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Advanced Diploma in User-Centered Design

Introducing a 1-year full-time Advanced Diploma in User Centered Design for graduates, that takes UX (user experience) and design to the next level. With this qualification you’ll be equipped to apply sound strategic thinking and a deep understanding of what drives human behaviour to conceptually create and develop solutions to modern design problems.

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This course is also available as a part-time course:

Master the unique combination of UX and conceptual thinking

Integrate your keen interest in human behaviour, obsession with solving problems in a unique way and your love of digital design with practical and strategic skills. You’ll learn how to take a project from the conceptual stage into actual prototyping, and have the competency and know-how to integrate elements and design thinking in order for the development team to bring it to life. Developed in response to a desperate need in the market, this programme’s primary intention is to give you the ability to translate theory and implement it into practical projects for the real world.

Learn from top talent

This Advanced Diploma is built and taught by Design Thinking experts who understand the value this discipline brings to business.

Build your skills

Understand and apply stronger decision making skills that are crucial for the next generation of work.

Think outside the box

This Advanced Diploma is ideal for people who want to create and nurture empathy with users, using creative thinking to create new solutions.

Elevate your career

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow Advanced Diploma, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow Advanced Diplomas are made to future-proof your career

Each of our Advanced Diplomas is packed with the most up-to-date and practical knowledge that is designed and taught by cutting-edge industry experts. They’re created to elevate your career to help you stay ahead of the curve and do your best work.

What you’ll learn:

  • The theories and principles of User-Centered Design, from the basics to business innovation, using research methodologies, design tools, user research theory and narrative techniques.
  • To apply the practice through information architecture, visual design, prototyping and interface and interaction design.
  • Workplace learning and practical simulations, including service design.

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Explore your career options:

UX Designer

Product/Service Designer

Information Architect

CX Specialist

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Dean Henning

Senior Lecturer

Dean Henning

Dean has over 15 years experience as a lecturer, specialising in digital and multimedia design that puts users at its core.

Dean is passionate about equipping students with industry knowledge and skills to prepare them for the dynamic changes in this 21st century world.

Carmen Schaefer

Head of Academics

Carmen began her career as a graphic designer in the fast-paced world of advertising. Since then she has been lucky enough to have been involved in the education of South Africa’s most talented young creatives for the past 20 years. She currently leads the academic team at Red & Yellow and is committed to growing Red & Yellow into the most creative business school in the world. She also authors the annual employability report.

“Thank you Team Red & Yellow for the knowledge. It’s only been a few months and I can see a difference in the way I think regarding advertising and marketing in the digital realm.”

Nadine Botes

Ogilvy – Senior Creative Specialist in Retail Marketing and Advertising