Course description

Gain an overview of the wide range of disciplines involved in the theory and practice of user experience design. Apply your new knowledge in hands-on activities and build the foundation needed to successfully complete the remaining three practical courses in this program.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental tools, practices and disciplines involved in user experience design. 
  • Explain how user experience design fits into the overall digital project ecosystem. 
  • Apply knowledge of human nature and behavior to the practice of design. 
  • Convey the purpose and value of user experience design and to distinguish it from other forms of design. 
  • Explain basic research and design tools used in the user experience design process at a beginner level. 
  • Use design and research tools to do basic design and research tasks at a beginner level. 


Students must enrol in all four courses in the User Experience (UX) Design program at the same time.

Please contact CE Registration Services to register. 

Phone: 403.440.3833 or 1.877.287.8001

Email: ceregservices@mtroyal.ca


Applies towards:

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Section title
Fundamentals of UX Design
ON - Online
Sep 15, 2024 to Nov 10, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
TXUX non-credit $1,099.00
Reading List / Textbook

Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2015). Interaction design: beyond human-computer interaction.

John Wiley & Sons. and Unger, R. (2009). A Project Guide to UX Design (Voices That Matter). Pearson Education 

Available from Amazon.ca

Section Notes

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   All online course work is through York University's online Moodle platform. Course information & Moodle instructions will be available on the MRU D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) one week prior to the start date of your course.  You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor contact info & Moodle access will be made available on/or up to 3 days before the course start date. 

•  Review our Student Information site for additional information about forms and policies, campus maps, parking information, technical support, and more.

•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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