Course Description

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of UI and UX, the different roles and responsibilities in the UI and UX field, and the essential tools required for creating engaging user experiences across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. This course explores the planning and designing of effective user interfaces based on considerations from aesthetic, psychological, scientific, and technological aspects. Key topics include user-centric design, user and design requirements, and information architecture. Students will have the opportunity to experience the complete product development cycle by developing a new product from inception. Throughout this process, they will perform their own human centred design research, generate wireframes, and construct an interactive prototype that can be utilized to assess the user experience. Students will learn how to prepare and present their work and create a potential portfolio piece out of their course project.

Students will need to access and install Marvel POP, a free app available for both iOS mobile devices and Android. They will also need to access either Balsmiq Desktop, a free downloadable application available for iOS or Windows, OR, the free online trial version of Moqups (it's browser-based so available for all computer types and operating systems, and suitable for those who might be using work computers and cannot download software). Students may also use Figma in this course. You can create a free account and access Figma through your device browser, or through the downloadable application available for iOS or Windows.


  • Demonstrate the UI/UX design process, roles and skillsets,
  • Apply different methods to understand users’ needs and business requirements,
  • Gain insight into UI/UX design best practices and apply these principles to an application design,
  • Create a working prototype,
  • Evaluate usability and test designs.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
May 16, 2024 to Jun 26, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $500.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions.  Learn more about what to expect in a Continuing Studies online course at OCAD U.

Important: Online courses have firm start and end dates. Each assignment has its own deadline. Extensions are not granted.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. 

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.