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UX Design & Applied Innovation

Is this course for me?
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.

Key features
• 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.

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.

Careers or further progression

Graduate Careers
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

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• Ux – User Experience Design (M)
• Consumer Behaviour & Digital Markets (M)
• Innovation and New Product Development (M)

Semester 2
• UI – User Interface Design (M)
• Emerging Technologies (M)
• Professional Development (M)
• Work Based Learning (M)

(M) = Mandatory

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

EU Fees: €4,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

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