What is UI/UX?
Both “UI” (User Interface) and “UX” (User Experience) are important elements that must go hand in hand together in good product, software and web design. Knowledge of how to build impressive websites is in high demand in every business, as competition in the online market has never been fiercer than right now.
Want a career in UI/UX design? Want to study/work remotely or from home?
International Technological University (ITU)’s Digital Arts Department and The Hong Kong Management Association have jointly launched an exciting, industry-relevant UI/UX certification to fulfill this need. Students will learn online from top industry experts and have access to current trends and technological advancements to become the next generation of innovative leaders in the UI/UX world.
Who should enrol?
- Any professionals who want to learn UI/UX or develop their career
- Website and mobile designers who want to enhance their skills
- Print designers who want to move to digital developers
- Engineers who want to include UI/UX into their daily work
- New or established business owners who want to gain more from their online presence
Information at a Glance
Commencement Date:25 July, 2020
Deadline for New Application:11 July, 2020
Medium of Instruction:English
International Technological University
Inspired by the fast pace of innovation in Silicon Valley, International Technological University (ITU) has been providing practical business and engineering education since 1994. The University offers MBA degrees and Master’s degrees in software engineering, digital arts, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and engineering management as well as doctorate programs in various fields. As a WSCUC-accredited university, ITU joins institutions such as Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of California and California State University systems, and other world-class peer institutions accredited by WSCUC in providing quality higher education. The University is also under the US Department of Education’s database of recognized institutions of higher learning.
|(Choice of either class A or class B)|
|Class A||Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon||Class B||Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon|
|Module 1:||Sat and Sun
25 July to 13 Sept 2020
|Module 1:||Mon and Thurs
27 July to 14 Sept 2020
|Module 2:||Sat and Sun
19 Sept to 15 Nov 2020
|Module 2:||Mon and Thurs
17 Sept to 16 Nov 2020
Module one – UI/UX: user interfaces and user experiences
This course offers students an engaging introduction and hands-on practice in the fundamental areas of human centered user experience (UX) design. Students will build a design portfolio across a range of UX/UI projects.
Module two – Dynamic UX
This course will explore how web technologies are making it easier for websites to become more interactive and behave more like native applications. Students will learn to identify and improve static web designs through the use of dynamic web content, make web pages more interactive without sacrificing usability or accessibility, learn how to deal with touch-screen devices, and learn to give on-screen feedback effectively.
About Mr Jake Wachtel, Department Chair, Digital Arts And Production, ITU:
Mr Jake Wachtel’s media and entertainment industry experience includes both the creative and production side of content creation. Wachtel started as an award-winning international journalist, earning the Foreign News Desk Award and recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Jake has worked as a producer, writer, and director on a range of projects for numerous media companies including NBCUniversal, DreamWorksTV, and TBS. Jake headed the digital division at Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency and currently serves as the Department Chair of Digital Arts and Production at ITU. Jake’s work as a Hollywood executive and thought leader in Silicon Valley positions him at the nexus of entertainment and technology.
All lecturers are working industry professionals. Here are some of the lecturers’ biographies:
Ms Stacey Houghton is a seasoned UX professional with extensive experience in Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Visual Design and UI Development/Design. Her keen design sense and innovative spirit inspires her to create engaging, intuitive and visually stunning designs. Within her diverse portfolio, she showcases her ability to generate effective web solutions for a variety of clients.
Ms Gokce Kasikci received her MFA in multimedia from San Diego State University, USA. She has worked in video, photography, digital media, art installations, and higher education with biomedical, MEMS, architecture firms, and small businesses. She had one-person shows and multi-artist shows in the USA and overseas. Gokce taught art classes at San Diego State University, Packaging and Design at the Art Institute before teaching digital design at ITU.
“In the short 3-month course, I was able to build simple applications, know the flow and pipeline, starting from scratch to the final mobile product. Learning this pipeline and workflow helped me find a job at a start up company.”
Yue Yang, Master of Digital Arts, 2019
“Most of the students here at ITU are working in high-tech companies in the heart of Silicon Valley, and I think that is really unique. Learning from all these different people from different backgrounds is extremely enriching for me.”
Henrique Dutra, Master of Digital Arts, 2018
Students should have their laptop ready for each class, including access to software such as Photoshop CC/Illustrator CC or Sketch. Students’ computers also need to be able to support these materials. In addition, students should also have their own access to prototyping platform InVision App throughout the entire course.
Award of certificate
Students who successfully fulfilled the course requirements will receive a certificate jointly awarded by The Hong Kong Management Association and International Technological University, USA.
Students who achieve outstanding performance in the course may be given a real world placement in the USA. ITU will recommend a placement project in the USA, if appropriate.