Design a User Experience for Social Good and Prepare for Jobs is the seventh and final course in a program that will equip you with the skills you need to become an entry-level UX designer. In this course, you will design a dedicated mobile app and a responsive website focused on social good. You will showcase all that you’ve learned during the certificate program to complete the design process from beginning to end: empathizing with users, defining their pain points, coming up with ideas for design solutions, creating wireframes and prototypes, and testing designs to get feedback. By the end of this course, you will have a new cross-platform design project to include in your professional UX portfolio.
About this Course
Skills you will gain
Google Career Certificates are part of Grow with Google, an initiative that draws on Google's 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through programs like these, we aim to help everyone– those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM DESIGN A USER EXPERIENCE FOR SOCIAL GOOD & PREPARE FOR JOBS
I really like this course. It has a good balance of theory and hands-on, and I like the fact that there is emphasis on accessibility.
This course is so detailed and I love the way it also includes link for extra knowledge, It has given me a solid background in UX Design. Thank you Google!
love that I can work and complete certificate at my own pace. It's give time do many other things and still have time to farther my knowlegdge.
I really loved this course, it required a lot of effort to complete this one, but the instructor has very inspired me to continue. Thank you Google!
About the Google UX Design Professional Certificate
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 99,000 U.S. job openings in UX design with a median entry-level salary of $92,000.¹
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. 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 150 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya. 75% of Google Career Certificate Graduates in the United States report an improvement in their career trajectory (e.g. new job or career, promotion or raise) within 6 months of certificate completion² ¹US Burning Glass Labor Insight Report salary data (median with 0-5 years experience) and job opening data. Data for job roles relevant to featured programs (4/01/2021 - 3/31/22). ²Based on program graduate survey responses, United States 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:
The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
What will I get if I subscribe to this Certificate?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Certificate, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
What is a UX designer?
User experience (UX) designers focus on the experience that users have while using products like websites, apps, and physical objects. UX designers make those everyday interactions useful, enjoyable, and accessible. The role of an entry-level UX designer might include coming up with ideas to address user problems, conducting research with users, and designing wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.
If you enjoy talking to and empathizing with people, drawing, thinking creatively, or paying attention to details, a job as a UX designer might be a good fit for you!
What background is required?
This course is the seventh and final course of the Google UX Design Certificate, which will equip you with the skills you need to apply to entry-level jobs in user experience design. We strongly recommend that you complete the first six courses of the certificate program before completing this one:
- Course 1: Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
- Course 3: Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes
- Course 4: Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts
- Course 6: Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD
In this course, you will create a final capstone project to include in your professional UX design portfolio and demonstrate all of your learnings from the certificate program. To succeed in this course, you should have experience:
Conducting user research in order to empathize with user needs and determine specific user pain points.
Creating personas, user stories, user journey maps, and problem statements.
Designing wireframes on paper and digitally, low-fidelity prototypes on paper and digitally, mockups, and high-fidelity prototypes.
Conducting usability studies and iterating on designs based on research insights.
Working in Figma or Adobe XD.
If you are unfamiliar with any of these topics, you should enroll in the earlier courses of the Google UX Design Certificate to learn more.
What tools or platforms are included in the curriculum?
Figma and Adobe XD are the design tools taught in the Google UX Design Certificate. In this course, you can choose which of these two design tools you’ll use to create your capstone design project.
Spreadsheets, word processing applications, and presentation applications will also be used. Throughout the program, you will create a professional portfolio, using the platform of your choice, to showcase your UX design work.
Which jobs will this certificate help me prepare for?
One of the most exciting parts about joining the field of user experience is the large number of job opportunities available. Nearly every company needs UX designers to help create their digital and physical products. While the need for UX designers continues to grow, there is currently a shortage of UX design professionals to fill those roles.
A career in UX design allows you the opportunity to work as a generalist, finding a role as a UX designer, UI designer, or UX researcher, or as a specialist, like a visual designer or interaction designer. Upon completion of this certificate program, you will be able to search for jobs with all of these titles, and find the role that best suits you.
Do I need to take the course in a certain order?
This is the seventh and final course in the Google UX Design Certificate. We highly recommend completing the seven courses in this certificate program in the order presented, because the content and applications in each course build on information presented and practiced in earlier courses.
This course is similar to a capstone project. The goal is to demonstrate and apply learnings from the certificate program, so guidance will be limited.
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