UX/UI Design Career Development Bootcamp - London In-person Course

UX/UI Career Development Bootcamp

In-person
Full Time Course
12 Weeks
Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

next start date: 23rd September, 2024 - 13th December, 2024

Based in our Shoreditch studio, this 12 week full-time immersive course gives you everything you need to future-proof your UX and Product Design career prospects. Learn the end-to-end design process and apply learnings to three real-life client projects from local businesses. Master UI Design Figma and learn the designer mindset. Leave with a portfolio full of case studies ready for job interviews.

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Next Information Session

Tuesday 28th May, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 PM (London)

Online via Zoom

Who's this for?

For those keen to looking to pivot into, or kickstart, a career in UX & UI Design

How long is it?

The course is 12 weeks full-time, and takes place inside our Shoreditch design studio.

On completion

You'll be ready to start your job search, equipped with portfolio and 3 real-life case studies.

Our alumni have gone on to join some of the most exciting, biggest and best names across various industries.

EXPLORE THIS COURSE

01

Study in an agency environment.

Our studio is based in Shoreditch, in the heart of London’s creative district.

You will come into class and be inspired by the highly dynamic creative environment. You will be encouraged to network with like-minded individuals to benefit your own professional development.

02

Real project, real client.

Our ‘learn by doing’ practical approach gives our students the perfect opportunity to apply what they have learnt straight away in the real world.

You will be given three real-life projects from local businesses that you will work on independently and in groups. This gives you a taster of the ‘real’ working environment, allows you to build working relationships, along with practising collaboration and teamwork.

03

Classes capped at 10 students

Our small class sizes allow the instructional team to spend more time with each student discussing key concepts, providing feedback on work, answering specific questions, and sharing the wealth of experience they have to offer.

Benefit from valuable critique as you learn the design process and build foundational skills.

Before the bootcamp starts, we will have individual meetings with each incoming student in our studio in Shoreditch to discuss what to expect from the course, the day-to-day structure, your previous experiences, interests and future career goals. We will also give you some pre-course tasks to complete before day one.

Two weeks before the course start date, we will bring everyone involved together for a Meet & Greet, where you’ll get the chance to meet your other coursemates, the instructors, and a studio tour.

We also give you a pre-recorded introduction to Figma and at least one pre-course assignment for you to complete to see your approach and level of knowledge so far.

The first month is primarily a wide range of in-depth lessons and workshops that focus on fundamental theory, covering product strategy, user experience and user interface design. This month aims to create a solid foundational skill level for the following two months by going through the essential methods and tools. For further details on the day-to-day modules, please read through our course syllabus.

This month, you will work on three projects, including two live client briefs. You will immediately learn and apply the design-thinking process and creative mindset, focusing on gaining empathy and ideation skills. By interacting with real users, you will learn how to gain feedback through usability testing and presenting your work.

There will also be continuous classes in Figma, an industry-leading design tool, which will also include 1-1 support from our instructors to make sure you get the technical skills right.

From the second month onwards, the overall approach primarily focuses on the execution and practice of the knowledge gained so far, both on an individual and team basis. Learning about the foundational theory will continue. This month brings in your third real-client project: your 6-week capstone challenge. In this particular month, you will be focusing primarily on user research, competitor analysis, customer development and data synthesis.

This month we will also focus on important elements of job preparation – CV editing, LinkedIn profiles, interview preparation and portfolio design.

You will also have your first individual Figma assignment, based on your industry interests & future goals. There will be continued 1-1 support and goal tracking from our instructional team.

The final month of the Bootcamp heavily focuses on continuing the end-to-end design process culminating in a presentation in the final week back to your capstone client. We will focus on ideation, wireframing and prototyping, usability testing, and storytelling to bring the final presentation to life. You will have the opportunity to constantly repeat the application of various methods throughout the course, while gaining deeper knowledge as you apply them on to various projects.

Whilst putting the finishing touches to your final project, you will find that everything is starting to come together, considering the scale of the major project that you will be delivering. We will continue to have regular feedback sessions and preparation of the CV, LinkedIn profile, project case studies and portfolio design. We will also take some time away from the project to participate in mock interviews to help with job interviewing down the line.

