UX Intensive

Master the UX process in just 10 weeks

10-week program that teaches how to create designs backed by research

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Who is this program for?

It’s for designers who want to build their skillset and learn how to create research-based products for businesses and users.

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For Graphic, Visual, & UI Designers
For designers who want to learn how to create meaningful products and how to back up their design decisions with data.
For Design Leads, Managers, & Directors
For managers looking to uplevel the skillset of their designers in just a few weeks. 

Tired of subjectivity? Learn how to back up your designs with data.

Dealing with clients who think they know more about design than you? Struggling to defend your design decisions? We’ll teach you the art of research-based design and how to use data to back up your decisions. 

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Do more than just the visuals. Solve real-world, user problems.

Feeling too focused on just visuals? Lacking context of what you’re creating? Take your skills to the next level and learn how to solve real-world user and business problems.

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I've come to understand that visuals aren't enough. I need to see how it all affects the users' experience.
The biggest pain in graphic design is the superficiality to it without focus on usability from the user side.
I want to focus more on a side of design field that has a bigger say than just creating aesthetic designs.
Looking into UX to use my creativity in a more meaningful way and provide more for my family.
(Real quotes from designers we've talked to)
Take your craft to the next level. Do something
than just the visual assets.

Go from order-taker to decision-maker.

Too often designers are seen as 'end of line'  asset producers. They feel like they’re an afterthought. How about we flip the script? It’s time for your work to be valued and to be taken seriously. 

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The order-taker's task list
Decision-maker's task list
The decision-maker's task list

The curriculum.

Apply human-centered methodologies used by top companies. In just 10 weeks, you’ll master the  UX process and methodologies.

PRE-WORK
Picking case study + 10,000 ft view of UX
First, we get to know each other! Then, we’ll give you an intro to UX and share some of the most common UX misunderstandings. Finally, you’ll pick your UX case study!
MODULE 1  •  4 WEEKS
Research & understanding
Dive into the market, create a research plan, recruit participants and conduct user interviews to gain insight on the problem. Synthesize the data using an affinity diagram. Create personas to gain empathy for the user.
MODULE 2  •  ON YOUR OWN TIME
Additional research methods
Additional research methods are methods that you’ll be expected to know as a UX designer but that aren’t necessary to complete our program.
MODULE 3  •  3 WEEKS
Information archicture & wireframing
Go deep into Information Architecture (IA) such as Gestalt principles, sitemaps, etc. Create a story map to break down the problem you’re solving, sketch many ideas to solve your user stories and create wireframes that you’ll turn into user flows.
MODULE 4  •  3 WEEKS
Prototyping & usability testing
Put everything together and create a usability test plan and a prototype to get feedback from users. Conduct usability tests to ensure that what you designed is useful, relevant, and meaningful.
MODULE 5  •  ON YOUR OWN TIME
Visual design & handoff
Practice the UI techniques that world-class companies use to make their products look beautiful, and learn how to create your own design systems from scratch.
UX/UI tracks only

Weekly schedule.

Our program is designed to fit your busy schedule—even if you have a full-time job. We've packed in just the right amount of work.

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Subjectivity in design is real. It’s time for you to
your design decisions with concrete data.

Compare our programs.

UX Intensive gives you the flexibility to just learn the UX process or to learn both UX and UI design. And, we also offer another program called UX/UI Expert, so what are the differences? 

UX Intensive
DURATION
10 weeks
OUTCOME
Add to your design skillset and learn the UX process by creating a unique case study. (+ UI design option)
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UXUI Expert SVG
DURATION
24 weeks
OUTCOME
Transition to UX design by creating two case studies, a portfolio, and by learning how to job prep.

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One-year guarantee.

We started Kickass UX because of our own experiences learning UX design. The content was stale. The "mentors" nonexistent. So we built what we wished we had access to all those years ago. And it works!

This program has the potential to profoundly change your career.

We obsess over the quality of our program material and obsessively test every module with students and UX experts to make sure it works.

We're confident that if you do the work, you'll achieve the results you're looking for.

Don’t get us wrong; this is not a job guarantee.

Put simply, if you enroll, watch all of the videos, attend the weekly calls, do all of the work, and don’t feel you’ve improved as a UX designer within 365 days, we’ll provide you a full refund and give you an extra $200 out of our own pockets.

We’re that confident.

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FAQ

Is UX right for me?

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Graphic, visual, UI, and web designers are incredibly well-positioned to become top-performing UX designers. Yet, UX isn’t for everyone. To find out if it’s right for you, try our free 7-day UX design course and see what you think!

