UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Gain UX design techniques and fundamentals to transform your customers’ website experience

Duration

10 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

A personal 12-month development roadmap outlining your entry into the field of UX design.

2

The ability to anticipate user needs and suggest aesthetic and functional design changes to improve website usability.

3

A comprehensive understanding of the thinking and business behind user experience design to create more customer-centric creative solutions.

4

The practical skills and confidence to forge a career in UX, backed by a certificate from Africa’s leading university.1

1 QS Top Universities (Jun, 2019).

COURSE CONVENOR

Dr Adheesh Budree

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Commerce at UCT

Specialising in e-commerce, the economics of technology, disruptive innovation, and information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D), Dr Budree holds a PhD from the University of the Western Cape, a Master of Science in financial economics from the University of London, and a postgraduate certificate in environmental economics from Rhodes University. He also has a diploma in business analysis from the Faculty Training Institute (FTI), an honours in information systems from Unisa, and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and business information systems from the then-University of Natal.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1 Introduction to User Experience Design
Discover the origins and practices of user experience design.

Module 2 Building a Product-use Context
Learn about your users and their styles of usage.

Module 3 Outcomes and Stakeholder Management
Learn to navigate the complex relationship you have with project stakeholders.

Module 4 Research and Evidence Gathering
Find out how to recruit users and perform user tests.

Module 5 Evaluation, Alignment, and Reporting
Using the evidence to inform decisions.

Module 6 The Aesthetics of User Experience
How we make sense of visual information.

Module 7 Wireframing
Discover the tools and techniques behind wireframing.

Module 8 Prototyping
Discover the art of prototyping your design.

Module 9 Presentation and Delivery of a UX Study
Find out how to present your work to stakeholders.

Module 10 A Brave New World: UX in Practice
Discover what the future of UXD holds.

Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.

 

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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