Online ExpertTrack in Creative Arts & Media

UX Design Strategy and Application

Develop UX skills in customer journey mapping, service design and customer profiling.

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FutureLearnFutureLearn

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In collaboration with

CanvaCanva

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Endorsed by

Coventry UniversityCoventry University

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Understand the UX design process and gain vital UX skills

Do you want to boost your UX skills to add more value to your business and increase repeat customers, recommendations and referrals?

This UX design ExpertTrack will teach you everything you need to know about user experience, empowering you to add value to any business and increase repeat customers, recommendations and referrals.

UX design is critical in the modern digital economy. It refers to the end-to-end experience a user has when interacting with a website, app or product. It considers factors such as aesthetics, usability and accessibility.

The courses within the ExpertTrack offer a path to becoming a user experience expert, allowing you to:

  • move into a career in UX design
  • develop your UX skills
  • embed quality customer experience into new products and the improvement of existing offerings

Explore service design and UX principles

Estimates state that only 1 out of 26 customers complain when they are unsatisfied. But 9 out of 10 unsatisfied customers will not return without saying anything and 72% will tell 6 or more people about their bad experience.

The importance of good UX design has increased due to global factors such as COVID-19 which has accelerated the shift to a digital first paradigm, resulting in a shortage of skilled UX designers across digital sectors worldwide. This ExpertTrack offers you the skills to launch or advance a career within this high growth industry.

Understand customer journey mapping

The first course in this ExpertTrack covers the key elements of a well-structured journey map. You will explore how to evaluate these elements using data and learn how to justify prioritisation decisions, fidelity choices and articulate elements of a service blueprint map.

Discover UX design tools including Canva

You will gain exposure to leading tools such as Canva, giving you a competitive advantage for in-demand employability skills. You will learn how to use Canva to support your online graphic design and create compelling, user friendly visual content.

Learn about customer profiling and personas

Once you’ve mastered journey mapping you will explore the key elements of a design sprint and how you can use data and research to inform customer profiles. By the end of the course you will be able to define moments of users and moments of customers and identify different types of personas.

To complete your UX training you will examine team dynamics and UX design strategy. You will analyse individual vs team player behaviour and learn practice methods to avoid IP and copyright issues. You will also consider tools and resources that enable remote working.

Industry statistics

  • Average salary in CanadaCA$63,235 (PayScale)
  • Average salary in AustraliaAU$73,148 (PayScale)
Source: PayScale

Key skills you will learn

  • Design Thinking
  • Research skills
  • UX Planning and implementation
  • UX
  • Service design
  • UX tools
  • Canva
  • Customer journey mapping
  • Customer profiling
  • User experience mapping
  • Design sprint
  • Customer personas

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Identify key elements of a well-structured journey map
  • Evaluate elements of the journey map, based on data and research
  • Evaluate data and research to inform customer profiles and personas
  • Identify key elements of a design sprint
  • Analyse individual vs team player behaviours
  • Articulate the different stages of a strategy

Experience required

You do not need to have any previous experience within UX design.

This ExpertTrack will give you the tools and knowledge to design solutions and practical applications in response to UX challenges in a business context. This includes essential capabilities such as journey mapping, service design, and understanding people and culture through personas.

During the ExpertTrack we’ll be using Canva.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack has been created for anybody looking to boost their UX design skills.

This might include:

  • entry-level or intermediate Graphic or Digital Designers looking to expand their knowledge and skillsets in UX design.
  • aspiring product managers who need to understand the pivotal role UX design plays in successful product development.
  • non-technical digital team leaders looking to better understand critical concepts in UX design and the Design Thinking process.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Explore customer journey mapping and its role in ensuring quality user experience.

    4 weeks

    4 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to the course and journey mapping
      • Introduction to the course
      • Reminders about UX design
      • Who are we empathising with?
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 2

      Journey mapping design and designing for fidelity
      • Introduction
      • Journey mapping design
      • Designing for fidelity
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 3

      Introduction to service design and blueprinting
      • Introduction
      • Introduction to service design
      • Service blueprinting
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 4

      Service blueprint design
      • Introduction
      • Service blueprint design
      • Wrap-up
  • Course 2

    Learn about the role of customer profiling and design sprints in creating positive user experiences.

    4 weeks

    4 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to the course and organisational culture
      • Introduction to the course
      • Introduction to people and culture
      • The importance of organisational culture
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 2

      Evaluating organisational culture
      • Introduction
      • Building and leveraging organisational culture
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 3

      Introduction to project management methodologies
      • Introduction
      • Introduction to project management methodologies
      • Types of project management methodologies
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 4

      Application of project management methodologies
      • Introduction
      • Designing in sprints
      • Course wrap-up
  • Course 3

    Discover the role of creativity, innovation and strategy in UX design and consider the benefits and challenges of remote working.

    4 weeks

    4 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to the course and the correlation between innovation and creativity
      • Introduction to the course
      • Introduction to innovation and creativity
      • The correlation between creativity and innovation
      • Weekly wrap-up
    • Week 2

      Strategy design and implementation
      • Introduction
      • Playing Strategy
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 3

      The future of work
      • Introduction
      • Introduction to remote working
      • The evolution of remote working
      • Weekly wrap-up
    • Week 4

      The potential of remote working
      • Introduction
      • Remote working opportunities
      • Course wrap-up

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  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Create a shareable certificate link for your CV and LinkedIn.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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FutureLearn is jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group and has been providing online courses for learners around the world over the last eight years.

This ExpertTrack is in collaboration with Canva

Experience working with Canva, a leading graphic design platform used to drive business success.

This ExpertTrack is endorsed by Coventry University

This ExpertTrack is endorsed by Coventry University and delivered by FutureLearn as a quality professional development programme.

Meet your instructor

A design thinker and a questioner at heart in the Design Thinking field through key topics of business design, service design, ex design, training & facilitation.

Personal website: www.doquestion.com.

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