Bag a spot on Croydon’s new digital product design with UX and UI course

Experience Haus is bringing their hands-on product design course from Old Street to the Cronx! Sign up for the chance to get your foot in the digital door or take your career to the next level.

Have you ever wondered how the tech you use every day gets designed? Or how it goes from an unknown novelty to the next big thing? 

Now you have a chance to learn the methods and tools that product and experience designers use to innovate and promote their products in this increasingly competitive world.

Croydon Council is excited to be working in partnership with Experience Haus to launch a new 10 week part-time course solely for Croydon residents, kicking off this April: digital product design including user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design.

About us

Experience Haus is a London-based company that provides strategy and design courses, workshops and consultancy to organisations and the public. Our core belief is that people thrive most when learning and applying their knowledge to real world situations and environments, supported by those who genuinely care for them. We therefore focus on giving people hands-on, real-life experience of the concepts, processes, frameworks and ideas we teach, and see ourselves more as supportive long-term mentors than instructors. We help people to navigate and adapt to the unexpected twists-and-turns of work outside the classroom.

A person writing notes on a whiteboard while other people on the course watch

Our intensive part-time courses (10 weeks, 2 evenings a week) have been running in our design studio in Old Street since 2017. Students enjoy a mix of interactive discussion, lectures and workshop time, where they get to practice newly learned methods and apply them to real world examples. An important aspect of these courses is that students are paired with local startups and small businesses who provide live project briefs. This reflects our philosophy: learn by doing.

About the course

The Digital Product Design including UX and UI course will cover topics including the design thinking process, business strategy, user research methods, customer journey mapping, storyboarding, ideation, rapid prototyping and usability testing – all of which play an important role in making successful products. Students will also learn how to implement industry best practices using the latest design trends and conventions. 

Classes will be taught by industry practitioners who have many years of experience designing world class products while working in an array of businesses. Past students who completed this course in our Old Street location have gone on to roles in companies including the BBC, Babylon Health, IBM, and more. And now you have a chance to do the course right here in Croydon. 

“Developing a strong digital talent pipeline in Croydon and addressing the skills gaps and needs of tech companies in our community is of utmost importance. We are delighted to be working with Experience Haus to offer their world-class higher level digital learning programme to our businesses and residents” says Opama Khan, Head of Digital Place at Croydon Digital Service.

The digital product design course:

  • runs for 10 weeks from May 19 to July 23
  • is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • is based in Croydon (location to be announced)
  • costs £1,450 per person

The class size will be capped at 16 students, so reserve your space now by paying a deposit or pass the news about this amazing training opportunity on to your employer. To learn more and speak to the instructional team, please register for our Open Evening to be held on Wednesday 18 March. 

You can learn more, sign up for the course, or register for the Open Evening here

That’s not all we’re doing in Croydon –  Experience Haus is also currently working with Home Office Digital to develop a dedicated programme for their own employees to build the skills and capabilities within their digital team.

Calling Croydon tech companies

We’re also looking for Croydon-based tech companies to support this initiative and help fill the digital skills gap. There are a number of ways companies can get involved, either by providing sponsorship or funding to Croydon residents who wish to take part, attending a job fair we’ll be running for students of this course, or by providing project briefs. Please contact Opama at opama.khan@croydon.gov.uk or myself at amit@experiencehaus.com to find out more.

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