UX Design & Applied Innovation - Letterkenny

ATU - Donegal Campuses

UX Design & Applied Innovation - Letterkenny

During this course, you will enhance your capabilities in user experience design (UX) and explore strategic design thinking methods underpinned by an end user centred clarity. You will advance your skills in refined innovation processes, improve your visual communication skills, gain an insight into consumer behaviour & digital markets and explore emerging technologies. Typical applicants include, graduates from technical development and digital design backgrounds, current employees from the multinational and SME sectors in both technical and digital design capacity and unemployed graduates seeking to upskill.

The digital explosion of the 21st Century has revolutionised design & innovation. Advances in digital technology has given rise to new forms of products and services, which require creative solutions to increasingly complex problems. Expectations are higher than ever, and an educated, skilled workforce is called for. That’s where you come in.

In order to win new markets and thrive, the Irish technology sector has adopted design thinking methods and a user centred approach, encouraging the emergence of a design culture within. This is attracting a skilled workforce. Innovative graduates are in demand as they can think independently and critically, work well as part of a team, multi-task and generate new ideas through debate and discussion.

Subjects taught


UX Design: Applied Mandatory 10 4
Consumer Behaviour & Digital Markets Mandatory 10 4
Innovation and New Product Development Mandatory 5 2
Research Methods Mandatory 5 1

UX Design: User Interface Mandatory 10 4
Emerging Technologies Mandatory 10 4
Professional Development Mandatory 10 18

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should hold a level 8 degree. If you have sufficient relevant work experience, you are also eligible to apply.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. Online course.

Post Course Info

Graduate careers typically include:

User Experience Design (UX),
Strategic Design & Innovation lab roles
User Interface Design (UI)
Design Innovation
Visual & Graphic Communication
User Centred Research
Interactive Design and Service Design

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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