Throughout the course, and following it, we will continue to talk to you through your detailed and personalised feedback. We will aim to understand what industries and roles appeal to you and as such, continue to help you with support and feedback with your portfolio in order to make relevant introductions to the companies that are looking to hire designers just like you.

There will be sessions on employability held in our studio, as well as opportunities to prepare and perfect the CV, portfolio, gain references, ask for recommendations, and more. We will also make introductions to relevant contacts inside the companies that excite you the most.

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Course syllabus

Students will enjoy a mix of lectures and workshop time, where they will get to practice their learnings and apply them to their projects.

Download Syllabus
PRE course Work
  • Complete Student Profile
  • Introduction to Figma
  • Sign up to Slack community
  • Pre-course assignments

week

01

  • Introduction to Design Thinking
  • The Double Diamond Process
  • Unpacking a Project Brief
  • User Research Methods
  • Persona Development
  • Ideation and Storyboarding
  • Paper Wireframing and Testing
  • Presentation Skills

Week

02

  • Project 1 Kickoff
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Surveys and User Interviews
  • Product Strategy
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Empathy and Experience Mapping
  • Risks & Constraints
  • Visual Design Theory

Week

03

  • Ideation Techniques
  • Storyboarding
  • User Flows
  • Digital Wireframing with Figma
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • Storytelling and Narrative Arcs
  • Project 1 Presentation

Week

04

  • Project 2 Kickoff
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Surveys and User Interviews
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Metrics and KPIs
  • Jobs-to-be-done Framework
  • Task Analysis
  • Feature Prioritisation

Week

05

  • Information Architecture
  • Site Maps and Navigation
  • Design Systems
  • Components and Variables
  • Typography and Design Guidelines
  • Advanced Figma Prototyping
  • Accessibility
  • Project 2 Presentation

Week

06

  • CV Writing Workshop
  • Personal Branding
  • Portfolio Building and Planning
  • Writing Case Studies
  • Interview Techniques
  • Capstone Project Briefing
  • Research Plans

Week

07

  • Project Planning
  • Writing Surveys
  • Participant Recruitment
  • Writing Discussion Guides
  • Preparing for Focus Groups
  • Conducting Interviews

Week

08

  • User Research Continues
  • Service Design workshop
  • Product Management
  • Preparing for Data Synthesis
  • Affinity Mapping
  • Actionable Insights

Week

09

  • Archetypes and Personas
  • Writing User Stories
  • Jobs-to-be-done and Job Stories
  • Empathy Mapping
  • Task Analysis
  • Experience Mapping
  • Ideation
  • Storyboarding

Week

10

  • User Flows
  • Impact vs Effort matrix
  • Feature Prioritisation
  • Building Design Systems
  • Branding Workshop
  • Low-Fidelity Wireframing
  • Usability Testing

Week

11

  • Prioritising User Feedback
  • High-Fidelity Wireframes
  • Developer Handoff
  • Storytelling and Narrative Arcs
  • Presentation Preparation
  • Product Roadmaps
  • Agile Methodology

Week

12

  • Capstone Presentations
  • Retrospective on the Course
  • Next Steps
  • Career Planning
  • CV and LinkedIn Review
  • Writing Case Studies
POST course Support
  • Portfolio Clinics
  • Q&A Sessions with Recruiters
  • Workshops with Industry Experts
  • Career Advice and Support
  • Alumni Workshops and Design Days
bootcamp weekly timetable

How a typical week might look

MON

  • Each day will include 1 - 2 lectures, in which you will learn about the fundamental methods and tools across the end-to-end design process
    9:30am-12:00am
    Lecture
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm
    Workshop time
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm
    Team project work

TUE

  • 9:30am-12:00am
    Lecture
  • There are dedicated slots each week for you to have 1-on-1 feedback sessions with your instructor
    12:00am-12:30am
    Instructor check-in
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Team project work
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Workshop time
  • Evening talks and panels are a regular feature in our studio, which you are welcome to join.
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Guest talk for alumni

WED

  • 9:30am-11:30am
    Team project work
  • There are regular slots earmarked for showcasing industry relevant projects and case studies to further inspire you
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Creative Inspiration
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm
    Workshop time

THU

  • Dedicated time for you to apply your learnings onto live design challenges and project briefs
    9:30am-12:30am
    Workshop time
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm
    Lecture
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm
    Team project work
  • Network with Experience Haus alumni and Matter Of Form staff over a pint after work!
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Office drinks

FRI

  • 9:30am-11:30am
    Lecture
  • Cap off a busy week by having a bite to eat with your classmates at one of Shoreditch's many lunch spots!
    12:00am-1:00pm
    Lunch at Boxpark!
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creative Activity

Mastering User Interface Skills with Figma

The Career Development Bootcamp not only gives you fundamental design processes, tools and methodologies, but also takes you to a job ready level on the industry-leading user interface design tool, Figma. Your journey with Figma will start with pre-course work where you will be set design challenges in order to become familiar with how the tool works.

