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UX/UI designers of Toronto, do you have any recommendations for courses?

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Dec 6, 2005
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UX/UI designers of Toronto, do you have any recommendations for courses?

My background is in graphic design and fortunately I have some Learning & Growth budget at work that I'm looking to use to learn UX/UI skills.

Most of the courses I'm considering are from smaller schools (Brainstation, Red Academy, Akendi) since the main colleges don't really offer them in a part-time schedule. I'm just a bit skeptical since I'm unsure about their reputations and quality of courses compared to the bigger colleges.

Are there any courses you guys would recommend to me?
Are there UX/UI certifications I should look into?
Any advice on how to transition to UX/UI as a graphic designer?

Thanks!
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Aug 3, 2005
1194 posts
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Markham
Also looking for input to transitioning into this field. I graduated from industrial engineering with a focus on human factors. Previous roles have been BA roles for IT. Been talking to some friends but would love more input into tips to break into this field.
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Dec 2, 2014
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London, ON
I studied UX research in graduate school and recently took a course with Akendi as a refresher before doing anything at work. I found the User Experience Research was extremely detailed and well taught but i wouldn't exactly say it's introductory level. The instructor goes into topics people spend full terms learning in university research method courses, like normal distribution and validity coefficients, which I can't imagine anyone outside of an academic setting would use.

If your goal was to run UX sessions, it'd be a great course for you to consider, or else I would personally recommend something like an intensive front-end web development course if you could manage that.

If you have any questions for me shoot me a PM. I'm presently in a Project Management role for a software team within a not-for-profit :)

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