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Certificate in Fundamentals of User Experience Design

5 Oct 2022 — 21 Jan 2023

Certificate in Fundamentals of User Experience Design

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


The course will be delivered in a blended format with 6 Wednesday evenings online (7pm – 9pm) and 3 Saturdays on campus (10am – 4.30pm):

  • Wednesday, 5th October 2022 (7pm – 9pm | online)
  • Wednesday, 12th October 2022 (7pm – 9pm | online)
  • Saturday, 22nd October 2022 (10am – 4.30pm | on campus)


  • Wednesday, 16th November 2022 (7pm – 9pm | online)
  • Wednesday, 23rd November 2022 (7pm – 9pm | online)
  • Saturday, 3rd December 2022 (10am – 4.30pm | on campus)


  • Wednesday, 4th January 2023 (7pm – 9pm | online)
  • Wednesday, 11th January 2023 (7pm – 9pm | online)
  • Saturday, 21st January 2023 (10am – 4.30pm | 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?

Application is now closed for this course. Next intake: September 2023.

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