What we're about

Short, practical & affordable UX & UI design courses & one-to-one mentoring in London: and remotely https://schoolofux.com

We brought affordable UX education to 2000+ people since 2016. You don't have to quit your job and spend on pricey degrees. We've got professional designers who will teach you everything over short 1-day to 5-day courses – from research to your portfolio.

50+ COURSES & 4 CONFERENCES

All the courses (https://schoolofux.com/index.html#courses) are short & straightforward — so that you focus on what's important without being overloaded. We're more than happy to offer a certificate upon completion.

EXPERIENCED TUTORS

Our speakers are professional designers & technologists with over 10 years of experience — to help you get first-hand industry insights. There's also a one-to-one UX mentorship programme for you to grow further.

EVERYONE'S WELCOME

We’ve had a pleasure of helping over a thousand people to learn UX design: from complete beginners and students to graphic designers, UX and UI designers as well as BAs and PMs. Have a read what they say

BECOME A BETTER DESIGNER WITH US

Whether you're designing your own app, looking to improve your design skills or change your career — we are here to help you. Sign up for our next course and become a better designer. We also run The UX Conference (https://theuxconf.com/) for you to get inspired by and network with fellow designers.

Upcoming events (5)

Persuasive UX Design, Converting Visitors

Online event

£159.00

A short, practical workshop on Persuasive Design run by a legendary User Experience Designer Paul Boag, that will draw upon disciplines such as sales, marketing and psychology. This will give you a unique insight into how we make decisions. Book your tickets from £159+VAT at https://schoolofux.com/products/persuasive-design-course WHAT'S ON The course will show you how simple techniques can make your design more persuasive and more effective. Understanding why people behave as they do and what influences decisions will transform your site. It will lead to higher conversion rates, greater return on investment and happier customers. — An introduction to psychology and how we make decisions — The core principles of designing persuasive interfaces — Principles of compelling copy — Evaluating existing websites to identify how they could be more persuasive— How to create more compelling calls to action — QnA WHO IS IT FOR This course is ideal for: — designers — marketers — product managers and those who are responsible for improving the conversion rates of websites. It is for anybody who seeks to better understand their customers and how design choices impact our decision making. WHO RUNS IT A legendary User Experience Designer author and speaker Paul Boag (https://boagworld.com/boagworks). He helps organisations as diverse as the BBC, European Commission and Nestle, adapt to the new digital world. Paul is also a director of Smashing Magazine and a digital agency Headscape. WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY "The School of UX sessions have really helped me to understand more about what UX is and isn't and also how it fits in with the whole life cycle of building products. The case studies and examples discussed in the classes really helped to get an understanding of how these principles can be applied to real world projects. I'd highly recommend these courses to anyone with an interest in learning more about UX!" ★★★★★ QUESTIONS? Just email us on [masked]

UX express weekend design course (remote)

Online event

£159.00

Short weekend UX design course: from user research and accessibility to IA and A/B testing. You'll learn how to carry out UX research, map user journeys, create information architecture, create accessible & inclusive design, run usability and A/B tests and to track conversions using analytics. You can book from just £159+VAT: https://schoolofux.com/products/ux-express-weekend-course Currently courses are running remotely via live video with hands-on exercises and real-time interaction with tutors. DAY 1 — UX DESIGN We'll show you how to carry out user research, map user journeys, create IA, run usability testing, track conversions and more. — differences between UX and UI design — carrying out user research and reporting findings — mapping user journeys — creating information architecture, sitemaps, card sorting — running usability testing remotely and in person — A/B testing — review of the best accessibility practices — understanding analytics and tracking conversions — how to collaborate with software developers — book recommendations — live QnA WHO RUNS IT — Senior UX designer Chimmy Kalu who has experience working with British Airways, Vogue, GQ and New Look. What our students say: https://schoolofux.com/reviews.html

UX, UI, Prototyping & Portfolio advice 5-day design course (remote)