Who is this program for?

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UX Intensive is specifically designed for Graphic, Visual, and UI Designers.

What will I come out with at this end of the program?

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You’ll come out of this program having created a full, unique case study following the UX process. You’ll work on a project that you genuinely care about, not any pre-canned projects.

You’ll walk away with the ability to back up your design decisions with data. And you'll have the confidence to apply the UX process on any problem.

Are there any prerequisites?

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Yes.

First, you must be a Graphic/Visual/UI Designer.

Second, you need consistent access to a computer.

Third, fluency in English.

How long is the program?

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Total of 12 weeks
1 week of pre-work
10 weeks of work
1 break week

Can my employer pay for the program?

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Absolutely! Many companies are willing to invest in your continued education.

And, if you need extra help convincing them to pay, you get to choose the projects you work on during our program. That means you could work on a company project starting day one.

If there's more than 5 of you in your company interested in joining, your company can get a discount. Check out our team plan information above.

Is there a down payment? Can I get a refund?

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There's no down payment. To secure your seat, pay in full or choose to pay over a few months.

Be sure you're 100% committed to joining our program because once you've paid, the only way to get a refund is by following our "One-year guarantee." Put simply, if you enroll, watch all of the videos, attend the weekly calls, do all of the work, and don’t feel you've improved as a UX designer within 365 days, we’ll provide you a full refund and give you an extra $200 out of our own pockets. See our guarantee details

How much work should I expect to put in per week?

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On average, expect to dedicate 8 to 12 hours per week for videos and assignments.

For intense weeks, expect to spend at least 12 to 20 hours.

What if I fall behind?

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We purposefully added a break week in the program to give you a breather and to help others catch up if they've fallen behind.

If you're not able to catch up, that's alright too. You'll always have access to the program. So you can go back and watch the videos and do the assignments at your leisure.

What is mentorship like?

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You’ll get access to your mentors every single week during our Monday meetings. We’ll address any concerns you may have, answer your questions, and help you to go through the program successfully. We'll also be available to answer questions through our chat.

Students who purchased the UX/UI+ plan get 10 hours of 1-on-1 mentorship (1-hour weekly meeting). During those calls, we'll meet individually with each student, go through their work, provide feedback, address concerns, answer questions, and provide guidance.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still apply?

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UX Intensive is 100% online. We welcome everyone, wherever you are in the world.

Yet, there are two exceptions.

First, you’ll need to be able to access Zoom to participate in meetings. If you live in a country where you can't access Zoom, unfortunately, you won’t be able to join our program.

Second, the program and meetings are taught/facilitated in American English. With that in mind, you must be fluent in English to get the most out of this program.

If you get into the program, we’ll let you select your time preferences the peer-to-peer meetings so that it’s easy on you and your peers’ schedules.

What if I can’t attend some of the weekly meetings?

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While we encourage you to attend as many of them as possible, we understand that you won’t be able to participate from time to time. We recommend that you follow at least 9 of the 10 meetings (to be eligible for the one-year guarantee, you must attend at least 9 meetings).

Monday meetings are with the entire cohort and are recorded. If you can’t make it, you can still watch it later.

Friday meetings are peer-to-peer only and are in small groups of 4. You’ll be able to select the time that suits you best on Fridays, and we will match you with people who have similar time preferences as you. These smaller meetings aren’t recorded; think of them as breakout rooms.

Do I get a certificate of completion?

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Yes! At the end of the program, we’ll send a certificate of completion as proof that you went through UX Intensive. Print it, marvel at it, show it off to your friends or not. Up to you!

Do you provide a job guarantee?

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This program isn't intended to help you transition to UX. And even if it was, we don't believe in job guarantees. To us, they're shady. Instead, we decided to offer a rock-solid one-year guarantee. We obsess over our program quality, and we tested everything with students to make sure that our content works.

We’re confident that you’ll achieve the results you’re looking for if you do the work. If you’ve taken part in the weekly meetings, done the work, and didn’t get results, we’ll refund you. No problemo.

On the other hand, large corporations often choose to offer job guarantees to reduce the mental barriers of potential buyers (and increase their revenue).

The problem... Have you ever looked at the stipulations on their job guarantees? The lists are a mile long. If you miss one of the stipulations, you’re no longer eligible for the guarantee.

That type of legal mumbo-jumbo is not our style. Goodbye job guarantees, hello money-back guarantees.