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UX Design & Applied Innovation

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Enhance your capabilities in user experience design (UX) and explore strategic design thinking methods underpinned by an end user centred clarity. Advance your skills in refined innovation processes, improve your visual communication skills, gain an insight into consumer behaviour & digital markets and explore emerging technologies.

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.

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.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

Career Pathways

Graduate Careers

Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
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

Further enquiries

Further Information
Contact
Nollaig Crombie
Head of Department
Email: Nollaig.Crombie@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6203

Subjects taught

Year One

Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

1
Ux – User Experience Design Mandatory 10 4
Consumer Behaviour & Digital Markets Mandatory 10 4
Innovation and New Product Development Mandatory 5 2

2
UI – User Interface Design Mandatory 10 4
Emerging Technologies Mandatory 10 4
Professional Development Mandatory 5 18
Work Based Learning Mandatory 5 0

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

Course fee

EU Fees: €4,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €9,000.00

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