Treehouse Techdegree

Become an UX 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 an UX 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, Business, Development Tools and more.

What to expect

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

  • 10 Projects
  • 22 Courses
  • 126 Quizzes
  • 0 Challenges
  • 3 - 8 Months
  • 36 Hours
  • Course

    Design Thinking

  • Workshop

    Practice Empathy Maps

  • Workshop

    Practice Journey Maps

  • Course

    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

    Introduction to Wireframing

  • Course

    Designing Layouts

  • Workshop

    Collecting Design Inspiration

  • Course

    Researching User Needs

  • Course

    Prototyping with Adobe XD

  • Course

    Prototyping with Figma

  • Course

    Web Design Process

  • Course

    UX Design Patterns

  • Workshop

    Practice Designing a Product Card

  • Workshop

    Practice Creating a Paywall

  • Workshop

    Practice Completing a Profile

  • Course

    Creating User Experiences

  • Course

    Introduction to Product Design

  • Course

    Digital Media Through Photoshop

  • Course

    Web Typography

  • Course

    Design Systems

  • Course

    Information Architecture

  • Course

    UX Content Strategy

  • Course

    Copyright Basics

  • Course

    Evaluating Design

  • Course

    Building a Portfolio

  • Course

    Presentation Skills

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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  • 2 hrs
    Project

    Critique 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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  • 3 hrs
    Project

    Complete the Wireframe

    As a UX Designer, you'll often need to convert a rough sketch from a client or project stakeholder into a more detailed design. Practice your ability to complete a wireframe based on a simple template.

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  • 48 hrs
    Project

    Research a Grocery Store 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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  • 9 hrs
    Project

    Prototype a Weather 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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  • 4 hrs
    Project

    Pet Adoption Signup

    Determine the stakeholder and audience for a project then create a wireframe of a single website screen using UX design patterns. Explain your choices and design decisions to your client.

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  • 24 hrs
    Project

    Wireframing User Flow for a Hiking App

    Utilize card sorting to determine how users will flow through a website or app to complete tasks and reach their goals. Pair user goals with business goals to create a design that works for both parties.

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  • 6 hrs
    Project

    Iterate on Visual Design

    The first idea usually isn't the best. Iteration and taking an idea further is a key part of design. Practice your ability to improve your existing ideas and then explain your choices.

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  • 6 hrs
    Project

    Creating a Brand Personality

    Create a brand personality matching a company’s brand identity and values. Use the brand personality to create content for a webpage to improve the user experience.

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  • 48 hrs
    Project

    User Testing a Grocery Store App

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

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  • 24 hrs
    Project

    Capstone Project: Building a UX Portfolio

    Utilize user experience design principles to create a 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.

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

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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