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Learn the skills to effectively research, design and create delightful digital products for actual humans.Enroll Now
In this course, you'll learn to master digital product design through a series of self-paced video lessons, projects and 1-on-1 mentorship. You'll learn the entire process of User Experience Design and User Interface Design and how business and marketing decisions inform the product you create.
From ideation to finished product, you'll learn to apply design thinking and come away with the ability to create delightful, user-centered web and mobile apps that people will pay you to use or hire you to design.
Once you're enrolled, you'll get access to your course dashboard that contains video lessons, notes, quizzes and project assignments.
You'll also recieve your invite to join our Slack channel for 1-on-1 mentorship, access to exclusive discounts and our private student Facebook group to post your lessons, get group critiques and join our awesome, kind community of students.
Each short video lesson will teach you design concepts and how to apply them (with real world examples) and ends with a short quiz to test your knowledge. Each lesson ends with a project or assignment prompt for you to create your own example using your original product idea.
Hop on Slack whenever you want to talk to one of your mentors and get advice on anything design or career related or if you just want to chat about a good movie you saw, we’re here for that too.
Each lesson builds onto the next and leads you through the entire process of creating your own original digital product from start to finish and how to take it to market.
When you’re finished, you will have have an original case study and fully designed digital product that you can add to your portfolio. Plus, you'll get a certificate of completion to show off on your Linkedin profile and to your friends.
Students of DesignerUp have had strong success in landing jobs or successfully freelancing within 6 months of course completion.
Elizabeth has a deep understanding of all aspects of design. She helped me identify specific areas to focus on based on my long term career goals.
I can't begin to explain how helpful getting insight from someone in the field is. It really is invaluable and I feel like working with Eric has really sped up the process of getting better!
Elizabeth was very helpful. She was able to answer all my questions and gave me tons of tips. She's very knowledgeable and approachable. I'm grateful that she is my mentor.
Elizabeth went above and beyond to address all of my concerns both related to my work, the tools, but also as it relates to my considerations as I contemplate a career change.
Beyond having a strong command of a breadth of subject matter, Eric also possesses a strong design eye and was quick to notice errors, down to the pixel. In addition to all of this, he's easy to work with and knows when to lead and when to take a step back to allow others to contribute.
Elizabeth has a super interesting background and great insights! She was super helpful and I'm very grateful to have her as my mentor!
Our curriculum features 7 modules that are brimming with incredibly focused, original video lessons, resources, exercises, quizzes and more that have been designed to maximize how much you are able to retain, retrieve and apply from your learning journey and prepare you to be a highly paid and skilled UI/UX designer.
Covers topics such as Design thinking, Systems thinking, Marketing thinking and Mindful design practices.
You'll learn how to use user-centered design thinking to empathize with your users and understand their problems and create user narratives by conducting user research, surveys and interviews and synthesizes your research information into deliverables like empathy maps and user journeys. Plus get all the templates so you can plug and play without having to start from scratch.Watch a Preview
Learn how to take your UX research and deliverables and distill them into actual features for your product and plan how your product will evolve down the road. Understand how business needs play into your product roadmap and how to go to market and monetize it.Watch a Preview
Now you'll get into systems thinking and start understanding what is technical feasible and viable for your solution and how to map solution flows to user mental models to create the most effective, usable, accessible and delightful interactions.
It's time to dive into the pretty stuff! You'll learn about color, typography, visual hierarchy, layouts and grids and alignment. But this isn't the usual way it's taught, this content is focused on how these fundamentals apply specifically to digital product design and provides healthy, proven constraints to creating color palettes, pairing type and allows you to create your brand in a matter of moments.Watch a Preview
There are some tried and true guidelines that you can keep in mind every time you design. It's a framework and set of rules you can follow each time you sit down to design that will speed up your workflow and make you more efficient and your users more engaged with your designs.
