The only UX program made exclusively for Graphic Designers

The only UX program made exclusively for Graphic Designers

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Graphic designers only
Graphic Designers only
48 hours of mentorship
54 hours of mentorship
One year guarantee
One-year guarantee
7 months part time
7 months (part-time)
Small class size
Small class sizes
Limited seats
Limited seats
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Specifically crafted for graphic/visual designers.

Mass education? That’s the old way.

We believe graphic designers transitioning to UX are unique and require a tailored learning experience.
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Tired of subjectivity in visual design? We’ll teach you how to excel at articulating & defending your work.

Make an impact on the whole experience, not just visuals. Awesome UX + UI = powerful design.

We don’t compromise on education. You’ll learn in-depth UX and UI theory and be ready for your new career.

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As a graphic designer, I was feeling stuck. This program has allowed me to add these new UX skills which is exciting. I highly recommend this course to any designer.
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Chad K.

Why transition to UX?

Build a new career while still using your design skills.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose UX as your next career path (increased salary aside!)
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Transition from a subjective design practice to a mostly objective one.

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Talk to real users and create designs backed by data (not client preferences!)

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Go from making things ‘look pretty’ to building beautiful and useful products.

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Create solutions that actually help people and make a big impact.

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That genuine interest in both the material and the student’s success... I don’t know if it exists elsewhere. I have not found it, and I looked really hard before finding you guys.
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Caroline B.

Meet your mentors.

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Hey! We're Colton and Ludovic! This is us throwing axes with some of our UX peers.
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We’re here to seriously sharpen Graphic/Visual Designers’ UX skillset. 🪓
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We have over a decade of experience between the two of us and created solutions that helped millions of people.
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We'll help you fight subjectivity in design!
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Are you serious about getting into UX?
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Schedule a digital coffee ☕ with one of us to talk through your goals and timeline.
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Colton and Ludovic are excellent human beings. Their passion for helping people reach their potential is inspiring. You’ll undoubtedly gain confidence in your abilities as a designer.
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Kit Unger, VP of Design at MURAL
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Say hello to the
UX/UI Expert program.

Graphic designers only? ✓
Two expert mentors that actually care? ✓
Small class sizes? ✓
Keep your full-time job during this program? ✓
Your own unique UX projects? ✓
Exceptional portfolio? ✓✓✓
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CONTENT
20
hrs of lesson content
98
in-depth lessons
MENTORSHIP
54
hrs of mentorship
26
hrs of peer sessions
PROGRAM SPEED
8x
faster than a
Bachelor’s degree
4x
faster than a
Master's degree
COST
6x
more affordable than a typical university degree
($36,000 baseline)
2.5x
cheaper than General Assembly's immersive UX program ($14,950)
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The passion came back even as a graphic designer. I was just in a rut and this program re-energized me. And it even lit a fire under me at my real job too.
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Ryan W.

Get feedback
2.5x per week.

We'll help you every step of the way with weekly feedback sessions and personalized mentorship.
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Every Monday, make the most of the weekly meeting to get feedback, share progress, and ask questions.

Later in the week, meet with your peers to share your work, discuss your progress, concerns, etc.

Every two weeks, you’ll get in-depth feedback on your work during a one-on-one with your mentor.

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This isn’t a bootcamp; it’s a personalized mentorship program by two experts in the field who understand what it takes to do UX. Your mentors care.
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Carlin M.

The curriculum.

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Monday @7pm PST
10pm New York •  12am São Paulo • +1 day (Tuesday)—3am London • 4am Paris • 6am Moscow • 8:30am Mumbai • 10am Bangkok • 11am Kuala Lumpur • 12pm Tokyo • 2pm Sydney
PRE-WORK
Mastering the mental game
We start by getting to know each other. Then, we’ll show you the techniques that we have found to be the secret sauce to keeping yourself motivated, accountable, and on track. 
MODULE 1  •  1 WEEK
Communicating design decisions
Learn how to communicate your design decisions, which is a critical skill missing in UX education. Being a great communicator is a big part of the job.
MODULE 2  •  1 WEEK
10,000ft view of UX
To get you started on the right foot, we’ll give you an intro to UX and share some of the most common UX misunderstandings.
MODULE 3  •  4 WEEKS
Research & understanding
Dive into the market, create a research plan, recruit participants and conduct a few user interviews to gain insight and clarity on the problem that you’re solving. Synthesize the information using an affinity diagram and create personas to gain empathy for the user.
MODULE 4  •  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 5  •  3 WEEKS
IA & wireframing
Dive deep into Information Architecture (IA) such as Gestalt principles, site maps, etc. You’ll also create story maps 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 6  •  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 7 •  5 WEEKS
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. Finally, finalize your first case study!
SPRINT  •  6 WEEKS
2nd case study sprint
You’ll utilize all the knowledge you acquired during your first case study to create a second one. This is an intense sprint, which is why we added a break week before and after those 5 weeks in case you need extra time!
MODULE 8 •  6 WEEKS
The portfolio blueprint
Set the foundation by identifying and establishing what kind of UX designer you are. Then you’ll learn how to write compelling case studies that stand out. Finally, you’ll put together a stunning portfolio that’ll attract the eye of hiring managers time and time again.
MODULE 9 •  1 WEEK
Job prep & networking mastery
Define the type of company or role you’re looking for,  and learn the most effective way to apply to UX jobs. learn how to craft a strong resume and how to write great cover letters. Then, polish your LinkedIn account and learn how to use it to network. 

