Certificate in Fundamentals of User Experience Design

9 Oct 2024
 - 8 Feb 2025
Course Code

DL122

Apply to

IADT

Duration

Blended: 12 Evenings online + 3 Days In Person

ECTS

10 (Level 9 Award)

Fees

€1,100

Apply To

IADT

ESF/Skillnet funding available

Up to 40% off fees*

What is User Experience Design?

Explore how the core elements of user experience (UX) design can be used to create more effective, engaging and enjoyable digital media interactions.

UX design uses research, design skills and usability testing to enhance the ways in which a user can interact with a digital product. It involves a range of techniques, including user research, requirements analysis, user interface and interaction design, prototyping, and user testing. The demand from industry in Ireland for people with these skills has significantly grown in response to the increasing prominence and importance of the field. This course produces skilled, confident and knowledgeable user experience designers to fill this gap.

This course:

  • outlines the field of user experience design;
  • explains the key stages of the UX design lifecycle;
  • provides the knowledge, skills and competencies required to design and evaluate solutions to UX design problems.

Topics covered include:

  • core UX concepts and theory;
  • key UX activities, including user research, prototyping and testing;
  • various typical UX methodologies.

Future Careers

A research report from the IADT ISA Software Skillnet (2016) found that employees are often working in UX roles and completing UX related tasks without any ‘real’ training. This course gives confidence and formal training to professionals and helps you to learn about the concepts and mindset of UX design.

The course opens up a range of opportunities including: digital development and production, design, project management, digital and online marketing, content management and software development.

Following completion of this Certificate course, you may want to further your studies in this discipline in IADT’s Postgraduate Diploma in User Experience Design or MSc in User Experience Design

 

Dates + Times

Intro, Research + Empathy
  • Wed, 9 Oct 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Sat, 19 Oct 2024 (10am – 4pm | on campus)
  • Wed, 23 Oct 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Wed, 30 Oct 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Wed, 06 Nov 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)

Prototypes, Designs + Testing

  • Wed, 13 Nov 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Wed, 20 Nov 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Sat, 30 Nov 2024 (10am – 4pm | on campus)
  • Wed, 04 Dec 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Wed, 11 Dec 2024 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)

Presentation Preparation, Individual Report + Evaluation

  • Wed, 08 Jan 2025 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Wed, 15 Jan 2025 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Wed, 22 Jan 2025 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Wed, 29 Jan 2025 (7pm – 8:30pm | online)
  • Sat, 08 Feb 2025 (10am – 4pm | on campus)

What are the Entry Requirements?

Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.

Applicants may also be considered provided that they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through our RPL [recognition of prior learning] process.

Some prior experience with a related discipline is required.

How do I apply?

Applications are now open. Apply HERE

IADT operates a rolling admissions policy for graduate taught courses, with decisions issued in 4 weeks after a submitted and complete application is received. An application is incomplete until you provide all required items on the checklist (including the application fee, if applicable).

Generally, courses will remain open to applications until all places are filled.

 

Fees + Scholarships

Fees for this course are €1,100.

CFA Scholarship:

A CFA scholarship encourages the participation of learners from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education by offering one free place on all of our CFA short courses.

Find out if you are eligible to apply HERE 

Fill in the CFA@IADT scholarship application form HERE

Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet Collabroation

Creative Futures Academy is delighted to collaborate with Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet to offer a special partnership rate for this course. This means we can offer successful applicants (employed / freelance / sole traders that are ROI residents) a fee subvention for this course.

Contact IADT

Please email any queries to Elena Somoza, IADT Creative Futures Academy Co-ordinator, at iadt@creativefutures.ie

Scholarships

CFA Scholarship

A CFA scholarship encourages the participation of learners from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education by offering one free place on all of our CFA short courses.

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Bursaries

CFA Bursaries

Through our CFA programmes, we offer a range of bursaries to help you gain the in-demand skills you need to develop your career.

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