How to Become a UX Designer
How Long Does It Take to Become a UX Designer?
Depending on your current experience, you may be able to acquire the skills you need to become a UX Designer in as little as 12 weeks.
For people with a design background, programs like BrainStation’s UX Design bootcamp can teach the specific skills you need to gain an edge in the field, and which may not have been covered in your design training—things like user research, the development of personas, wireframing, and user testing, for example.
For people coming from a programming or development background, the same bootcamp, or even a more design-focused course like BrainStation’s UI Design course, can add a grasp of color, typography, imagery, and layout to your tech skills, and give you valuable experience with design thinking and how to take projects from ideation to completion.
For people with no experience in either area—for instance, those coming from psychology or the social sciences—bootcamps are an excellent way to develop your capabilities on both sides.
What Is a UX Design Bootcamp?
The best UX design bootcamps, like BrainStation’s UX Design bootcamp, provide an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skill set and launch a new career in design.
Typically, students of UX design bootcamps dive into hands-on learning opportunities that cover design research and strategy, prototyping and usability testing, user interface design, and responsive design. You can expect to spend around 40 hours in the classroom, as well as 20 to 25 hours per week to complete projects. At the end of the program, you’ll have not only a new set of UX design skills, but an industry-ready portfolio as well.
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Recommended Courses for UX Design
The full-time User Experience Design program is designed to introduce the skills and concepts required to become a User Experience Designer.
The part-time User Experience (UX) Design course was developed for professionals with an interest in digital design, web development, and improving the user experience of their product or digital properties.
User Interface (UI) Design is the practice of transforming user goals and requirements into beautiful, intuitive, and functional digital interfaces.
The Design Thinking training course gives you the skills to solve complex business problems using the design thinking process.