Wireframe - Intro to UX Design Course
Learn to design beautiful and functional user experiences (UX) in websites and apps.
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1) Course Overview
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2) Meet Your Instructor
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3) Extra Perks
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4) All the Details
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Course Overview
See website and app design in a new way
Wireframe is a 10-week introductory course to user experience (UX) design, where you will develop a mindset to identify design problems and find creative solutions for them. You will be able to effectively communicate and defend your decisions along the way through understanding design principles, information architecture, and interaction design.

Through several projects centered around real-world design challenges, you'll learn how to find solutions to problems and then go one step further and implement those ideas digitally. By the end of the course you will have polished projects on apps or product designs, and a better understanding of the user focused design industry.
I liked how hands-on Wireframe is, and that the instructors make the topic casual and approachable.
Claire Snyder
Wireframe was a lot of fun, and I gained a solid understanding of UX design.
Laura Feng
Develop experience in design thinking
As the digital world continues to grow and become more prevalent, user-centered design becomes increasingly crucial for how we as humans interact with technology. This course will help you have a solid foundation in design thinking, whether you want to pursue a career in UX or use the principles in other industries to improve how users will interact with products or services.
Skills You'll Learn
Design Thinking
Competitor Analysis
Usability Testing
Prototyping Websites and Apps
Projects You'll Complete
Multi-Week Projects:
- Redesign a website/app of your group's choosing.
- Redesign an existing popular website/app (from a list of choices) to make it more accessible, specifically focused on one aspect of accessibility.

Mini Projects:
- Redesign an existing popular website/app (from a list of choices) to make it more accessible, specifically focused on one aspect of accessibility.
- Create a landing page and product page for a product of your choice.
- Create a logo and homepage for a travel site.

Meet Your Instructor
Schuyler Guare
Schuyler will be your guide in learning advanced data science this spring. Schuyler is a Forge member and took Node Lite herself one year ago.

Our student teaching model means our courses are constantly changing and improving, enabling you to learn skills that are more up-to-date than what you might learn in a typical classroom.

It also means we can be better mentors and guides for you. We know where you might get stuck and how to guide you through those challenges because we've been in your shoes before. And we know what makes a lesson fun (or extremely boring), so we always design programs that we'd want to participate in ourselves.
Joining the Forge Community
At Forge, we give our people the skills they need to realize their big ideas and a community they can call home. Our courses are a great place to get to know our community, make new friends, and prepare for your future. All of our students get access to exclusive perks and opportunities beyond whatever course they're taking:
Free access to all of our Crash Courses
Exclusive community events and jobs
Opportunities for (sometimes paid!) projects to practice your new skills
Priority applications for Launch summer internship program
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Dates, Deadlines, and Tuition
Workshop Schedule
Wireframe has one section that meets online Sundays from 3-5pm.

This course starts the week of February 14 and continue for 10 weeks.
Time Commitment
Courses expect a 4-6 hour/week commitment. Outside of the 2 hours in your workshop meeting time, you can expect to meet with your instructor weekly for labs (at flexible times) and to spend some time working with your classmates on projects.
Application Process and Deadlines
Applications for Spring 2021 are currently closed. Applications for Fall 2021 will reopen sometime in August.
$200 Course Fee
$125 for college students
Only $95 for UVA students
For UVA students, each of our courses is just $200 $95 — that's less than a weekly lunch out for the semester. We're proud to partner with these two UVA schools to make this reduced cost possible.
Do you offer financial aid?
We are committed to making our courses accessible to all. We reduce or eliminate the program fee to all students who need it, no questions asked. Our aim is to enable everyone who wants to learn and join the Forge community. This is made possible by $20,000 in generous donations from our alumni network each year.

15% of students receive financial aid from Forge. 54% of aid goes to first-generation college students, and 80% of aid goes to people of color.
What's your refund policy?
We think you'll love Forge, but if you decide you need to drop, you may request a refund within 10 days of your course's first workshop meeting time. You'll receive a full refund, less a $20 operations fee. Beyond this date, no refunds will be given.
What are your online courses like?
We know how to do online teaching right. Our Skills Courses will be all-online for the foreseeable future to protect the health of our students and instructors. Teaching online is not new for us - we know how to make online courses fun, engaging, and interactive. We know you can't just film a traditional lecture and hope for the best!

Since we've moved our courses online, our student satisfaction ratings haven't changed -- 95% of students would still recommend their course to a friend.
Do I need to have any background experience to apply?
No, you don't! This course is designed for people with little-to-no background experience.
What's your climate impact?
We donate 1% of all course tuition to carbon removal initiatives around the world. We also power our clubhouse with 100% clean wind and solar power. Learn more.
I have a question that wasn't answered here.
No problem! Reach out to, and/or come to our online Open House to talk to our team and learn more.
"It's electric being at Forge. Surrounded by my people and given all the tools I need for success, I feel like I can do absolutely anything. The relentless creative energy of our students is what makes Forge unlike anything I've ever been a part of.

There is something so fundamentally special about our members that just working and learning beside them has helped me grow enormously as a leader and a learner."

- Rachel, Forge alumna
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