User experience (UX) is the term used to refer to the quality of an individual’s interaction with a computer-based system or product. It encompasses all aspects of the end-user's interaction with the company, its services, and products. User experience design is the process design teams use to create this interaction. As more organisations have adopted web-based platforms, the demand for UX designers has risen dramatically. The demand for these skilled workers far surpasses the supply of individuals in this career. As a result, UX salaries have increased exponentially as companies compete with each other to attract professionals with the relevant experience and skills. This programme has been designed to enable learners to understand the key concepts underscoring user experience and design whilst also developing the skills basic UX models and practical skills for the design and evaluation of interactive systems. It will help learners to understand the life cycle of the user experience design process, its purpose, and tools available for use. Through discovering the user experience context and the industry-standard tools and specific project deliverables in design, learners will be able to enhance visual communications in their personal and professional visual communications. This diploma has been designed for learners with non-cognate backgrounds and no technical knowledge or those with cognate background but lacking analytics skills and knowledge in the area of user experience and design.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The aim of the User Experience and Design (UX) programme is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills for user experience design and technology in this area.
Enable learners to understand what user experience (UX) means and how it matters.
Appreciate the approaches in user experience design and usability.
Develop skills in the use and application of specific methods in user experience design.
Enable a good understanding of CX, IxD and basic UX models and practical skills for the design and evaluation of interactive systems.
Develop an appreciation for concepts and sensibilities of user experience design through individual and collaborative design problem solving.
To meet the requirements of the Diploma in User Experience and Design, a student must present a post-up workshop and complete a project report on case studies analysis.
Post-up workshop (Group): 40%
Mini project report on case studies analysis: (Individual): 60%
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).