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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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Starts: 14 September 2020
Applications Close: 07 September 2020


Duration: 1 year

Class Fee: ZAR 49 500

Acceptance Fee: ZAR 9500

Learn how to design products, services, experiences and processes that focus on satisfying and solving user needs and challenges – turning them into loyal fans. Discover the design-driven principles that power the most innovative companies and entrepreneurial minds in the world today.
In this SETA-accredited, fully-online 12-month programme you’ll also develop a deep understanding of human behaviour and master powerful new complex-problem solving techniques.

OUTLINE

The programme is broken up into four modules over 12 months (8-10 hours of study per week). You'll walk away with the practical skills and in-depth knowledge you need to become a successful and professional digital marketer, as well as an NQF level 5 qualification that gives you the competitive edge.

1. Orientation

  • The first few weeks are dedicated to orientation. Students familiarise themselves with the online learning platform (virtual classroom), understand how the programme will roll out and meet the humans that’ll be there for support during the programme.

2. Module 1: Theory and Principles of User-Centred Design

  • Visual Design
  • User-centred design and business innovation
  • Design tools and problem solving frameworks
  • User research theory and methods

3. Module 2: Application and Practice of User-Centred Design

  • Narrative techniques for ideation
  • Information Architecture (IA)
  • Prototyping

4. Module 3: Professional Practice of User-Centred Design

  • Interaction and User Interface-Design
  • Use-centred Product and Service Design
  • Using a Design Thinking approach for UCD

WHO YOU'LL MEET

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.

ROBYN, Instructional Designer

ROBYN, Instructional Designer
I write online courses and programmes that entice, encourage, and engage students to continue on their learning journeys

Megan Carver, Head of Programme Development

Megan Carver, Head of Programme Development
Megan is passionate about education and the possibilities that technology-mediated learning can achieve. With her background in psychology and education, Megan is committed to developing programmes and educational materials that not only achieve learner objectives but that foster and enhance the learning experience for students and learners.

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USER-CENTERED DESIGN NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN DESIGN TECHNIQUES

User-centered design (UCD) is an iterative design methodology that focuses on satisfying the needs and challenges of users and consumers. Being user-centric means placing the user at the centre of all product, service, experience and process decisions. The best businesses in the world today are fiercely user-centric.

Finding a UX design course that would suit your in-depth needs can be difficult, and is why we’ve put together this user-centered design accredited online programme.

Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Research information related to user-centered and human-centered design
  • Analyse and review user-centered and human-centered design research
  • Engage in design-thinking processes and transfer these skills to your organisation
  • Produce user-centered solutions that meet specific project requirements
  • Design and prototype engaging, user-friendly interfaces
  • Manage and present a user-centered design project
  • Manage business processes in a design environment

This Course Is Perfect For

  • Traditional designers and creatives who want to become digitally-savvy
  • Content managers, marketing strategists or UX practitioners
  • Aspiring or up-and-coming web designers or developers
  • Those involved in any way with building eCommerce, platform or app-based businesses
  • Anyone involved in product, service, experience or process development

Benefits

  • Traditional designers and creatives who want to become digitally-savvy
  • Content managers, marketing strategists or UX practitioners
  • Aspiring or up-and-coming web designers or developers
  • Those involved in any way with building eCommerce, platform or app-based businesses
  • Anyone involved in product, service, experience or process development

Application Requirements
To qualify, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Matric certificate
  • The ability to implement knowledge and practice skills learned in a business environment
  • If you do not meet the above requirements, we do have an RPL (recognition of prior learning) process in place at an additional admin cost**. Get in touch with us for more information.

LOVE IT? NEXT STEPS…

01

APPLICATION

Application

Click the Application button, fill out the short form and we'll email your application form to you. Fill it in, sign and upload; together with your other necessary documents. 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 application acceptance fee.

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