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Intro to Careers in Design

Learn the difference between user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design — and which one is right for you — with our free online UX/UI design introductory course. This entry-level overview will explore the details and future of UX/UI design, and the role of design in today’s industries. It will also help you decide whether to study UX or UI design, based on your interests and career goals.

What should I study: UX or UI design?

Learn the basics of user interface and user experience design to help yourself make the decision about which design path is right for you. You’ll gain insight into what design is, why design is important in everyday life, and how to think like a designer. At the end of the course, use our program matching tool to determine what track — UX or UI — makes the most sense for you.

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Free Course (No Catch)

Our intro UX/UI course is 100% free. No credit card required and no trial periods or expiration dates — this way you can set your schedule and learn at your own pace.

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Explore Your Future in Design

Learn about UX/UI design, the future of the industry, and what you’ll  learn studying design at Flatiron School. You’ll hear some of our r students’ experiences and explore your passion for  a career in design.

Start thinking like a designer

Our Intro to Careers in Design is a free design course to help you understand the differences between UX and UI design, the role of design in an ever-changing tech landscape, and the future of  the design industry, including new and emerging career opportunities. At the end of the course, you’ll have the information you need to decide between UX/UI design and take the next steps to launch a career in design.

What is design?

Learn foundational design concepts and their role in society and technology.  Dive into digital design as it relates to user interface and user experience.

What is the difference between UX and UI?

UX and UI sound similar to most but with this course, students will understand key differences as well as areas where the two professions overlap.

Which is right for me?

By the last module, you’ll have the information you need to make an informed decision about your next step towards a career in UX/UI design. Upon completing the course, you’ll use our program matching tool to determine which track is best for you.

Frequently asked questions

What jobs are immersive UX/UI Design Bootcamp graduates prepared for?

On the UX side: UX designer, UX researcher, and interaction designer. On the UI side: 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.

Graduates are prepared for both full-time salaried and part-time jobs, internships, apprenticeships, and contract and contract-to-hire roles.

What are the professional backgrounds of designers in the course?

A wide range of professions have been represented among graduates of our curriculum: Lawyers, chefs, ballet dancers, baristas, options traders, architects, preschool teachers, biologists, and many, many others. Any professional experience that requires soft skills — teamwork, customer service, research, storytelling, client management, project management, creative thinking, a desire to learn—is pretty easily transferable to this course and applicable for a design career.   And any past experience with design helps even more, but some of our most successful graduates had no design experience before applying.

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