User Experience (UX) Design

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Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design

Impact the world with effective UX design

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User experiences have the power to change lives. Every minute you spend on a website or app is the product of countless hours of dedicated work, from research and wireframing through to prototyping. Design thinking is critical to ensure innovations in technology continue to put people first, and that products offer the type of user experience (UX) that affect real change in the world around us.

In fact, UX is so critical to the success of a product that 9/10 managers in the field say hiring User Experience Designers is a top priority. If you’ve ever looked at a website or app and said, “I could have designed that better,” here is your chance to prove it.

Program Description

Created in collaboration with industry leaders, the 4-course Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design combines all the benefits of a part-time schedule with the deep learning of a comprehensive curriculum. You’ll balance online study with interactive online sessions, giving you the chance to balance your commitments while gaining a solid understanding of design thinking as it relates to UX. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on a real-world project with an employer.

The Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design covers all the core areas for career success, giving you the knowledge and expertise to:

  • Produce a portfolio of work that effectively applies UX best practices and processes to meet business needs across multiple industries and product types
  • Evaluate and utilize relevant methodologies such as design thinking, participatory design, and the MoSCoW methodology
  • Demonstrate best practices in visual design and system design
  • Formulate user personas
  • Explain how different design systems function and determine their appropriate usage
  • Demonstrate cross-functional skills such as teamwork, communications, problem-solving, active listening, and storytelling

Program Format

The Certificate in UX Design is delivered via blended learning on a part-time basis. Each certificate entails online coursework as well as eight live, online sessions that take place over weekends (Saturday or Sunday). Our flexible blended program is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students.

  • Format: Part-time
  • Delivery: Online + live online sessions on either Saturday or Sunday depending on cohort
  • Term Starts: September, January, May
  • Program Length: 8 months

Who should take this program?

The Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design is ideal for anyone who currently works in a creative field, like graphic or web design, or web development. People in strategic client-facing roles, like product/project managers, strategists and consultants, are also a great fit.

Program Courses

  • Fundamentals of UX Design
  • UX Design Research
  • Visual Design, Wireframing and Prototyping
  • Applied UX Design (Students will work on a UX project with a real employer) 

Why people choose York for Continuing Education

Codesigned and delivered by senior industry leaders within established and emerging professional disciplines, our programs take a pragmatic, hands-on approach that helps students unlock their potential and apply it in the world.

Cohort experience

Our students complete their programs in cohorts, encouraging peer-to-peer collaboration and growing the personal and professional networks of our students for years to come.

Specialized learning

Our programs go deep on specialized knowledge, setting students up to be experts in their field while also enhancing soft skills and cross-disciplinary know how.

Responsive program design

Our programs are responsive to student need and market demand in both form and content. Many of our programs are Canadian firsts.

Accelerated outcomes

Our accelerated formats can be completed in less than a year, part-time or full-time, and our programs can be taken online, onsite, or as blended offerings.

Industry collaborations

We develop our programs through collaborative relationships with industry and academic leaders to encourage career connections and a global perspective.

Customized training

The School offers customized training programs for a range of organizations that are looking to grow, upskill, and adapt to change.

Upcoming certificate dates

Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design (Online + Live Online Classes) (January 16 - August 28, 2022)

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