UX Design

Engage your creativity and expand your design skills in this exciting studio! Through practical assignments and design sprints, you will become familiar with the design thinking process, grow your visual literacy skills and learn to design through the lens of accessibility and usability to create engaging user experiences. You will learn to use observation, research and empathy to understand your user’s needs, and use UX Design tools to build mock-ups to test the user experience of your designs. By the end of the program, you will be equipped with transferable problem-solving skills and a foundational understanding of how human-centered design can positively impact the world around you.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this studio, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic knowledge of visual design to all projects
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills working in design projects individually and collaboratively
  • Gain an understanding of the UX design process, from understanding your user to testing prototypes
  • Become familiar with key UX design methods and tools, and gain hands-on experience with the design sprint
  • Appreciate the value of empathy when understanding users’ needs and testing for accessibility
  • Gain insight into UX design best practices and apply these principles to your own design projects

Materials & Resources

Students participating in SIT will need to source their own supplies for their registered studio.

Full list of supplies will be available by May 1st, 2022

Estimate cost of supplies: $50-$70

Required software:

  • Adobe XD*
  • Figma**
  • Visual Studio Code**
  • MAMP**
  • XAMPP**

*ECU will provide access to the required softwares.

**Free software licenses available for individual users

Required Hardware:

Students are expected to bring their own laptops to class. Computers should meet the following minimum requirements to run Adobe XD.

Students are encouraged to bring their smartphones to test their designs.