Speak the language of design, build skills and test them with a curriculum designed by UX experts.
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Speak the language of design, build skills and test them with a curriculum designed by UX experts.
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In this UX bootcamp, you’ll execute each phase of the design process and build your skills through key resources and hands-on project-based learning.
In this introductory unit, you’ll gain a foundation for 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 UX designer
Discover the range of UX design roles and their responsibilities
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
You’re now entering the discovery phase of the design process. In this unit, you’ll learn how research uncovers user problems and then walk through different types of user research in the design field.
Become familiar with various design-based research methods
Determine which research method to use at various stages in the design process
Learn about competitive research and conduct a heuristic 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
Learn how to recruit users, write screeners, and conduct interviews
Learn about the benefits of diary studies and have the option to conduct a diary study for your capstone
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.
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
This brief unit will get you acquainted with the most common design tools at your disposal: Sketch and Adobe XD. You’ll choose one of the two to use for the rest of the program.
Explore and use design tools using Sketch and Adobe XD
Gain an understanding of how you will use each design tool in your work
Complete a mini-project by recreating the UI of a few screens
You are now entering the design phase. You’ll start to design solutions for the problems you identified in the Discovery stage. You’ll also brainstorm solutions to the problem you’re trying to solve for your capstone and learn how to write and map user stories that capture the intent of your personas.
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.
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
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.
Learn why sketching is such an integral skill for UX designers
Create sketches and paper or Marvel POP prototypes to conduct early usability tests
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 your mobile and desktop red routes
Develop an understanding of the importance of designing for edge cases
Learn about and create wireflows for multiple states of the same screen
Learn about interaction design principles and how to apply them to your designs
This unit will help you understand how to make your designs more accessible and engaging through the key visual principles of User Interface (UI) Design. Cultivating an understanding of how UI design works will enable you to find a balance between an aesthetically pleasing UI and a functional one.
Learn visual design fundamentals and how to apply these principles to your work
Become familiar with the design patterns used for different platforms and operating systems
Explore techniques you can use to make your designs more accessible and engaging
Your designs can go from good to great when you understand the psychology of how users engage with your product. This unit explores how to create designs that increase engagement and conversion.
Learn best practices for creating an onboarding experience that efficiently helps your users understand the value of using your product
Explore the topic of empty states, including why they’re important and how you can design them well
Gain an understanding of the relationship between strategy and service design
Study innovations like wearables emerging in the UX space
Prototyping is the stage when you are closest to your final product. In the final phase of the UCD process, you’ll create a prototype of your capstone project’s red routes and then facilitate usability tests.
Learn how to create a clickable prototype
Understand the benefits of usability test plans and begin writing one
Learn how to facilitate usability test sessions
Gain an understanding of how to synthesize findings gathered during usability test sessions
Learning how to tell a compelling story about your designs can ensure alignment across business functions. This unit teaches you how to effectively communicate your ideas to a variety of stakeholders, such as team members and clients.
You’ll also put together a comprehensive case study of your entire capstone journey and give a presentation about your capstone project.
Develop the necessary skills to communicate your ideas to a variety of audiences effectively
Explore what makes an effective presentation
Learn how to write a compelling case study
Building a UX Portfolio
While working through this bootcamp, you will complete three projects that you can showcase in your design portfolio. A breakdown of core projects:
Capstone: A self-defined project working through all phases of the design process
Design Sprint: A Google-Ventures style design sprint on agile methodology
Industry Design Project: A 4-week remote externship with a company to develop new products.
These projects will comprise a portfolio site you build, complete with an engaging bio and personal logo.
Career units throughout the bootcamp will help you create a tailored job search strategy based on your background and goals. Topics 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 non-technical interviews
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The best way to learn UX design is to get hands-on experience. Complete nine mini projects, a design sprint and a capstone project. 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: A more conscious and health-focused productivity app
Capstone project: Personalized and online tutoring for students
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 UX design process
Experience working in collaboration with design teams and directly with clients
Mentor: Elsa Ho
Mentor: Ali Rushdan Tariq
Principal and Associate Director
Mentor: Earl Friedberg
Bre Walker started her career as an academic advisor at a university. However, she’d always found ways to dabble in design. Bre decided to pursue her passion and is now a full-time UX designer at KeyBank.
Average salary increase of 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 UX Design Career Track since 2018.
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Eligibility for the Springboard Job Guarantee:
Bachelor’s Degree in related UX field OR 1 year of relevant work experience
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
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This UX bootcamp is a six-month program for students devoting 15-20 hours per week.
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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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