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User Experience
Design Bootcamp

Learn user experience design directly from
UX experts in Singapore.

Our UX Design course graduates come from industry-leading companies.

UX Designers are highly sought-after by top companies

Building a digital presence is becoming increasingly important for various organisations. By having attractive and user-friendly interfaces, it improves customer satisfaction and retention. That is why UI/UX Design skills are in extremely high demand in Singapore today. UX Designers create intuitive digital experiences and user journeys using creative thinking and data-driven research.

Expand new career opportunities with our highly-rated User Experience Design course in Singapore.

UX Design Course Details

Vertical Institute’s User Experience Design course in Singapore will supercharge your career with end-to-end UX skills. Learn new tools and concepts, and demonstrate all stages of the UX process, from user research, information architecture, to prototyping and wireframing with Figma. Students will culminate their learning by developing a UX portfolio project in fintech — receiving expert feedback along the way.
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Beginner-Friendly

Upskill with our UX Design course without no prior background or experience.
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Professional Certificate

Gain an accredited User Experience Design Certification in Singapore.

What to expect?

  • Learn new concepts and tools through expert-led lectures, discussions, assignments and project work

  • Apply what you’ve learned to create a UX capstone project; developing a high-fidelity prototype of an app user interface

  • Dedicated career support and matching with hiring partners New

  • Receive individualised feedback and support from your instructional team with free 1-on-1 consultations

  • Be part of the VI community where members can leverage connections with alumni, instructors and experts

Course Fee & Government Subsidies

*Please note that IBF Subsidy level will drop to 70%-50% for intakes commencing after 31st December 2022. Sign up early to enjoy higher course fee subsidies.

Course Fees (with GST) IBF Subsidy
Singaporeans aged 40
and above
$280.50 90%
Singaporeans below 40
and all PRs
$610.50 70%
Foreigners $1,765.50

*All Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above can use their SkillsFuture Credits to fully offset the remaining fees after funding.

*In addition, NTUC members can utilize UTAP to offset 50% of remaining fees (capped at $500 per year).

UX Design Course Schedules

Choose from our flexible course schedules outside working hours. We have timeslots available on weekday evenings or on weekends.

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7 lessons
3 hours each lesson

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Online classes
via Zoom

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1 Instructor,
2-3 Teaching Assistants

UX Design Course Curriculum

Pre-Work

As a VI student, you will be given access to online learning materials in our e-learning portal.

To get you ready for learning, this essential pre-work will familiarize you with the basics of the key concepts and tools we will be using throughout the course.

Although you will learn these topics remotely before you arrive in class, you won’t be far away from the resources of the VI community. Make use of our Telegram channel to leverage connections with students, alumni, instructors and experts. At the end of your pre-work, you’ll be ready for the fast pace on campus!

After the course, you can choose to participate in follow-up sessions with your instructor, either in a group and/or individually, included as part of the course fee.

Module 1: Introduction to User Experience Design

Tutorials:

  • Getting acquainted with the course and expectations
  • Discuss the discipline of UX design and the design process
  • Introduction to the ecosystem of UX Design; including Information Architecture (IA), User Interface (UI) Design, Interaction Design (IxD) and the differences
  •  Introduction to Design Thinking, Product Management systems and tools, and Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  •  User Research [Part 1]
    ○ Importance of human-centered research and its comparison with market research
    ○ Different research methodologies
    ○ Tips & Techniques
    ○ Research Planning guides for conducting User Research

Activity:

  •  Capstone Project Brainstorming
    ○ Defining problem statements, user goals, performing preliminary background research
Module 2: User Research & Design Thinking Ideation

Tutorials:

  • User Research [Part 2]
  • Analyzing research in UX design to formulate insights and find opportunities
  • Use “How might we…” statements to shift from identifying problems to ideating solutions
  • Creating User Personas and examples
  • Common UX Ideation Methodologies
    ○ Four Types of UX Mapping
    ○ Storyboarding
    ○ User Stories
  • User Stories, Themes, Epics & Features
  • Feature Prioritization Methods
    ○ HiPPo Method
    ○ Iron Triangle Method
    ○ MoSCoW Method
    ○ Simplified Numerical Method
  • User Flows

Activity:

  • Define Problem Statements, Assumptions & Hypothesis
  • Creating User Personas with UXPressia
  • Creating, Prioritise & Grouping User Stories
  • Ideation: Crazy 8’s
    Module 3: Information Architecture

    Tutorials:

    • Introduction to Information Architecture (IA)
    • Understanding the importance of IA and process
    • The Library Example
    • Card Sorting and Creating User Flows

    Activity:

    • Card Sorting using Trello
    • Creating sitemap / user-flow based on card sorting
    • Assignment 1
    Module 4: Wireframes & Prototyping

