UI/UX Basics

Learn the basics of Adobe XD and Figma as you design your first digital interactive project. Build technical skills quickly to turn your ideas into prototypes. Through video-recorded classes and practical assignments, you learn the software at your own pace. This plug&play course is for anyone who is looking to get into the UI/UX field and it is a good first step on the path to other digital design studies.

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Software Basics

1

Creative Project

5

Practical assignments

10

Video classes

Course Content

The course walks you briefly through the basics of designing for an interactive experience before it teaches you core functionalities of Adobe XD and Figma.

You start the course with pen and paper and sketch your ideas, then step by step you turn them into a fully functional digital prototype. In this course, you learn the fundamental process and how the software works. You understand the strengths of the application through one project and a series of fun assignments.

This self-paced course builds your skills in:

  • Adobe XD
  • Figma

You’ll develop good workflow habits by choosing the right tool for the job. Figma offers more options, while XD has the advantage of being part of the Adobe suite. We’ll cover both, and let you chose what’s best for you.

After completing the course, you have a good foundation that allows you to practice further on your own. You might also discover a new passion for digital design through this course and decide to push yourself and apply to other courses at a higher level. In this case, your newly-built software skills will be an asset. View your course progression options within this subject below.

Adobe XD / Figma

  • Introduction to the process of UX design and UI
  • Introduction to Adobe XD
  • Introduction to Figma
  • Working with artboards and existing UI kits
  • Working with layers, text, drawing, shapes, and colour
  • How to create wireframes to develop user flow
  • Using existing images, and masking
  • Work smart with repeat grid, symbols, and Photoshop in your projects
  • How to create wireframes to develop user flow
  • Creating interactive prototypes, using auto-animate, and live previewing
  • Exporting artboards and assets, and PDFs
  • Handing over your work for production

This self-paced online course is perfect for those who are brand new to the world of UI/UX design.

Anyone whose ideas and ambitions are bigger than their current software skills. This course is designed to help you bring those skills up to a level where you can see on screen the ideas that you have in your head, or in your sketchbook.

To complete the course – and all course assignments – you need to have access to at least one of the two software, ideally both of them. If you chose only Adobe XD, you need to have access to Adobe Creative Cloud 2020 or above. This is not included in the Course Fee. You can use Adobe’s free 7-day demo to start with and upgrade later. If you choose Figma, create a free Figma account on Figma.com, you can use the 30-day free trial for the course and upgrade to enable all function later. And do not forget paper and pens so you can sketch your own ideas away from a computer.

  • 10 video-recorded classes and assignments
  • Language: English
  • 30 hours (estimated) to complete the course and all assignments
  • Self-paced; study and practice at your own speed
  • Checklists to verify your progress throughout the course
  • Course certificate upon completion
  • Plug&play, start whenever you want
  • Software license not included
  • Credit card payment and instant enrollment
  • Price incl. vat: 5000 SEK
  • Price excl. vat: 4000 SEK

This course offers you basic software knowledge and it prepares you for a series of design courses at a higher level at Berghs School of Communication. Below is a list of possible courses to progress with – depending on your level of experience – and some fee reductions to help you do so.

FULL-TIME international courses taught in English

Apply after completing Design Basics, improve your chances to enroll and get your tuition fee reduced by 1000 SEK

FULL-TIME studies (YH) taught in Swedish

Apply after completing Ux/UI Design Basics and improve your chances to pass the selection. No fee reduction applies.

SHORT COURSES  – PROFESSIONAL LEVEL taught in English 

SHORT COURSES  – PROFESSIONAL LEVEL taught in Swedish 

Apply after completing this software course (provided that you have the necessary experience) and get your fee reduced by 1000 SEK

How good do I become?

Mastering the design software requires many years of practice. This course gives you an introduction and challenges you with practical exercises to understand the basic functions.

When can I start? 

The course is video recorded and self-paced. This means you can start when you want and progress at your own speed. It’s plug and play. 

What platform do I learn on? 

The course runs on Canvas, Berghs’ learning platform, where all video classes, assignments, and checklists are provided. You access the course room on Canvas directly after payment and can start the course immediately. There is no need to install any client, all you need is a browser – and the design software, of course.

Is there any technical support along the way?

The course is fully automated. Should you need any assistance, Berghs offers technical support for troubleshooting during office hours on Central European Time.

Is there any feedback on assignments? 

The course is fully automated and does not include a feedback session. However, you can book a Tutoring Session with one instructor at any time during the course if you wish to get feedback on your assignments or input on how to improve. Note that this is not included in the course fee, an additional fee applies.

After the course, am I guaranteed to get into other design courses at Berghs?

It depends on the level of the course you choose. This course does qualify you for a START-level design course at Berghs. It’s a good complement to your application to a PROFESSIONAL-level course, but you also need some work experience at that level. And finally, it does not qualify you for one of Berghs’ full-time programs  – where the selection process is complex – but it might give you the tools you need to work on your entry assignment. 

Do I get a discount if I enroll in another course after learning the software? 

That’s right. The software course is a starting point, and we encourage you to continue your design education at Berghs by offering you a fee reduction worth 1000 SEK. The discount applies if you enroll in one of the courses listed under “course progression options” within one year from the date in which you complete the software course.

Can I use free software trials for this course?

Yes! but they expire quickly. The software comes with different types of licenses and subscription options, you might want to learn the basics before you commit to one or the other. If you do not have any software license, just choose a free 7-day trial on adobe.com or a free 30 -day trial on figma.com when you start the course. After that, you can choose your preferred software and subscription plan to complete the course at your own pace.

How many hours is this course?

The course consists of 10 video-recorded classes, their length varies between approximately 15 and 45 minutes. Some classes includes assignments and they are therefore more time-consuming than others. We estimate that you can complete the course in approximately 30 hours, including initial tutorials, software setup, creative work, exercise submissions, checklists, etc. Please note that the course is self-paced, you decide how much time you want to invest in the course. The more you practice, the better you get. The quality of your work will reflect your level of ambition.

How long does it take to complete an automated software course? 

This is a self-paced course, you can complete it within a week or stretch it over months, as you prefer. Our recommendation is that you complete the course within 4 weeks, taking classes every few days and regularly practicing by completing assignments in between classes. 

Do I get a certificate?

Yes. Upon completion of the course, Berghs School of Communication issues a course certificate with your name. In order to obtain the certificate, you need to complete all quizzes and submit all assignments within the course.

Online self-paced

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How:

Online

When:

Plug and play

Hours of study:

30

Price:

5000 SEK incl VAT

Price without VAT: 4000 SEK

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MadeleineEriksson

Madeleine Eriksson

International Coordinator