And so much more...

EXTRA #1
Weekly
mentorship

Get feedback on your work and progress directly from us. We'll be there every step of the way.

EXTRA #2
Kickass UX
community

Join our community of designers. Help each other throughout your journeys into UX.

EXTRA #3
Custom workbooks

Apply what you learn in easy-to-fill-in workbooks, keeping you organized and saving hours of your time when you build your portfolio.

EXTRA #4
Kits

Take advantage of our prebuilt Sketch + Figma kits to enhance your speed and quality of execution.

EXTRA #5
Templates

Get access to Sketch + Figma
templates to help you get started quickly and efficiently.

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As a graphic designer, the biggest reason I am interested in a UX career is to take some of the subjectivity out of my design work. It’s incredibly helpful to have Colton and Ludovic along for the ride. They make it fun and easy.
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Alex H.

Student stories.

We could talk about our program for hours (that's how passionate we are about it)! But don't just take our word for it. Our students' stories are what REALLY matter.
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A typical week
becoming a UX/UI Expert.

Our program is designed to fit your busy schedule.

Even if you have a full-time job, kids, etc., we've packed in just the right amount of work.
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Monday @7pm PST
10pm New York •  12am São Paulo • +1 day (Tuesday)—3am London • 4am Paris • 6am Moscow • 8:30am Mumbai • 10am Bangkok • 11am Kuala Lumpur • 12pm Tokyo • 2pm Sydney
Monday @7pm PST
Content unlocked
Every Monday, we’ll unlock the weekly content. Ready, set, go.
Tuesday-Thursday
Watch videos + Homework
Go through the course content at your own pace and complete the weekly assignments.
Anytime on Friday
Peer-to-peer feedback party
Once a week, you’ll meet in small groups of 4 to receive feedback on the weekly work and provide your perspective on your peers’ work.
The weekend
Iterate (optional)
Based on what you’ve learned during the week, and/or based on the feedback you received, iterate if necessary to finalize your weekly work.
The following Monday
Weekly meeting
Everyone in the cohort meets to close the loop on the weekly work. As your mentors, we’ll address any issues or concerns you may have. 
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You make it fun, you’re super knowledgeable and you have real world experience, which not a lot of professors do.
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Brittney K.

Is UX/UI Expert
right for me?

As much as we’d love everyone to join, UX/UI Expert just isn't for everyone.
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This is for you if...
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You’re a graphic, visual, UI, and/or web designer and are looking to transition into UX.
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You’re just looking to add UX to your skillset but not fully transition into UX.
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You thrive in a remote learning environment and are self-sufficient.
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You enjoy working with others and helping your team members succeed.
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You’re passionate about helping others and want to make the world a better place, one experience at a time.
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You’re looking for a program that allows part-time and can afford to spend an average of 8-12 hours a week on the program.
This is NOT for you if...
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You’re looking for a magic pill to get into UX but aren’t willing to put in the necessary time and work.
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You absolutely need to learn in person and can’t handle remote learning.
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You seriously struggle with time management and aren’t willing to change.
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You always have to be right and have a tough time working with others.
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You’re not passionate about helping others and only care about a pay increase.
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You can’t dedicate at least 8-12 hours a week to completing assignments and attending meetings.
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This program challenges the way that you think and it really makes you take a deeper look as to why you are designing what you’re designing. It also helped me communicate my ideas better and that’s powerful.
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Aurora D.
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I am a bit blown away. UX/UI Expert is nothing like I’ve seen in Springboard or anywhere else. It’s just really well designed.
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Kyle P.

How does our program
compare?

