Career Academy

Professional Diploma in UX Designer

 

Get started in the high-growth field of user experience (UX) design with a professional certificate from Google. Learn UX design foundations, including user empathy, building wireframes and prototypes, and conducting research to test your designs.

 

Common job titles: User Experience (UX) designer, UI Designer, Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, Product Designer

 

A Programme Offered by

Google

Starts On
Duration 6 months 10h
Fees

About this Professional Diploma

Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of UX design, no experience or degree is required. With professional training designed by Google, get on the fast track to a competitively paid job. There are currently 99,000 U.S. job openings in UX design with a median entry-level salary of $92,000.¹

User experience (UX) designers focus on the interaction that users have with products, like websites, apps, and physical objects. They make those everyday interactions useful, enjoyable, and accessible.

Over 7 courses, gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level job.

You will create designs on paper and in digital design tools like Figma and Adobe XD. By the end of the certificate program, you will have a professional UX portfolio that includes three end-to-end projects, so that you’re ready to apply for jobs. Upon completion, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 150 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.

75% of Google Career Certificate Graduates in the United States report an improvement in their career trajectory (e.g. new job or career, promotion or raise) within 6 months of certificate completion²

¹US Burning Glass Labor Insight Report salary data (median with 0-5 years experience) and job opening data. Data for job roles relevant to featured programs (4/01/2021 - 3/31/22).
²Based on program graduate survey responses, United States 2021

Programme Highlights

When you subscribed to this programme, you will get

Videos

394 Videos

Readings

347 Reading Articles

Quizzez

246 Quizzes

Programme Modules

 

Module 1: Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design

(Introducing user experience design), (Thinking like a UX designer), (Joining design sprints), (Integrating research into the design process)

 

Module 2: Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate

(Empathizing with users and defining pain points), (Creating user stories and user journey maps), (Defining user problems), (Ideating design solutions)

 

Module 3: Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes

(Storyboarding and wireframing), (Creating paper and digital wireframes), (Building low-fidelity prototypes) 

 

Module 4: Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts

(Planning UX research studies), (Conducting research with usability studies), (Analyzing and synthesizing research results), (Sharing research insights for better designs)

 

Module 5: Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma

(Starting to create mockups), (Applying visual design principles to mockups), (Exploring design systems), (Participating in design critique sessions), (Creating high-fidelity prototypes), (Testing and iterating on designs)

 

Module 6: Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD

(Empathize with the user and define the user problem), (Ideate solutions to the user’s problem), (Create wireframes), (Create and test a low-fidelity prototype), (Create and test a high-fidelity prototype), (Document design work and search for jobs) 

 

Module 7: Design a User Experience for Social Good & Prepare for Jobs

(Starting the UX design process: empathize, define, ideate), (Creating wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes), (Creating mockups and high-fidelity prototypes), (Designing a complementary responsive website), (Building a professional presence), (Finding a UX job) 

Why Enroll for UX Designer?

  • Follow the design process: empathize with users, define pain points, ideate solutions, create wireframes and prototypes, test and iterate on designs

  • Understand the basics of UX research, like planning research studies, conducting interviews and usability studies, and synthesizing research results

  • Apply foundational UX concepts, like user-centred design, accessibility, and equity-focused design

  • Create a professional UX portfolio that includes 3 end-to-end projects: a mobile app, a responsive website, and a cross-platform experience
Why Enrol on the Programme (1)

75%

Google Career Certificate Graduates in the United States report an improvement in their career trajectory 

99,000 Jobs Opening

There are 400,000. job openings in UX Design¹

¹Burning Glass Labor Insight Report data (median with 0-5 years experience), United States, 4/1/21-3/31/22.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of UX Designer, participants will be awarded a verified

i) Professional Diploma in UX Design by Mantissa College Career Academy

ii) Digital certificate by Google

Sample Certificate