User Experience
Design
Immersive

Ten weeks. All day. Every day.

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Become a UX Designer

Apply UX best practices to analyze and create designs

Apply fundamental UX skills to several hands-on projects in order to build up your design portfolio

Create a UX portfolio

Learn from and connect with some of the top UX practitioners in the field, from guest speakers to your instructional team

Work with stakeholders on design concepts

Prepare for an internship or entry-level job as a junior user experience designer

Job
Preparation

  • Interview training
  • Resumé review, feedback, and guidance
  • Introductions to GA hiring partners

Career
Resources

  • Panel discussions with experienced designers
  • Visits from trained practitioners

Networking
Opportunities

  • Invitations to networking events
  • Field trips to local design meetups
  • Project presentations to the GA community
I have met several people who want to break into user experience design but do not know where to start. This course is it. The curriculum will push you to become a detail-oriented polish machine that can toggle to a 10,000 ft. view on command, someone who knows when to conduct user tests and how to apply the results in a meaningful way. The immersive format and rigorous curriculum will give students the skills, tools, and experience they need to thrive in their first UX position.

Luke Miller
Experience Designer, Yahoo!

Mike Meikson, UX Consultant

We Embrace The Details

In 10 Weeks You Will Cover:

The Design Process

  • Translate ideas, concepts, and needs into actionable deliverables and design solutions
  • Analyze competitors, user tasks, and business models in order to identify project requirements
  • Design, test, and iterate on several hands-on projects with real users and stakeholders
  • Familiarize yourself with the many aspects of UX design, and how they work together

User Research

  • Identify and apply several user research approaches in order to understand users and clients
  • Work with real users during interviews, observation, and usability tests
  • Create detailed personas that represent your key users
  • Constantly iterate on your approach and process based on real user feedback

Prototyping

  • Create and iterate upon working prototypes for each hands-on project
  • Utilize several prototyping techniques, from paper prototypes to the latest prototyping tools in the field
  • Test your prototypes with real users in order to gain insight and improve your products

Interaction & Interface Design

  • Apply interaction design principles such as affordances and feedback to digital products
  • Define how digital products should work through user flows and translate them to prototypes and mockups
  • Identify the elements that make products difficult to use, and propose solutions to improve them
  • Design user interfaces that add clarity, beauty, and joy to a user’s experience

Visual Design Fundamentals

  • Utilize color, typography, and layout to design beautiful websites and apps that reflect your brand and delight users
  • Identify how to use specific design tools and visual design hacks

Front-End Web Development for Designers

  • Apply the fundamentals of front-end web development by utilizing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Identify the possibilities of different programming languages in order to better communicate and collaborate with developers
  • Translate your wireframes and mockups into HTML prototypes

Design Communication & Documentation

  • Create sketches, wireframes, and rough user interfaces in order to clearly communicate your solutions to users and stakeholders
  • Utilize product management skills in order to create project plans, prioritize features, and define product specifications
  • Design and deliver presentations for different audiences explaining and defending your design decisions

Team Collaboration

  • Work with diverse stakeholders and clients
  • Propose and evaluate multiple options for user experience solutions
  • Collaborate with fellow students to come up with the strongest design solutions
  • Thoughtfully critique the design work of peers

Professional Design Skills

  • Identify the many roles and possibilities within the UX job market
  • Build your personal portfolio in order to represent your skills and work
  • Manage projects and deadlines for several projects

Bring Ideas To Life

Our classroom goes beyond theory, giving you the chance to take what you learn and immediately put it to use — from personal work to client projects — within weeks of starting your learning journey. See what some of our students have made:

Meet Our Students

We believe that learning is better together. Being a student at GA means working closely with a diverse group that includes backgrounds ranging from anthropology to computer science, and becoming part of a global community that will help shape the next generation of UX Designers.

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UXDI June '13 / New York City

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UXDI October '13 / San Francisco

Taking a course at GA not only means you learn a new skill. It also means that you join a creative community where everyone's learning and everyone's building awesome stuff.

Larry Buchanan / Freelance designer, illustrator, and journalist

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Upcoming in

02 June –
08 August

Mondays - Fridays
9am – 5:30pm
Tuition: $74,000 HKD
(Payment plans available)

Instructor

Kristin Low
Partner, On-off Design and Technology

Kristin Low is an ‘out of the box’ thinker and doer, with a background in product management, service design and prototyping. Kristin is passionate about digital design and creating amazing user experiences that blend the online and offline worlds. He believes the strategic application of design is only just beginning to emerge in Asia and wants Hong Kong to become a global thought-leadership hub for innovative business design. Kristin also founded the popular Design Thinking network in Hong Kong which now has over 400 members.

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