University of Michigan program

User Experience (UX) Design and Research

Advance your skills in user-centred UX design and start your journey towards a career in UX or UX research.

  • Overview 5 courses
  • Duration 30 weeks
  • Learn Free

Get UX training in integrating UX research and design to create great products

This program from the University of Michigan offers you the chance to gain a solid foundation in UX research and design, whether you’re just starting out in UX or you want to advance your existing UX knowledge.

Learn UX prototyping, try UX sketching, and evaluate design concepts

On this program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in key core areas of UX design, from understanding your user needs and implementing user-centred design to rapidly generating UX prototypes and iterating on design concepts.

You’ll learn how to take a product from the initial concept, through to the user research, ideation and refinement stage, before conducting formal analysis, UX prototyping, and user testing.

Under the guidance of experienced UX professionals from the University of Michigan, you’ll discover how to apply various UX perspectives and methods to ensure a great user experience at every step.

Apply UX design principles to a product in practice

This program concludes with a capstone project, where you’ll be able to apply all that you’ve learned about incorporating UX research and design principles to design a complete product.

You’ll be asked to take the product from an initial concept to an interactive prototype and will receive feedback and guidance so that you’re prepared to take on the challenge alone in the future.

How does our pricing work?

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$345 USD - Course Upgrades

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $279.99 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).