10-Week, Part-Time, INtroductory

UX Design After Hours

Learn the fundamental concepts and techniques essential to user experience (UX) design.

User Experience (UX) Design

UX Design After Hours is a 10-week, part-time course hosted twice per week during the evening. Each week you will learn a new concept that guides you through the basics of User Experience Design up to an intermediate level.  

Project-Based Learning

Individual and team-based projects prepare you to work in a real career environment. Create work to build your portfolio.

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

We teach the most relevant skills and tools while combining user experience design with user interface design.

Expert Instructors

Our expert instructors guide your learning, providing you the opportunity to ask questions, collaborate with others and have a personalized learning experience.

Graduated Burlington Code Academy student

"Learning UX design with Benny from BCA helped me become a more effective product lead. He taught me how to practically evaluate and deliver design solutions that put the user first and drive the bottom line."

– Robin Hrynyszyn
Product Lead at USM

What You Will Learn

You will leave the course knowing how to employ the processes and research methods that allow you to identify design opportunities in websites or applications. You will also learn how to design a digital product or application from scratch, starting with low-fidelity sketches and ending with a high-fidelity prototype.

Intro to Design Thinking

Learn an open-ended approach to problem solving that focuses on human-centered design and the methodologies that guide the design process.

User Research Foundations

Understand when, why and how to apply user research to your design process by focusing on the user's needs, behaviors, and motivations.

Content Structuring

Familiarize yourself with methods and techniques for organizing the written and informational structure of content on your website or application.

User Interface Design Basics

Learn the basics of user interface (UI) design using Figma. Take your concepts from low-fidelity wireframes to high-fidelity mockups.

Prototyping

Use prototyping tools to build an early model of your design solution/product. Put your prototype in the hands of users to identify opportunities for improvement.

Presentation

Sharpen your technical communication skills by learning how to deliver your designs and ideas to clients while also accepting and internalizing feedback.

10-Week Overview

WEEKS 1-4
UX Design Fundamentals

We start with the very basics -- What is a computer? What is a terminal? What is a variable? -- and work up to the command-line. Learn fundamental coding concepts and understanding JavaScript syntax, values and variables.

WEEKS 5-7
Usability & Prototypes

Explore the world of accessibility told through the evolution of devices. Learn the rules, guidelines, and practices common in designing for screens. Practice a design technique called wireframing by starting with pen and paper and moving into pixels on a screen. Create your first prototype and see what happens when your designs end up in the hands of users. Use that information to go back to the drawing board and iterate on your designs.

WEEKS 8-10
Iteration & Final Projects

Decide what and how to test with users. Use test results and feedback to inform changes in design or functionality. Revisit research in the iterative design process. Begin your final project and use design thinking to work through a real, industry problem. Develop a solution that addresses this problem, putting the user first. Prototype your final design and prepare your final project for presentation

Your Instructors

Joshua Burke, Director of Education
Josh Burke

Director of Education

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Tuition & Financing

Full Tuition

$4,000

Our prices are among the lowest in the country for code schools of our caliber and paying upfront for tuition means avoiding interest rates from outside lenders.

Loans

Burlington Code Academy partners with Ascent so you can access simple, honest loans for tuition. Fixed interest rates, no prepayment fees, and a free repayment calculator so you can budget for your loan from start to finish!

Scholarships

BCA is committed to help anyone with a passion or interest in technology to take the next step. Our Scholarships range from $500 – $4,000. Get in touch and we will help you find a scholarship that is right for you.

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Upcoming Courses

Online
Oct 10 - Dec 14, 2022
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
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