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Google UX Design Professional Certificate
This is your path to a career in UX design. In this program, you’ll learn in-demand skills that will have you job-ready in less than 6 months. No degree or experience required.
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Get started in the high-growth field of user experience (UX) design with a professional certificate from Google. Learn UX design foundations, including user empathy, building wireframes and prototypes, and conducting research to test your designs.
Common job titles: User Experience (UX) designer, UI Designer, Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, Product Designer
¹Burning Glass Labor Insight Report data (median with 0-5 years experience), United States, 4/1/21-3/31/22.
²Career improvement (e.g. new job/career, promotion, raise) within 6 mos. of completion based on cert. grad survey responses, U.S. 2021.
median entry-level salary¹
of Google certificate grads report career improvement²
in-demand job openings in UX design¹
Connect with over 150 U.S. employers post-completion
Skills you will gain
User Experience (UX)
User Experience Design (UXD)
UX design jobs
About this Professional Certificate
Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of UX design, no experience or degree required. With professional training designed by Google, get on the fast-track to a competitively paid job. There are currently 99,000 U.S. job openings in UX design with a median entry-level salary of $92,000.¹
User experience (UX) designers focus on the interaction that users have with products, like websites, apps, and physical objects. They make those everyday interactions useful, enjoyable, and accessible.
Over 7 courses, gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level job.
You will create designs on paper and in digital design tools like Figma and Adobe XD. By the end of the certificate program, you will have a professional UX portfolio that includes three end-to-end projects, so that you’re ready to apply for jobs. Upon completion, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 150 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.
75% of Google Career Certificate Graduates in the United States report an improvement in their career trajectory (e.g. new job or career, promotion or raise) within 6 months of certificate completion²
¹US Burning Glass Labor Insight Report salary data (median with 0-5 years experience) and job opening data. Data for job roles relevant to featured programs (4/01/2021 – 3/31/22).
²Based on program graduate survey responses, United States 2021
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Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You’ll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.
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When you complete all of the courses in the program, you’ll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.
There are 7 Courses in this Professional Certificate
Foundations of User Experience (UX) Designstars38,470 ratings
Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypesstars4,489 ratings
Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes is the third course in a certificate program that will equip you with the skills you need to apply to entry-level jobs in user experience (UX) design. In this course, you’ll continue to design a mobile app for your professional UX portfolio. You’ll start by creating storyboards and getting familiar with the basics of drawing. Then, you’ll create paper wireframes and digital wireframes using the design tool Figma. You’ll also create a paper prototype and a digital low-fidelity prototype in Figma.
Current UX designers and researchers at Google will serve as your instructors, and you will complete hands-on activities that simulate real-world UX design scenarios. Learners who complete the seven courses in this certificate program should be equipped to apply for entry-level jobs as UX designers. By the end of this course, you will be able to: – Develop a goal statement. – Create two types of storyboards: big picture and close-up. – Understand the difference between low-fidelity and high-fidelity design. – Apply the basics of drawing. – Apply the principles of information architecture to organize a mobile app. – Create paper wireframes for a mobile app design. – Develop digital wireframes in the design tool Figma. – Build a paper prototype to add interactivity to designs. – Design a low-fidelity prototype in Figma. – Recognize implicit bias and deceptive patterns in design. – Continue to design a mobile app to include in your professional portfolio. To be successful in this course, you should complete the previous two courses in this certificate program, or have an ability to conduct user research to inform the creation of empathy maps, personas, user stories, user journey maps, problem statements, and value propositions. You will also need paper and a pen or pencil.
Conduct UX Research and Test Early Conceptsstars2,604 ratings
Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts is the fourth course in a certificate program that will equip you with the skills you need to apply to entry-level jobs in user experience (UX) design. In this course, you will learn how to plan and conduct a usability study to gather feedback about designs. Then, you will modify your low-fidelity designs based on insights from your research.
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Current UX designers and researchers at Google will serve as your instructors, and you will complete hands-on activities that simulate real-world UX design scenarios. Learners who complete the seven courses in this certificate program should be equipped to apply for entry-level jobs as UX designers. By the end of this course, you will be able to: – Plan a UX research study, including the project background, research goals, research questions, Key Performance Indicators, methodology, participants, and script. – Explain the importance of respecting privacy and user data. – Conduct a moderated and unmoderated usability study. – Take notes during a usability study. – Create affinity diagrams to group and analyze data. – Synthesize observations from research and come up with insights. – Develop persuasive presentation skills to share research insights. – Modify low-fidelity designs based on research insights. – Continue to design a mobile app to include in your professional portfolio. To be successful in this course, you should complete the previous three courses in the certificate program. Or, you need to have an ability to conduct user research to inform the creation of empathy maps, personas, user stories, user journey maps, problem statements, and value propositions; as well as an ability to create wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes on paper and in Figma.