The UX program prepares students to research, plan, design, & build digital experiences in an agile business setting. 

The emphasis is on developing proficiency in user experience design and front-end development, while providing a basic introduction to research, visual design, copywriting, project management, and software engineering.

Graduates of this program will have the skills needed to be an entry-level User Experience (UX) Designer. A UX Designer's role is directly involved in the process of making a product useful, usable and enjoyable for its users.

Through the program, students create a portfolio of individual and team projects that can be shown to future, potential employers. Students also learn to communicate effectively in an interview and professional setting. 


Program Structure

 

User Experience Design

6-MONTH Course

Prepares students to research, plan, and design digital experiences in an Agile business setting.

Available as a standalone course

Front-End Development

6-MONTH Course

Students will use CSS, HTML, & JavaScript to create a marketing site and implement the onboarding flow for their projects from the UX course.

 

Consulting Projects

1-YeaR PAid Apprenticeship

Students who complete the UX and Front-End courses have the opportunity to complete real-world consulting projects for clients.

 

Gain hands-on experience in the full UX lifecycle

In this course, students learn about Product Research, Creating Personas and User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), Creating Wireframes, Prototyping, and Product Testing. Students will also learn tools to produce high-fidelity User Interface (UI) mockups.

We train students for today's high-demand tech jobs using accelerated skills training. You'll leave our program career-ready.

 

  1. Tooling — Learn to use Sketch & Invision (free accounts for students!)
  2. User-Centered Design — Empathize, Ideate, Define, Prototype, & Test
  3. Storytelling — Communicate user needs with personas, storyboarding, flowcharting, & wireframing
  4. Discovery & Research — Conduct interviews and analyze results
  5. Communicating Design — Give & receive feedback; Lead & participate in critiques
  6. Content Design — Information Architecture, Copywriting, Accessibility, & Internationalization
  7. Intro to Visual Design — The basics of user interface design & where to find inspiration
  8. User Interface Patterns — Use design patterns and create design systems
  9. Hierarchy & Layout — Apply typography, color, & proximity to establish visual hierarchy
  10. Imagery — How to source and effectively use icons & images
  11. Onboarding & Funnel Metrics — Landing Pages, Forms, & A/B Testing
  12. Interaction Design — Affordances, Motion, & Usability Testing
  13. Working with Developers — Prototyping & Responsive Design
  14. Projects — In our project-based learning model, you'll solve real-world problems and create products to show future employers.
  15. Launching your career — Build your portfolio and learn how to present yourself to future employers. Once you have the job, advocate for design within the organization.

Learn from user experience professionals.

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Stan Rosenthal
UX Designer, LinkedIn

Stan has helped design products at LinkedIn and with numerous startups spanning government, labor, finance, and healthcare. He splits his time between Indianapolis and his hometown, New Orleans. Stan started designing websites during the 2005 levee failures, when he co-founded Levees.org and brought the satirical Levee newspaper online. He has been recognized for his philanthropic work by The New York Times and numerous local organizations.

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Justine Tiu
Senior UX DEsigner, Google

Justine is a senior UX designer at Google NYC. Most recently, she worked on new consumer and education products in the VR/AR space, such as Google Tour Creator and Expeditions. Previously, she was the UX lead and design manager of Google Classroom and Forms. She's passionate about problem solving, crafting, and trying new things.

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Luis Menacho
Director of UX, Agility.io

Luis is the Director of UX at Agility.io. He is passionate about creating user-centered design. Some of his recent clients include Major League Baseball, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and DBS Bank. In his free time, Luis enjoys teaching UX design, painting and exploring new cities. 

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Angelina Ho
CEO, Agility.io

Angelina is the CEO of Agility.io and former VP of UX at the company. Angelina enjoys creating functional products that are pleasant to use. She has worked with startup and enterprise clients such as NerdWallet, Bank of America, and BET. In her free time, she loves to try new foods and browse local grocery stores to explore their layouts, signage, and product placements.

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Gabe Wright

Gabe is a UX Developer with a background in branding, web-design, and frontend development. Before transitioning full-time at Kenzie, he worked on many of Indy’s local business web projects. He loves anything to do with technology and innovation. When not working, he enjoys food, music, backpacking, and traveling.

 
The skills I am learning at Kenzie Academy will be directly applicable to the job I will have in the future.
— Jake Berg, Kenzie Academy Software Engineer Student
 
 

Thanks to #WOCinTech Chat for the header image.