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Introduction to UI and UX Design

Get started with User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design and learn how to wireframe and prototype using Figma.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 5 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design play key roles in the experience users have when interacting with digital products and applications. In this course, we’ll cover the theory and methodologies behind UI and UX design. You’ll also design your own wireframes and interactive prototypes. Learning UI and UX basics can help you collaborate better on team projects and create new career opportunities.

Skills you'll gain

  • Learn UI/UX theory and practice

  • Understand common methodologies

  • Practice new skills with Figma

Syllabus

3 lessons • 2 projects • 3 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment
Meet the creator of the course
Lucas White
Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Lucas is a Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. Lucas has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Integrated Digital Media from New York University's Tandon School of Engineering. Prior to working at Codecademy, he was an adjunct professor at New York University. He also worked as a Tech Teaching Artist at a nonprofit called Tech Kids Unlimited, which teaches technical skills to children and teens who learn differently.

Introduction to UI and UX Design course ratings and reviews

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  • This course is perfect for someone who is just starting off with their design work and want to learn what UI/UX design is all about and create their first prototypes in Figma. I loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone!
    Gabriela B.
    Verified Learner
  • Very intuitive course and also detailed. It never felt overwhelming with information and was actually really fun to do! Can't wait to further develop the skills that I have learned through this course.
    Felipe F.
    Verified Learner
  • Interesting, fun and interactive. Takes you through the process from strategy and planning to creation and implementation. Codecademy guides you in a comprehensive manner and the collaboration with Figma is the fun and interactive part. Highly recommended.
    JasonK
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    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
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Frequently asked questions about UI and UX Design

  • User interface (UI) design involves figuring out the best way for people to engage and interact with tech and designing the controls we use to operate programs and software.