User Experience Design: 5 Day Summer Bootcamp | Best Design Courses UK

User Experience Design: 5 Day Summer Bootcamp

  • An immersive course that covers the end-to-end process used for designing digital products
  • Specifically for 16-24 year olds (current secondary, college and university students)
  • Learn design thinking, product strategy, user experience (UX), and user interface design (UI)
  • Work on real-life design challenge set by a local business
  • Set in a leading design agency in the middle of London's creative hub
    • Five Days
    • 9:30am - 5:00pm
    • In-Person
    • Lunch and Refreshments
    • Networking Opportunities

    User Experience Design: 5 Day Summer Bootcamp

    Course Type: In-Person

    Next Start Date: July 17th, 2023

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    Course Fee: £995.00

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    Course Highlights

    Learn inside a design agency.

    Our studio is shared with one of London’s leading design and branding agencies, Matter Of Form. You will come into the studio each day inspired by the highly dynamic creative environment, and are encouraged to network with the entire agency to help your own professional development.

    Work on a real business challenge.

    You will be working on a design project provided by a local business. You will be put into a small team on day one of the bootcamp, and by the end of the week present back your work to the very people that run that business.

    Valuable experience for employers

    Learn the skills and mindset that are going to play an important part of any company in the future. The experience and learnings gained on this course will be valuable to any employer and will help you stand out in the future.

    Follow in the footsteps of Experience Haus alumni, who have gone on to join some of the most exciting, biggest and best companies across various industries and sectors.

    • BBC
    • IBM
    • Post Office
    • Samsung
    • HP
    • Facebook
    • BT
    • Vodafone

    What will you learn?

    This comprehensive bootcamp covers everything you need to design digital products in the future - user research tactics, design thinking, how to manage clients, product and business strategy, user experience (UX) and user interface design (UI). All of this will come together to play an important role in making successful products.

    Students will enjoy a mix of lectures, talks and collaborative workshop time, where they will get to practice learnings immediately and apply them to a real-life project set by a local business.

    Class will be held everyday in our Shoreditch design studio (from 9:30am-5:00pm) London time. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.

    Pre-Course Work

    • Complete Student Profile
    • Introduction to Figma
    • Suggested Reading and Videos
    • Creative Tasks

    Day 1 - Monday

    • Introduction to Design Thinking
    • The Double Diamond Process
    • Understanding Project Briefs
    • User Research Methods
    • Interview Preparation
    • Meeting with Client

    Day 2 - Tuesday

    • Synthesising Research Data
    • Defining Personas
    • Creating Empathy Maps
    • Experience Maps
    • Writing User Stories
    • Problem Statements

    Day 3 - Wednesday

    • Generating Ideas
    • Storyboarding
    • Sketching Concepts
    • Introduction to Wireframing

    Day 4 - Thursday

    • Digital Wireframing with Figma
    • Prototyping
    • Usability Testing
    • Presenting your Work
    • Storytelling
    • Guest Speaker

    Day 5 - Friday

    • Digital Wireframing Continued
    • Usability Testing
    • Client Feedback
    • Preparing a Case Study
    • Career Discussions and Retrospective

    Post-Course Support

    • Portfolio Clinics
    • Q&A Sessions with Recruiters
    • Workshops with Industry Experts
    • Career Advice and Support
    • CV and Linkedin Review

    Course perks

    • Certificate of Completion
    • Linkedin Recommendation
    • Client Testimonial
    • Networking Opportunities

    Learn inside a London design agency.

    A learning experience like no other.

    Over the week you will be working in a small group on a live design challenge set by a local business. This project will give you the framework and learnings that will help you in your future design career.

    Service Design Training

    Team work and interactive discussions

    Presentation Hackathon

    Hear from design professionals

    Group Learning

    Gain valuable problem solving skills

    Our Approach to Learning

    We provide practical and hands-on courses for individuals across high-demand design disciplines.

    Study inside a London design agency.

    Our studio is based in one of London’s leading design and branding agencies, Matter of Form. We have created an unique learning ecosystem.

    Students come into class inspired by the highly dynamic creative environment, and are able to talk to agency staff as they come and go.

    Learn by working with real clients.

    Our ‘learn by doing’ practical approach gives our students the perfect opportunity to apply what they have learnt straight away in the real world. Our small class sizes allow you to get valuable feedback from your instructors along the way.

    Taught by professional designers.

    Our quality course design and content is led by experienced design professionals.

    They are all equipped with industry experience of helping students to develop their knowledge, improve and prepare them for new opportunities.

    What the industry says.

    Gain valuable design skills for the future.
    Brendan Murray

    "It really feels like Experience Haus is building a community rather than just churning through students. The in-house team and course instructors are genuinely interested in your success."

    Brendan Murray | UX Designer, British Red Cross

    Course Instructors

    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.

    Joe Dollar Smirnov

    Joe is an experienced UX and Design Thinking instructor with a lot of experience in the technology space having been involved with many organisations from early-stage startups to established blue chips.

    Paavan Lavender
    Paavan Buddhdev

    Paavan is currently a senior digital product designer at AND Digital, designing apps and websites for innovative UK startups and large global brands. Prior to that he attained degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Oxford, and is currently studying for an MA in Art History from the Open University. He speaks and writes regularly about UX and UI.

