identified. In this unit, you’ll leverage user stories to identify the needs of your product.
Learn to brainstorm solutions to the problem you’re trying to solve for your capstone
Begin to write and map user stories based on personas
Create how might we statements (HMW)
Information architecture (IA) helps you map out how users will experience your product. This unit will introduce many concepts to help you organize your information around your user. You’ll also use AI to help with categorization and personalization.
Learn the core concepts of information architecture
Explore site navigation and learn best practices
Create deliverables such as site maps, user flows, and card sorts
Explore AI Ethics and dark patterns in machine learning
This unit expands on the principles behind the UI practice exercises you’ve been working on up to this point in the bootcamp and also focuses on the specific application of AI for UI.
Identify common UI elements and learn about their functionality and typical behaviors
Learn about common and current UI patterns
Learn about designing for different user states
Apply AI in Voice User Interfaces (VUI) and chatbot design
Sketching is the first step to getting your ideas out of your head and into reality. With sketching, you’ll learn to use the general design rule of “test early and test often,” bringing your ideas to life through low-fidelity designs.
Develop an understanding of mobile-first design
Learn why sketching is such an integral skill for UI/UX designers
Learn best practices for guerilla usability testing
Wireframes are digitized versions of your sketches and sit between sketching and high-fidelity mockups. This unit prepares you to map your product’s content while also teaching you that there is room for flexibility and innovation.
Create wireframes for mobile and desktop
Develop an understanding of the importance of designing for edge cases
Learn about and create wireflows for multiple states of the same screen
Design systems set the visual language of your product, including what fonts, colors, UI elements, and imagery will be used. This unit will help you lay out the building blocks for your product’s own visual language. You’ll also understand how your UI and UX should also align with the company’s brand platform.
Develop an understanding of design systems and their value in the industry
Learn how to understand a company’s existing design system
Analyze how designers translate a brand platform into visual style
Understand how you will interact with brand platforms throughout your career
A style guide ensures consistency and uniformity across platforms, especially when there are many designers working on various parts of the product. In this unit, you’ll learn why and how style guides keep you honest.
Learn the process of developing a style guide
Understand the fundamentals of color theory
Learn how to effectively choose fonts for your designs
Learn how iconography is used in UI design and how to incorporate photography and imagery in your designs
High fidelity mockups not only make your designs look pleasing to the eye, but they should aim to make your designs accessible and inclusive to your user. In this unit, you will:
Learn about the importance of accessibility and the value of inclusive design
Understand the fundamentals of accessibility, and how to perform a basic accessibility audit
Understand the fundamentals of grids
Learn techniques to design high-fidelity mockups for screens using your design tool of choice
Prototyping is the stage when you are closest to your final product. In this unit, you’ll identify aspects of your final product that can be improved, then learn how to use animation and interaction best practices. You’ll then explore AI tools to bring prototypes to life.
Learn how to create a clickable prototype.
Understand the purpose of animation and interaction patterns with UI/UX Design.
Familiarize yourself with current animation and interaction patterns and guidelines.
Learn prototyping tools for AI-based systems
Usability test sessions are integral to synthesizing your findings and determining if you need to redesign your prototype. You’ll also pick up how to evaluate AI-driven interfaces.
Understand the benefits of usability test plans and practice writing one
Learn how to identify and write tasks for a usability test
Learn how to facilitate usability test session
Adapt traditional usability testing tools for AI systems
As a UI/UX designer, you’ll be in frequent communication with developers. This unit will give you the tools to navigate this special relationship, reduce friction, and learn to speak their language.
Learn best practices for partnering with developers throughout the design process
Become familiar with the process of handing off projects to developers
Learn about best practices and tools used to make handoffs efficient
Learn lightweight coding skills
Learning how to tell a compelling story about your designs can go a long way to ensure alignment across business functions.
Learn about different presentation styles
Develop the necessary skills to effectively communicate your ideas to a variety of audiences
Explore what makes an effective presentation
Uncover the latest trends in AI-integrated UX in order to remain competitive.
Understand the integration of AI and UX principles in the design process
Explore future projections in AI-integrated UX
Analyze the latest AI trends
Learn how to anticipate users’ news through AI
What happens when psychology meets design? Understanding human motivations can help persuade users to engage with your product.
