The UI/UX Design courses are built to prepare students for their career in Canada to design interactive software products such as web and mobile applications. The courses of the program are designed to provide the learner with the knowledge needed to work as a product designer in small, medium and big tech companies. The graduates of the program can also provide services to non-tech companies that own and maintain software products, used by their customers.
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* 1-year UI/UX Designer specialist courses are available to register
Become a UI/UX Designer in Canada
During UI/UX design specialist and advanced programs, students will learn about customer-centric design and how to design and evaluate a product from usability and usefulness perspectives. Some of the topics that are offered in this program are: Foundation of UI/UX, design evaluation, product design life cycle, responsive and adaptive design and analytics.
Our article about the 5 steps to become a UX designer will give you a better understanding to boost your career. Each individual in-class and online UI/UX design course will help students to master the following skills below:
- Understand the collecting feedback process on design and answering the feedback
- Understand user experience topics in web design such as vertical and horizontal prototyping
- Demonstrate the ability to problem solve using design tools and techniques
- Understand the stages of the design sprint
- Learning about communication between UI/UX and product management
- Understanding Agile methodology in product design and development
- How to use design to inform business and help with market and user research
- Demonstrate the ability to produce a low, medium and high-fidelity prototype of the product
Specialist and Advanced Classes
UI/UX Design Courses in Canada
The course’s objective is to help the student acquire foundation knowledge for the upper-level design courses. It introduces the graphic design principles to the students and covers topics such as form, typography, type styles, color theory and their applications in user interface and user experience design.
- Understanding the foundations of graphic design
- Problem-solving with design tools and techniques
This course introduces the students to theories, tools, and techniques of designing visual representation of information in a context of a design problem. It discusses varying forms, structure, categories, and architecture of information and how they could be visualized to provide meaning to the users of the visual product.
- Applying different information architectures
- Using information visualization in UI/UX design
The course introduces the students to the foundations of human-computer interactions and interfaces. It discusses the user mental model and how it impacts the interaction design as well as the impact of affective and cultural factors and how they inform the interaction design.
- Learning human-Computer basic principles
- Demonstrating design tools and techniques
This course introduces the student with the concept of design systems and how they are used in designing computer applications for varying platforms. It covers the current common design systems such as Google material design, Apple material design as well as web design systems.
- Practicing the different design systems
- Creating responsive design across multiple platforms
The course introduces the concept of design evaluation and the tools and techniques for design evaluation. The students will study research methods and how to design user study experiments in order to understand the mental model of the users to whom the application is designed and developed.
- Qualitative and quantitative user study design
- Designing user study experiments
During the course, the students get familiar with Design Sprint practice designed by Google Venture. It is a 5-day process through which the student will learn how to answer the product-related business questions through a five-stage process including understanding the problem through mapping out the problem and picking one problem to focus on, developing low, medium, and high-fidelity prototypes, launch and test the prototypes and learn from the process.
- Mapping out the problem to solve
- Performing design sprint
The objective of this course is how to communicate the design to different members of the team including product, development and sample target customers. The students will learn about tools (like Zeplin, InVision and so on) to deliver their design unambiguously to other team members so that they can make their related decisions based on the given design.
- Design communication tools and techniques
- Collecting feedback process on design
This course aims to introduce the students with some special topics and trends in UI/UX design. The goal is to provide the students with each topic by discussing very basic and core topics and terminologies used in each area and how they are impacted by UI/UX design process.
- UX design for games (games analysis from UI/UX perspective)
- What are gamification and its applications in other sectors
- The Psychology of Design
This course gives the opportunity to the student to practice the knowledge they have gained to work on a real project. The project involves all the students have learned including UI/UX design, evaluation and communication.
In this course, the students learn about how to use applications (like web or mobile applications) usage by users to inform and improve user experience using tools and techniques such as Google Analytics.
- Defining user experience metrics
- Improving the design based on data collected
This course provides some technical foundations for designing high-fidelity prototypes using web applications. The course covers both technical challenges of developing web applications and evaluating web applications from UI/UX perspectives such as vertical and horizontal prototyping.
- Learning user experience topics in web design
- Understanding design prototypes
UI/UX designs are informed and impacted by the product decision made by the product manager. It is beneficial if the UI/UX designer can understand the reasoning behind such products decisions. This course is an introductory course to product management and responsibilities of product management and particularly the communication between the product manager and the UI/UX designers.
- Developing stages in product design
- Covering product evaluation and assessment
Many software development companies adopt agile methodology in developing their products. While developers are trained in subjects regarding Agile development like lean product design and scrum, the designers do not usually receive such training and therefore they become a bottleneck in the product development cycle and many Agile books suggest replacing a non-agile designer with a non-designer who knows how to work in an agile environment. This module is one of the core topics to become an expert UX designer.
- Agile methodology in product design
- Advancing scrum and lean strategy
This module introduces core topics in digital marketing that could help UI/UX designers better design products. Also, the course covers some core topics in digital marketing such as SEO, content strategy, content creation and content distribution.
- Running user experience studies on social media
- Collecting user’s feedback on UI/UX decisions
UI/UX and product designers work very closely with the business team. Understanding the core business topics will help the designers a lot in designing the company’s product. The course covers topics such as business model, value propositions, user segmentations, brand promise, minimum-viable-product (MVP) and design for MVP.
- Learning business models & value proposition
- Practicing market and user research
This is a second project course of the program. While the first project course only focuses on UI/UX design in product design, this second-course project is a more comprehensive project where the student will work in a group and will go through different stages of product design from business, product and UI/UX design perspectives.
- Understanding the product from a business perspective such as business model, vision, brand promise, MVP, etc.
- Creating product hypothesis and user personas and how they are informed by business requirements
* Programs subject to change.
Career after the program
A career in the UI/UX design industry
Average user experience designer yearly salary in Canada C$63,523
Positions For UI/UX Designers
Studying UI UX design courses in Canada will assist you to achieve your career goals. After learning how to create a stunning UX design portfolio with tips & examples during their project classes, students in UI/UX design diploma co-op programs in Vancouver will have brilliant opportunities to get hired in Canada.
Please follow job positions for UI/UX designers below:
- UX consultant
- UX researcher
- Interface designer
- User Experience officer
- Design manager
- Product designer
- Communication designer
Schedule your education
UI/UX Designer Course Start Dates
Scholarship options are available
- High School Graduation or equivalent; or 18 years of age.
- Successful completion of upper-intermediate level English course at Cornerstone College or;
- Academic IELTS 6.5
- TOEFL IBT 79
- Duolingo 105
- Qualification for ESL level upper-intermediate on the CICCC placement test
- Online application form
- A copy of your passport
- High school diploma for a candidate who is under 18 years old
- Valid document for academic IELTS or TOEFL if an applicant has
Do you have any questions?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The main difference between UI and UX design; while UI design focuses on the interface and visual guidance of the product, UX design aims for users to have the best experience on the product.
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Absolutely, you can choose your learning method. Students can join our online UI/UX design courses and they can feel comfortable attending classes in person as well.
It is totally depending on your personal, communication, and industry-related skills. Students in the UI UX Design Co-op Diploma Program can earn 17.50CAD/per hour on average.
Yes, your co-op work must be paid if you would like to count your work as a co-op work experience.
Yes, you can absolutely extend your program. In fact, we encourage our students to study multiple diploma programs as they can expand their knowledge and expertise to find better jobs in Canada.
This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.