These courses are designed for those working as designers or developers, as well as alumni of our part-time web development courses. While your learnings in this course remain rooted in user experience and user interaction principles, we will also dive deep into learning how people think. Your in-class exercises and projects will hold the human at the core of all concepts being learned.
At the end of this course you’ll have two original, portfolio-worthy projects that solve real-world problem using design thinking. Your first portfolio project will tackle the myriad of problems that arise with transit in a major city. In your second project given full autonomy to propose a solution to one of today's "wicked" problems - a problem so big that it seems unsolveable. With both projects, you’ll go beyond wireframing and digital design tooling and tackle the heart of each issue, the human experience.
UX Design alumni receive a $1,000 Scholarship off Bootcamp tuition if accepted.
In this course you’ll dive into topics such as cognitive design patterns in UI & UX, personalities and mental models, interaction design foundations, the art and science of interviewing users, visual language principles, and more. You'll also explore topics such as emotional design, empathy mapping, systematic design, human-centred design and user testing.
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Below are a few of the technical topics covered in UX Design Fundamentals and Advanced UX Design.
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Meet your UX Design Instructors!
Lead Instructor, UX Design
Ricardo is an award-winning Product Designer. He has had the pleasure of working at companies such as 500px, FreshBooks, Mozilla, and Shopify, where he currently practices Human-Centred Design. Ricardo's interests revolve around memory, logic, emotion, and digging into some of the world's most intriguing problems. You'll often find him daydreaming about culture, design, aesthetic, wit, thought, refinement, courage, and the happiness of pursuit.
Independent UX and Service Designer
Linn is an independent UX and service designer based in Toronto. Throughout her career she has worked at award winning agencies like Bridgeable and Usability Matters, using design approaches to solve challenges for clients in the telco, financial services, government and not-for-profit space. She loves teaching and mentoring the next generation of designers. Linn has spoken about design around the world at events like Interaction (the IxDA conference) and the Service Design Network Global Conference. She loves glitter, dancing, and cats, and can deadlift over 200 pounds.
Experience Lead at HUGE
Tom is currently an Experience Lead at HUGE. He has over half a decade of experience working in UX research and design with brands like Citibank, Four Seasons, McDonald's and Canadian Tire. Tom is particularly interested in how digital solutions can integrate with physical spaces to create unique experiences. He has a Bcom from McGill University and was a graduate of HackerYou’s Advanced Web Development course.