Good design goes beyond aesthetics. When you know how to approach problem solving creatively and implement intuitive solutions, you gain communication and collaboration skills that are invaluable in any role.
When you design a website, application, or other product, you need to consider your users’ potential actions and the problems that may come up. Enter user experience design. This discipline leverages proactive problem solving to fuel the creation of intuitive online experiences that users love, and its principles apply to personal and professional projects of all kinds. Find out how to learn UX design and get answers to questions like “What is design thinking?” at General Assembly.
Why You Should Learn UX Design
UX design skills such as persona building, user testing, and prototyping give you greater control over how your ideas come to life. Plus, with UX know-how, you can tap into one of the job market’s most in-demand sectors. How much do UX designers make? The average entry-level salary is $67,816. The position also ranked No.2 for jobs with the best work-life balance in 2016. Pursue an inspiring, creative path at GA, and learn how to become a UX designer.
Beyond UX: What Does a Visual Designer Do?
By combining graphic elements like color, typography, and layout, visual designers create cues to steer users through their product or service experience. Working from a holistic perspective, they determine how and why products and brands look the way they do. Dive into visual communication skills, explore a day in the life of a visual designer, and harness tools like Adobe Photoshop through GA’s visual design courses and workshops.
Start Here: Where to Learn Visual and UX Design
General Assembly offers expert-led visual and UX design courses both online and at its campuses around the world. Along with GA’s evening and weekend visual and UX design classes, you can learn the essentials with full-day, deep dives like our UX design bootcamp. Hone your skills in a part-time course, or launch a career as a UX designer in our full-time Immersive. All opportunities offer the chance to skill up alongside a thriving communities of students, alumni, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.
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