We are moving into the Fourth Industrial Revolution and user experience design has never been more relevant or key to the success of an online product or service. This course is aimed at digital designers who want to add valuable UX/UI skills to their toolbox. By focusing on effective visual design and user experience, designers can build a product or service that stands out amongst competitors and that keeps a user engaged and loyal to the brand. This course would also benefit those who are not directly involved in UX/UI design, but who interface with it, for example, project managers, front-end developers and digital marketers.
The world is more connected than ever. With the introduction of smartphone technology, apps are more robust and aimed at achieving goals quickly, with websites changing their appearance based on the device being used. People are able to do business in their own time, not restricted by metrics like opening hours or location. In essence, the internet has grown into a very real experience.
This course will equip you with the skills to put the user, with their unique needs and goals, at the centre of the design. At the end of the course, you will produce a research project which you can use in your portfolio to market your skills and services.
Pierre entered the web design industry in 2001 armed with a multimedia design diploma and a marketing diploma, and he has been evolving ever since.
Pierre has worked as an art director, HTML/CSS developer, UI designer, UX designer, digital marketer, content creator and general project manager for various agencies and design houses in and around Cape Town for the past 19 years.
Pierre’s passion for teaching UX started five years ago when he established the first ever UX training course in South Africa and he has trained numerous UX designers who are currently active in the industry today.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.