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Online Diploma in User Experience & User Interface (UX/UI) Design

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Duration:
11 wks (PT), one evening per week, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Start Date:
22th September
Days:
Wednesday
Certification:
IBAT DIPLOMA
Reference Code:
OIBUXUIDP
Normal Price:
€940

This course is starting in September 2021. Apply now!

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Our world is changing, and technology is quickly becoming an essential part of our daily routines. From buying products to paying bills, we do much of it online through our various devices.

As more users rely on these online platforms, it’s easy to see why UX/UI is so important. How we think and feel about our digital experiences is largely tied to how these products and platforms work and look—and this creates a high demand for people who are responsible for that design. Graphic designers, UX/UI designers, and motion designers shape a product’s user experience, and companies have now realised the importance of these roles. If you’re in (or aspire to be in) this field, it’s so important to keep up with the times.

Below are the top five benefits of learning UX/UI design.

  1. You’ll learn more than just design skills.
    What is UX design, exactly? As a discipline, UX/UI design is a combination of methods and tools that allows designers to solve real problems and craft functional, reliable, and enjoyable products.
  2. You can make an impact on someone’s life.
    Design doesn’t exist for engineers or stakeholders; it exists for people who use a product. That’s why the most important thing about user experience design is its user-centric approach. This user-centric approach puts people at the heart of the design process. User research and usability testing are integral parts of what UI/UX designers do as part of this process and will help you determine your project requirements. In doing so, you have the opportunity to make a big impact on the way people do everyday things.
  3. You will drive business growth.
    There’s also a direct correlation between user experience and a product’s success in the marketplace. When your users have a great user experience, they’re more likely to continue using the product and recommend it to others. The right UX/UI design is important for all types of platforms, apps, and websites. Take eCommerce websites as an example: you want to make it as easy as possible for users to find the item they are looking for and place an order. UX design helps you achieve this goal.
  4. You will work with new technologies.
    A career in experience design will put you at the frontier of digital innovation, a fascinating field where new concepts and technologies emerge almost every day.
  5. Your earning potential will increase.
    UX/UI design is a fast-growing field and noted by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 most in-demand hard skills that companies need, currently in Ireland the median for a UX/UI designer salary is €50,000 per year, while senior designers can earn €80,000+.

Course Overview

The Diploma in User Experience & User Interface (UX/UI) Design is a 11-week learning journey that introduces UX/UI main concepts, theories, and practical tools and techniques, developing a critical approach to interactive products from a user-centred perspective.

While still a relatively new profession, UX/UI is a fast-growing career with many opportunities in various industries. Due to the centrality of interactive technologies to business success, UX/UI design skills can be applied to virtually any company.

Learners will learn how to identify and match users’ needs with business and usability goals and apply conceptual and practical knowledge to solve real-world problems in interface design

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate usability goals and principles of interface design.
  2. Identify users’ needs on interactive products by applying conceptual and practical tools, including human cognition and behaviour patterns.
  3. Plan and develop a design process, from inception to deployment, to improve the usability of interactive products.
  4. Evaluate user interface design conceptual and practical tools and techniques to improve user experience.


What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Course Content

The Diploma in User Experience & User Interface (UX/UI) Design will over the follow areas:

  • Introduction to UX/UI design
    • Interaction design
    • Defining user experience and user interface design
    • Design thinking
    • Human-centred design
  • User research
    • The human context
    • User experience goals
    • Content and functionality
    • UX Personas
    • User-centred approach
    • Universal usability
    • Accessibility and inclusiveness
  • The psychology of design
    • Cognitive and behavioural patterns
    • Social and emotional interactions
  • Usability goals
    • The golden rules of interface design
    • Design principles and guidelines
  • Design process
    • From inception to deployment
    • Identifying goals
    • Design frameworks
    • Design methods
    • Design tools
    • Design guidelines and standards
  • User experience evaluation
    • Expert reviews
    • Prototyping and usability testing
  • Structure and navigation
    • Information architecture and application structure
    • Content organisation
    • Navigation models
    • Actions and commands
  • Interfaces and devices
    • Interface types
    • Device types
    • Layout of screen elements
  • Visual style and aesthetics
    • Visual design
    • Visual styles
  • Design issues
    • Functional issues
    • System response time
    • Documentation and user support
    • Information search
    • Data visualisation and complex data
    • User experience satisfaction
  • The future of UX/UI
    • Social impact
    • Future interfaces
    • Adapting to changes in the market 

Assessment Strategy

The module assessment strategy is aligned to demonstrate the achievement of the module learning outcomes. The assessment strategy combines an individual continuous assessment (30%) and an individual supervised project (70%). They are both designed to evaluate learners' understanding of the theoretical and conceptual models introduced throughout the module, as well as their application within a real-life scenario.

 

Career Opportunities

While still a relatively new profession, UX/UI is a fast-growing career with many opportunities in various industries. Due to the centrality of interactive technologies to business success, UX/UI design skills can be applied to virtually any company.

UX/UI design is a fast-growing field and noted by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 most in-demand hard skills that companies need, currently in Ireland the median for a UX/UI designer salary is €50,000 per year, while senior designers can earn €80,000+.

In addition to providing a solid foundation in professional UX/UI design, this Diploma Course will also equip graduates with career-boosting skills for pursuing opportunities in areas such as the following:

  • Web content creation
  • Digital, email and social media marketing
  • eCommerce and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Front-end software development

Academic Progression Opportunities

Learners who graduated with this Diploma and are interested in furthering their study in the area of web development are eligible to progress onto the more Diploma in Web Design and Advanced Diploma in Front End Development.

Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

IBAT is now offering 100% interactive learning via virtual classrooms, all at an affordable price. We’re adapting along with the rest of the world, to the new normal. With an increasing shift towards online learning and as jobs become harder to find, now is the time to take initiative and upskill by gaining a diploma from the comfort of your own home.

Benefit from live sessions with our expert tutors who are teaching in real-time and can therefore engage with you directly. Seize this opportunity to boost your prospects and stay ahead of the competition. 

Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification or professional experience in web design is required.

You will require access to a standard laptop or desktop computer and a broadband Internet connection.

How to Apply

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You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Contact Us" or "Apply Online" options below or at the top of the page, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055 
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We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

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