Treehouse Techdegree

Become a User Experience Designer

Learn to critique designs , complete user research, and design web and mobile applications. You’ll learn the skills necessary to start a new career as a User Experience Designer, who typically earns a starting salary of $75k a year.

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Prepare for success

I signed up in high hopes that it would give me the foundations needed to land my first job within a year — which is exactly what it did!

Ashley Clifton JavaScript Developer

I recommend the Techdegree because it aligns your learning with the projects, which really brings the courses to life. It enriches the learning experience and takes it to a new level.

Patrick Mockridge Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree student

Learn new skills

We’ll teach you everything you need to know to build a strong technical foundation, including Design and Business and more.

What to expect

We've carefully crafted the Techdegree program to jumpstart your journey to become a developer.

  • 10 Projects
  • 23 Courses
  • 112 Quizzes
  • 0 Challenges
  • 3 - 8 Months
  • 36 Hours
  • Course

    Design Thinking

  • Workshop

    Practice Empathy Maps

  • Workshop

    Practice Journey Maps

  • Workshop

    Slack for the Techdegree

  • Course

    Visual Design Foundations

  • Course

    Design Criticism

  • Workshop

    Practice Design Criticism

  • Workshop

    Handling Feedback as a UX Designer

  • Workshop

    Receiving UX Feedback by Example

  • Course

    UX Design Patterns

  • Workshop

    Practice Designing a Product Card

  • Workshop

    Practice Creating a Paywall

  • Workshop

    Practice Completing a Profile

  • Course

    Introduction to Wireframing

  • Workshop

    Practice Sketching

  • Workshop

    Practice Wireframing

  • Workshop

    Collecting Design Inspiration

  • Course

    Typography for Designers

  • Workshop

    Before and After: Typography

  • Course

    Designing Layouts

  • Workshop

    Creating Mockups

  • Workshop

    Before and After: Color

  • Workshop

    Before and After: Layout

  • Course

    UX Content Strategy

  • Course

    Creating User Experiences

  • Workshop

    Solving Problems with UX Design

  • Course

    Conducting User Interviews

  • Workshop

    Creating an Affinity Diagram

  • Workshop

    Creating User Personas

  • Course

    Introduction to Design Systems

  • Course

    Getting Started With Human Interface Guidelines

  • Course

    Getting Started With Material Design

  • Course

    Prototyping with Adobe XD

  • Workshop

    Practice Prototyping

  • Course

    Prototyping with Figma

  • Workshop

    Practice Storyboarding

  • Course

    Evaluating Design

  • Course

    Information Architecture

  • Workshop

    Practice Creating a Sitemap

  • Course

    Introduction to Product Design

  • Workshop

    Designing for User Roles

  • Course

    Designing Interactions

  • Workshop

    Designing Dynamic UI States

  • Course

    Accessibility For UX Designers

  • Course

    Presentation Skills

  • Workshop

    Introducing Google Slides

  • Workshop

    Presenting Design Ideas

  • Course

    Building a Portfolio

  • Course

    Copyright Basics

Build real-world projects

Develop the skills professional developers use every day and complete 10 challenging projects so you can demonstrate in-demand skills. In the process of creating these projects, you’ll build a portfolio of examples to showcase your talent to potential employers.

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  • 6 hrs
    Project

    Redesign a T-shirt Website

    Analyze a website to better understand its design elements and determine which are working and which may need to be changed. Think critically about how the website looks and functions and provide clear suggestions for improvements.

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  • 7 hrs
    Project

    Wireframing a T-Shirt Website

    Using the suggestions for improvements you noted in the previous project, update the website's design by sketching and then wireframing your ideas. Gather feedback on your initial designs before moving on to high-fidelity mockups.

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  • 24 hrs
    Project

    Mockup a T-Shirt Website

    With wireframing complete and feedback received, move into the next stage of the design process by adding visual design to make your website redesign come to life.

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  • 10 hrs
    Project

    Research a Grocery App

    Create a user research plan to gather feedback and data from your target audience. Analyze the data to determine an overall problem, or pain point, you will focus on solving.

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  • 10 hrs
    Project

    Prototype a Grocery App

    Interactions in an app take time to code and can be difficult to change once implemented. It's much better to start with a clear design before jumping into code. This project will practice your ability to prototype apps.

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  • 12 hrs
    Project

    Testing a Grocery App

    Complete a usability test to gather feedback on a prototype. Analyze the feedback and determine next steps.

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  • 47 hrs
    Project

    Designing a Task Flow

    Ideate a small task flow for a business to business client looking to improve how their customers send an email campaign.

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  • 20 hrs
    Project

    Testing a Flow

    Create a test a prototype of your designs to determine its strengths and weaknesses.

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  • 12 hrs
    Project

    Mockup and Present a Task Flow

    Put the finishing touches on your email marketing task flow by adding color and other visual design elements. Prepare a presentation for stakeholders to show and explain your work.

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  • 48 hrs
    Project

    Capstone: UX Portfolio

    Utilize user experience design principles to create an online portfolio of your work.

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We’re in this together

You will learn from the best teachers in the industry through our interactive video courses and workshops. In addition, you’ll receive project reviews and feedback on your work, as well as access to our exclusive Slack community, where you can work directly with other students on problems you’re solving.

  • Chris Zabriskie
    Chris Zabriskie
    Guest Teacher
    • Business
  • Julie Menge
    Julie Menge
    Guest Teacher
    • Business
  • Nick Pettit
    Nick Pettit
    Teacher
    • HTML
    • Game Development
    • Design
    • Machine Learning
    • Virtual Reality
  • May Kim
    May Kim
    Guest Teacher
    • Design
  • Devin O'Bryan
    Devin O'Bryan
    Guest Teacher
    • Design
  • Dan Gorgone
    Dan Gorgone
    Guest Teacher
    • Business
    • Design
  • Alena Holligan
    Alena Holligan
    Teacher
    • PHP
    • Security
    • WordPress
  • Kaleigh Veca
    Kaleigh Veca
    Guest Teacher
    • Design
  • Hope Armstrong
    Hope Armstrong
    Teacher
    • Design
  • Anya Mezak
    Anya Mezak
    Guest Teacher
    • Design
  • Tomer Sharon
    Tomer Sharon
    Guest Teacher
  • Mattox Shuler
    Mattox Shuler
    Guest Teacher
    • Design
  • Anwar Montasir
    Anwar Montasir
    Teacher
    • Design

Your future starts here

$199/mo

  • Custom curriculum
  • Peer project reviews
  • Exclusive Slack channel
  • Portfolio of 10 real-world projects
  • Final exam
  • Official Techdegree Certificate
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