MYX Logo
The Science of Wellbeing Google Certification UX Design

User Experience (UX) Designer

"How do I explain what I do at a party? The short version is that I say I humanize technology."

- Fred Beecher, Director of UX, The Nerdery

The Details

User experience (UX) designers focus on the interaction that users have with products, like websites, apps, and physical objects. They make sure that the user has an amazing experience every step of the way. So if you have a passion for web design, details and you can think big picture, this could be a great career for you. Learning from leading UX designers at Google, you will gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level job. Upon completion of this certificate, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 130 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.

Why it’s hot RN

  • By 2027 the project management field is expected to grow by 33 percent (source: Project Management Institute)

  • Nearly 22 million new jobs in project management by 2027 (source: Project Management Institute)

  • Employers will need nearly 88 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles (source: Project Management Institute)

Influencers in the field

Jeff Kirsch

Let’s talk about the $

Average salary $85,269 (source: Payscale.com)

Social Impact

You impact how consumers (which you are one of) interface with the world. What will that experience be like? Help create it.

PATHWAYS:

Degree in Computer ScienceComputer Science

WHAT YOU WALK AWAY WITH

BS in Computer Science

TIME

6-8 semesters

COST

$40,000-$68,000

OR

workmyxUser Experience (UX) Designer

WHAT YOU WALK AWAY WITH

  • Skills needed to launch a career in UX Design
  • Course completion certificate Google
  • Course credits can be used towards a future degree*
  • TIME

    1 semester

    COST

    $425

    *Dependent on University credit transfer policies

    workmyx: User Experience (UX) Designer

    1.

    The Science of Wellbeing

    The Science of Wellbeing

    In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

    What You'll Learn

    • Gratitude
    • Happiness
    • Meditation
    • Savoring

    2.

    Google Certification UX Design

    Google Certification UX Design

    Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of UX design, no experience or degree required. With professional training designed by Google, get on the fast-track to a competitively paid job. There are currently 113,700 U.S. job openings in UX design with an average entry-level salary of $58,600.

    User experience (UX) designers focus on the interaction that users have with products, like websites, apps, and physical objects. They make those everyday interactions useful, enjoyable, and accessible. Over 7 courses, gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level job. At under 10 hours per week, you can complete the certificate in less than 6 months.

    You will create designs on paper and in digital design tools like Figma and Adobe XD. By the end of the certificate program, you will have a professional UX portfolio that includes three end-to-end projects, so that you’re ready to apply for jobs. Upon completion, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 130 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya. 82% of Google Career Certificate graduates report a positive career outcome like a new job, promotion, or raise within 6 months.

    What you’ll learn:

    • Follow the design process: empathize with users, define pain points, ideate solutions, create wireframes and prototypes, test and iterate on designs

    • Understand the basics of UX research, like planning research studies, conducting interviews and usability studies, and synthesizing research results

    • Apply foundational UX concepts, like user-centered design, accessibility, and equity-focused design

    • Create a professional UX portfolio that includes 3 end-to-end projects: a mobile app, a responsive website, and a cross-platform experience

    This work totals 259 hours over the course of 15 weeks

    Enroll me in this workmyx

    Please note that MYX will enroll you in these courses before the start of term.

    The Science of Wellbeing Google Certification UX Design