MASTER USER EXPERIENCE

15-Week UX Design Bootcamp

 

April 3 – July 15 2019

What You Will Learn

REAL WORLD LEARNING

By the industry, for the industry

INDUSTRY INSTRUCTORS

Top UX Industry Mentors

REAL WORLD CLIENTS

Pitch to brand with a real issue

TESTIMONIALS

Hear from our Students

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.

MODULES

LEARN THE HISTORY OF UX DESIGN

Learn about the history and evolution of 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, and working with front-end developers.

Weekly Schedule

The bootcamp will run for 15 weeks from April 3rd – July 15th 2019
Application Deadline is February 11th 2019

3

classes

9

in class hours

6-9pm

tuesday-thursday

3-5

Assignment hours

Last Years Instructors

Karen Hawkins

Senior Experience Designer, SapientRazorfish

Alex Theroux

Head of Digital Design & UX,
john st.

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

Michael Costanzo

VP of Product, Onist Technologies

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

Real Client. Real Brief. Real Pitch.

In the final months of the program, you be briefed by a real client on a real challenge. Using your new skillset you will help research, ideate and prototype a solution and pitch to the client. You’ll also work with mentors, instructors and the client throughout the process, getting valuable feedback as you move along from the research phase, design phase and testing phase ultimately working on your pitching and presentation skills in a team setting. 

Past clients include

TESTIMONIALS

“The Instructors that were brought in were fantastic. They all had incredibly great insights into the industry, the role that we should be doing after we’re done with this course, some really good takeaways. It’s intense. It’s fantastic. It is absolutely filled with everything that you’re going to need to get into a UX role.”

Teunis Vorsteveld

UX Designer, john st.

UX is not specific or exclusive to digital. It doesn’t mean necessarily that because you’re doing the UX bootcamp you’re going to do a transition into a technology or digital company. I would say that any designer looking to improve their thought and work process should definitely explore UX methodologies to become better designers with a more ranged approach.

Bruna Macedo

Strategic Designer, Pigeon Brands

“I learned a lot of methodologies that go into creating a website. I had never thought of it in that way before, all the research that goes into it. My experience working on the project was really awesome. It was a good learning curve for me. I had a lot of great feedback from my instructors, and my peers.”

Kartikeya Sharma

UX Designer

“The research phase was my favourite part of the bootcamp. We learned how to build a brief, looked into primary research and competitive analysis. I think it’s really important to develop those skills, especially not only as a UX designer but as a graphic designer and art director.

Vanessa Cuartas

Integrated Media Designer, Ruckus Digital

Tuition & Dates

Tuition for the User Experience Bootcamp is $7,500CAD (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.

The bootcamp will run for 15 weeks from April 3rd – July 15th 2019
Application Deadline is February 11th 2019

GRants

Ontario will compensate independent businesses between 70-85% of tuition costs – meaning you’ll only pay $1,125-$2,250 for 15 weeks of training! (This grant is only available to businesses training employees – contact muneet@miamiadschool.com for more information).

REquirements

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.

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Any questions?

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