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AUCKLAND UX Gym Workshop: User Interface (UI) Design

| $300

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.

Course description

This practical course focuses on design for screens, from application user interfaces to web design. We cover common behaviour patterns when people are trying to understand a user interface presented on a screen, and how this affects their decision making. We look at how to design for different form factors and input modes, and cover the basics of information architecture design, using design libraries and selecting UI components. We also go over how to use screen design software, and throughout the day you will put everything you learn into practice by designing your own user interface using professional design software. Please note that this is a design course, not a coding course.

The course covers:

  • How user interface design fits into human-centred design and user experience design
  • Human behaviour and decision making for screens
  • How to design for varying device/screen formats and input methods
  • Using UI design libraries
  • Selecting UI components
  • Graphic design considerations for UI design
  • How to ensure your designs are accessible and usable
  • Useful interaction design principles
  • Basic information architecture principles for UI design
  • An introduction to UI design software
  • Documenting UI design
  • A basic introduction to how user interfaces are implemented
  • Emerging trends in user interface design

During the course you will:

  • Learn the principles and theory behind modern UI design
  • Learn the basics of using professional design software
  • Create your own user interface design in professional design software

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
    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.


Note: DA Friends are eligible to register at the Unwaged Rate

This event is independently organised and operated by UX Gym. For any queries, please contact them directly.


July 9
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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UX Gym


30 Pollen Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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