    Tutorials:

    • Introduction to Wireframes and Prototyping
    •  Interaction Design Principles
    •  Levels of Prototyping
      ○ Low-fidelity
      ○ Mid-fidelity
      ○ High-fidelity
    • Overview of the different prototyping tools
    • Why and What is Figma?
    • Using Figma for digital prototyping

    Activity:

    • Pen/Pencil & Paper Sketching Wireframes (based on previous sitemap/flow)
    • Mid-Fidelity Prototype using Figma (based on previous paper wireframes)
    • Assignment 2
    Module 5: Visual Design

    Tutorials:

    • Introduction to Visual Design / UI Design
    • Learn how visual design impacts the user experience
    • Identify key visual elements for improving a layout
    • Apply visual design tools such as typography, color, imagery to wireframes and prototypes
    • Visual Design Ideation
    • General Guidelines and Principles For Visual Design
    • Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design
    • Mobile App Design Considerations

    Activity:

    • Recreate / Replicate an existing financial app design using Figma
    Module 6: Usability Testing

    Tutorials:

    • Introduction to Usability Testing 
    • Methods of Usability Testing
    • Practice planning and conducting a detailed usability test
    • Practice analyzing test findings and generating a usability report

    Activity:

    • Perform a Usability Testing in class
    Module 7: Capstone Project & Portfolio Building
    • Understanding portfolios and their purpose in the industry
    • Building a UX Case Study to support your portfolio
    • A Career In UX
    • Capstone Project Discussions
    The Capstone Project

    Participants will be required to execute the UX design process from end to end, addressing a real-world problem by designing a new digital business product or redesigning an existing one.

    This individual open-book capstone project will culminate your learning by applying the new tools and concepts learnt to create a report that includes:

    • Human-centered user research and personas
    • Good information architecture, user flows, and navigation
    • Wireframing and prototyping with clear annotation
    • A portfolio-ready design prototype with walkthrough

    Instructors

    Zack

    Design Lead @ UOB

    Past projects:
    UOB Digital Bank, Shopback

    Yeeling

    Senior UX Designer @ MING Labs

    Past projects:
    Wunderman, BBDO, Facebook, Starbucks

    Kamal Taib

    Lead UX @ FWD

    Past projects:
    FWD, Standard Chartered Bank, GoBear

    Job Placement Assistance

    Vertical Institute offers Job Placement Assistance to graduates that have successfully completed any of our courses.

    Over 1000
    hiring partners

    Land internship &
    industry opportunities

    Apply your
    new skills learnt

    Terms and conditions apply. Find out more.

    Funding Support

    IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS)

    This programme has been accredited under the IBF Standards, and is eligible for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

    Find out more on www.ibf.org.sg.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is UX Design?

    “UX/UI design has been seen as one of the rising industries with the most attention-grabbing potential in the future. Studies have shown that the average salary of an UX/UI designer is growing rapidly and that the use of UX/UI design is now being adapted in lots of different fields.”
    – International Business Times, 15 June 2022

    Ever found checking out your online shopping cart a pleasant and smooth process? Or perhaps you enjoy scrolling through Instagram because of how aesthetic, interactive, and easy-to-use their interface is. This is all attributed to the work of UX designers. 

    User Experience design is the essential process of designing digital products with the sole purpose of providing end-users with a meaningful experience. It covers all aspects including research, design, usability, accessibility, function, and branding.

    Although UX design is a relatively new field, it is gaining popularity because the market has become increasingly customer-oriented. This is why the demand for UX designers has seen rapid growth as well.

    Are there course fee subsidies available?

    Yes, there is up to 90% funding support from The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) for our IBF-accredited programmes:

    The IBF Standards Training Scheme (“IBF-STS”) provides funding for training and assessment programmes accredited under the Skills Framework for Financial Services.

    For our training programmes that are IBF-accredited, eligible Singaporeans & PRs may receive funding support under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subjected to all eligibility criteria being met.

    For more information on the funding support, please visit: https://www.ibf.org.sg/programmes/Pages/IBF-STS.aspx

    Can I use SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the remaining course fee after funding?

    Yes. For self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above, you can use your SkillsFuture Credits to fully offset the remaining course fees after funding. This means that you do not need to pay any cash.

    After you have registered for a course, a VI representative will reach out to guide you with the SkillsFuture Credits claim application.

    Can NTUC Union members use UTAP to offset the remaining course fee after funding?

    Yes, all our courses are eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) Funding. NTUC Union members can use UTAP to offset 50% of unfunded course fees (capped at $250 per year).

    For example: If your remaining course fees are $267.50, you can offset $133.75 with UTAP.

    This claim must be done after completion of the course. Please refer to the UTAP FAQ for more information.

