UX Designer

offered by OpenClassrooms

UX designers are responsible for creating great user experiences that respond to the needs of actual users. In particular, UX designers need to:

Carry out different research methodologies
Inform design decisions through research
Prototype concepts
Solve complex problems
Design experiences and solutions that meet customer needs
Test iterations on real users
Effectively communicate design decisions
Collaborate across teams and projects
How much will I earn?
UX designers tend to earn more than graphic designers and web developers.

By following this path, you could end up in a job with the following salaries:

United States

Entry level: $40-70,000
Experienced: $60-190,000
United Kingdom

Entry level: £31-40,000
Experienced: £40-95,000
Note that salaries are often dependent on location.

*What are my job prospects?
UX designers are in demand by every kind of company, from startups to big companies. UX design can be applied to any industry, and companies are increasingly growing their in-house UX teams, which may be made up of design researchers, usability testers, UX designers, and UI [user interface = visual look and feel] designers. It is also possible to work freelance as a UX expert.

Find UX design job offers on Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Zip Recruiter, and Authentic Jobs.

*Who is eligible to enroll?
In order to take this learning path, you must have the following prerequisites:

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (if you would like more information about this, please contact advisors@openclassrooms.com)
A good level of English
Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a good internet connection

*What will I learn?
Apply UX principles to actual projects
Conduct research studies including ethnography, usability testing and card sorting
Assess a scenario and create a research path
Lead and facilitate design thinking exercises and workshops
Prototype ideas to save time and money
Create wireframes
Implement research findings and analytics in product development
Manage creative projects
Translate complex ideas into accessible objectives
Design effective user experiences
Apply graphic design skills across projects
Communicate your process and design decisions
Present your findings to stakeholders and clients

*Which job titles can I have?
This path can prepare you for the following jobs:

UX designer
UX/UI designer
Experience designer
Design/User researcher

*How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?
Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

During your path, you will be allocated a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

Any questions? Contact our student advisors at +44 20 3868 9900 or +1 (929) 376 0101, or send an email to a student advisor at hello@openclassrooms.com.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am- 6.00pm UK time, until 1 pm Eastern Time.

*Your diploma
OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.

Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a “UX Designer” master’s-level diploma.
This diploma is at level 7 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework). Thanks to the Bologna Process, signed by 50 countries, our master’s-level diploma is recognized by all participating countries, notably in Europe.

This path will be the subject of a registration application with the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP), via the National Commission of Professional Certifications (CNCP), in order for the level of the diploma to be recognized by the State. This process takes 8 to 18 months. If the outcome is successful, the first students will be able to retroactively claim recognition by the RNCP in accordance with article L335-6 of the Code of Education. If the outcome is negative, the level of the diploma will not be recognized by the State.

If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master’s program.

*Your Job Guarantee
At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.

By following the learning path “UX designer”, you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.

What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!