We often get asked by readers what online courses are available for learning UX Design, so we decided to compile a list of online UX training courses.
We’ve included online UX courses that follow a considered structure, as well as videos from presentations delivered in-person at a UX conference and published online afterwards.
We hope you find this useful. If we’ve missed any online UX Design courses that you believe should be added to this list, be sure to let us know!
Online UX Courses
As of the time of publishing, here’s a list of online UX training courses that we’re aware of. This doesn’t include distance learning courses offered through academic institutions. Note that the quality may vary, so be sure to check out the ratings and participant feedback before purchasing one of these courses.
User Experience Design Fundamentals by Joe Natoli
User Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Usability by Dr David Travis
Design Your User Experience in 7 Simple Steps by Amir Khellar
Livetyping: Learn How To Prototype Using HTML, CSS And jQuery by Martin Polley
- User Experience Design Fundamentals on udemy ($99)
- Usability Testing Boot Camp on udemy ($199)
- How To Carry Out A Usability Expert Review on udemy ($199)
- Designing For Productivity In The User Experience on udemy ($199)
- Practical Statistics for the User Experience, Part I on udemy ($199)
- Web Usability Made Simple on udemy ($199)
- Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Web Designers on udemy ($29)
- Become a Web Developer from Scratch on udemy ($199)
- XCode Fundamentals: Designing a user experience for iOS on udemy ($497)
- Web Design From The Ground Up on udemy ($98)
- Methods of Design Synthesis: Research to Product Innovation on udemy ($98)
- Learning Creative Web Design The Easy Way on udemy ($99)
- Designing Web Pages With CSS For Beginners on udemy ($89)
- Creating Responsive Web Design on udemy ($150)
- The Lean Startup on udemy ($150)
- User Experience Tools, Tricks & Techniques on learnable (learnable.com membership is $17/month)
- UX Design Basics from UX Design Edge ($295)
- Designing the Moment: From First Impression to Conversion on udemy ($29)
- There are various courses at the Online User Experience Institute (between $275 and $350)
- Fundamentals of UX Design from Tutsplus (Tutsplus Premium membership is $19/month)
- User Interface Analysis from online-learning.com ($259)
- A 6 week UX Course from Quirk Education (approx $715)
- A range of online and in-person usability courses from Human Factors International (anything from $1,595 up to $6,400 depending on whether you sit an exam to become certified).
- Visual Note-taking 101 by Sunni Brown ($121)
- Become a Rockstar Scribe from Alpha Chimp ($497)
- How to Develop & Document a Task Analysis on udemy ($39)
- How to Develop & Document Personas & Scenarios on udemy ($49)
- Secrets of Intuitive & Usable Design: The Conceptual Model on udemy ($49)
- Human Computer Interaction on Coursera
- How to Prototype Web and Mobile Apps in 30 Minutes on udemy
- Behavior by Design on udemy
- Design Principles course, with a focus on Silverlight and Expression Studio, from Microsoft
- Hack Design, an email course curated by various authors
- User Experience for the Web on Open2Study by Open Universities
- Design Training for Android Developers by the Android team
Online UX Conferences and Workshops
Many conference organisers are very organised about publishing slides, audio and video from their UX conferences online. Some of this content is free, but some is not. The “online conference” is also a concept that is gaining popularity.
While none of these presentations follow any kind of overall structure, many of the presenters are seasoned public speakers, oozing with charisma and passion. You’re bound to learn something and get inspired by watching these videos, which cover everything from UX research to wireframing to service design and more. Make yourself a big tub of popcorn and get comfy!
The UX Australia team have been running an annual conference on all things UX for the past few years. Here’s a video of the UX Mastery team’s own session at UX Australia 2013:
Audio recordings from other sessions at the various conferences held throughout the years, along with slides, are also available for free, including presenter slides.
- UX Australia 2013
- Customer Experience Design 2013
- Designing For Mobility 2013
- UX Australia 2012
- Service Design 2012
- Agile UX 2012
- UX Australia 2011
- Service Design 2011
- UX Australia 2010
- UX Australia 2009
The Adaptive Path guys have made the videos of all presentations delivered at UX Week available for free. Hours of fun and learning!
The IxDA have been running their annual Interaction conference for years, but 2013 was the first year that videos of all talks were made available online, for free.
User Interface Engineering
Jared Spool and the uie.com team have been hosting conferences and workshops for years. Most of the presentations are available for download—often for free in the weeks following the conference. Here’s a sampling:
- UI17 presentations (slides, video and audio available on demand for $239)
- UI16 presentations (slides, video and audio available on demand for $239)
- UI15 presentations (slides, video and audio available on demand for $229)
- UI14 presentations (slides, video and audio available on a disc for $225 + shipping)
- Web App Masters 2011 (slides and audio available on demand for $225)
- UX Immersion 2012 (slides, video and audio available on demand for $239)
There is also a massive collection of recorded virtual seminars online—around $129 for each 90-minute seminar—and a schedule for new virtual seminars, if you’re keen to participate “live”.
Web Directions User Experience
The collection of audio, video and slides that the Web Directions conference organisers have amassed over the years is impressive. Not all of it relates to UX, but there is still plenty of design inspiration to be found in the media archives. The Web Directions User Experience conference, which was held in Melbourne in 2008, is the most relevant, and definitely worth a look:
- Designing the experience curve by Andy Budd
- The essential elements of great web applications by Robert Hoekman Jr
- User testing for the rest of us by Lisa Herrod
- Getting content right by Donna Maurer
- The mobile web user experience by Oliver Weidlich
- Converting research findings into business speak by Jackie Moyes
- Analysing user research data by Steve Baty
- ABC’s election site: making the most of dry data by Andrew Kesper
- Designing for email by Mathew Patterson
- Web visualisation: do you see what I see? by Jeremy Yuille
There is plenty of gold to be found from trawling through the entire list of past recordings from Web Directions conferences if you’re curious.