    Can I use SkillsFuture Credits and UTAP at the same time?

    Yes, you can utilize both at the same time. UTAP can only be applied after SFC has been applied.

    For illustration purposes only:

    (a) Full Course Fees with GST $2,675
    (b) Less IBF Subsidy (e.g. 90%) ($2407.50)
    (c) Course Fee Payable (after IBF Subsidy) $267.50
    (d) SkillsFuture Credit ($200)
    (e) NTUC Member pays $67.50
    (f) NTUC Member claims 50% of (e) from UTAP $33.75
    Who is eligible for IBF funding support?

    For Self-Sponsored:

    All Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) that are physically based in Singapore and successfully complete the course will be eligible.

    • Be a Singaporean Citizen or PR physically based in Singapore
    • Minimum of 75% attendance (this means that you must attend at least 6 out of 7 lessons)
    • Pass the assessment

     

    For Company-Sponsored:

    • Be from Financial Institutions that are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) (either licensed / exempted from licensing) or Fintech companies that are registered with the Singapore Fintech Association.
    • Be a Singaporean Citizen or PR physically based in Singapore
    • Minimum of 75% attendance (this means that you must attend at least 6 out of 7 lessons)
    • Pass the assessment

    How do I obtain IBF funding support? Do I need to pay the full fee first?

    This funding support works on a nett fee model. This means that participants only need to pay the remaining course fees after IBF funding. This nett fee can be fully paid with your SkillsFuture Credits.

    For Self-Sponsored:

    You must be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) that is physically based in Singapore. You will only need to pay the course fees minus the funding support. For example, if you are eligible for 90% funding support, you will only be paying S$267.50 nett, which can be paid with your SkillsFuture Credits.

    For Company-Sponsored:

    You must be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) that is physically based in Singapore and working in an eligible company:

  • Financial Institutions that are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) (either licensed / exempted from licensing)
  • Fintech companies that are registered with the Singapore Fintech Association
  •  

    Your company will pay the course fees minus the funding support. For example, if you are eligible for 90% funding support, the company will be paying S$425 nett for company-sponsored participants.

    Eligible companies will further be able to claim the remaining course fees after funding with the Training Allowance Grant (TAG) (S$10/hour of eligible training and assessment hours).

    Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

    This program is suitable for beginners with no pre-requisites.

    Is there a UX Design certificate granted at the end of the course?

    Upon successful completion of this IBF-accredited course, participants will be awarded a UX Design certification recognized by employers in Singapore. VI alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn network.

    Our programmes are well-regarded by top companies, who contribute to our curriculum and use our courses to train their own teams.

        What is the difference between UX design, UI design, and UI/UX design?

        These two terms are often confused and used interchangeably. In a nutshell, UX is defined more by the overall planning, strategy, and psychology of the user experience; on the other hand, UI design focuses more on the aesthetic of the product.

        If a product would be a human body, the code represents the skeleton that gives it structure. The UX design represents the organs that supports life functions, while the UI design represents the cosmetics of the body.

        The correct umbrella term is simply UX design which refers to both UX and UI components.

            What is Figma?

            Figma is a web browser-based design tool across any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux etc.) which allows for real-time collaboration with team members. It is the only design tool of its type where everyone can share, open, and edit Figma files at the same time. 

            What is Miro?

            Upon Miro is a free online collaboration platform known for its digital sticky notes function to help teams in brainstorming, planning and managing workflows. 

                What softwares do I need to download?

                You will be learning a suite of industry tools: Miro, Figma, UXpressia and more.

                These are all web-based and no installation is required.

                    What if I cannot attend a class?

                    If you miss a lesson, you are allowed to attend a makeup class. This would be the corresponding class of another intake that same week, subject to availability. If you cannot make it for the makeup class, then you can simply watch the recorded lesson video.

                    Your attendance is only counted if you attend a makeup class.

                        Why are UX design skills relevant today?

                        ‘Singapore Tech Salaries May Soar Up to 30% in Two Years’ – The Straits Times, 2022

                        With a huge shortage of tech talent in Singapore, UX design skills are not only highly sought after by top employers, but also by any business that has an online presence. Besides excellent career prospects and opportunities, UX design is an exciting field with plenty of room to exercise your creative and analytical skills.

                        The synergy between creativity and logic in UX design allows you to develop both soft and hard skills from critical thinking to coding and prototyping. 

                        Break into the UX industry with the beginner-friendly UX Design Bootcamp by Vertical Institute. The course allocates 3-4 instructional team members per class to ensure dedicated peer and mentor support for your UX Design journey. You will graduate with an IBF-accredited UX certification, as well as a polished, portfolio-ready project to showcase your arsenal of UX design skills.

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