UX/UI Design Summer Program
No matter your professional background, UX/UI Design is a versatile skill set that will support you in reaching new levels of success. Adding it to your CV is guaranteed to bring new opportunities anywhere from graphic design to sales, marketing to web development and beyond.
This 4-week, part-time UX/UI Design Summer Program will give you the knowledge and mindset to integrate UX into your next projects, as well as open professional doors as you acquire one of 2022’s most in-demand skills.
Our course is a flexible, interactive and project-based program that combines practical self-study with live practice sessions led by experienced industry experts. With an additional one-on-one mentoring session with one of the experts, we focus on every student’s individual needs.
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Why should you participate in this course?
With the acceleration of technology and digitisation, the user experience of digital products becomes more and more important. That’s why companies are searching for professionals with solid UX skills to create, market and sell the next generation of websites, apps and services.
After this live online learning experience, you’ll understand the whole UX process – from user research, requirements analysis, idea generation and product definition to prototyping, UI design and usability testing. Planning human-centred design processes that consider the why, what, and how of product usage and digital experiences will be part of your professional toolbox.
Knowing your target audience will be key and conducting research to gain insights into their usage patterns and pain points will be your fuel to creating smoother experiences that balance user needs with business objectives.
This course is for design-oriented professionals who want to advance their careers with UX/UI design skills or wish to strengthen their already existing basic skills.
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Infos & Costs
Book your spot in our UX/UI Design Summer Program before it's too late!
Our Super Early Bird and Early Bird Spots fill up fast. Make sure you apply at the earliest.
Who is it for and what can you expect?
As this is a beginner’s course, pre- knowledge in or previous experience with UX/UI is not required.
We are looking for people with empathy, a passion for design and some aesthetic sensibility.
The UX/UI Design Summer Program will help you:
- Understand the definition of user experience and the competitive value of working with UX
- Understand and apply the design process
- Know the difference between UX, UI and usability
- Be able to boost your team by facilitating idea generation and offering constructive criticism
- Understand how to organise, execute and analyse qualitative and quantitative user research
- Be able to create personas and their customer journeys to define a product vision
- Understand the importance of requirements engineering within the usability life cycle
- Understand how to generate then refine ideas to create a product/service definition
- Understand design basics, as well as UI and interaction principles
- Know how to design and build a testable prototype with different techniques and tools like Figma
- Know how to test a prototype in an agile way
- Understand how UX designers work in different organisations
- Understand the UX industry, trends, culture and roles
Please note that the program is in English, so a proficient knowledge of the language is a requirement.
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Your UX/UI Design Journey
An exciting learning experience awaits you at the UX/UI Design Summer Program.
Introduction to User Experience and the Human-Centered Design Process
You will understand the definition of user experience and the competitive value of working on UX, as well as the difference between UX, UI and usability. You will also know how to practice the design process.
Define the Problem and Empathize with People
You will understand how to organise, execute and analyse user research (interviews, field observation, survey). You will also know how to map the user experience with tools like Empathy Maps and Personas.
Idea Generation and Customer Journey
You will learn how to choose and use idea generation tools to move from problems/insights to solutions. You will know different kinds of flows and why they are essential for designing services as well as understand what are the elements of a customer experience map.
Responsive UI and Interaction Design
This module teaches design basics, as well as UI and interaction principles. After being introduced to Figma, you will be able to perform basic functionalities like setting up screen flows and grids.
After this module, you will have an overview of prototyping tools and will know how to choose one. You will learn how to create and use a library, as well as how to create a wireframe in Figma.
In this module, you will understand the reasons for prototyping and the different techniques and fidelities of prototypes. You will also learn how to create a mockup in Figma, connect a library to a mockup as well as understand transitions inside components and create a prototype for testing.
UX Validation and Testing
After this module, you will understand the definition of usability and how to evaluate it. You will be familiar with various validation techniques and know when and how to use them. You will also learn how to prepare, conduct and analyse a usability test for a prototype.
In this module, you will learn about UX Management and UX Maturity Levels in companies and how to increase them. You will get insights into the organization of design teams and collaboration with other disciplines. Furthermore, you will get an introduction to Ritual Design.
Meet Your Faculty
Our faculty members are professionals with many years of UX/UI work experience at innovative companies.
Alberto is a designer with expertise in interaction and service design. He has worked for start-ups and corporations in Italy, Switzerland and Germany before joining Sketchin in Switzerland in 2017. Since then, he has designed smooth and engaging user experiences for companies like Sky, Eni, Lenovo and Allianz in Italy, Switzerland, Angola, Russia, Germany and UAE.
Mariko Flora is a Senior User Researcher and Service Designer at Sketchin. Her aim is to understand people’s needs and behaviours in order to improve products and services so that users can live useful, simple and pleasant experiences. Over the last 8 years, she has worked on a variety of projects in different industries: finance, tourism, publishing, fashion, energy and more.
No Ordinary Education
Our course is a flexible, interactive and project-based program that combines practical self-study with live practice sessions led by experienced industry experts.
Take a look at what some of our former students are saying about their learning experience at Talent Garden Innovation School.
”The UX Design Program was an amazing experience and I learnt and improved my knowledge so much thanks to this program! I’m really happy to have chosen this course, especially for the real connections I established with amazing people. I’m very proud to be part of this special community!”
