Learn Product Design

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Product Design Programme

Product Design Programme

What you’ll learn

UX and UI design

Duration

9 months

Commitment

5 hours per week

Price

$4,650 $6,100*

Format

Online, self-paced with live support and mentoring

* 0% interest monthly payment plans available. Get in touch for details.

What is product design?

Product design combines UX and UI design to create effective and visually appealing products. UX design focuses on understanding user needs and crafting intuitive interactions, while UI design focuses on creating visually appealing interfaces. Together, they create a seamless and delightful user experience.

What a Product Designer does:

  • Conduct user research and analysis to understand user needs and behaviours.
  • Develop user personas and design user flows to optimise the user experience.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure design feasibility and alignment with business goals.
  • Iterate and refine design solutions based on user feedback and usability testing.
  • Create intuitive and user-friendly product interfaces through UI design.

Become a certified product design professional

With this product design programme you will learn the full UX/UI design process from understanding user behaviour to crafting intuitive and effective interfaces, giving you the skills to succeed in this rewarding career.

Start with the Professional Diploma in UX Design before enrolling in the Professional Certificate in UI Design. This way you follow the natural order of the product design process.

University credit-rated, industry-approved

Our courses are credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University and have been reviewed and endorsed by leaders in the tech industry. This UX/UI Product Design programme covers the core skills you need to become a certified product design professional.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Diploma in UX Design

Online, self-paced
6 months
5 hours per week
University credit-rated

Start your product design learning journey with our comprehensive Professional Diploma in UX Design. Learn the tools, techniques and skills that every UX designer needs to be successful.

Introduction to UX design

Gain a deep understanding of the UX design process.

User research

Master core research methods, from usability testing to depth interviews.

Analysis techniques

Translate research data into user goals, personas and journey maps.

Structure and navigation

Define navigation, user flows and information architecture.

Interactions

Dig into the details of interaction design and sketching.

Design principles

Harness the power of design principles to create better software.

Design patterns

Discover proven techniques to increase the usability of any design.

Mobile UX

Learn how to design mobile websites and applications.

Workflows

Master the details of designing common user workflows.

Prototyping and wireframing

Build interactive prototypes and annotate your designs.

AI and UX design

Explore how AI tools can assist UX designers.

Creating your portfolio

Learn how to structure your portfolio to best showcase your skills.

Professional Certificate in UI Design

Online, self-paced
12 weeks
3 hours per week
University credit-rated

Round out your product design expertise with the Professional Certificate in UI Design. Learn the principles, techniques and craft of designing high quality user interfaces.

Introduction to UI design

Understand the role of the UI designer and why good UI matters.

Brand and personality

Discover how to infuse a brand’s personality into any design.

Layout

Acquire the fundamentals of layout: grids, alignment and space.

Design principles

Guide users through your interface using the principles of design.

Interactivity

Explore the various components that make a design interactive.

Typography

Understand the importance and power of typography in design.

Colour, shapes and effects

Discover the role of colour, shapes and effects in UI design.

Iconography and imagery

Identify how to use icons, illustrations and images to maximum effect.

Design process

Learn how an interface goes from sketches to a polished interface.

Presenting designs

Learn how to prepare designs for presentation and handover.

Project and portfolio

Develop your UI portfolio through a series of step-by-step activities.

UI design tools

Work on your designs using industry tools: Figma, Adobe XD, or Sketch.

Jamie Sanchez Hearn
Jamie Sanchez Hearn

Product Designer, ContractBook

“I have a new job as a product designer! I am deeply grateful for all the time and energy from the UX Design Institute team who helped me with my portfolio.”

Payment plans available

Pay $400 per month over 12 months. 0% interest. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

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Next UX design course commences:

2 July 2024

Limited spaces available
Discount price
$4,650
$6,100
Payment plans available
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Support at every step

From day one, you’ll be part of a lively community of tutors, mentors and fellow students that support each other along the way.

Student Success team

Our friendly and responsive team will help you stay on track and keep you accountable.

Course mentor

Your course mentor is an expert product designer who brings years of practical insight.

Student community

Collaborate, share tips and build connections on our lively student Slack channels.

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You’re in good company. Our alumni practice UX design with the world’s leading organisations.

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Submit your contact details to get:

  • The full course syllabus
  • Your questions answered, by phone or email
  • Helpful career advice with no obligations

Or if you're happy to get started, you can enroll today.

