What will I learn?
You’ll learn the essential skills to become an industry-ready user experience (UX) designer. We’ve designed a program—from the ground up—geared towards giving you what you need to be a contributing member of a design team.
We’ve put a heavy emphasis on project work to give you plenty of practice honing your technical and interpersonal skills. Under the direction and guidance of our industry-seasoned facilitators (Center Centre’s full-time faculty), you’ll work on projects that provide you a tailored educational experience and a solid, industry-ready foundation.
What does a UX designer do?
Your favorite websites, phone apps, and kiosks are crafted by user experience designers. The way the design looks, the way it works, how it’s organized, and how it fits into its environment are all the result of UX design.
UX designers work on all flavors of screen-based design. You’ll find UX designers working on messaging applications, information websites, games, and banking systems. They work on customer-facing applications like reservation systems and e-commerce. They design the systems that employees use. UX designers shape our experiences.
Who hires UX designers?
We’ve talked with a lot of hiring managers. They tell us that they need more industry-ready UX talent and they need it now.
We’ve seen an exponential increase in the demand for UX designers. Companies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies are beginning to recognize the importance of providing great experiences for their customers, employees, students, faculty, donors, and constituents.
Companies, like Apple Computer, demonstrated that products with better designs make them competitive. These companies are now focused on investing in better experiences. This means they need even more UX designers.
There are openings for about 24,000 UX designers in the US alone and, in the next 10 years, the projected job growth of UX designers is 22%! GE is hiring more than 400 UX designers. IBM is hiring 1000 new UX designers for their Global Services division, in addition to the 600 designers they are adding to their product teams. Bloomberg, Marriott, Sears, and the New York Times are growing their design organizations, as well.