Starting with user interface (UI) and visual design fundamentals, we will take you from the most basic and introductory Figma features all the way through to the advanced components and high-fidelity wireframing and prototyping.

During the length of the immersive Career Development Bootcamp, you will work on three real client projects, and on each of these, you will be using Figma to design the final interfaces that will be presented back to your clients.

In addition, you will be working on at least one individual Figma assignment, based on your industry interests and future career goals. This individual assignment is based on your personal tastes and interests. You will gain yet another great piece of work that you can eventually add to your portfolio.

Advanced components, micro-transitions, cross-platform ddesign, auto-layout, variants, and advanced design systems are just some of the key areas we will be covering over the 12 week bootcamp.

Hear from our alumni

Join over 1,000 alumni who have gone on to highly-skilled, high-growth opportunities with industry-leading companies, from startups, agencies, consultancies and more.

Honor Pattisson

Product designer at Societe Generale

The collaboration you have with other course mates when working on real-life projects. This also relates to the idea that the teaching is not conventional ‘text-book’ style learning; it’s so immersive which is intimidating but means you learn 100x quicker.

Nour Jabra

Senior UX/UI Designer at KTP Associate

There was deep involvement in practical design projects that went beyond traditional theoretical learning. I’m most proud of redesigning and consolidating the complex app ecosystem for our insurance client, Vitality.

Joe Zammit

Midweight UX Designer at Hawkeye Innovations

The environment Experience Haus has created really supported my personal development and growth. Connecting with coursemates was priceless, and Amit inspired us every day. I always enjoy coming back to the studio and seeing other alumni.

Sean Conneely

Junior UX Designer

The small class size and amazing instructors and staff provided constant support and guidance throughout . The opportunity to work on diverse real-life projects, from start-ups to city councils, made studying UX/UI here the best decision I could’ve made.

Jessica Peacock

Junior UX/UI Designer at Pocket App

Experience Haus helped me to completely change career into a new field in around 7 months! The team care a lot about each of the students and I would highly recommend their courses.

Come visit us in our studio!

Want to see the learning environment and chat to our team about our courses? Book in a time that suits you to get all your questions answered.

Apply your learnings on real client projects.

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Over the duration of the course you will be working on three real life client projects set by local businesses. You will gain valuable skills on how to work with stakeholders, build business cases, developing product strategy and how to present your work.

The culmination of all projects will be presenting your work back to the client, explaining your process, journey and final solutions.

By the time you graduate from this course you will have three full end-to-end case studies to build into a portfolio that showcases your background, skillset and approach.

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Meet our instructors

Led by Industry Experts.

You will be learning from the best in the field. Our talented and experienced design instructors have worked with various sized teams, from early-stage startups to award winning agencies, and industry leading organisations such as Amazon, PwC, and more.

Amit Patel

Creative Director at Experience Haus

Amit is the founder and Creative Director of Experience Haus. He has worked in various companies from small startups to industry leading companies. He also lectures, facilitates workshops and gives talks at organisations across the world.

Murat Bayral

Product & UX/UI Designer

Murat is a product designer specialising in UI Design and teaching Figma. With a foundation in user-centric design, he is dedicated to designing interfaces that make interacting with technology straightforward and enjoyable.

Gorkem Menekse

Product Designer, Creative Technologist

Multidisciplinary designer who bridges design, experimentation, and technology. Has worked at Deloitte Digital, Moving Picture, Tribal Worldwide, designed for John Lewis, Specsavers, Toyota, AstraZeneca, Education First, OnePlus, TalkTalk.

POST-COURSE SUPPORT

Helping you move into a design career.

What happens after the course?

