Want to build and launch innovative products that provide users with a delightful digital experience? User Experience (UX) Design is an emerging and in-demand role in Alberta — now is the perfect time to upskill or discover new career opportunities.
Through hands-on, experiential learning, you’ll discover what it’s like to work on a product team by collaborating on a capstone project with real-world clients. Graduates will leave with a diverse portfolio, showcasing digital skills and design stories to employers.
User experience is becoming more important than ever as companies realize that creating an accessible and positive user experience for their products and services is vital for organizational success and gaining a competitive advantage in a highly competitive marketplace. This is reflected in the current demand for user experience designers in Alberta in almost every industry – media, telecom, insurance, healthcare, financial services, transportation, retail, education, government and more. An emerging role in technical teams, UX Designers work as part of a team with product managers and technical resources to create delightful experiences.
In this immersive 12-week program, you will use design thinking and apply your UX skills by working directly with a product manager and a software development team — in an agile setting — to build a technical product that solves real problems for a real client. Graduates of this program will come away with a foundation in UX Design and the ability to add immediate value, with an in-depth understanding the role of UX, and the collaborative nature of working within a product team.
What you’ll learn
UX foundational skills:
- Design fundamentals
- Psychology fundamentals
- Understanding user vs. business needs
- Human-centered design
- Problem framing and prioritization techniques
- Finding and reporting insights
- UX research and documentation
- Viable solutions (people, business and tech)
- User Interface (UI) design fundamentals
- UX/UI tools
- Preventing scope creep and improving focus
- Solutioning techniques
- Story mapping
- Design Systems for the product
- Usability testing
- Validating and reframing insights
- Communications for high-performing teams
- Agile mindset and methods