UX Design Essentials

Personalized Curriculum for Professionals
Learn UX Design with Hands-on Projects

UX Foundations for Product People

2015 dmi:Design Value Index

"Design-centric companies show a 211% return over the S&P 500."
2015 dmi:Design Value Index Results and Commentary, Design Management Institute

User Experience is one of the most critical aspects, of digital products, that determines success or failure. Learn UX design by doing hands-on exercises, build interactive prototypes and test with real users.

Your mentor will advise and guide you along the way to make sure your product is based on research data and strategic thinking. Our Slack community will provide connections to classmates and instructors worldwide.

Program Overview:

  • Learn user-centered approach and UX design foundations
  • Research techniques to identify user needs and pain points
  • How to synthesize findings into actionable insights
  • Study what makes good design by analyzing examples
  • Create an interactive prototype to test with real users

Who Should Enroll

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Entrepreneurs who want to gain solid understanding of UX design and create interactive prototypes to communicate a product concept effectively

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Product Managers

Managers who want to learn processes and methodologies to implement the best UX design practices in the software development lifecycle

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Engineers and developers who want to know the underlying principles of good design and have a hands-on experience of creating an interface

What You Get

Flexible Monthly Subscription

You can learn on your pace and cancel your subscription anytime when you finish.

Project-based Curriculum

Learn key UX concepts by doing hands-on projects anytime, anywhere online

Personalized Coaching

Weekly meetings with a mentor to ask any questions and get personalized feedback on your assignments

Customized Content

You and your mentor can decide which areas to focus. Our program is fully customizable.

Slack Community

Reach like-minded classmates and expert instructors through our Slack community 24/7 for any questions


“For every dollar spent to resolve a problem during product design, $10 would be spent on the same problem during development, and multiply to $100 or more if the problem had to be solved after the product’s release.”

Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, Roger S. Pressman


  • ✔ Average 2 months to complete
  • ✔ 8-10 hours/week commitment
  • ✔ Flexible self-paced curriculum
  • ✔ Weekly meetings with a mentor

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Class Project

Class Project

You'll choose your own project, such as a personal passion project, redesigning a known product, or a client project. Here are some of the artifacts you'll be creating by working through your project:

  • user research report
  • personas
  • customer journey map
  • sitemap
  • wireframes
  • interactive prototype

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to prepare to start the program?

You are required to have a computer (PC or Mac), a webcam, and internet access. You also need basic computer skills, such as using a word processor, basic diagramming software, and navigating websites.

How is it different from UX Design Intensive Program?

Like the intensive program, UX Design Essentials focuses on learning user experience design through hands-on projects and 1-on-1 coaching but doesn't offer things catered to career changers, such as portfolio building, career preparation, and postgraduate career support.

How many hours of work should I anticipate in a week?

You should expect to spend about 8-10 hours a week.

How many projects will I have?

You'll be working on a project of your choice (ex, a personal passion project, a side project from work) and produce various artifacts indicated in the Class Projects section. The guidance on how to choose your project will be provided when you sign up.

What if I have to cancel?

You can cancel your subscription anytime via your account page. Your subscription will continue until the end of your subscription period, at which time your plan will not renew. A prorated refund is not eligible for this program.

Do I have to buy any software?

Most of the recommended industry standard tools have a 15 to 30-day trial or a free account with some limitations. We recommend trying them out first through a trial period. More guidance on software will be provided when you sign up.

Do I get access to the content even after I finish the program?

Yes, you'll have lifetime access to the content, including all future updates.

Contact Us

Email us
Get in touch with us at [email protected] for any questions. We'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Talk to a person
Schedule a time to chat with our academic advisor to find out if the program is right for you.