Upon completing the bootcamp, students step into a world of ongoing support and guidance, ensuring their journey doesn’t end with the last class. Our commitment to nurturing talent extends far beyond the classroom, and we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive post-course support to help students navigate their next steps in the design industry.

One of the key pillars of our post-course support is portfolio review. We understand the importance of a polished portfolio in showcasing one’s skills and landing opportunities. That’s why we offer personalised portfolio reviews conducted by our instructional team, providing invaluable feedback and insights to help refine portfolios and stand out in a competitive job market.

We also offer access to exclusive job channels and postings, connecting students with a network of leading companies and organizations actively seeking top design talent. Whether it’s full-time positions, internships, or freelance opportunities, we’re committed to helping our students find the perfect fit for their skills and aspirations.

Networking will play a powerful role in shaping a design career, and we facilitate networking opportunities that allow students to interact with industry professionals, fellow Experience Haus alumni, and potential employers. From networking events to online communities, we provide avenues for students to build meaningful relationships and expand their professional network.

We also encourage students to continue their learning journey through further projects and initiatives. Whether it’s participating in hackathons, joining design challenges or design days, or working on passion projects, we provide avenues for students to apply their skills, explore new interests, and continue honing their craft.

Next Steps.

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UX/UI CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOOTCAMP

Course Dates and Fees.

£7,200.00 (inc. VAT)

Pay in full now and save 10%

Reserve your space today by paying your course fees in full, saving 10% off the regular price.

This course runs at our Shoreditch studio and takes place between 9:30am – 5:00pm (UK Time) Monday – Friday.

To pay in full, first pick your course dates:

£800.00 (inc. VAT)

Spread the cost over the duration of your course

Pay a deposit of £800.00 to secure your space and then a further 3x £2,400.00 payments will be taken via direct debit over the duration of your course.

If you have any financial concerns please contact enrol@experiencehaus.com to discuss different payment options.

This course runs at our Shoreditch studio and takes place between 9:30am – 5:00pm (UK Time) Monday – Friday.

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FAQs

Have more questions? We have the answers.

The Career Development Bootcamp is our most immersive course. It’s a full-time course that lasts 12 weeks, where you’ll be learning from our studio in Shoreditch. We start from scratch to teach you how to design a digital product, assign you 3 different client projects (as well as individual Figma assignments) and also help you to create your portfolio, how to write up case-studies and prepare you for job interviews. Towards the end of the programme we will introduce you to a recruiter who could be able to help in finding you your next design role!

Students will learn to master the complete end-to-end design process, while practicing the full process on 3 client projects. You will learn the latest and widely used industry-leading methods, tools and software. You will cover everything from the Double Diamond Process, to stakeholder management, to customer journeys, to wireframing and prototyping in Figma. We will also work on your presentation skills, personal branding and interview technique.

No we don’t guarantee you a job, simply because it’s not a realistic promise to keep. You will be with us for 3 months during the course and in addition to the learnings and hard skills, we will show you how to prepare your portfolio and prepare for a job interview. At the end we introduce you to a recruiter, and then its on your hands to land the job. We provide you with everything that’s needed to land a new role after 12 weeks. Some of the previous students have secured their jobs even before the end of the course.

The programme runs from our Shoreditch studio, where we share our office with a global experience design agency. The course starts at 09:30 and ends at 17:00 from Monday to Friday, however towards the end of the course you may be working longer hours in order to complete your project. You will have access to our studio 24 hours, 7 days a week. Arriving earlier or leaving later than course hours are completely up to you and is very common towards the end of the course.

Yes, during the course you will be working with 3 different clients from local businesses on your different projects. At the end of each project, you’ll present your process and prototypes back to each client.

Once enrolled with us, the support you get is lifelong. Whether it’s help with a project, feedback on your portfolio, interview practise and preparation, or more general career advice – we’ll be here to support you long after you graduate.

We offer three payment options for all of our courses. You can pay in full and save 10% off the regular price; you can spread the cost by paying in 3 instalments taken during the course’ or you can apply for an interest-free loan through our finance partner, Knoma.

If you have taken any courses with us before, you will save 20% off the regular price.

No, you have to enrol for our career development courses in London at our Shoreditch studio in-person at present time.

We pride ourselves on immersing students in the real-world where challenges are faced not avoided. We therefore only reallocate projects when all other options are exhausted