“The course enriched my UX/UI skills and really enhanced my product design career path.”
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Sean Conlon
Product Designer
@asos

Frequently asked questions

More questions? Schedule a call with an education advisor, or email us at hello@uxdesigninstitute.com

What is the difference between UX and UI?

UX design is the careful planning and creation of the user experience and everything it entails. It focuses first and foremost on creating a product or service that solves a particular user problem, making sure the proposed solution is easy and enjoyable to use.

UI design is the process of designing how digital interfaces look and behave. It covers all the visual and interactive properties of websites, software and apps—from colours and typography to buttons, scroll functions, animations and more. Learn more here.

What is product design?

Product design is a cross-functional discipline that spans research, strategy, design, and business-with lots of collaboration along the way. Click here to learn more.

Is product design a good career path?

There’s no doubt about it: product designers are hotter than ever right now, with UI/UX designer rated as the most in-demand product design title. In fact, four in five (81%) product designers are contacted by recruiters on at least a monthly basis, while one in three (34%) are contacted by recruiters weekly.

How much do product designers make?

Product designers rank highly in the salary stakes, enjoying an average yearly income of $106,766 in the United States. According to a recent survey by Invision, 84% of product designers saw their salary increase in the last 1-2 years, and they expect their compensation to rise by nearly 20% in the next 1-2 years.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students are admitted on a case-by-case basis after a consultation with one of our Education Advisors. Key factors we’ll discuss with you include:

1. Background

You don’t need experience in design or technology to enrol in our courses, although having one or both is a definite bonus. Our students come from a diverse mix of backgrounds, including project management, development, graphic design, product management, business analysis and so on.

2. Commitment

You do need to be motivated and committed. We set a high bar. Studying for one of our professional qualifications requires a certain amount of time, energy and focus. Our team will be there to support you along every step of the way but success will come as a result of your own diligence.

3. English language

You need to be comfortable learning in English. All video lessons, course materials, webinars, correspondence and the final exam are delivered in English.

When will I start the UI course?

When you enrol on both courses together we will add you to the upcoming Diploma start date that is currently displayed on our site. Your UI course will be set to “open enrollment”. This means you can join any future start date after you have completed the UX Diploma. This gives you the flexibility to go straight from one course to the other, or take some time away from your studies before progressing to the second course.

How are the courses structured?

There are two learning paths available to you:

1. Structured path

The most popular option is to follow the structured framework that we provide. For each month of the course you are given a deadline with a number of video lessons to complete. A monthly mentor-hosted webinar allows you to discuss coursework to date, ask questions and get feedback on your assignments.

2. Self-directed path

Alternatively, according to your personal time constraints, you can complete the courses entirely at your own pace. As the courses are delivered entirely online, it means that you’re free to complete them whenever you are free. You’ll still be able to take part in any of the webinars - either live or catching up through recordings. Once enrolled in the Professional Diploma in UX Design, you'll have access to all of the course materials for twelve months. Once enrolled in the Professional Certificate in UI Design, you'll have access to all of the course materials for six months.

Will I get a mentor?

Yes. All our mentors are top class UX/UI professionals with many years of experience working in the field. Our mentors host weekly webinars and will be available during these live sessions to answer questions, review projects and keep you motivated.

Will I build a portfolio?

Yes. Practical work is a huge part of our courses.

For the Professional Diploma in UX Design there are a total of 16 projects to give you hands-on experience on all the key aspects of UX. Each project is part of a single case study - researching, designing and prototyping a website or a mobile app.

For the Professional Certificate in UI Design, you’ll complete an assignment which involves a series of practical exercises to give you hands-on experience in UI design.

The output from these courses will be a portfolio of work that will showcase your skills, your mindset and experience in UX and UI design.

Will I work on a team?

Yes, if you want to. Each course is limited to a maximum of 75 people. This allows you to build relationships with your fellow students on a dedicated Slack channel, and collaborate on projects and study time.

Are the courses recognised?

The UK higher education system is internationally renowned for its excellent standards. Our courses are all credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university.

The Professional Diploma in UX Design is allocated 30 credits at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system. For guidance, please review this Certification Equivalents Table.

The Professional Certificate in UI Design is allocated 12 credits at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system. For guidance, please review this Certification Equivalents Table.