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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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    Beginner
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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
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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.

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  • Useful entry-level course to UX. I liked the mix of definitions/theory at the start and real-world practice later on, as well as the handy links to additional resources.
    Anna B.
    Verified Learner
  • I loved being able to make a project in Figma. Being able to learn real-life tools like figma would help advancement for those who want to learn hands-on.
    Jasmine C.
    Verified Learner
  • This was one of the most valuable introduction courses I've ever done. The material is concise and straight to the point, the practical elements were great in getting you comfortable with understanding and applying what you have learned. I highly recommend this for anyone who's not sure what UX/UI is about but interested in learning and pivoting into this field of work!
    Nthabeleng N.
    Verified Learner

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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.

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