For many people, becoming a UX designer can be the first step towards a great career. Are you thinking about starting along this path, and wondering if it’s the right one for you? Below, we have a guide to help give you an overview for what do you learn in UX design bootcamp, so you can get a better understanding of what your training — and future career — will look like.
Creating Wireframe and prototypes
Before a page or application is built, you’ll need to be able to plan out all of the page elements, how they’ll work with each other, and how the user will interact with them. In a bootcamp, you’ll learn everything in this process, from the initial map to the interactive sample used to garner final feedback.
Using design software
Another major aspect of your role will be using various design software to help you create layouts and all of the elements within. These might include Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, Sketch, and more.
Conducting user research
As mentioned above, a major aspect of your role will be creating prototypes to test out pages and get user feedback before going live. In order to do this, you’ll need to know how to interview the prototype users, so you can take their feedback and hone the final product.
Information architecture (IA)
IA is how to organize content so that users can find what they’re looking for in the quickest and easiest way. As a UX designer, you’ll need to ensure people both know where they are on a site or app, as well as how to get to where they want to go next.
Even if you’re designing pages for a website, there’s a good chance people will still be looking at the page on their phones. Because of this, it’s important to know how to make designs responsive to match whatever device they may be on — this way, users will have a clean and comprehensible experience whether they’re on a desktop, tablet, or phone.
UX design schools aren’t one-size-fits-all. Some may include coding languages, while others may touch on Agile. When deciding which program you should enroll in, reach out to your prospective schools to learn more about what specific skills you’ll be learning, as well as how these skills will be taught.
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