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Behind any game-changing digital experience is a thoughtful design team, who uses skills in user research, typography, and industry standard tools to build easy-to-use (and easy-to-look-at) sites and apps. Learn from these experts in GA’s design classes in Washington, D.C 

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Build Online Experiences: Learn Design in Washington, D.C.

Full-Time Immersive Courses

Challenge yourself and change your career with a 10- to 13-week immersive learning experience.

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Enhance your professional potential. Learn in-demand skills in evening, weekend, or 1-week accelerated courses.

Meet Gladia Castro, User Experience Design Immersive Graduate

Gladia Castro

What do you love about your new career?

Castro was passionate about her work at a youth-focused nonprofit, but felt exhausted by the long hours and low pay. After learning about UX design, she was sold. “I was shocked because a lot of what a UX designer does is what I had been doing at my job, except for the design software,” she says.


After UXDI, Castro landed a role helping nonprofits with fundraising and engagement. “We’re constantly saving small organizations time and resources to advance their missions,” she says. “That’s the most gratifying experience.”


Learn more about Castro’s delve into design here.


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How to Ace Your Design Interview

You’ve polished your portfolio. You’ve got the interview. Now, go in prepared to impress the team — whether it’s a potential peer or the head of design. In partnership with InVision, the world’s leading product design platform, we’ve asked leaders at Nelson Cash, thoughtbot, The UX Notebook, GA, and more to share their do's and don’ts so you can ace your design interview.


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Push for a Point of View

Good design is all about having a clear purpose. It’s about having a strong point of view—even if you might ruffle some feathers along the way. I chatted with people who have a strong point of view in their design — people from Google, Airbnb, Slack, Dropbox, and more. I wanted to peek inside their noggins to see what drives their decisions and informs their designs. Below are a few things I learned.


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UX Design Tips From Mom

After completing my User Experience Design Immersive course at General Assembly’s Singapore campus, I tried to explain to my 90-year-old mother what I had been studying. I got schooled, instead. I explained to her the definition of UX design, and Mom proceeded to demonstrate her understanding by walking me through her use of UX strategies in everyday life.


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Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

We’ve all experienced pain points when really good software doesn’t equate a really good experience. All too often, there’s a breakdown that occurs outside product screens, when a product or process hits the reality of the human experience or a user fails. These points of friction are frustrating to users and jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction, and it’s essential to resolve them wherever possible.