UX Design Fundamentals Online Course
No matter your professional background, UX 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 8-week, part-time UX Design Fundamentals Online Course will give you the knowledge and mindset to integrate UX into your next projects, as well as open professional doors as you acquire 2021’s fifth most in-demand skill.
Our course is a flexible, interactive and project-based program that combines practical self-study with live practice sessions led by experienced industry experts. While you learn to create flawless and extraordinary customer experiences, you will also join networking and career events to empower your future.
We are currently not accepting new applications but please feel free to submit your information and we will get back to you at the earliest.
Why should you participate in this course?
With the acceleration of technology and digital experiences, companies worldwide are searching for UX Designers and other skilled professionals to create, market and sell the next generation of websites, apps and services. As a result, UI/UX career opportunities are expected to increase 15% over the next ten years.
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 your M.O. and conducting research to gain insights into its tastes 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 design skills or wish to strengthen their already existing basic skills. As this is a beginner’s course, pre-knowledge in or previous experience with UX is not required. We are looking for people with empathy, a passion for design and some aesthetic sensibility.
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The Selection Process
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Fill the Online Questionnaire
You will receive the link to a questionnaire to share more about yourself!
Schedule Your Interview (optional)
After filling out the questionnaire, you can book a personal (online) interview with Olta, our Orientation & Admission Specialist. It’s an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have and for us to know more about your background and motivation.
Did you get in? You will receive feedback within a few days after completing all steps of the application process.
What does a UX Designer do?
A UX Designer is a «user experience» expert who can research and satisfy users’ needs by analysing how people perceive a given experience, digital or otherwise. This professional designs effective solutions for design problems, ensuring smooth usability with a high conversion rate.
No matter your professional background, UX Design is a versatile skill set that will advance your career and support you in reaching new levels of success. From graphic design, sales, marketing and web development, adding UX Design to your CV is guaranteed to bring you new opportunities to boost your career. Our students are passionate about innovation and the latest market trends and have a spirit of research and are always open-minded.
The UX Design Fundamentals Online Course teaches all the practical skills needed to work as a UX designer:
- 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
Discover how to become a UX Designer
If you want to create meaningful user experiences this UX Design Fundamentals Online Course is the right choice. We will be covering Usability & User Experience Basics, Product Strategy, Interactive Prototyping, Responsive UI & Interaction Design as well as UX Research and Management.
Introduction to User Experience and the Human-Centered Design Process
After this module, 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
After this module, 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
After this module, you will understand how to formalise user research. You will learn how to generate and refine ideas, then how to transform them into a product/service definition. Additionally, you will be able to define requirements and usability goals.
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.
After this module, you will know how to create a working prototype in Figma ready for testing. You will also understand how to connect a library and how to connect screens.
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 discover how UX designers work inside different organisations and how they collaborate with other disciplines. You will learn about UX Management and how to lead a design project.
Luca Mascarocoordinador científico
In his 15+ years of professional experience, Luca Mascaro has been inspired by sci-fi, architecture, Japanese culture and human experiences.
He founded Sketchin in 2006 to meet a challenge: mould a world where people can live experiences beyond their expectations. In his time at Sketchin, he has worked with clients that range from start-ups to global brands like Google, eBay, Yahoo, Moleskine, Eni and Swisscom to advance the overall experience they offer their customers.
As Scientific Coordinator, he is responsible for the content of the UX Design Fundamentals Course.
Meet Your Faculty
Our faculty members are professionals with many years of UX work experience at high-level 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.
Erika is a Senior Strategic & Product Designer with a strong passion for design strategy and brand innovation. Over the last 8 years, she has gained meaningful experience through innovation projects with a mixed approach based on Design Thinking, Lean UX and Agile. Her goal is always to help brands build long-term relationships with their customers by making decisions based on data and user needs.
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 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!»
»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!»
»Thanks to the UX Design Fundamentals Online Program, I learned the tools and working methodology of a UX designer on a concrete project, which will be the first of my new portfolio.»
We believe in personal merit and reward it! Together with our partner companies, we offer one full scholarship and two half scholarships* to reward real talents who want to become digital professionals.
To apply for a scholarship, you must participate in the Scholarship Challenge and if you show us you have potential, you can win a scholarship that will cover your attendance fee for 100% or 50%*. You will receive the challenge brief on January 28th, and get the chance to present your project as indicated in the brief by February 1st.
