We recently opened the forum for emerging designers to tweet their burning questions to Ram Castillo, career expert, senior designer and author of How to Get a Job as a Designer, Guaranteed. Tweet your questions about scoring a great design job @thegiantthinker and check back here to read his insights.
Do you know any online classes (with real instructors and deadlines) for learning user experience design?—@Eliz_Design
This has been one of the most popular questions I’ve received so far, and goes to show the how high the demand for UX designers and UX design learning is.
Before taking a look at my recommendations below, I want to note that there are many online classes and resources out there that cover various components
of UX design individually. Since UX design is an analytical and sequential method of theory and application, it's challenging to pinpoint one particular
course that truly covers the breadth and depth of its foundations, partly because much of what is learnt with UX design comes from hands-on experience and
constantly evolving technologies.
These online learning resources are just a starting point (some have deadlines and some do not).
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Learn from over 1,000 videos created by expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and much more. The library is continually refreshed with the
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By searching UX courses or classes within the above platforms, you should be able to hone in on what works for you in terms of cost, time constraints, and
your desired learning outcomes. The guys at UX Mastery also do a great job in providing up-to-date and relevant information for aspiring user experience designers and have compiled a list that can fast-track your search process.
For more, pick up a copy of Castillo's internationally and industry-acclaimed book How to Get a Job as a Designer, Guaranteed.
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Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of the internationally acclaimed book 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed'.
He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog
GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.
Every great success story starts at the first chapter, and we are honored to start two books at once. AIGA Baltimore has been awarded two AIGA Innovate grants to work on two special projects that are poised to have a lasting impact on the design community in Baltimore and at large.
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