We obsess over the quality of our content and ensure that every aspect of your learning experience is best-in-class. 
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Tuition
UX/UI Expert
$5,999
General Assembly
Designlab
Springboard
Interaction Design Foundation
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Made for graphic designers
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Small class sizes (8-16 students)
Standout UX portfolio
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$14,950
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$6,749
$11,691
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$2,552
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I am a bit blown away. UX/UI Expert is nothing like I’ve seen in Springboard or anywhere else. It’s just really well designed.
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Kyle P.

Next program dates.

March cohort

Mar 1st 2021 - Oct 22nd 2022
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November cohort

Nov 1st 2021 - July 8th 2022
Application deadline:
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February cohort

Feb 1st 2022 - Sept 30th 2022
Application deadline:
January 13th 2022
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May
cohort

May 2nd 2022 - Jan 13th 2023
Application deadline:
April 14th 2021
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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!

The UX/UI Expert program has the potential to change your career profoundly.

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.

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/UI Expert 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 with best-in-class UX case studies that you can wholly call your own. You’ll work on the projects that genuinely interest you and not pre-canned projects.

You’ll also have a portfolio that stands out from the crowd. So many portfolios out there look the same. In that sea of sameness, you’ll be able to attract the attention of hiring managers and recruiters successfully.

Finally, you’ll have all the artifacts necessary to start applying right away: resume, cover letter, socials, and the strategies to get seen by employers.

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, if you don’t already have one, you need a Google/Zoom accounts to participate in meetings and get access to course materials like Workbooks. Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate students in countries that don’t allow Google/Zoom accounts.

Fourth, fluency in English.

How long is the program?
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Total of 36 weeks (8ish months)
1 week of pre-work
30 weeks of work
5 weeks of break

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.

Is there a down payment? Can I get a refund?
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To secure your seat there is a non-refundable down payment of $1,099.

After applications close: Yes, you can get a refund. After enrolling in one of our courses, you'll get a "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, across the entire program, 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.

On lighter weeks, expect to spend anywhere between 1 to 4 hours.

What if I fall behind?
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To ensure that no one gets left behind, we’ve purposefully made some weeks lighter than others. Sometimes you won’t have assignments, and your only task will be to watch and internalize content.

Also, every 4 to 5 weeks, and for everyone’s mental health’s sake, we included break weeks. Relax and watch movies. If you’re falling behind and need to catch up on assignments, go for it.

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.

You'll also have a 30-minute, bi-weekly 1-on-1 session with your mentor.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still apply?
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UX/UI Expert is 100% online. We welcome everyone, wherever you are in the world.

Yet, there are two exceptions.

First, you’ll need to have Google/Zoom accounts to participate in meetings and get access to course materials like Workbooks. If you live in a country where you can't access Google/Zoom accounts, 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 for Monday and Friday 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 19 of the 24 meetings.

Monday meetings are with your entire cohort. You’ll be able to select between a morning or afternoon class (9am-11am or 4pm-6pm Pacific Standard Time). 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.

How is UX/UI Expert different from bootcamps or universities?
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We’ve designed UX/UI Expert to be the best of both worlds. It’s the speed of a bootcamp with the depth of a university program.

Bootcamps tend to glance over subjects that are critical to becoming a true UX designer. For example, while most of them teach you UI theory, it’s so basic that it’s not actionable enough.

On the other hand, university programs can be theory-heavy and less focused on applying design in the real-world. It’s common for these programs to teach you concepts that you put into practice many months later… once you’ve forgotten most of it.

With UX/UI Expert, we’re taking a completely different approach.

We’re not a mega-corporation and proud of it. As our student, you are treated as a real person, not just a number.

We keep class sizes small (up to 16 people per class).

We personally provide mentorship every week of the program. And we genuinely care; we’re not just saying that for marketing purposes.

We strongly believe in giving/receiving feedback, in exposing yourself to new ideas. That’s why we allow you to go through peer-to-peer feedback sessions every week.

You work on case study subjects that you care about instead of giving you pre-canned case studies.

We teach you in-depth concepts using a learn-by-doing teaching style. Rapidly applying what you just learned is one of the best ways to understand and internalize concepts.

Lastly, we give you lifetime access to all the program materials so that you can keep watching videos and practice. At a bootcamp or university, once the program is done, it’s done. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the slides of the lessons you took. Yay.

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/UI Expert. Print it, marvel at it, show it off to your friends or not. Up to you!

What if I need more time to purchase?
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We're happy to offer a 7-day extension only if you’ve reached out to us before applications close. If you’re waiting on your company’s budget or something similar, reach out to us, and we’ll work with you.

Do you provide a job guarantee?
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Put simply, no. In our opinions, job guarantees are… 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.

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