Five Benefits of Learning UX/UI at Web Design School

Are you thinking about a web design career, but don’t know where to start? First, you should figure out what area you want to focus on. You can choose from many different areas, including user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design product design, graphic design, interaction design, information architecture, and more.

UX/UI is the most common area, and demand is high for professionals in this field. Below are five benefits you’ll enjoy by attending web design school to become a UX/UI designer!

Fundamental Design Knowledge

Web design school can teach you what you need to know to work in the field of UX/UI design. More importantly, the Academy’s School of Web Design & New Media can teach you how to truly excel.

When you master design elements like color, balance, typography, contrast, and more, you’ll be able to work smarter, not harder. You’ll also be ready to unleash the creativity that led you to pursue a web design career in the first place. At the Academy, you’ll meld your artistic side with your technology-oriented side to become a unique UX/UI designer.

A Design Thinking Mentality

Brainstorming fantastic UX/UI designs can be super fun. However, turning your ideas into real projects that meet UX/UI standards can be way more difficult. In the Academy’s web design program, you’ll develop a “design thinking” mentality that will help you bring your projects to life. But what does it mean to be a design thinker?

A design thinker is a strategic thinker, producer, and technologist who understands the need for practicality, balancing innovation with what’s doable. While innovation is always cool, a web designer has to know how to balance creativity with what’s doable. Every Academy student learns a comprehensive design thinking process to help them kick-start a successful web design career.

An Impressive Portfolio

The first thing employers will want to see is your portfolio. As a student in the Academy’s web design school, you’ll have a large portfolio of projects that even early professionals would envy.

Regardless of your specialty, the instructors in our web design school will help you create an outstanding portfolio that features in-depth case studies, not just final designs or mockups. This kind of portfolio can’t be slapped together in web design boot camp! Furthermore, the depth and breadth of our student portfolios repeatedly impresses our industry partners like Facebook.

Cross-industry Experience

Great UX/UI design requires more than an understanding of technology used for web design. As a UX/UI designer, you’ll be dealing with a broad range of projects and products, so you’ll also have to understand how things work in different industries. For example, you need to know a bit about basic automobile manufacturing to design a better car dashboard interface.

At the Academy, you have access to over 20 different schools and majors. Our Web Design & New Media students have many opportunities to team up with each other on projects and learn more than UX/UI. Our collaboration with the Industrial Design department on an assignment from Volvo is a stunning example.

Self-Learning Opportunities

The field of UX/UI design is always changing. Every day, new ideas and technologies are making it into the industry. In other words, you’re never quite done with learning in this industry. You’ll need to stay on top of new trends to make sure that your skills are always fresh and sharp.

For working designers and professionals, the Academy offers online programs that allow you to learn on your own time. With our online web design school, you can keep up with all the changes in UX/UI and compete in this fierce market.

All in all, as an Academy grad, you’ll leave prepared to launch a successful web design career in UX/UI. But if you think this is all that web design school can offer you, think again. Find out why studying web design at an art school can put you ahead of the pack. Or visit our main site to get started!