    EH Instructor Oli
    Oli Puttick

    Oli relocated to London from Australia in 2019 and has been working as a Senior Product Designer at a small travel startup called Seafrog. During his career, he has been lucky enough to collaborate with early stage startups, agencies and big established corporates across a range of industries including Fintech, education, hospitality and travel.

    Admissions Process

    Are you eligible?

    This course is specifically designed for 16-24 year olds (including current secondary, college and university students).

    Our mission is to make our training fully accessible for everyone. So with Experience Haus there is no application process as such, no interview and no waiting to find out if you’ve ‘made the cut’.

    There are no pre-requisites to take the course, but having a keen interest in design definitely helps.

    The course is perfect for anyone who is looking to add digital product design skills to their existing skillset, and to gain valuable work, life and career experience.

    There is no need to have any knowledge of particular software as you will be taught everything along the way.


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    Course Fees & Finance Options

    User Experience Design: 5 Day Summer Bootcamp

    • 5 Days
    • Full-time
    • In-Person

    Pay Now and Save 10%

    Reserve your space today by paying your course fees in full. You will save 10% off the regular price.

    Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm (GMT)

    £995.00 (inc. VAT)

    Spread The Cost

    Pay a deposit of £100.00 (inc. VAT) today to secure your space on the course. Three further payments of £333.00 (inc. VAT) will be taken via direct debit before and during the course.

    Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm (GMT)

    Deposit: £100.00 (inc. VAT)

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    Spread the cost of your course over up to 12 months by applying for an interest-free loan.

    Choose whether you would like to pay a deposit, choose the length of repayment and apply.

    (Available for UK residents ONLY)

    £2165 (inc. VAT)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You have questions? We have the answers.

    A User Experience Designer is the person who is responsible for conducting user research, defining who the customers is, figuring out the right features and flows a product should have, and designing the concepts that ready for developers to go away and build.

    This course is focused on the process of designing a digital product from a brief all the way to launch. These include clarifying user groups, creating user journeys, choosing the right features, understanding competitors and how to design an outstanding user interface.

    Yes it does. User Research, Analysis and User Journey are part of the user experience (UX) process and there are Figma workshops (Figma is an industry-leading wireframing and prototyping software) that go through creating digital wireframes, adding details to these and prototyping so that you can show your work to clients.

    You can expect 1-2 hours of homework each evening as you work on your client project throughout the week. The more you can put into the course, the more you can take away from it.

    Yes, in the morning on the first day, you will be presented a real design challenge from a client who runs a local business. This course is designed to have you work on a real project. At the end of the course you will present your work, process and findings back to this client.

    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 before and during the course; or you can apply for an interest-free loan through our finance partner, Knoma.

    No, this course is open to anyone who is between 16-24 years old. Whilst some of our students have studied (or perhaps worked) in design-related fields, many have very little experience.

    No, contrary to popular belief you do not need to know how to code in order to become a User Experience Designer. Whilst it used to help with rapid prototyping, improvements in design software mean that this is no longer the case. So, whilst is important that you understand technology and are able to communicate with developers effectively, most designers cannot (and do not) actually code.

    No, software development is not part of this course. On some parts of the course, we explain what different code languages mean, what is technically feasible and how is best to communicate and handoff your designs to developer teams.

    There isn’t one! To secure your space on a course all you have to do is book via our website or by contacting and telling us which course date you’d like to do. You can book in a quick call with our team to discuss your objectives, previous experience and how we might best support you during your time with us.

    Courses like this are a fantastic way of getting the ball rolling and getting up-to-speed quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively. Employers will really like the fact that you have done this learning and may look at bringing you in for work experience, internship, apprenticeship or even a junior role.

    Yes, you will probably need to develop a portfolio if you are thinking about moving into a design career. We will discuss case studies and portfolios so that you work on creating one – with support from us as part of our lifelong mentoring service.

    Courses can be taken with standard Windows PC or Apple hardware. The only programs that you will almost definitely need to use at some stage are Figma (the main design program we teach), and a collaboration tool like Mural or Miro. All of this software can be run through your internet browser with no need to download their desktop applications unless you want to work offline. Many other programs are discussed throughout our courses, but none are essential.

    We primarily use Figma because it is one of the most intuitive, collaborative and inclusive prototyping and design programs available. Students can easily share their work and co-create on the same canvases through their web browser in real-time, without needing to download an application and suffer compatibility issues. Figma is also fast-becoming the industry standard and norm – although this changes quickly!

    Purchases are non-refundable, except at the discretion of Experience Haus Ltd. Typically, cancellations or refund requests received 14 days prior to the start of a course or workshop will be honoured. However, due to the complex nature of the service being provided this cannot be guaranteed, and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This policy does not include deposits, all of which are non-refundable, but we can move you to another start date if needed.

    Provided you give us enough notice, we are happy for you to change course start dates once you’ve booked.

    All students receive an Experience Haus course completion certificate at the end of the course. The course is recognised in regards to Experience Haus being an industry recognised brand.

    No – the briefs are selected to help you apply your learnings in the best way and create a great portfolio piece. We cannot change the brief that has been selected for you as we want this to be as real life as possible, where you don’t always choose what you work on and would need to deliver the project regardless of personal preference.

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