*700 EUR fee applies to the full scholarship holder
*1,340 EUR fee apply to half scholarship holders
You don’t have to pay everything at once: The costs of the Bootcamp can be divided into three separate installments and the sooner you sign up, the less you pay!
SUPER EARLY BIRD: 700 EUR (registration fee) upfront and 2 installments of 690 EUR each until March 14, 2022.
EARLY BIRD: 700 EUR (registration fee) upfront and 2 installments of 790 EUR each until March 14, 2022.
FULL RATE: 700 EUR (registration fee) upfront and 2 installments of 990 EUR each until March 14, 2022.
Please note: an administration fee of 100 EUR will be added for instalments paid after the start of the Bootcamp.
Partner Bank Offer
No one should miss out on great opportunities – especially when it is education! Bank Austria offers a free student account for students up to 30-years-old who are EU citizens residing in Austria, with a credit line option of up to EUR 3.000,- (subject to a feasibility check).
For applicants from Italy: We also have an agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Prestito per Merito, to offer students enrolled in full-time and part-time programs a personal loan service with favourable conditions.*
This way, you don’t have to worry about finances during the course and can start paying back the loan afterwards!
*Up to €15,000 if you are a full-time Bootcamp student, up to €10,000 if you are a part-time Bootcamp student. Contact us for more details.
Funding by the AMS (Available for Austria Only)
AMS customers have the option of receiving funding for our courses on an „individual cost basis“. We provide you with a cost estimation for the desired course and then you can clarify with your AMS advisor whether funding can be provided in your individual case.
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, talk to your employer!
Our O&A team member will provide you with the cost estimation and info sheet to help your employer understand the benefits of learning with Talent Garden.
Online Learning Experience
⚡️ Flexible and Interactive Format: With the combination of practical self-study material and live practice sessions, we offer you flexibility and interactivity at the same time. The on-demand lessons are to be studied before the live sessions with the experts and classmates to guarantee a communicative and engaging environment.
💻 Self Study Material: To make the most of your time in the virtual classroom, you will receive the material to self-study in advance. This allows us to focus on discussions to deepen your knowledge and to apply it to case studies and projects. With this methodology, we accelerate your learning curve.
💡 Mentoring Sessions: Each participant has the possibility to schedule one-on-one tutoring and mentoring sessions throughout the course with an expert to get more detailed feedback on project work and to ask in-depth questions about specific topics.
💰 Career Support: If you want to work as a UX designer, having a portfolio is a must. With a workshop about how to build your UX portfolio plus your project work, we take you one step closer to your dream job.
📈 Project-based Methodology: The course is project-based. In the practical live sessions, you apply your newly acquired skills from the very beginning to a group project. You will work on milestones with your team and get feedback from the experts regularly.
👥 Collaboration & Peer-to-Peer Growth
You will be continuously encouraged to provide constructive criticism and feedback. Your time with us is an opportunity to learn from others, network and connect with future business partners and friends.
A Typical Week
Before the week starts, you go through the self-study material, which takes around 2-3 hours each module.
MONDAY and WEDNESDAY:
🕒 18:00 – 21:00 CET – Live Session
Start with discussing the self study material which you went through independently before class with the expert and your colleagues. Then practice, practice, practice! Apply your new knowledge to exercises or your group project. Discuss and debate a case study defined by the expert to get even more confident with applying your skills.
💼 Networking/Career Event
During the live sessions you will have three networking experiences. Take the chance to build your professional network! You will meet members of the international Talent Garden community, who might be future partners, customers, colleagues or friends. If the event is not about networking, we help you to boost your career, e.g. with a workshop about building your UX portfolio.
On top sessions
👨🏫 1:1 with our instructors
Get some individual support in the optional 1:1 tutoring sessions with instructors. If you have some content questions or you need help with your project, our experts are happy to help you. Book your 1:1 slot upon experts availability
📚 Group Project Sessions
Two Thursday evenings will be dedicated to the group project, where you will have a presentation and feedback session with an expert (45 min. per group).
The Course in Numbers
hours live teaching and practice sessions
hours on-demand self study lessons
hours of networking and career events
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.