Understand how persuasion, emotion, and trust increase engagement and conversion
Learn how gamification can engage and motivate users
Study new innovations like wearables emerging in the UX space
Knowing the inner workings of a product lifecycle and the business requirements that your product will need to be considered successful can help you stand out from the pack of hiring candidates.
Become familiar with a product’s lifecycle
Learn how to gather requirements and collaborate on project goals
Develop an understanding of success criteria, including metrics, KPIs, and analytics
Soft skills build collaboration and trust and set the tone for your career. This unit explores techniques for shoring up these skills in your day to day.
Learn best practices for email, remote, and in-person communication
Understand best practices for building relationships when you join a new company
Learn how to receive and incorporate feedback
Understand how to use design storytelling to gain influence
Building a UI/UX Portfolio
While working through this bootcamp, you will complete four projects that you can showcase in your design portfolio. You will also learn how to build a portfolio. A breakdown of core projects:
Capstone 1: A self-defined project working through all phases of the design process
Design Sprint: A Google-Ventures style design sprint on agile methodology
Capstone 2: Apply the skills you’ve learned in a business brief and solve business problems under a tight deadline.
Industry Design Project: 4-week remote externship with a company to develop new products.
These projects will be a part of a portfolio site that you build, complete with an engaging bio and personal logo. A design industry expert will also review your portfolio at the end of the bootcamp.
Career units throughout the bootcamp will help you create a tailored job search strategy based on your background and goals. Topic include:
Types of Industry Roles.
Job Search Strategies
Building a Network and Using It to Land Interviews
Creating a High-Quality Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Cover Letter
Preparing for Technical and Nontechnical Interviews
Learn to harness the power of AI with new learning units throughout your UI/UX Design curriculum. You’ll explore AI’s practical applications and how to leverage them to create a more intuitive and engaging user experience. Learn how to use AI to gather research, create user personas, and quickly access Information Architecture templates, so you have more time to unleash your creativity.
Boost your job search. Improve your ideas. Stand out from the crowd. All with AI as your collaboration partner. Our NEW AI interactive learning series gives you access to experts putting AI to work for their businesses, so you can too. All free when you become a student.
The best way to learn UI and UX design is to get hands-on experience. Complete two capstone projects and a design sprint. Build an interview-ready portfolio you can show to future employers.
While working on projects, you will:
Identify a user problem to solve
Conduct competitive research
Sketch, design, and build a prototype
Perform usability testing and identify improvements
Capstone project: An app that enhances the relationship between therapist and patient
Capstone project: An efficient and engaging process to find furniture
Complete a four-week remote externship with a startup. It’s an exclusive experience that will set you apart from others. During this Industry Design Project you’ll get:
Exposure to the industry by working with a company
An opportunity to dive deeper into an aspect of the UI/UX design process
Experience working in collaboration with design teams and directly with clients
Mentor: Karen Ko
Mentor: Earl Friedberg
Mentor: Ali Rushdan Tariq
Principal and Associate Director
Sharon Kim landed a prestigious scholarship to the Parsons School of Design in NYC. While completing the program, she found she lacked the opportunity to work on hands-on projects. Since enrolling in Springboard, Sharon has landed internships at Colgate-Palmolive and Amazon.
Average salary increase of UI/UX Design students who provided pre- and post-course salaries.
Of job-qualified individuals who reported an offer, received it within 12 months of graduation.
Enrolled students in the UI/UX Design Career Track since November 2019.
Invest in yourself with confidence with the Springboard Job Guarantee. If you put the work in and don’t land a job, we’ll give you a full refund. Terms apply.
Eligibility for the Springboard Job Guarantee:
Successful completion of all mandatory coursework, core projects and career development tasks
Fulfill all post-completion job search requirements — regular networking, job applications and interviewing
The UI/UX design bootcamp is a nine-month program. Most students devote 15-20 hours a week to complete the course.
Everyone should have the opportunity for growth. That’s why we offer a range of payment options.
These are the average salaries of UX designers in the US.
Data as of November 2022; cross-referenced with Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, Payscale, Salary.com, BuiltIn, and Comparably.
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