UX Design for Graphic Designers

If you're a Graphic Designer looking to break into UX, then this is the course for you. You'll be learning what UX Designers do, how to sell designs to stakeholders, and a general walkthrough of a typical project at a digital agency.
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(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 14, 2017
Duration
1h 30m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 14, 2017
Duration
1h 30m
Description

In this course, UX Design for Graphic Designers, you'll be talked through a typical website project at a digital agency. First, you'll explore what UX designers do, how it differs from graphic design, and how they can fit into an organization. Next, you'll discover the basics of incorporating research into your work. This includes speaking to key stakeholders, talking to people that use the website or app, and many more research methods. Finally, you'll learn that unless you plan on building the website or app you're designing, you're going to have to learn how to work with developers. By the end of this course, you'll know enough about UX design to transition from a graphic designer to a UX designer. This could be making that transition within the company you're currently at, or building a portfolio to get your first UX design job. Software required: Adobe Experience Design (Beta).

About the author
About the author

Brett Marshall is a UX Designer who has conducted workshops and managed multidisciplinary teams. Brett has also worked with Nutanix, Surfrider, VOA, and The YMCA.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Brett Marshall, and welcome to my course, UX Design for Graphic Designers. I'm a UX/UI designer at Grizzly. If you're a graphic designer looking to break into UX design, then this course is perfect for you. In this course, we're going to learn what UX designers do, how it differs from graphic design, and how that can fit into an organization. Next, you'll learn the basics of incorporating research into your work, this includes speaking to key stakeholders, talking to people that use the website or app, and many more research methods. Finally, unless you plan on building the website or app you're designing, you're going to have to learn how to work with developers. By the end of this course, you'll know enough about UX design to transition from graphic designer to a UX designer. This could be making the transition within the company you're currently at or building a portfolio to get your first UX design job. Before this course, you should be familiar with core graphic design tools and principles. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about UX design with the UX Design for Graphic Designers course, at Pluralsight.

What Do UX Designers Do and How Do They Work?
Hi. I'm Brett Marshall, and this is UX Design for Graphic Designers. During this course, we're going to follow along a typical web design project at a digital agency. This will give you a better idea of what UX design is and how it differs from your background, graphic design. You'll also learn how digital agencies work on projects depending on the agency and their managing methodology. One of the biggest things about being a UX designer at a digital agency is understanding the typical project flow, the roles of your teammates, and working closely with clients. The greatest factor in becoming more comfortable with these things is experience. That's another thing this course helps to do, supplement some real world experience by simulating a typical project. Speaking of a project, since I live in San Diego, we're going to be working with a client that sells surfing equipment on their ecommerce website called Surfing Co. We'll be taking this project from the initial kickoff meeting with a client to when we launch the website. We'll be talking about how meetings work, how to gather information, what tools UX designers use, and how to have a successful relationship with developers.