College of Management and IT (CMIT)CIW User Interface Designer

CIW User Interface Designer

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Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

CIW is the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral internet skills training and certification program for students and professionals.  The CIW User Interface Designer course introduces strategies and tactics necessary to design user interfaces, with particular emphasis on creating user interfaces for mobile devices. User Experience Design (UXD or UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and mobile apps and websites.

This certification focuses on knowledge of specific development techniques and strategies. Students who earn this certification will have a deep knowledge of user interface design.

The CIW User Interface Designer course prepares candidates to take the CIW User Interface Designer exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW User Interface Designer certification.

Students are provided with the following resources:

Official Course manuals – covering the entire syllabus.

eLearning resources – access to movies, course review questions, exercises and flash cards.

Virtual Labs – Virtual labs are designed to teach, in an engaging manner, about the most important, cutting-edge concepts in Web design.

Exam Study Guide – condensed study material on the specific skills objectives you need to master for the exams.

Exam Pre-Assessment and Practice Exams.

Topics covered in this Course

Introduction to User Interface Design

What Is User Interface Design?

Evolution of Web User Interfaces

Current Trends in Web Design

Web Design Project Management

Collaborative Web Design

User Interface Design Process

Choosing a Web Design Methodology

Creating a Web Site Vision Statement

Creating and Implementing a Web Site Strategy

Creating a Web Site Specification

Publishing a Web Site

Creating Word Lists and Mood Boards

Creating a Site Map

User-Centred Web Design

User-Centred Web Design

The Cognitive Psychology of Web Design

Personas and Usability


User Interface Design Principles

Web UI Design Principles

Visual Design Principles


Colour, Typography, Layout and Wireframing

Colour, Typography and Layout

Wireframes and Mock-ups

Responsive Web Design

Navigation Concepts

Why is Web Site Navigation So Important?

Site Structure, Directory Structure and URLs

Positional Awareness

Primary and Secondary Navigation

Navigation Conventions and Principles

Designing and Developing a Professional Web Site

Why is Prototyping So Important?

User-Centered Web Design

User Interface Design Patterns

Optimizing the look and feel of a Web site

Constructing a Professional Web Site

User Interface Libraries

Web Content Management Systems

Additional Web Development Tools

Web Hosting Services and Domain Names

Site Publishing, Maintenance, Security, and SEO Strategies

Making Sure a Web Site is ready to be published

Maintaining a Web Site

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO and Written Site Content

SEO and Mobile-Friendliness

SEO and Metadata


Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in User Interface Design from CMIT.

You may optionally take exams to receive CIW Certification. This is a computer-based multiple-choice exam which may be sat when students have completed the course. Exam fees are not included in Course Fees.

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