Education program
“UX/UI Design”

40
Licensed capacity
Profession: 022 Graphic Design. Education program: Graphic Design. Specialization: Interaction Design
WHO IS A UX/UI DESIGNER AND WHAT IS AN INTERACTION DESIGN?

A UX/UI designer is a specialist who creates interfaces for programs, applications, and websites. UI and UX are two different elements of the user experience.

User Experience (or UX ) is the experience that a user gets when interacting with something, such as a door handle, a mobile application, etc. The task of a UX specialist is to design the most effective product or service that meets the needs of users and the company’s business goals.

User Interface (or UI) focuses on the appearance and layout of a program or application. A UI designer develops the visual appearance of a product: colors, shapes, animations, content, buttons for interaction, input fields, etc.

A UX/UI designer combines the areas of User Experience and User Interface and focuses on making the product easy to use by studying user behavior. This specialist has a high level of empathy to listen effectively, understand users, and develop solutions that solve their problems.

Interaction Design is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services. The subject of interaction design covers design, human-machine interaction, and software development. Interaction design, like other fields of design, takes into account form. However, the main focus is shifted to user behavior. Instead of analyzing phenomena, interaction design synthesizes them and imagines what they could be.

Benefits:
The program meets the requirements of the modern market. It was updated by industry experts at senior and lead levels.
The program’s teachers and mentors are industry professionals who keep up with the latest trends in their field.
There is the opportunity to gain practical experience in leading IT companies in the Lviv IT Cluster.
Access to IT STUDLAVA, a closed recruitment platform for students of educational programs of the Lviv IT Cluster.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The curriculum of the program has been recently updated in collaboration with members of the Lviv IT Cluster and representatives of the Lviv National Academy of Arts. The program offers comprehensive training in interface design, with a focus on practical tools such as Figma, Mirror, xMind, Adobe Illustrator, and more. In addition to theoretical knowledge, students also develop essential soft skills and gain a solid understanding of Design Management basics. Throughout the program, students engage in systematic tasks of varying levels of complexity, honing their design skills and creativity. The goal is to equip graduates with a well-rounded skill set and a professional portfolio that will enable them to kickstart a successful career in the field.

Petro Nahirnyi
First Vice-Rector of LNAM, curator of the UX/UI Design program
The program stands out due to its comprehensive approach in providing students with a wide range of knowledge and skills throughout their studies. A significant amount of time is dedicated to studying interface design, with a focus on key components such as individual mentoring of student projects by representatives from tech companies, as well as opportunities for internships in real work conditions.
Terms of admission

In order to gain admission into the program for the year 2023, you are required to submit a motivation letter and successfully pass a creative competition.

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40
Licensed capacity
14
Government scholarships
₴48 000
Tuition fees

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Course map
Course 1
Semester 1
History of art
English
Visual communication
Basics of design
History and theory of font
Computer Graphics
Drawing/painting
Designing
Semester 2
History of art
English
History of graphic design
Basics of design
History and theory of font
Computer Graphics
Drawing/painting
Designing
Practice
Course 2
Semester 3
History of art
English
Computer Graphics
Drawing/painting
Designing
Typography
Interaction design
Media technologies
Semester 4
History of art
English
History of graphic design
Drawing/painting
Designing
Typography
Interaction design
Media technologies
Technological practice
Course 3
Semester 5
English
History of culture
Drawing
Painting
Photography
Packaging design
Web design
Semester 6
Drawing
Painting
Polygraphic technologies
Photography
Packaging design
Project practice
Web design
Course 4
Semester 7
Philosophy
Photography
Design of interfaces
Information design
Design management
Semester 8
Pedagogy, psychology
Photography
Design of interfaces
Design management
Individual project
Pedagogical practice
Knowledge and skills that graduates of the program will possess
Academic knowledge
  • Visual Basics
  • UX Basics
  • Product Mindset
  • Design Ethic
  • Design History
Management
  • Growing others
  • Leadership
  • Project Team Management
  • Ownership
  • People Management
Design Ops
  • Design Optimization
  • Design Process
  • Software development Processes
Discovery
  • Design kickoff
  • Secondary research
  • Strategy & Design Planning
  • Managing expectations
  • Facilitation
UX Research and UX Analysis
  • Research Planning
  • Domain Research
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Audience description
  • Experience mapping
  • UX Analytics
  • Problem Framing
Design
  • Visual Research
  • Design Ideation
  • Information Architecture
  • Process Modeling
  • Inklusive Design
  • Mobile Design
  • Phototyping
  • FE Support
  • Visual Communication
  • Brand Strategy
UX Validation
  • UX Analysis
  • Unmoderated user testings
  • Usability testing
Technical knowledge
  • Web Development
  • Design Instruments
Soft Skills
  • Self-Management
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Pitching
  • English

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After graduation, you can work as:
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Motion Designer
  • Creative Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Brand Designer
  • Product Designer
Educational program developers
Kostiantyn Hladkov
Curator of the bachelor program
Maksym Helevera
Product Designer, Qubstudio
Yaroslav Zhmykhov
Lead UX Designer, OTAKOYI
Nataliya Sambir
CDO, LinkUp Studio
Rinat Magomedov
Experience Design Manager, EPAM Systems, program professor
Dmitry Kozitsky
Co-founder, Iteracia, program professor
Tanya Zavialova
Kyiv UX Community
Maksym Bilyi
Product Designer в SoftServe, program professor
What do the developers think of the program?
I dream of creating an educational program for interaction designers at the level of the world`s top 10 university programs. And it is possible thanks to our team of top designers.
Kostiantyn Hladkov
Curator of the bachelor program
Our lives are inextricably linked to electronic devices and interfaces: from navigating a printer menu to navigating a space station control menu. Now you can learn how to make interactions and interfaces not only more attractive, but also more convenient and intuitive. This is a chance to see how your talent and dedication can improve people’s lives.
Maksym Helevera
Product Designer, Qubstudio
The program is designed for students who aspire to become highly skilled designers and possess the ability to solve complex business problems through the use of effective interface design. Throughout the program, students will acquire a comprehensive range of skills, including business and user research, generation of innovative ideas, creation of interactive solutions, and rigorous testing. These skills will enable students to seamlessly enter the tech field.
Yaroslav Zhmykhov
Lead UX Designer, OTAKOYI
A good design should be pleasant and intuitive, with the designer tasked to find a balance between science, business, and art, while considering all the technical specifics. The program encompasses both knowledge and practical application that will assist students in understanding the value of design. This educational program will provide students with expertise not only in design but also in business aspects, marketing, and psychology.
Nataliya Sambir
CDO, LinkUp Studio

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