Wireframe - Intro to UX Design
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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Course Overview
See website and app design in a new way
Wireframe is a 9-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 common design problems and then go one step further and implement those ideas. By the end of the course you'll learn prototyping & wireframing in Figma and a basic understanding of HTML/CSS. These skills can be used to pursue careers in user UX/UI design, web development, and product management.

No prior knowledge or coding experience is required.
Skills You'll Learn
Design Thinking
Learn the fundamentals of design and how to design with developers in mind.
Competitor Analysis
Usability Testing & Accessible Design
Prototyping Websites & Apps
Using Figma, HTML, and CSS
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.

Wireframe grads will be able to use their new skills to create a portfolio site, write design analyses on websites, find a job or internship in UX, and more. This class is great starting point for UX, Design or Web Development fields, and provides the foundational knowledge for a career in Product Management.
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
Meet Your Instructor
Siddharth Tickle
Sid will be your guide in learning user experience design this spring. Sid is a Forge member and took Wireframe himself and has since gone on to design websites for clients. This is his second semester teaching Wireframe.

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 member events
Exclusive networking opportunities with our alumni community
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
Spring 2022 Schedule
Wireframe meets online every Sunday from 11am - 1pm ET via Zoom.

This course starts the week of February 13th and continues for 9 weeks.

Time Commitment
Courses expect a 4-6 hour/week commitment. Outside of the 2 hours in workshop, you can expect to meet with your instructor weekly to get additional support (at flexible times) and to spend some time working with your classmates on projects.
Application Process and Deadlines
Spring 2022 applications are closed.

Fall 2022 applications open this summer.

$95 Course Fee
This is less than a twelfth of the average cost of a college course*. We also offer reduced payment options on a needs-basis, no questions asked. See below for more information on our financial aid.

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. Teaching online is not new for us - we know how to make our courses fun, engaging, and interactive. Our Skills Courses went fully online in March of 2020 to protect the health of our students and instructors. In Fall 2021, our clubhouse will reopen to the public, but we will continue to offer programming for our online community. It is important that Forge remains open and accessible to students everywhere.

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.
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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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