UX Design After Hours

10-Week, Part-Time

Level: Introductory

Learn the fundamental concepts and techniques essential to user experience (UX) design.

User Experience (UX) Design

UX Design After Hours is a 10-week, part-time course hosted twice per week during the evening. Each week you will learn a new concept that guides you through the basics of User Experience Design up to an intermediate level.  

Expert Instructors

Our expert instructors guide your learning while providing you the opportunity to ask questions and collaborate with others.

Project Based Learning

Individual and team-based projects prepare you to work in a real career environment. Create work to build your portfolio .

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

Our curriculum is built and taught by industry professionals. We teach only the most relevant user experience design techniques.

"Learning UX design with Benny from BCA helped me become a more effective product lead. He taught me how to practically evaluate and deliver design solutions that put the user first and drive the bottom line."
Robin Hrynyszyn
Product Lead at USM

What You Will Learn

You will leave the course knowing how to employ the processes and research methods that allow you to identify design opportunities in websites or applications. You will also learn how to design a digital product or application from scratch, starting with low-fidelity sketches and ending with a high-fidelity prototype.

Intro to Design Thinking

Learn an open-ended approach to problem solving that focuses on human-centered design and the methodologies that guide the design process.

User Research Foundations

Understand when, why and how to apply user research to your design process by focusing on the user's needs, behaviors, and motivations.

Content Structuring

Familiarize yourself with methods and techniques for organizing the written and informational structure of content on your website or application.

User Interface Design Basics

Learn the basics of user interface (UI) design using Sketch. Take your concepts from low-fidelity wireframes to high-fidelity mockups.

Prototyping

Use prototyping tools to build an early model of your design solution/product. Put your prototype in the hands of users to identify opportunities for improvement.

Presentation

Sharpen your technical communication skills by learning how to deliver your designs and ideas to clients while also accepting and internalizing feedback.

10-Week Overview

Weeks 1-4
UX Design Fundamentals
Learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) design through human-centered problem-solving techniques. Develop a foundational understanding of user interface (UI) design principles and put them into practice by sketching your first design solution. You will also learn why user research is crucial to the design process and get a survey of the the different methods used in the field.
Weeks 1-4
Weeks 5-7
Usability & Prototypes
Explore the world of accessibility told through the evolution of devices. Learn the rules, guidelines, and practices common in designing for screens. Practice a design technique called wire-framing by starting with pen and paper and moving into pixels on a screen. Create your first prototype and see what happens when your designs end up in the hands of users. Use that information to go back to the drawing board and iterate on your designs.
Weeks 5-7
Weeks 8-10
Iteration & Final Projects
Decide what and how to test with users. Use test results and feedback to inform changes in design or functionality. Revisit research in the iterative design process. Begin your final project and use design thinking to work through a real, industry problem. Develop a design solution that addresses this problem, putting the user first. Prototype your final design and prepare your final project for presentation.
Weeks 8-10

Your Instructors

Monica Longmire

UX Manager

Benny Boas

CEO

Tuition & Financing

Full Tuition

$3,950

Our prices are among the lowest in the country for technology schools of our caliber and paying upfront for tuition means avoiding interest rates from outside lenders.

Loan

36- and 60-month payment terms with interest-only or deferment options while you’re in school. Interest rates depending on the selected financing terms.

Scholarships

BCA is committed to help anyone with a passion or interest in technology to take the next step.
Our Scholarships range from $500 – $4,000. Get in touch and we will help you find a scholarship that is right for you.

Upcoming Courses

Burlington, VT

February 10 - April 15, 2020

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm - 9pm

Applications Now Open

Burlington, VT

September 21 - December 4, 2020

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm - 9pm

Applications Now Open

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