UX Design and Prototyping for Educators

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Take a look at this video to find out what the course is all about!

About this course

Explore the principles of UX and UI design and prototyping and how to use Adobe creative tools to create engaging and useful mobile app design. Then learn how to apply your new digital skills to teach UX and UI design and to integrate new projects into your curriculum.

Understanding UX and UI design helps students to better communicate ideas, emotion, and purpose through effective mobile apps. Develop your skills with Adobe XD, an industry standard UX/UI design tool, and learn how to teach your students the design and technical skills they need to effectively use UX and UI design in digital media projects.

What will I learn?

  • How using UX and UI design and prototyping in your curriculum can produce positive outcomes for you and your students

  • Best practices and principles of UX and UI design

  • The technical skills to create your own mobile app designs and prototypes with Adobe tools (with support from expert digital media educators)

  • How to apply your new skills to integrate UX design and prototyping projects into your curriculum

  • Collaborate with educators from around the world

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all educators working in primary, secondary or higher education. No prior experience with Adobe tools or digital media technologies is required.

How long is the course?

The course runs for five weeks, starting on 6th August 2018 and should take about 25 hours to complete. All coursework must be submitted by 21st September 2018.

What will it cost?

Enrollment and course completion certificate are FREE!

What software/technology will I need?

What will I receive when the course ends?

After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital badge and course certificate that states that you have completed 25 hours of professional development.

About Adobe Education Exchange Courses

Each week of an Education Exchange collaborative course includes:

  • Design and instructional theory content, innovative and tailored for educators

  • Interactive live class session taught by expert educators and featuring guest industry experts

  • Hands-on creative assignment with personalized feedback from instructors and other educators

  • Reflective learning journal best practice

  • Community collaboration and discussion

Live Class Information

This course will include five live classes, which take place on the following days:

  • Class 1 on Wednesday August 8th, 2018

  • Class 2 on Wednesday August 15th, 2018

  • Class 3 on Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

  • Class 4 on Wednesday August 29th, 2018

  • Class 5 on Wednesday September 5th, 2018

Each class will take place three times; once in each of the following time zones:

  • AEST (Sydney) from 7pm - 8pm

  • BST (London) from 7pm - 8pm

  • CDT (Chicago) from 7pm - 8pm

If you can’t make the live classes for whatever reason, don’t worry - all three iterations of each live class will be recorded and available to view here.


Freddie Clarke

Colin Maxwell

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

James Field

Course Tutors

Mark Shufflebottom

Course Workshops
Orientation Meet the tutors and get oriented to the course program. Download the required software and start your learning journey.
Class 1: Introduction to UX Design and Prototyping We’ll begin with design fundamentals and dive straight into creating UX designs with Adobe XD.
Class 2: Dive deeper into UX Design and Prototyping Develop your digital skills and apply your learning. Learn core concepts of digital design.
Class 3: Getting to grips with Adobe XD Explore innovative and engaging practices with Adobe’s digital toolset.
Class 4: Practice makes perfect Embed your new digital skills by creating digital content ready for curriculum integration.
Class 5: Applying new skills In the final week we’ll discover how to best impact your curriculum with your new skillset.
Achieving Accreditation In this section, we'll wrap up the course, complete the steps and move towards graduation. You’ll reflect on your learning during the course and celebrate the work of your peers.
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