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Professional Diploma in UX/UI Design & Usability

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Professional Diploma UX/UI
Design & Usability
Study Mode
Course Duration
11 Weeks + 1 Saturday
Start/End Date
04/03 - 13/05/21
Day & Time
Wednesday
18.30 - 21.30
Delivery
Live Online Classes
1 Class Per Week
Course Fees
€895.00
Flexible Payment Terms available. To secure a place on this course a deposit of €150.00 applies and the remainder paid in 2 Instalments. (see details on page below)

Why take this course?

UX is the future of design, a powerful complement to backgrounds in visual design, marketing, product, engineering, business strategy, and more, a UX design skillset can accelerate your job performance and provide excellent career opportunities.  

You will acquire the skills to design and structure UI, create wireframes and vector graphics and produce digital content for embedding in applications and websites that makes user interactions easy and straightforward.  

Practice and apply the skills as you design and develop web pages using UX/UI and enhance your career and Professional value.

What will I study?

Our Industry experienced professionals will enable you to learn the core UX techniques needed to tap into a fast-growing field - the skills, tools, and processes necessary to become a UX designer.

This Course will prepare you to meet the challenges that you face in this field of work with confidence.  It will boost your career as it meets the evolving employer demands for UX/UI professionals.

Programme Modules

Design Theory

  • Contemporary theories and standards in Interaction and Web Design 
  • Principles of design for Graphical User Interfaces 
  • Introduction to User Experience Design 
  • Introduction to Usability Principles 
  • Identify target audience types and their requirements 
  • Designing for access and compatibility 

UI Design - Working with Wireframes & Vector Images

  • Basic principles of vector images – how do they work? What are they used for? 
  • Creating and saving vector images, drawing and editing shapes, colours, and strokes 
  • Working with layers, type, gradients, brushes, symbols, and effects 
  • Arranging objects and layers, grouping items, working with artboard, guides, rulers etc. 
  • Editing and combining shapes and paths 
  • Introduction to the pen tool 
  • Importing and exporting assets 

Introduction to Web Page Authoring

  • Writing and saving files for web 
  • How to structure a HTML page - Semantic and non-semantic tags, creating Text blocks, Lists, Tables, Links, and Images etc. 
  • HTML syntax – tags, attributes, and values 
  • Meta-data and link structure in HTML 
  • CSS syntax – selectors, declarations, properties, and values 
  • Format and Style in CSS- using id and class, working with margins, padding, alignment, floating, positioning etc. 
  • CSS Animation and media queries for dynamic and responsive design 

Sourcing, Editing and Embedding Media Assets

  • Basic principles of modern Irish/European Copyright Law – How to assess or assert the copyright status of a media asset 
  • Sourcing public domain assets online 
  • Editing media and optimising for web publication 
  • Embedding media assets in a responsive website 
  • Understanding web-safe fonts 

Web and App Animation

  • Core principles of animation – timing, anticipation, squash and stretch, ease in/ease out, overlapping action, follow through, staging/framing, arcs, straight ahead and pose-to-pose, secondary action, solid drawing, appeal 
  • Working with key-frames 
  • Using curve editor to adjust timing 
  • Importing 2D assets 
  • Creating bone-based animation – setting pivot points, grouping and arranging 
  • sprites, setting sorting layers 
  • Animating effects 
  • Controlling animation via scripting

Professional Diploma in UX/UI Design & Usability

Live Online Learning

You can now up-skill or re-skill from the comfort of your own home with an industry experienced Professional Teacher who will provide you with inspirational lectures and all support materials you need to achieve your goals.

Entry Requirements

Designed for those from a variety of professional backgrounds and experience levels, for example…..

  • Are you a complete beginner who is seeking an interesting new career?
  • Are you a designer who wants to add UX/UI to your skillset or take your career to the next level?
  • A good working knowledge of computers and competence in spoken and written English.

Assessment & Awards

Portfolio Projects for the Real-World - A project designed to show case your ability to use UX/UI   

Assessment Method
Portfolio Project 100% 

 Award 

Professional Diploma in UX/UI Design & Usability
Awarded by:
Dorset College

Career & Progression

The future is bright for those who have the skills and knowledge in UX/UI with many opportunities in this field:

UX/UI Company Job Profiles include:

  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Educational institutions
  • Banks
  • Specialist software development houses
  • Consulting firms
  • Telecommunications firms
  • Public sector organisations
  • Self-employed.

Progression routes include:

Flexible Payment Terms

To secure a place on this course a deposit of €150.00 applies and the remainder paid in instalments.  You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.  Pay Online

Payment Plan

Deposit: 150.00 Secures your Place on the Course
1st Instalment:  372.500 4/03/2021
2nd Instalment: 372.50 4/04/2021
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