Washington University in St. Louis: UX/UI Boot Camp

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Washington University in St. Louis UX/UI Boot Camp – Online

In today’s digital world, terms like “user interface” and “user experience” aren’t just buzzwords; they continue to shape the way customers interact with brands, playing a critical role in the customer experience. In just 24 weeks, the WashU UX/UI Boot Camp provides the training you need for a fulfilling career in the dynamic field of UX/UI design.

  • Advance your skill set even if you’re currently employed or studying through convenient evening classes.
  • Enjoy the best of online education: Engage in hands-on projects and live, interactive classes led by expert instructors.
  • Gain hands-on experience and build a portfolio of projects to showcase your new skills and demonstrate your value to that dream employer.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive set of career services to successfully change career paths or advance in your current role.
  • Maintain your work or college commitments with our part-time, flexible online format, featuring live classes nine hours per week.
  • Access our comprehensive career-planning services, including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, job referrals, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training and more, to enhance your success in the field.
  • Receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from the Technology & Leadership Center at WashU when you complete the part-time, 24-week UX/UI program.

The WashU UX/UI Boot Camp offers students a holistic overview of the field, focusing on both design and front-end development. This approach enables you to create more imaginative interfaces, develop smarter user experiences and collaborate more efficiently across product teams.

Thanks to the immersive online experience, you’ll master the fundamentals of UX research and UI design, including:

User-Centric Design Research:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Practices
  • Information Architecture and Flow
  • User Need Identification
  • User Experience Interviewing
  • Persona Creation
  • Insight Synthesis

Visual Prototyping and Wireframing:

  • Adobe XD
  • Figma
  • Google Slides
  • Storyboarding
  • Decision Mapping
  • Decision Flow Diagrams

User Interface Development:

  • Atomic Design
  • UI Grids and Composition
  • Color Theory
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Typography
  • Interaction Design and Iconography

Web Prototyping:

  • GitHub
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

* Note: These topics are subject to change based on local market demand and the input of our hiring partners.

Our online UX/UI boot camp is designed to cater to a diverse range of individuals, including full-time working professionals, students and individuals seeking their first professional job. All professions are welcome. If any of the following applies to you, this opportunity could be exactly what you’re looking for:

  • You’re a design professional, such as a graphic designer or visual designer, seeking to expand your skill set in response to your organization’s digital transformation.
  • You’re a technical professional aiming to transition into UX/UI and learn how to apply design thinking and user interface design to address your organization’s challenges.
  • You’re a tech enthusiast eager to acquire the skills and experience necessary to enter the field of design.

This boot camp, offered in partnership with edX, is made available through a unique consortium delivery model to provide skills-based learning to participants across Missouri and beyond. Participants will be taught by a university-approved instructor, while learning alongside students from other consortium-participating universities and institutions. Upon meeting the completion requirements, participants will be issued a non-credit Certificate of Completion from the Technology & Leadership Center at Washington University’s McKelvey Engineering.

Part-Time UX/UI Boot Camp Schedule

  • 24-week online program
  • Classes are held three weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Currently Enrolling

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» Data Analytics Part-Time 7/15/24

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» UX/UI Part-Time 7/1/24

» Artificial Intelligence Part-Time 7/1/24

Ready to learn more about the Washington University UX/UI Boot Camp? Contact an admissions adviser at  (314) 300-7708.

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