Google UX Design Professional Certificate

This is your path to a career in UX Design. Learn in-demand skills to have you job-ready to succeed in an entry-level UX Design

no degree or experience required
Videos
300
Exercises
80
quizzes
150
Readings
150
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What you Will Learn

1

The Design Process

Empathize with users, define pain points, ideate solutions, create wireframes, iterate on designs

2

UX Research

Plan research studies, conduct interviews & usability studies, & synthesize research results

3

Design Tools

Dive into working in Figma & Adobe XD, two of the most in-demand design tools by employers

4

Portfolio Website

3 end-to-end projects: a mobile app, a responsive website, & a cross-platform experience

UX Designer
Interaction Designer
Motion Designer
Web Designer
UI Designer
Visual Designer
Product Designer
UX Researcher

JObs Associated

Skills you will gain

User Experience (UX)
UX Research
Wireframe
Prototype
Usability Testing
Mockup
Figma
Adobe XD
UX Design Jobs
User Experience Design (UXD)
Module 1 - Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will gain a deeper understanding of foundational terminology & role responsibilities of UX designers. We introduce the kind of jobs learners can pursue upon completing this program.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  Define the field of UX & explain why it’s important for consumers & businesses

-  Understand user-centered design, the design process, accessibility, & equity-focused design 

-  Identify the factors that contribute to great UX design

-  Review common job responsibilities of entry-level UX designers & teams that they work with

-  Explain why design sprints are an important and useful part of a UX designer’s work

-  Describe common UX research methods

-  Identify & account for biases in UX research

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

User Experience (UX) | UXD Concepts | UX Job Responsibilities | Design Sprints | UX Research

 

TOPICS

Introducing User Experience Design | Getting to know common terms, tools & frameworks in UX Design | Joining Design Sprints | Common UX Research Methods 

Module 2 - Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will complete the first phases of the design process for a project that they include in their portfolio. Topics such as how to empathize with users & understand their pain points, define user needs using problem statements, & propose many ideas for solutions to those user problems are also covered.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  Empathize with users to understand their needs & pain points

-  Create empathy maps, personas, user stories, & user journey maps to understand user needs

-  Develop problem statements to define user needs

-  Generate ideas for possible solutions to user problems

-  Conduct competitive audits

-  Start designing a mobile app, a new project to include in their professional UX portfolio

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Conduct Interviews | User Empathy | Define User Problems | Ideate using Crazy Eights, How might we, Competitive Audits, and more

 
TOPICS

Integrating research into the Design Process | Empathizing with users & Defining Pain Points | Creating User Stories & User Journey Maps | Ideating Design Solutions

Module 3 - Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will continue to design a mobile app for their professional UX portfolio & develop storyboards, basics of drawing, paper wireframes, & digital wireframes using the design tool Figma. You will also have an opportunity to create a paper prototype & a digital low-fidelity prototype in Figma.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  Develop a goal statement & create two types of storyboards: big picture and close-up

-  Understand the difference between low-fidelity & high-fidelity design

-  Apply the basics of drawing and principles of information architecture to organize a mobile app

-  Create paper wireframes for a mobile app design & build a paper prototype to add interactivity to designs

-  Develop digital wireframes in the design tool Figma & build a low-fidelity prototype in Figma

-  Recognize implicit bias & deceptive patterns in design

-  Continue to design a mobile app to include in their professional portfolio

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Sketch Storyboards | Paper Wireframes & Prototypes | Digital Wireframes in Figma | Low-fidelity Prototypes in Figma | Identify implicit bias & deceptive patterns

 
TOPICS

Storyboarding & Wireframing | Creating Paper & Digital Wireframes | Building low-fidelity prototypes 

Module 4 - Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will plan and conduct a usability study to gather feedback about designs. You will also modify your low-fidelity designs based on insights from your research.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  Plan a UX research study, including the project background, research goals, research questions, Key Performance Indicators, methodology, participants, & script

-  Explain the importance of respecting privacy & user data

-  Conduct a moderated & unmoderated usability study

-  Create affinity diagrams to group & analyze data

-  Develop persuasive presentation skills to share research insights

-  Modify low-fidelity designs based on research insights

-  Continue to design a mobile app to include in their professional portfolio

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

UX Research Study | Moderated & Unmoderated Usability Studies | Develop Persuasive Presentation Skills | Create Affinity Diagrams | Understand the importance of Respecting user privacy & Data

 
TOPICS

Planning UX Research Studies | Conducting Research with Usability Studies | Analyzing & Synthesizing Research Results 

Module 5 - Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma
 
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will gain access to step-by-step tutorials on how to create high-fidelity designs, called mockups, in Figma. The opportunity arises to turn those designs into an interactive prototype. You will also conduct research to collect feedback about your designs and make improvements. Finally, explore how to share designs with development teams.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

-  Build mockups & high-fidelity prototypes in Figma

-  Define & apply common visual design elements and principles

-  Demonstrate how design systems can be used to organize, standardize, & enhance designs

-  Understand the role of design critique sessions & feedback while iterating on designs

-  Learn how to hand off finished design projects to engineering teams

-  Complete mobile app designs to include in a professional UX portfolio

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Create Mockups & High-fidelity Prototypes in Figma | Apply Visual Design elements & Principles | Utilize Design Systems | Explore Design Critique Sessions | Complete Mobile App Designs

 
TOPICS

Applying Visual Design Principles to Mockups | Participating in Design critique sessions | Creating high-fidelity prototypes | Testing & iterating on Designs

Module 6 - Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD
 
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will design a responsive website using Adobe XD, which includes the design process from beginning to end: empathizing with users, defining their pain points, coming up with ideas for design solutions, creating wireframes and prototypes, and testing designs to get feedback. By the end of this course, you will have a new design project to include in their professional UX portfolio.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

-  Plan information architecture & create sitemaps for website designs

-  Apply common layouts for web pages

-  Conduct a usability study to gather feedback about designs & iterate on designs based on research insights

-  Define quality management standards & explore how to effectively share qualitative data

-  Create or update a UX-focused resume (Optional)

-  Learn how to search for and apply to introductory-level jobs in the field of UX (Optional)

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Adobe XD | Apply each step of the Design Process | Plan information architecture & Sitemaps | Apply common layouts for web pages | Design a responsive website to include in a portfolio as a case study

 
TOPICS

Following the Design Process from end-to-end: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test | Creating Wireframes, Mockups, & Prototypes in Adobe XD | Documenting Design Work | Searching for Jobs

Module 7 - Design a User Experience for Social Good and Prepare for Jobs
 
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will design a dedicated mobile app and a responsive website focused on social good. By the end of this course, you will have a new cross-platform design project to include in their professional UX portfolio. This course also prepares you to land your first jobs as UX designers. You will learn how to interview for entry-level UX design positions and get tips from Google employees.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

-  Understand progressive enhancement & graceful degradation approaches for designing across devices

-  Build wireframes, mockups, and low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes in Figma or Adobe XD

-  Add a new design project to their professional UX portfolio

-  Interview for an entry-level UX design job

-  Determine if freelance design work is a good career fit for you

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Create a Mobile App | Create a Responsive Website | Design across devices & Platforms | Create Design Portfolios for Job Apps | Learn how to interview for UX Design Jobs | Explore Freelance Work

 
TOPICS

Following the Design Process from end-to-end: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test | Designing for Social Good | Create Wireframes, Mockups, & Prototypes  | Finding a Job in the UX Field 

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