User-experience (UX) and user-interface (UI) design are challenging, multi-disciplinary activities that create the overarching experience and functionality of every aspect of a product or service.
The role of the UX / UI designer in the design of products and services has become increasingly vital within the digital realm. The creative industries employ UX designers to create conceptual and over-arching experiences both on and off screen. UI designers are employed for the visual, information and interactive design on screen across a variety of applications that include websites, apps, mobiles and augmented reality as well as product and installation design, wearable technology, and the Internet of Things.
This course explores the importance of designing for the end-user experience with intuitive user interfaces. You will explore an understanding of what constitutes UX and UI design and the elements that make for positive UX and UI design on websites and mobile applications. You will learn how the four most important aspects of UX and UI design: usability, interaction design, visual design and information architecture are professionally identified, investigated, informed and interrogated.
You will develop and create an individual portfolio of inspiring and resolved projects based on user-centred research and design experimentation that will showcase both your creative and analytical design-thinking skills and your technical expertise. Creating tomorrow’s industry-ready UX and UI designers, this course identifies and enables the traits, experiences and characteristics that UX and UI designers must possess.