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AUCKLAND: User Interface (UI) Design Workshop

August 23, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop is hosted by our friends at UX Gym.

Learn how to design a user interface (UI) by learning how people understand and make decisions when using screen-based interfaces, and how to respond to this when making your own design decisions. In this course you put everything you learn into practice by creating your own interface design in professional design software.

How does it work?

This is an experiential course. You learn by doing. Our teaching methodology is built on giving you three building blocks for everything we cover:

1. Principles

You get the foundational theory behind the methods you learn – why we work the way we do. This is to give you a basis for further study or self-development and helps you judge how appropriate any method is for a given challenge, enabling you to alter a method as required or to develop your own methods as needed.

2. Methods

You get common design methods that make up a typical human-centred design process. These are practical ways of working that you can take away and start applying immediately.

3. Practice

You apply the principles and methods you learn on a project. This practical component is essential in making sure you can apply what you learn in the course to real life human behaviour and design problems.

Course outcomes

On completing the course you will:

  • Have enough knowledge of UI design software to start designing an interface
  • Have an understanding of how people understand and make decisions when using screen-based interfaces
  • Understand the basic principles of good interaction design
  • Be able to design a solid accessible and usable screen-based interface
  • Understand the basics of how user interfaces are implemented
  • Be able to document a UI design

In addition you receive:

  • A certificate of completion if you attend the whole course and complete all the practical and theory portions of the course.
  • Access to full online notes for the course and access to our community Slack channel to tap into the expertise and experience of our course alumni and facilitators.

What do you need?

You will need a laptop with the Chrome web browser installed. We provide all other necessary materials for this course.

On the day

We start at 9:30am and wrap up at 4:30pm with an hour for lunch at 12:30pm. Lunch is not provided, but we do provide coffee and healthy snacks.

Who is it for?

All are welcome and no prior design or coding knowledge is required to do this course.  However, the course is primarily aimed at:

Non-UI designers and design graduates

Traditional designers who want to add UI design to their skill set or learn how to work better with their UI colleagues.

UX Designers

UX designers who want to expand into UI design or better understand UI considerations when doing digital design projects.

Strategists and analysts

Senior practitioners who want more insight into UI considerations when doing digital design projects.


Developers who want to build their UI design skills or learn how to work better with their UX and UI colleagues.

Product owners and project managers

Product owners and project managers who want a better understanding of UI design in order to collaborate with and manage their UI colleagues better or to get better outcomes for their digital products and projects.

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Date: August 23, 2023

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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The Space InBetween
28 Customs Street East
Auckland CBD, New Zealand

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