UX/UI Curriculum

In today’s digital landscape, employers across industries are looking for innovators and creative thinkers with the skills to transform their businesses through imaginative interfaces and engaging user experiences.

UofT SCS UX/UI Boot Camp will train you on the necessary skills to enter the exciting fields of user interface (UI) design, user experience (UX) research, and product management.

Throughout the program, you will be challenged to employ user-centric design and a wealth of creative tools to build engaging designs and user experiences. You will also walk out with an impressive professional portfolio and the confidence you need to succeed as a UX or UI professional.

UX/UI Part-Time

Learning Module: The “U” Of UX/UI


Description:

The common theme throughout this course is that we will be designing with users in mind. That being said, how do we know who our user is? What do they do? How do they act? Those are the questions we will strive to answer in this module as we dig into popular research techniques and methodologies.

What You Will Learn:

  • UX/Design Thinking
  • User Centered Design Research
  • Foundation in System Thinking
  • Empathy & Users
  • UX Interviewing
  • Insight Synthesis
  • Decision Mapping
  • Prototyping

Learning Module: Interface Design


Description:

Interfaces need to be both engaging and intuitive in order to craft solid user experiences. Over the course of these few weeks, we will cover many of the necessary skills, technologies, and frameworks designers should know in order to make immersive applications.

What You Will Learn:

  • User Interaction
  • User Interface & Affordance
  • Invision
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Sketch
  • User Centered Design
  • Accessibility & Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Learning Module: Visual Design Theory


Description:

While an interface that functions is a distinct necessity, an interface that draws the eye of its user is just as important. During this module, we will cover color theory, iconography, typography, and the many other crucial aspects of visual design that modern UI/UX developers need to provide a high-class, hands-on experience.

What You Will Learn:

  • Typography
  • Heuristics, Usability & UI Iterations
  • Continuity & Branding in UX & UI
  • Sketch
  • Iconography

Learning Module: Web Prototyping and Interaction Design


Description:

What good is a solid interface if no one can use it? You will learn how to apply all of the knowledge you've acquired to create live applications on the web as full-fledged visual prototypes. Next, you will apply JavaScript and jQuery to your creations to incorporate more complex user interactions.

What You Will Learn:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GitHub
  • Bootstrap
  • Media Queries
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

Learning Module: Portfolio & Final Project


Description:

Now is the time to prove your skills in the fields of User Interface and User Experience. You will create a portfolio that showcases all the skills gained throughout the course. Next, you will team up in small groups in order to craft an interface and application that will wow potential employers.

What You Will Learn:

  • User Experience Tools
  • User Interface Design
  • Front-End Web Development

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