”The UX Design Course is a perfect balance between theory and practice. Thanks to the expertise of the teachers, who are real professionals, you will understand the meaning of UX and apply your knowledge to a team project. Do you want to learn some skills for one of the most required jobs? Then the course is the right choice for you!”
Let your Company Pay for you
You can benefit from a full or partial sponsorship from your employer to participate in this program.
30% of our students cover the costs of the course through corporate funding. If you want to be one of them, check out our blog for tips on how to convince your company to invest in upskilling you!
Online Learning Experience
⚡️ Flexible and Interactive Format: With the combination of practical self-study materials and live practice sessions, we offer you flexibility and interactivity at the same time. The self-study lessons can be done within a certain time frame according to your availability and preferences, while the live sessions with the experts and classmates guarantee an engaging environment—because we know that people achieve better learning outcomes when they are in social contexts. We will also provide recordings of the live sessions, in case you miss one.
📈 Project-based Learning: In the practical live sessions, you will apply your newly acquired skills to a project assigned from the very beginning. You will work towards milestones and get feedback from the experts regularly. With this method, we close the gap between the classroom and the real world. It also helps you to develop your soft skills like collaboration, teamwork and leadership.
💻 Campus Access: As a participant of this program, you will be granted free access to our Talent Garden campuses for the period of the course. Drop by to study, follow the live sessions or work together with your colleagues on the project. This way, we enrich your online learning experience with some optional physical touchpoints.
👥 Collaboration & Peer-to-Peer Growth: Your time with us is an opportunity to learn from others, as well as to connect with future business partners and friends. Throughout the program, you will work with your classmates on a project where you will be continuously encouraged to provide constructive criticism and feedback.
💡 Limited Group Size & Dedicated Learning Manager: We care about each individual, so we have a maximum number of 28 participants in the course to ensure a high-quality education that meets everyone’s needs. Each class has a dedicated Learning Manager who will take care of the participants and their learning journey.
Your Typical Week
MONDAY and THURSDAY:
🕒 18:00 – 20:00 CET – Live Session
Every Monday and Thursday you will have a 2-hour live, interactive teaching session with one of our experienced teachers and your colleagues. The teacher will start by discussing the self-study material, which you went through independently before the class. Then you will apply the tools, methods etc. to practical exercises or a project.
The live sessions are being recorded in case you miss one, so you can watch it later.
Please note as this is an international course, live sessions might also take place on national holidays.
Before the week starts, you go through the self-study material, which takes around 2-3 hours each module.
Self Study Sessions
To make the most of your time in the live session with the teacher, we provide you with self-study material for each module, which covers the main concepts. You go through the material on our learning platform before the live session, so you can then focus on discussions and practical exercises in the classroom. When exactly you go through the material is up to your preferences and availability, you always have a few days’ time for it.
💡 Networking Opportunities: Talent Garden is not only a place to learn, it’s also a place to make meaningful connections. Our campuses are full of interesting and like-minded people – you are invited to join our online and on-site events and meet the members of our community to grow your professional network.
💰 1:1 Mentoring Sessions: Each student can schedule a one-on-one mentoring session with an expert of their choice to ask in-depth questions about specific topics or to get more detailed feedback on the project. With this initiative, we want to meet every student’s individual needs.
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The Course in Numbers
hours live teaching and practice sessions
hours on-demand self study lessons
weeks of interactive learning
mentoring sessions with experts
Interested in Full-Time?
If you live in Austria and are looking for a more advanced Full-time format, check out our Full-time edition of UX Design Bootcamp in Vienna, Austria. From Zero to UX Design Specialist with industry experts! During the 12-week Bootcamp (Mon-Fri) you will dive deep into the world of UX design and get ready for the fast-growing job market in this field. We combine lectures by real-world experts, practical workshops and project work, where you will design (and redesign) user experiences.Discover our Full Time UX Design Online Bootcamp
Why choose Talent Garden Innovation School
- A flexible and interactive course that combines recorded and live teaching sessions
- A network of experts and companies from the industry
- Application of the acquired knowledge in practical projects
- Exclusive informal evening online events with guest speakers
- High-quality learning material selected by industry experts
- Access to the exclusive alumni community, a dedicated Slack channel, networking events and regular updates on new career opportunities
- Networking opportunities with our leading partner companies to meet potential future employers
- Access to all online events and workshops dedicated exclusively to the local and global Talent Garden Community
- All discounts and benefits reserved for Talent Garden members
- The possibility to get a workspace within our innovative Campus at a reduced price
Dive deeper into the world of UX/UI Design
The profession of a “UX Designer” has quickly become one of the most sought-after positions in the world of technology. This is not that surprising. The various creative skills needed, the high degree of flexibility in project planning and last, but not least, the lucrative salary all make this role very rewarding.
When creating any digital project, the focus must now be on the user. Websites, marketing campaigns, posts and social content are all designed to offer a User Experience that encourages you to arrive, spend time, and guide you to convert on the site.
Dimitar Genov was a participant of the very first UX Design course happening in our Campus in Vienna. Read the interview to find out more about the course and its content, which experiences he liked most and the prototyping tool that totally blew his mind.
The demand for User Experience Design skills has never been higher. Increasingly, graphic designers, web developers, software engineers and product managers need to truly understand users before they can create the right solution. We interviewed Mark Swaine, an international product thought leader with a UX/CX background, working with tech startups and VCs internationally.