UX Designer

Master human-centered design and create beautiful, clean user experiences!

DiplomaOpenClassrooms CertificationDurationFull time: 12 months
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A flexible online program

Imagine starting a brand-new career at any time! Can’t commit to full-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Real-world projects

Acquire the most relevant skills by completing 10 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

Benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

OpenClassrooms Certification

Leave with a professional qualification and benefit from our hired or refunded guarantee.*

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UX Designer

DiplomaOpenClassrooms CertificationDurationFull time: 12 months

At OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed a master's-level program in UX design, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor. 

UX designers are responsible for creating great user experiences that respond to the needs of actual users. In particular, UX designers need to:

  • Carry out different research methodologies
  • Inform design decisions through research
  • Prototype concepts
  • Solve complex problems
  • Design experiences and solutions that meet customer needs
  • Test iterations on real users
  • Effectively communicate design decisions
  • Collaborate across teams and projects 

How much will I earn?

UX designers tend to earn more than graphic designers and web developers. 

By following this path, you could end up in a job with the following salaries:

United States

  • Entry level: $40-70,000
  • Experienced:  $60-190,000+

United Kingdom

  • Entry level: £31-40,000
  • Experienced: £40-95,000+

What are my job prospects?

UX designers are in demand by every kind of company, from startups to big companies.  UX design can be applied to any industry, and companies are increasingly growing their in-house UX teams, which may be made up of design researchers, usability testers, UX designers, and UI [user interface = visual look and feel] designers. It is also possible to work freelance as a UX expert.

Find UX design job offers on IndeedLinkedInGlassdoor, Zip Recruiter, and Authentic Jobs.

Who is eligible to enroll?

To be eligible to earn this path’s diploma, candidates must demonstrate proof of one of the following prerequisites:

  • an associate’s degree, or equivalent, in a digital field (ex. web project management, design, graphics, communication, webmarketing, development, etc.)
  • or a high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent, and at least 2 years of professional experience in a digital field (ex. web project management, design, graphics, communication, webmarketing, development, etc.)  

All other candidates will need to go through a specific admissions process. These candidates must have:

  • an associate’s degree, or equivalent, in any subject and at least 1 year of professional experience in any field
  • or a high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent in any subject and 3 years of professional experience in any field
  • and a completed placement test consisting of:

What will I learn?

  • Apply UX principles to actual projects
  • Conduct research studies including ethnography, usability testing and card sorting
  • Assess a scenario and create a research path
  • Lead and facilitate design thinking exercises and workshops
  • Prototype ideas to save time and money
  • Create wireframes
  • Implement research findings and analytics in product development
  • Manage creative projects
  • Translate complex ideas into accessible objectives
  • Design effective user experiences
  • Apply graphic design skills across projects
  • Communicate your process and design decisions
  • Present your findings to stakeholders and clients

Which job titles can I have?

This path can prepare you for the following jobs:

  • UX designer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Experience designer
  • Design/User researcher

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

Projects
At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

Mentorship
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

Your diploma

  • OpenClassrooms is an online training educational institution recognized by the French authority ‘l'Académie de Paris’.

  • Once you’ve completed your training program, and subject to a jury validating your skills, you will receive the OpenClassrooms standard diploma "UX Designer".

Hired or refunded guarantee

  • You find a job in the 6 months following the date of validation of your last path project.

  • Otherwise, we guarantee the reimbursement of your tuition.*
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UX Designer

DiplomaOpenClassrooms CertificationDurationFull time: 12 months

A teaching method based on practical experience.

  • Acquire key skills for your future career with real-world projects.

  • Make progress with the support of an experienced professional.

  • Acquire concrete know-how and demonstrate it with a portfolio.

Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Think Like a UX Designer

UX design refers to user experience design. That means putting the user (or customer) at the center of the design process. For the first project you’re going to design for the person you know best in the world: yourself!
Duration40 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Give a compelling presentation using storytelling principles
  • Communicate using UX vocabulary
  • Apply a human-centered approach to design
  • Use mind mapping to express ideas
project 2

Conduct Research Around Coffee

A multinational brand has reached out to you to conduct a study on how people drink coffee. Your job is to go into the field and observe and talk to people to uncover interesting insights.
Duration90 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Identify the key discoveries and limits of a research study
  • Analyze and synthesize actual user practices
  • Map a customer journey
  • Conduct field research to understand user needs
  • Write research documentation and conduct interviews
  • Create meaningful personas
project 3

Usability Test Your Dream Vacation

Conduct usability testing to better understand user behavior and uncover insights and opportunities.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Use card sorting to understand mental models
  • Frame and conduct usability studies
project 4

Prototype Your First App Using Wireframes

It’s easy to get distracted and carried away by the actual design of a website or app, so your first job is to break it down into a simpler form: wireframes. Then we'll create easy digital prototypes that you can start testing on users.
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a clickable prototype
  • Create a user flow diagram
  • Design wireframes for web or mobile
  • Conduct remote usability testing
project 5

Manage Creative Projects

You've been tasked with creating a goal oriented roadmap for a small business looking to scale their business and keeping them on schedule. While you're at it, you'll learn to better organize and manage projects created on this path.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a business model canvas
  • Recommend tools and technology to manage a project
  • Organize your own projects through a “Wiki”
  • Write a project brief
project 6

Lead a Design Thinking Workshop

Facilitate your own design thinking workshop!
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Apply the principles of design thinking within a workshop setting
  • Facilitate an engaging design workshop
  • Prepare a design workshop
  • Formalize an idea using low-fidelity prototyping techniques
project 7

Design an App to Combat FOMO

You've been tasked with creating an app that helps combat FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). From interviews to conception, you're getting into the minds of users to solve a problem.
Duration130 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Design a logo and branding system
  • Apply psychology to design
project 8

Use Analytics to Inform UX Design

An e-commerce site needs your help to help determine which products are performing best, which will then inform which design direction they take next.
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create infographics and data visualization
  • Use and interpret Google Analytics
  • Apply metrics and quantitative data to product development
project 9

Improve an Existing Product

You're an in-house designer charged with making improvements to an existing website. You'll make recommendations to how it can be improved from an information architecture and content strategy perspective while integrating Lean and Agile.
Duration50 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Define and create an MVP
  • Integrate Lean UX into an Agile environment
  • Create a product roadmap
project 10

Create a UX Portfolio and Case Studies

You've done all the work. Now it's time to put everything you've learned into a killer portfolio with case studies to help land your first job in UX.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Showcase your work through a portfolio and case studies
  • Design and manage your online presence

One-to-one learning support

  • Benefit from weekly individual mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Progress rapidly through projects thanks to their expertise in sharing know-how.

The OpenClassrooms community

  • Count on our solid student community to give you support 24-7.

  • Share your doubts or queries with a comprehensive network of students, mentors, and graduates.

Pay for your path

Monthly subscription: The flexible, customizable option

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Benefits
  • Flexible start date and study schedule

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Hired or refunded guarantee*

€500 per month

Approx. 12 months

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