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UX Certificate

Last updated: May 5, 2022, 4:21 p.m.

Job title:  Part-time Instructor in Communications

Course Title: UX Certificate

Course Code: CEDP 400/A1 

Date posted: 2022-04-28

Application deadline: 2022-05-23

Format: (100 hours), 8-week (accelerated)

 

Schedule:

        Term: Fall 2022

        Term dates: Sep 12 to Nov 07, 2022

        Day: Monday, Wednesday (Time: 18:00-21:00), Saturday (Time: 9:00-13:00) (3 days per week)

 

     

 


Position description

The Centre for Continuing Education at Concordia University provides part-time employment to a range of subject-matter experts to teach in short-target courses and programs. Teaching tasks include the preparation of course and course plan, delivery of course, evaluating student performance and grading student work and grade submission. Instructors attend departmental meetings and attend professional development training activities related to the program.

Course description and learning outcomes

In this course, students will be learning to develop their UX skills through a series of immersive projects designed to help students think like a UX practitioner and create tangible deliverables (competitive analysis matrices, personas, wireframes, prototypes). Practical methodologies and the latest prototyping tool Figma will be used.

Each module of the course will offer students the opportunity to solve business and product design challenges while applying the latest user-centered design principles. These include practical UX techniques such as user research, journey mapping, design thinking, wireframing, prototyping and validation testing.

There are 4 modules to the course.

MODULE 1: Fundamentals of UX Design

MODULE 2: Redesigning an existing app using a metrics-driven product design approach

MODULE 3: Production workflows taking designs from low-fi wireframes to Figma prototypes

MODULE 4: Develop a persona by translating projects into case studies and showcase your portfolio

By the end of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Apply UX design principles and methodology to support production workflows as a member of a product development team 
  • Conduct research and interpret data for an improved end user experience 
  • Convey the problem for team members using customer personas, journey maps and storyboards 
  • Apply design-thinking methodology to generate potential solutions that response to the end user’s needs 
  • Create a series of visual materials to arrive to a final design/interaction specification 
  • User end-user data gathered through feedback and testing to support design decisions 
  • Finalize design within technical parameter and export design elements to a specifications document for developers 
  • Prepare professional documentation and artifacts relating to the design process to showcase in a professional portfolio 
  • Apply professional self reflection, collaboration, storytelling, problem solving and active listening techniques throughout the UX design process 
  • Design for business impact while balancing the needs of the user 

Qualifications and assets

  • Education with an BA/MA in Interactive Design and/ or Designed Related field or equivalent, DEC in Media Arts
  • Relevant industry experience for over 5 years or equivalent
  • Relevant teaching experience for 3 years or equivalent
  • Experience in sketching, wireframing, prototyping, knowledge in coding, Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, taking a digital project from concept to market, designing for business impact.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the Centre for Continuing Education, Ms. Michele Wu (Michele.wu@concordia.ca) and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the course title and a detailed curriculum vitae. Electronic applications should be submitted by the deadline but will continue to be reviewed until course has been filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.





Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.


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