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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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Starts: 11 February 2019
Registration Closes: 30 November 2018


Duration: 1 year

Qualifications:
  • NQF 7 Advanced Diploma

Cost: ZAR 74 000

Introducing a 1-year Advanced Diploma in User Centered Design for graduates, that takes UX (user experience) and design to the next level. Apply sound strategic thinking and a deep understanding of what drives human behaviour to conceptually create and develop solutions to design problems.

OUTLINE

The programme is designed around 3 modules, that allow for integrated knowledge, skills and application. Each module runs sequentially and the subjects are designed to build on the knowledge as the year progresses.

1. Theory and Principles of User Centered Design

  • User Centered Design and Business Innovation
  • Design Tools and Problem Solving
  • User Research Theory and Methods
  • Narrative Techniques and Ideation Tools

2. Application and Practice of User Centered Design

  • Information Architecture
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Interface and Interaction Design

3. Professional Practice of User Centered Design

  • Workplace Learning
  • Practical Simulation
  • User Centered Product and Service Design

WHO YOU'LL MEET

Meet our amazing team of lecturers who are equipped with industry knowledge and skills to prepare students for the dynamic changes in this 21st Century world

WESLEY, MD

WESLEY, MD
Feel so privileged to be a part of this amazing team. When not on the guitar or running, you’ll find me braaiing or playing with my kids.

JEANDRI, Head of Education

JEANDRI, Head of Education
3 most valuable lessons on the knowledge journey: the best sight is insight, science is golden, and well done is better than well said.

DEAN, Senior Lecturer

DEAN, Senior Lecturer
I've worked in art, music, design, dance (not actually dancing), jewellery. I love taking on complex problems that require divergent thinking.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Unlike a programme that only focuses on UX and conceptual thinking, or one that only teaches design, this advanced diploma in user centered design combines the best of both worlds.

Integrating your keen interest in human behaviour, obsession with solving problems in a unique way and your love of digital design, you’ll understand how to take these skills and elevate them to the next level. 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 students the ability to translate theory and implement it into practical projects for the real world.

Admission requirements:

  • An NQF level 6 Diploma or NQF level 7 Bachelor’s Degree
  • Regular, steady access to the internet
  • Reasonably sophisticated computer skills (i.e. the ability to work and research online).
  • A proven ability to design as evident in a portfolio and proficiency in related software (Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop or similar)

LOVE IT? NEXT STEPS…

01

DO THE SKILLS TEST

This is your first chance to show us you’ve got what it takes! It gives us a glimpse of who you are and what you’re capable of. It’s your gateway to the programme. Download the test, complete it, and submit with your final application.

02

APPLICATION

Application

Download your enrolment form by clicking the Application button. Fill it in, sign and upload; together with the necessary documents (your CV, skills test and academic credentials) as listed in the requirements above. Now it’s our turn to evaluate your submission and provide feedback.

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FINISHING LINE

Once we’ve recognised you have potential, and approved your application, you need to secure your spot by paying your registration fee.

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