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.
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
Design basics, introduction to cognitive psychology, problem solving, collaborating with visual designers, and working with front-end developers.
The bootcamp will run for 15 weeks from April 2nd – July 15th 2019
Application Deadline is March 15th 2019
in class hours
UX designers are more important than ever in crafting the experiences that shape the world around us. The UX Bootcamp nurtures curiosity and empathy, in both agency and client-side professionals, through a human-centric approach to designing useful, innovative and delightful experiences.Chelsea Watson
Last Years Instructors
Senior Experience Designer, SapientRazorfish
Head of Digital Design & UX,
Head of Digital Design & User Experience, SapientRazorfish
Senior Strategist, Marketing Strategy and Analysis, SapientRazorfish
Senior Art Director, Huge
Senior Interaction Designer, Huge
VP of Product, Onist Technologies
Associate Design Director, SapientRazorfish
User Experience Designer, SapientRazorfish
Senior Interactive Developer, SapientRazorfish
Director of Experience Design, Ariad
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
“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 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
“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
“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
Tuition & Dates
Tuition for the User Experience Bootcamp is $7,500 CAD and is due one week prior to the beginning of classes, as well as a $150 application fee. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The bootcamp will run for 15 weeks from April 2nd – July 15th 2019. Application Deadline is March 15th 2019.
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.
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