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Intro to User Interface (UI) Design With Figma

A 3-Week Career Subject Badge Course

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Summer 2020 Dates
UID 002:
 TBA
Time: Every Monday and Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuition: $450
Online Platform: Webex

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Introduction to User Interface (UI) Design with Figma is a 3-week subject-specific career accelerator course that teaches you to get the result. This remote learning course focuses on the principles, process, and workflow of UI design using Figma, a browser-based UI design tool, which is the current industry standard for team-based collaborative design projects.

This course is a Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning™ (SCREL™) Program. Unlike traditional distance and online learning models, SCREL enables real-time interactions between faculty, industry professionals. In addition, our intimate maximum class size of 14 students will enable in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas to maximize your learning experience and results.

This distance learning program is for anyone who wants to expand their creativity into the exciting field of user interface design. Prior experience with design and/or design software is preferred but not required.

Technology Requirements: High-speed internet connection; a design-grade laptop or desktop computer, a Mac is preferred but not required; and built-in or external webcam and speakers.


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What You Will Learn

  • UI Design Fundamentals:
    • Layout (grid system, responsive design)
    • Typography
    • Color
    • Accessibility
    • Design system
  • Figma Essentials:
    • Set up your account, teams, projects, and files
    • The editor overview
    • Component
    • Style
    • Layout grid
    • Auto grid
    • Multiplayer, collaboration, sharing, commenting
    • Click-though prototyping

Meet Our Faculty

Christie Shin

Christie Shin
Partner & Design Director, Cynda Media Lab; and Faculty and Coordinator, Creative Technology & Design, FIT

Christie Shin has more than 25 years of professional experience as an educator, creative consultant, and design director specializing in branding, typography, UX/UI design, and product design. Shin is one of the most award-winning designers receiving over 30 international design awards since 2012. Currently, Shin is an associate professor at FIT, where she was awarded the 2017 FIT Faculty Excellence Award.


Why FIT?

  • Certification from a world-renowned college
  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Our focus is helping you transition or advances your career
  • Our team-teaching methodology maximizes learning outcomes
  • Curriculum Designed by award-winning educators

Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning

FIT’s SCREL programs were developed by award-winning faculty members from FIT’s Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area and Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS). It provides a hands-on learning experience that simulates the workflow of online collaboration and global teamwork, which is becoming a standard in the contemporary creative industry.

Synchronous: Real-time remote lectures, demonstrations, and discussions for instant feedback and dynamic exchange of ideas.

Collaborative: Adaptation of industry-standard tools that enable real-time online collaboration and teamwork.

Experiential: Hands-on experiential and project-based learning in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper understanding of the subject.


Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and non-credit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.

Creative Technology & Design (CT&D)

The CT&D program area was founded with a mission to elevate students’ understanding of advanced design concepts as well as their command of cutting-edge technology, CT&D at FIT provides a flexible curriculum and an empowering transdisciplinary learning environment. Our pedagogical goal is to nurture the next generation of creative technologists who will design digital products, platforms, and creative solutions that improve people’s lives.

CT&D Advisory Board

C.J. Yeh, Founder / Founder and Managing Partner, Cynda Media Lab 
Christie Shin, Partner / Design Director, Cynda Media Lab 
Paul Kim, Vice President of Strategy, North America HQ at Samsung Electronics 
Allison Ceraso, President and Chief Experience Officer, Havas Health Plus 
Marcin Ramocki, Chairman, MFA in Media Arts, New Jersey City University 
Akiko RokubeCreative Director, PwC Experience Center 
Jennifer BrunoDirector of Product, Fusion Media Group 
Ben MorejonCreative Director, Anomaly 

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