LEARN UX  |  FEB 17, 2018

Free UX Design Courses

Looking to learn UX Design, without breaking the bank? Here are 9 free UX Design courses that you can complete online.

1. InVision - Principles of UX Design Ecourse

If you’re not familiar with InVision, it’s an amazing Product Design tool that allows you to prototype websites/apps, create design systems and collaborate seamlessly. In addition to these awesome features, InVision offers some pretty great educational resources, including a free Ecourse on the Principles of UX Design.

By signing up for this course, you’ll receive weekly emails with lessons on UX Design. There’s a total of nine lessons that you can get through without ever leaving your inbox.
 

2. Hackdesign

Similar to the InVision course, when you sign up for Hackdesign you’ll receive lessons on a weekly basis. The lessons are created by some of the world’s top designers who hone their craft at companies like Airbnb, Tech Crunch and TED. In addition to the weekly lessons, you’ll get access to design challenges, tools and other helpful resources.


3. Future Learn - Digital Skills: User Experience Course

Among the hundreds of free online courses provided by Future Learn, you’ll find this awesome User Experience Design course created by Accenture. It’s a 3-week course with an estimated effort of 2 hours a week. The course covers the foundations of UX Design, tools and testing.


4. Gymnasium - UX Fundamentals Course

Gymnasium is a portal created by Aquent that offers a variety of free online courses for design and marketing professionals. The UX Fundamentals course is focused on professionals in the Web Design and Development industry. It offers six lessons, covering topics like User Research, Information Design, Wireframing, Prototyping and more.


5. Coursera

Coursera offers both paid and free courses. If you’re not ready to spend $49 for a Course Certificate, you can simply enroll for free. The free version gets you full access to videos, reading material, discussions and you can even submit assignments for evaluation. If you go down the free route, you pretty much get the entire course, without the certificate.


6. Skillshare

This amazing site offers over 18,000 online courses from a variety of categories including Photography, Business, Technology, and of course, Design. In the UX Design category you’ll find quality courses created by world-renowned designers working for companies like Mailchimp, InVision and UserTesting.com.

Similar to Coursera, there’s a free and premium subscription. The free subscription will still get you a long way, so be sure to check it out!


7. Open To Study - User Experience for the Web

This course is focused on UX Design for websites. It’s divided into four different modules: Overview of User Experience, The Elements of UX, Knowing Your Users, and Usability Evaluation Techniques. The course offers videos, quizzes and one assignment per module.


8. Envato Tuts+

Envato Tuts+ offers how-to tutorials and online courses on design, coding, graphic arts, and more. Some videos and tutorials on UX Design are free, while others require a subscription to Envato Elements. The good thing about the subscription is that it also gets you access to design resources like WordPress themes, stock photography, graphics, eBooks and more.

 

9. Lynda UX Design Courses

So technically Lynda isn’t free, but you can get started with a 30-day trial. Whether you take advantage of the trial or take the paid route, Lynda is a great learning resource that offers thousands of videos on UX Design and other related disciplines like UI Design, Service Design and Programming. 

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