Master the User Experience

UX Bootcamp March 5th - June 25th 2019
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Learn UX Design
In just 16 weeks you’ll be immersed in the world of User Experience (UX) Design. A series of lectures and working sessions will expose you to a world of theoretical knowledge, and practical UX design approaches and skills by the top experts in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to dive in to the reality of the discipline and learn to create great experiences through hands-on exercises and project work. Toolbox sessions teach tangible and transferable skills including; cognitive psychology, problem solving and effectively working with your team. The program concludes with a final week of building and presenting each individual’s portfolio to a panel of proven industry executives.
WHO IS A UX DESIGNER?
You’re a born problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail who strives to create the best experience for the task at hand, always with the user in mind. You love to listen, observe and understand, and know how to translate user needs and business goals into compelling designs. You’re a human interaction and user satisfaction guru, who knows how to design for usability, accessibility and ease of interaction. Using user research, strategy, information architecture and interaction design, you bring a human-centred approach to the design of digital experiences. As a UX designer, your decisions affect every move a user makes and enhances their experience from the first click.  Download Program Brochure

Application Deadline is January 15th 2019, Program Begins March 5th 2019

“Whether you’re looking for a way to advance in your profession or make a complete career transition, the Miami Ad School’s UX Bootcamp is the best way to learn how to succeed in digital design. Ideal for agency and client-side professionals alike, the UX Bootcamp offers the fundamental knowledge and hands-on training needed to solve real world challenges in a rapidly changing industry.” Chad Borlase

Group Creative Director, SapientRazorfish

Things You’ll Learn

Learn the history of UX design

Learn about the history and evolution UX design and the importance of putting the user at the centre of the design process – you’ll be best friends with your audience in no time.

Understand user needs

Understand and harness the importance of different research techniques, create appropriate artifacts and develop an experience brief.

Build a design framework

Gather and nurture ideas and build an experience design framework that illustrates and defines the experiences of different types of users.

Create a working prototype

Gain an understanding of UX tools, techniques and best practices. Discover how to refine your ideas, translate them into designs and document them to create memorable experiences.

Test your work

Learn the ins and outs of user testing and how to apply insights to improve your designs.

Create a portfolio

Learn how to create a UX design portfolio. Showcase your best work and highlight what employers are looking for to prepare you for the interview that could launch your career.

Learn how to present

Gain confidence in describing and explaining your work, demonstrate your point of view and provide rationale for your design decisions.

Toolboxes

Design basics, Introduction to cognitive psychology, Problem solving, Collaborating with visual designers, Working with front-end developers.

Weekly Course Breakdown

Classes commence on April 3rd 2019 and run on this schedule for 16 weeks. Classes will not be held Fridays to Mondays.

Tuesdays 6-9pm

Classes & Work Sessions

Wednesdays 6-9pm

Classes & Work Sessions

Thursdays 6-9pm

Classes & Work Sessions

Tuesdays 6-9pm

Classes & Work Sessions

Wednesdays 6-9pm

Classes & Work Sessions

Thursdays 6-9pm

Classes & Work Sessions

What You’ll Leave With

Understand how to conduct and interpret valuable research in order to understand the real problem.

Discover solutions to digital problems and create artifacts that illustrate, define and ultimately allow you to design the solutions to these problems.

Understand and implement the main Design Thinking methodologies that are crucial to the industry today.

Plan and execute user testing to reveal insights, information and interpret the results.

Build a portfolio of work with the help of industry professionals to get the job you want.

Stock your arsenal full of industry connections along the way.

Instructors

Karen Hawkins

Senior Experience Designer, SapientRazorfish

Alex Theroux

Head of Digital Design & UX,
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Sandra Richard

Head of Digital Design & User Experience, SapientRazorfish

Maya Czajkowski

Senior Strategist, Marketing Strategy and Analysis, SapientRazorfish

Mike Kingsborough

Senior Art Director, Huge

Tom Acker

Senior Interaction Designer, Huge

Josiah Bilagot

Art Director, Huge

Graham Ameron

Associate Design Director, SapientRazorfish

Christopher Norman

User Experience Designer, SapientRazorfish

Zoltan Hawryluk

Senior Interactive Developer, SapientRazorfish

Manna Navai

Director of Experience Design, Ariad

Peter Szczerba

Manager Data Science & Analytics, SapientRazorfish

Michael Costanzo

VP of Product, Onist Technologies

Hear it from the Industry

“At the heart of every successful project is a UX designer who helped to address the needs of the everyday user. The UX Bootcamp helps agency and client-side professionals understand this human-centric approach in order to create usable, useful and effective experiences.”

Alexandra Bernards
Senior Experience Designer, SapientRazorfish

“In terms of design, user experience is just as important as visual identity. Seriously. It doesn’t matter what your site or app looks like if people don’t know how to interact with it. And moreover, they need to enjoy that interaction.”

Stephen Jurisic
Creative Chairman, Miami Ad School Toronto

What You Need to Know
Ontario will compensate independent businesses between 70-85% of tuition costs – meaning you’ll only pay $975-$1950 for 16 weeks of training! (This grant is only available to businesses training employees – contact muneet@miamiadschool.com for more information).
Tuition for the User Experience Bootcamp is $6500CAD (an introductory offer) and is due one week prior to the beginning of classes, as well as a $100 application fee. Scholarships and payment plans are available.  Contact Carri@adschool.ca for details.
Applicants are accepted on the basis of an interview, references and an appraisal of their application.

  • Enrolment Contract.
  • Current Resume demonstrating your experience.
  • Creative exercise to complete.
  • One original letter of recommendation from professional or academic reference.
  • A copy of two valid forms of ID – drivers license, passport, birth certificate or PR Card.
  • A copy of the highest diploma achieved or official transcript from the school last attended.
  • Administrative fee of $100.

Please contact our Admissions Director to see if you are eligible by sending a copy of your most updated resume (or LinkedIn profile). Note: the program is capped at 20 students.

Shoot an email to Carri@adschool.ca to learn how to apply.

The Program Starts March 5, 2019

Application Deadlines are January 15, 2019

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