UX Certificate program at American Graphics Institute
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Published on September 14, 2014
The individual UX classes at American Graphics Institute have been expanded into a comprehensive user experience certificate program. The certificate programs prepares professionals for user experience design and user interface design roles.
The program includes ten courses along with a UX design project and portfolio session. It teaches how to effectively organize information, present data, and create intuitive navigational structures. Along with these skills, certificate program participants also gain an understanding of HTML and CSS along with Photoshop and Illustrator with classes focused on these tools and technologies.
The ten courses include:
- Introduction to UX Design principles
- Information architecture in app and web design
- UX for mobile devices and touch screens
- Rapid Prototyping
- Introduction to Photoshop
- Introduction to Illustrator
- Introduction to HTML and CSS
- Responsive Web Design
- Creating UX assets and documentation
The certificate includes coursework that teaches designing for different devices and form factors, including tablet, mobile, and desktop devices. The certificate program can be completed in as little as four weeks if taken full-time, or 14 weeks if taken part time. The part time UX certificate uses a rolling admission timeline, and can be started any time. The full time programs runs three times per year, and is completed with the same cohort of participants.
The UX certificate program is designed for anyone interested in entering the field of user experience design or user interface design. UX programs at American Graphics Institute typically include graphic designers, developers, product managers, business analysts, and similar professionals. Participants include those already working to others transitioning careers and roles.
As a private, licensed school, American Graphics Institute is offering the UX certificate program in the Boston area, while individual UX classes can also be taken in New York City, Philadelphia, or online. You can learn more about the user experience certificate program or call American Graphics Institute at 781-376-6044.
About the author
Jennifer Smith is a user experience designer, Photoshop expert, educator and author based in Boston. She is the author of more than 20 books on design tools and processes, including Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies, Adobe Creative Cloud Digital Classroom, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. She has been awarded a Microsoft MVP three times for her work with user experience design in creating apps for touch, desktop, and mobile devices.
Jennifer delivers UX training and UX consulting for large Fortune 100 companies, small start-ups, and independent software vendors. She has been hired by Adobe and Microsoft to deliver training workshops to their staff, and has traveled to Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East, and across the U.S. to deliver courses and assist on UX design projects. She has extensive knowledge of modern Windows UX Design, having worked closely with the Windows team to create educational material and deliver UX workshops to key partners globally on behalf of Microsoft. Jennifer works with a wide range of prototyping tools including Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blend for Visual Studio, and Balsamiq.