Skillcrush Course


UX Design: Making the Web a Better Place

User experience designers are innovative explorers who research, improve, and test websites and apps. They create delightful digital experiences that keep people coming back for more.


If you love figuring out how things work and what makes people tick, look no further than User Experience design—it’s the tech industry’s best-kept secret for career changers.

  • $88K
    Average Salary Of A
    User Experience Designer

    Source: Average UX Desinger Job Post Salary

  • 150,000+
    UX Designer
    Jobs In The U.S. Alone

    Source: Job Market Prospects On UX By Mock Plus

  • 13%
    Annual Job Growth
    2.5x The National Average

    Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Course Outline

Prerequisites: None

  • UX Research Icon

    UX Research

    If you have ever heard the term ‘design thinking’ and wondered what it meant, you are in luck! In this class you will learn how to think like a design professional and immerse yourself in user experience research, trying to answer that age-old question: what do users want? You’ll learn the exact tools and best practices that designers use to discover and then describe what their customers want, and how those wants and needs align with your client’s business goals.

    You’ll Learn:

    • UX Design Best Practices
    • User Personas & User Journey Mapping
    • Data Analysis
    • Design Ideation

    Projects for your portfolio:

  • Information Architecture & Prototyping Icon

    Information Architecture & Prototyping

    Once you have a sense of who your users really are and understand their burning desires, it’s time to take your first swing at making them happy. First you’ll learn the tried-and-true building blocks of website organization and design best practices. Then you’ll combine your research and skills with industry tools to create a professional website prototype: a wireframe!

    You’ll Learn:

    • Information Architecture
    • Navigation & Layout
    • Wireframing
    • Prototyping

    Projects for your portfolio:

  • User Testing & Iteration Icon

    User Testing & Iteration

    It’s time to put your prototype to the ultimate test: human users! But first, you’ll learn about user testing and best practices for getting clear and actionable results. Once you set up and run your test, you’ll analyze the data you collect to make decisions, create better versions based on feedback, and learn portfolio tips to help you become a successful UX professional!

    You’ll Learn:

    • Usability Testing
    • A/B Testing
    • Data Analysis
    • Iteration
    • UX Strategy
    • Portfolio Presentation

    Projects for your portfolio:

Tools you will learn:

  • ZOOM

After completing the program, you will earn:

The Skillcrush Course

Official Certificate Of Completion

Your instructors are ALWAYS here to help.

  • Karalyn Thayer


    Karalyn works as a teaching assistant for Visual Design and UX at Skillcrush. She owns her own freelance design business in Portland, Maine, and has a background in marketing and graphic design.

  • Bethany Meier

    Teaching Assistant

    Bethany works as a Visual Design & UX teaching assistant for Skillcrush. In her free time she volunteers and does freelance design and development work. She’s also a proud Skillcrush alum!

  • Nichole Martin

    Instructional Designer

    Nichole works as an instructional designer at Skillcrush. She’s been creating tech skill classes for adults since 2011. In her free time, Nichole loves adventuring in her home state of Florida.


Submit your work privately to your instructor and ask questions about projects to make sure you’re on the right track.


Meet with your instructors to get help with your coursework, plus see what your classmates are up to in live group Q&A video calls.


Be immersed in an inclusive online community focused on supporting women and minorities working toward the same goals as you. Share course work, learn techy tips and tricks, and cheer one another on.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of work will I be able to do after the User Experience Course?

  • Do I need to be good at design or know how to code to succeed in this Course?

  • What software will I need for the User Experience Course, and what does it cost?

  • Do I need a Mac to do UX?

  • What’s the difference between UX and visual design?

  • If I want to take both the User Experience Course AND the Visual Designer Course, which should I take first?

  • What’s the difference between UX and UI? Will I learn UI in this class?

  • How long will I have access to my Course?