Course Description

This intermediate studio course builds on the foundational knowledge of effective user interface and user experience design, gained in the Introduction to UI and UX course. Topics include persuasive UX and the ethics of design, sustainable behaviour, user engagement, storytelling for UXD, and gamification. Students will conduct user testing, create wireframes and build mock-ups to test the UX of their designs.


  • Appreciate the theory and sensibilities of User Experience Design on digital devices,
  • Acquire skills in the use and application of a variety of cognitive design methods, specifically applicable to user experience design,
  • Apply individual and collaborative skills in design-based problem solving,
  • Earn intermediate proficiency in the skills and techniques used in UX Design, UX Strategy, Interaction Design, and user-centred interfaces (UI),
  • Apply motivation, empathy, cognitive economics, gamification principles, storytelling, user engagement, and understand the ethical implications of all of the above as means of designing and evaluating user experience and developing a human-centred interface (UI),
  • Comprehend key design standards, guidelines, and tools focusing on user experience,
  • Create a small project in stages using a creative design brief, scenarios, a journey map, and a prototypes, by the end of the course that applies some of the cognitive behavioural principles discussed in class.


Recommended Prerequisites


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Intermediate User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
Jul 11, 2024 to Aug 21, 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.

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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.