It's time to design our MVP! We're going to take all the research and branding up until this point and use the principles of Atomic and Universal design to craft the interface of a complete usable web product from scratch! Peak over my shoulder and follow along with all the source files as we build something awesome!Watch a Preview
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Our instructor and mentor have decades of professional experience, spoken at design conferences and have won countless design awards.
Elizabeth is a mindful UI/UX designer, that has spent the last 11 years consulting and creating elegant and human-centered products and experiences for web and mobile. She is the co-founder of DesignerUp School and has a number of successful startups under her belt.
Eric has been designing and developing for 12+ years. He’s built hundreds of websites, published open-source projects and built enterprise-scale applications. Eric has taught a number of UI/UX design courses and gives talks on design and software engineering.
On average, our graduates complete this course in 3 months.Enroll Now
If you try out the course, do the work and are unhappy with it, we'll give you your money back.
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Yes, this course teaches you the fundamentals and then ramps up and builds into the intermediate and very complex aspects of product design. It's based on sound principles design and pedagogy (the science and art of how to teach and how people learn). So no matter what your level, these courses and strategically designed to ensure that you 'get it' and get it quickly.
Maybe you are coming from another design discipline like graphic or visual design or are already a working UI or UX designer but notice some gaps in your design knowledge. This course goes very in-depth and ramps up with a teaching model that is proven to boost your existing knowledge and introduce you to new ways of thinking.
In short yes, while we are not designing a mobile app specifically in this course, the principles and techniques that are taught are all focused on user interface, interactions, information architecture and solving problems from a user's perspective which are applicable to any and all digital product's where user's interact with a screen.
No. We don't guarantee a position for you at the end of the course, but we do prepare you with all the skills you need to get hired and succeed in the work that you do. However, you will receive personals personal 1-on-1 career guidance from your mentor.
Yes! You will receive 1-on-1 mentorship with your instructor through our Slack channel for the first 3 weeks of enrollment, afterwards you will have lifetime access to our private Facebook community.
Fair enough. But keep in mind that you only have to buy it once and get free updates for life! The industry changes so fast and so this course, you buy it once and we'll keep you at the pace of the industry whenever we release an update. How's that for a sound investment? We also offer a payment plan so you don't have to come up with it all at once. If purchasing this course will leave you in a really bad spot, please don't push yourself to purchase it now, but if it's fear or uncertainty that's stopping you, you don't need to be afraid because if you try the course, do the work and you don't find it incredibly useful, we'll give you your money back! Yep that's right, there's totally no risk.
We also offer payment plans so you don't have to come up with it all at once.
How does for life sound? Buy it once, keep it forever.
You get the entire course— in the form of video lessons, worksheets, downloadable resources and interactive quizzes, access to 1-on-1 mentorship in our private Slack channel and community Facebook group and discounts to our Partner products like Sketch app. You can view your lessons from your mobile device, online AND offline from anywhere.
Since the course is self-paced you can put in the time whenever you are available. There are over 60 short digestible lessons between 3-15 minutes each. Elizabeth is a studied pedagog who understands the science of how to teach and how people learn. We promise this course will absolutely maximize your time and give you a transformation with the least amount of cognitive friction. You could conceivably finish the course in a week or two (if working full-time and completing all assignments) but most students normally take around 3-4 months to complete it in it’s entirety at a comfortable pace.
Longer video lessons can be hard to absorb and can leave beginners with cognitive overload and more seasoned designers bored. This course hits the sweet spot regardless of your level because of our style of science-based, mindful design and interaction teaching. If you want to learn more about our teaching method check out our mindful design and interaction series and our podcast interview with behavioral psychologist Dr. Munn Saechao.
Yes! Many employers are happy to invest in your continued education. Read more here about the information employees might need.
Try the course for 14 days if you do the work and you don't find it incredibly useful and get value from it, we'll give you your money back! Yep that's right, it's totally no risk and remember that the course is only going to keep getting better with new lessons added and improvements to existing ones.