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Designed to provide you with in-depth practical experience and relevant skills to succeed in a User Experience Design related field.
Throughout the course of a day, we have thousands of interactions with people, places, products, and services. Some of these interactions leave us feeling accomplished, while others bring high levels of frustration. The most pleasant of these interactions occur when the exchange feels personal and intuitive. Behind these delightful interactions is thoughtful and skilled user-centric design thinking.
This immersive 12-week program will teach you the UX Design process and prepare you to become a Junior UX Designer. You will work on five projects, three of which are with real clients who are part of our tight-knit community. Throughout the UX Design Professional Program, you will establish a comprehensive understanding of how to design for mobile & web apps, as well as responsive websites. You will work in an agency-like environment that is well supported by experienced designers and mentors.
Convey effective interviews and surveys to identify real human needs, and leverage those insights to guide you through the design and testing processes.
Learn a range of industry research methods and approaches to understanding and deconstructing the expectations of your users.
Work with a thought-process that bridges users and business requirements for the most impactful design possible.
Explore various user testing methods to help inform the optimization of the your designs to create more effective experiences.
Sketch & InVision
Create mid to high fidelity prototypes using sketch, and learn how to make them interactive with inVision
Learn the process of structuring the design of shared information environments with user behaviours in mind.
Workflow and Client Management
Understand how to work with clients, manage expectations and set up workflows that deliver the results clients are looking for.
Master how to design responsive layouts, touch interactions and input techniques.
UX Industry Software
Create mid to high fidelity prototypes using sketch, and learn how to make them interactive with inVision and Proto.io.
User Interface Design & Prototyping
Create clickable prototypes of marketable and intuitive websites and apps that effortlessly let the user to accomplish their goals.
When I started the UX Professional Program I appreciated that it wasn’t all lecture-style teaching, and involved a lot of interactive learning. Also, the projects were with real businesses.
McKenzie Eggers, UX Designer at Amazon
Tara is the former VP of UX/UI at Cossette. For over 16 years Tara has been creating exceptional customer experiences and products for leaders like AT&T, Gap Inc., IDEO, Ericsson, Google, and SickKids. She is fueled by data, driven by Design Thinking, inspired by innovation, and guided by human-centric methodology for all online/offline touch-points including: mobile, IoT, wearables, and even Connected Car. Tara has been featured in a number of publications and speaks at dozens of conferences a year and has had the honour of receiving several Cannes Lions, a few pencils from The One Show, a collection of Cassie Golds, and dozens of CMA Awards. Her work has even been featured in People Magazine, Mashable, and on CNN. In 2016 Tara was a judge for Strategy Magazine’s Shoppers Innovation Awards and in 2017 was ranked as one of the top Digital Planners in the nation by Strategy Magazine.
Our commitment to a fully engaged learning process extends into the creation of an energizing environment where you have the time to work and play.
Active Learning Methodology
Instructors facilitate lessons which are designed to be highly interactive and engaging to optimize your retention rate. We are passionate about making learning fun.
Industry Guest Speakers
Industry-taught leaders are often invited in to help with the delivery of specialized topics, and to share inspiring insights on the state of the industry.
Networking & Field Trips
You will be given the opportunity to visit agencies and businesses hiring for digital roles to gain a better understanding of company cultures and environments.
Project-Based Applied Learning
You will be given time to work with your team on client projects. It’s during that time that instructors, mentors and TAs will be available to give you guidance and feedback on your work.
Personal & Professional Development
Technical skills and knowledge are one thing, but the reality is that soft-skills are really what will make you a key member of any team. Creativity, empathy and collaboration are the themes we focus on in our PPD program.
Peer & Instructor Feedback
Peer evaluation is a tremendously effective way to not only gain the skills required to assess the quality of a team member’s work, but also to learn how to receive and articulate constructive feedback to them.
You will receive support throughout your job search process. The Career Support Team advises on job opportunities, introduces students to the RED hiring network and provides coaching during the interview and negotiation process. You are also given continual support from your instructors. This includes connecting industry professionals and providing references to potential employers.
We are committed to supporting our graduates until a job offer is made within their respected fields of study. The UX Design roles outlined below are most commonly available to students post graduation but are not limited to these roles:
A Product Designer is someone who is involved along every step of the process to create a unified experience and a seamless product. Designers who have a broad skill set are typically good candidates.
UX Designers can work at start-ups, software companies, in-house, or at agencies. They leverage user insights and consider business goals to design seamless online or offline experiences.
User Researchers focus on understanding user behaviours, needs, and motivations through observation techniques, task analysis, and other feedback methodologies.
Information Architects design the structure of the information available in shared environments; they balance art and science to organize and label websites, online communities and software to support usability and findability.
Tuition & Dates
Fall 2017 Cohort
October 2, 2017Register
Winter 2018 Cohort
January 8, 2018Register
Spring 2018 Cohort
April 10, 2018Register
How To Apply
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