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Postgraduate Diploma in UX Design

 

Let us pay 25% of your postgrad fees...

 
About this programme

This postgraduate programme will expand your technical, creative and strategic skills. It will develop the knowledge and expertise to design effective and engaging user experiences.

Our programme participants typically are part of a UX design team, contribute as an expert UX Designer to technology teams, or lead a UX design group.

On this programme you will:
  • Learn how to understand the needs of their users/customers and be able to produce experiences that users would want to use and enjoy using.
  • Develop skills needed to design better interactive digital user experiences, e.g. for web, mobile, tv platforms.
  • Learn how to test existing products and those in development in order to understand the problems users have with them and discover how to improve these experiences.
  • Learn how to work with designers, developers, product managers and others and integrate UX activities into the current business workflow.
 
 
 

"The lecturers were very knowledgeable in the area and explained each concept extremely well. The lessons were very enjoyable.
 
This course was miles better than other courses I have taken on the same subject."
 
Ken Browne
Senior Software Engineer, Ericsson
 
Part-time, modular programme

Designed with a real-world focus for busy professionals 

Fees part-funded by the Software Skillnet

Alumni across the technology sector
 

 

Who is this programme for:

  • Leaders of UX design teams for digital products
  • User Centred Designers, User Experience Designers, Service Designers, Digital Designers, UX Designers, and other digital design professionals
  • End user research professionals
  • Front end developers
  • Professionals who are part of digital design/user experience teams from a range of previous disciplines (psychology, graphic design, interaction design, industrial design)

Programme Modules

  • Fundamentals of User Experience

  • User Research

  • Interaction Design

  • Psychology, Usability and

  • Visual Design

  • UX Design engineering

  • Design Strategy

 

 

What do UX Designers do?

Software and digital product companies are increasingly building UX design teams who focus on connecting and empathising with end users.

UX design is the process of designing digital products that are useful, easy to use, and delightful to interact with. It focuses on the end user and how a person feels when interfacing with a system or any form of human computer interaction (website, web application or desktop software).
 
UX designers work within software and digital development teams to maximising user satisfaction through user research, usability testing and iterative design.
 
UX designers can come from a wide range of interaction design disciplines and interaction design, engineering, sociology, psychology etc. 



Further Information

Part-funding of fees by the Software Skillnet will be automatically approved for successful applicants who are:

  • in employment within enterprise
  • in companies based in the Republic of Ireland

Programme Fee per year

Grant-Aided fee per year
We will fund 25% of your fees

€3,500.00

€2,625.00

This is a 2 year programme

 

Application forms available from
UX@softwareskillnet.ie

 

 
 
 

Download an indicative programme timetable HERE

If you have any queries please contact Liz Thomas at
tel: 0818 919 820 
email: liz.thomas@softwareskillnet.ie.

On completion of the two-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma, participants can progress to a further year of part-time study to achieve an MSc in User Experience Design.

ROUND 2 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN (closing date 8th September 2017)

 

 


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