Product Design Specialization

Find below the details you need to know about the course path.

Course Overview 

A product designer combines extensive creative, analytical, and technical skills to effectively design new, innovative, and commercially viable additions to a company’s suite of products and services. 

The CfEIntermediateSkillsTraining-Product Design Specialization brings a design-centric approach to user interface and user experience design and offers practical, project-based, and instructor-led learning centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone.  

In this specializationbeneficiaries will learn all the stages of the UI/UX development process, from user research to defining a project’s strategy, scope, and information architecture, to developing sitemaps and wireframes. You’ll learn current best practices and conventions in UX design and apply them to create effective and compelling screen-based experiences for websites or apps. 

Product Design is a high-demand field, but the skills and knowledge you will learn in this specialization apply to a wide variety of careers, from marketing to web design to human-computer interaction. 

Expected Learning Outcome

By taking this course, successful program graduates will expect to have 

  • Developed their understanding of the design process 
  • Undertaken relevant research and set a design strategy 
  • Generated ideas and developed concepts 
  • Enhanced their drawing skills for both sketching and technical drawing 
  • Collaborated with the other members of the class to complete a project 
  • Received personal feedback on their work from the instructor and an industry expert 
  • Communicated and presented their ideas through drawing and three-dimensional form 
  • Completed a range of practical tasks that apply the concepts of product design 
  • Gained an understanding of the fundamentals of design and the processes used by professional designers, and master how to apply similar techniques to their own work 
  • Produced work that can be added to a portfolio 
Course Duration

12 Weeks (3 Months)  

  • 10 weeks of intensive project-based learning 
  • 2 weeks of soft skills training and Team projects 

Prerequisites and Requirements 

Anyone can become a data analytics professional. However, there are certain skills and aptitude required: 

  1. Creative Mind with a love for design 
  2. Grit to keep on learning 
  3. Candidates with knowledge of graphic design tools like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Corel Draw are encouraged to apply. 
  4. Passion for solving problems 
  5. Willingness to learn 
  6. Must be able to commit at least 15 hours to learn each week throughout the program duration.  
Prerequisites and Requirements
  • Familiarity with a computer operating system (Windows or MacOS) 
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic technology issues 
  • Knowledge of computer networks 

Windows System Requirement: 

  • Windows 10 64-bit version 1709 or higher 
  • CPU: Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support 
  • RAM: 4 GB 

Mac System Requirement 

  • OS: macOS 10.13 or later 
  • CPU: Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support 
  • RAM: 4 GB 
Program Benefits

All our Intermediate Skills program offer the following benefits to selected beneficiaries

1. Access to Experienced Instructors
For at least 2 hours every week, all selected beneficiaries will meet with their assigned instructor. Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you, and keeping you on track.

2. Mentorship from Industry Experts

Our training curriculum is demand-driven and designed in partnership with experienced mentors and partnering organizations that ensure that learning in the program is immersive and aligned with the skill needs of the real world.

With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with mentors and partnering organizations, beneficiaries are sure to master the skills that employers want.

3. Career and Job Linkage Support

Beneficiaries in the course will have access to soft skills and employability training, career coaching sessions, interview advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help grow in your career.

Success program graduates will enjoy

Assistance in the job search
Personalized feedback and career guidance
Interview preparation
Resume Review
LinkedIn profile optimization
4. Flexible and Self-Paced Learning

Beneficiaries can learn at their own pace during the week, meet with their experienced instructors at the end of each week’s learning, and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

5. Certificates

Earn a recognized certificate from the program sponsor upon your successful completion of the program and join our vibrant alumni community of successful program graduates.

6. Three Months Access to Pluralsight
Beneficiaries selected for this course will enjoy 3-months free access to Pluralsight – the globally recognized technology skills platform.

Course Outline 

Our Product Design Specialization training is demand-driven and designed to meet the hiring needs of employers. The outline is far from exhaustive and will be reviewed from time to time based on the feedback of the program’s employer-partners 

Ideation and Validation Develop, validate, and refine your ideas to build for a product/market fit.

Case studies and interviews with founders, product experts, and investors.

Learn how to efficiently conduct user research and build an entrepreneurial mindset
Introduction to UX What is the user experience (UX) design?

What are the roles and responsibilities of a UX designer?

How is a UX designer different from all other design types

Pillars of user experience.

What does a UX design process look like?
Design Sprint Created by Google Ventures, the Design Sprint Process is widely used by teams seeking to design, prototype, and test their ideas with customers.

Google’s leading Design Sprint Master will help you go through all the steps required to validate your ideas and build mockups of your product.
User Research What’s the discovery phase and where do we begin?

Popular user research methods like interviews, competitor analysis, affinity diagrams, and surveys

Exercise: create and send out a user survey Balancing business goals and user needs

Exercise: mapping out a user journey
Analysis How to take research and insights and use it to make informed design decisions

Personas, user journeys, and user flows

Information architecture (iA)

Exercise: creating a site map
Wireframing What is a wireframe and why are they important?


Exercise: paper prototyping

Exercise: Build your wireframe
Prototyping Introduction to prototyping

Most popular design and prototyping tools in the industry today

Exercise: make an interactive prototype in Adobe XD
DesignIntroduction to visual and UI design

Bringing your wireframes into high-fidelity designs

How to create consistent, effective designs
Wrap up How the UX process is a continual loop, what to do next now that you've finished the course

We'll show you what makes a successful case study, and provide a template for your own in the future

Exercise: make your case study

Resources and project briefs so you can keep learning and designing!

Let the learning begin!

Develop the digital skill to be in  demand among top employers. 

Three Months of Project Based Learning




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