• What jobs are graduates prepared for?

    On the UX side, depending on the designer’s interests: UX designer, UX researcher, and interaction designer. On the UI side, depending on the designer’s interests: UI designer, visual designer, and communication designer. The skills gained during this course form a partial but important foundation for additional roles like content strategist, information architect, UX writer, UI engineer, product designer, and product owner.

    In terms of job types, graduates are prepared for full-time salaried and part-time jobs, internships, apprenticeships, and contract and contract-to-hire roles.

  • When does a designer select UX or UI as their area of focus?

    In Week 5 of Design Essentials. By that point, every designer is exposed to principles and practices of UX and UI, and has enough information about their skills and interest in both areas to choose one. Additionally, the mandatory one-on-one with the Design Essentials instructor helps provide external perspective on the decision.

  • What are the professional backgrounds of designers in the course?

    Just about every profession has been represented among graduates of Designation’s curriculum: Lawyers, chefs, ballet dancers, baristas, options traders, architects, preschool teachers, biologists, and many, many others. Any professional experience focused on practicing the soft skills needed for a design career — teamwork, customer service, research, storytelling, client management, project management, creative thinking, a desire to learn — is pretty easily transferable to this course. And any past experience with design helps even more, but some of our most successful graduates had no design experience before applying.

  • What is the difference between taking this course at Flatiron School versus through Designation’s campus based in Chicago?

    Designation is one of the leading digital design programs in the world and we are thrilled to have them join the Flatiron School family. Their curriculum is fully-aligned with our academic standards and they share our core values: to deliver a transformative educational experience that changes lives and careers for the better.

    There is no difference in the curriculum, course structure, or training received in the UX/UI Design Immersive at Flatiron School from what is currently and has been taught previously at Designation’s campus in Chicago.

    Even better, graduates of this course under Flatiron School will now be eligible to receive Flatiron’s money-back guarantee (see eligibilty terms and details).

  • What qualities does a strong UX/UI design student possess?

    There are a lot of qualities practiced frequently, if not perpetually, by designers in the program. Having a growth mindset is the number-one quality, and which best prepares all designers in the industry for a successful career. Iterative learning, problem-solving, measuring self-growth, asking intuitive questions, dealing with failure, adapting to change and pivots, analyzing insights, and synthesizing data are all practiced heavily. Experience on teams, in customer service, with creative thinking, with time and project management, and with constructive criticism are very valuable. Good communication — interpersonal, verbal, presentational, and written — is a necessary part of success. And showing up on time, being open to new ideas, staying healthy, and keeping a sense of humor are just as important.