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User Experience Design is a fascinating mix of design, software engineering, psychology and statistics. Skilled UX designers are in great demand and the field is fast moving, being driven forward by new technologies and markets.

Year One
In Year One students share a common first year with Interaction Design and Games Development and work together, developing an understanding of universal design and fundamental scientific principles. This grounding not only prepares you for your progression into your chosen discipline, but also promotes an understanding of the work in other pathways, whilst also developing the group dynamic and peer learning.
You will work on practical projects which will allow you to gain an understanding of fundamental principles and how subtle changes can make big impacts and explore the use of information architecture diagrams, user journey diagrams, application style guide and visual design mock-ups.
You will gain an understanding of user analytics, such as existing website or applications traffic and provide recommendations to improve the user experience via surveys, A/B or multivariate testing, using visual designs and HTML.
Year Two
You will create responsive apps that are designed to be used on mobile devices using qualitative research methodologies, ethnographical analysis, onsite survey with users, usability research video and analysis.
In the Collaboration Unit you will act as part of a team, both with colleagues on your course and possibly also with students from other courses or with a client on a live industry brief.
Year Three
Using the skills gained in the first two years, you will create a website and then work on improving it’s conversion rate, and write a Research Report on an aspect of the industry you will soon enter.
The Final Major Project is the culmination of your three years of study, with the main focus being on a self–defined and directed assignment, graduating with an online portfolio as well the skills to pitch yourself and network effectively to industry.