Online event

£159.00

From UX research and UI design fundamentals, wireframing and prototyping UI in Sketch and Figma and advice on starting a career in UX with portfolio and job interview tips. An insightful, hands-on & affordable 5-day course run by a professional UX designer with 15+ years of experience. Please book tickets from £159+VAT per day at https://schoolofux.com/products/user-experience-design-5-day-course Day 1 — UX Design, How to do it Right: By the end of the day you'll know how to run user research, map user journeys, work our information card sorting, run user testing and more. — differences between UX and UI — carrying out user research and reporting findings — mapping user journeys, storyboarding and experience maps — creating information architecture, sitemaps, card sorting — running user testing remotely and 'in the wild', A/B testing — review of the best accessibility practices — looking into analytics — tools for design mockups and prototyping — working with developers — book recommendations and lots of QnA Day 2 — Designing Pixel-Perfect UI: By the end of the day you'll know the base UI design principles, how to create an icon font and optimise your graphics, and how to make your UI responsive and accessible. — UI design principles & process — typography (faux fonts, px vs. em, n-dash vs. m-dash) — accessibility (how to get WCAG-compliant) — components (usability practices, affordance) — iconography (creating icon font) — graphics (formats comparison incl. SVG, ways to optimise) — layout (responsive techniques, mobile first, desktop) — interactions (prototyping, optimising for touch) — various design tools on the market Day 3 — Wireframing & Prototyping (using Sketch and InVision): We'll create an interactive prototype of a website in just under 3 hours, which you'll then be able to run and test on your mobile phone. Please bring your own laptops with Sketch app installed on MacOS (or Xara Designer if you're on Windows) and let's design & prototype together. — structuring content — creating layout in Sketch app (mobile-first approach) — embedding fonts, icons and graphics — prototyping using InVision web app (navigation, interactions, optimising for touch) — testing on a real device Day 4 — Coding Basic coding skills for web and mobile, which are extremely beneficial to understand how to design products, which can be efficiently implemented and speak the same language with software developers. You'll leave with plenty of knowledge on how to create basic layout in HTML (including responsive mobile website) and apply styling using CSS. — introduction into coding for designers — HTML basics — CSS basics — creating responsive layout — inspecting websites in-browser — working with developers — book recommendations — lots of QnA Day 5 — Career in UX (Portfolio) You'll leave with plenty of knowledge on what it's actually like to be a UX designer in the field, what you need to become a freelancer, how to create portfolio, where to find a perfect job, interview tips, market rates and a lot of food for thought. — what a day of a UX designer looks like — working in startups vs. big companies vs. design agencies — how to create impressive portfolio — best ways to present your work — where to find a perfect job — practical tips for your interview — how to be a freelancer — money side: market rates — book recommendations — lots of QnA Who runs it: This course is run by a professional UX & UI designer Sergei Golubev with 15+ years of experience working with Microsoft, Heathrow, British Gas and numerous startups. He founded The School of UX & The UX Conference in London. What our students say: https://schoolofux.com/reviews.html

Content Design & Strategy workshop

Online event

£159.00

This practical workshop will teach you digital copywriting skills and basic content strategy techniques. The idea is to get you to think like a content designer: from how to structure text and write plain English to decluttering text and content strategy. Book your tickets from £159+VAT at https://schoolofux.com/products/content-design-workshop WHAT'S ON — writing and editing skills/digital copywriting: tips and tricks for taking bad, boring corporate speak copy into something that works for users and helps with SEO. Lots of practical exercises on front-loading and decluttering text and writing headings, links and in plain English etc. — think like a journalist: a lot of content designers started as journalists, trained to look at information critically, filling in the holes and checking the logic. — working with stakeholders: advice on working with stakeholders on copy. It’s kind of train the trainer – showing how to make stakeholders confident that you know what you’re doing if you edit their bad copy! — plus some basic content strategy to underpin any project — QnA WHO RUNS IT Felice Hawley – Content Designer & Strategist with vast experience working with organisations like Transport for London, CNN and numerous London Borough Councils. QUESTIONS? Just email us on [masked]

Past events (102)

Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping UI in Figma & Sketch

Online event

£159.00

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