If you are looking at a career in front end web design, or you aspire to UX/UI as a career path, then Cadbury Sixth Form College now has two alternative options available for you to start in September.
Both UX Design (user experience design) and UI (user interface design) are crucial to a product and work closely together. But the roles themselves refer to very different aspects of the product development process and the design discipline.
Essentially, UX applies to anything that can be experienced such as an App, Website or Online Game. User experience design concerns the interaction between the user and a product for a positive experience, including ease of use, efficiency and quick load times.
UI design addresses the look, feel, and interactivity, ensuring the user interface of a product is as intuitive as possible, and that means carefully considering all the visual, interactive elements the user might encounter. The UI designer will consider colour schemes, icons, buttons and navigation, typography fonts and responsive design.
Cadbury's two career solutions for pursuing the UX/UI path include:
- The T Level Digital Design course - a 2 year course with a 315 hour work placement
- A Level Graphics and A Level Computer Science combined - a solid option if you don’t want to commit to the work placement
"Being on the Graphics course at Cadbury College has been a great experience and a large part in developing my design skills and artistic inclination. The Adobe Xd software was easy to learn for UX/UI and helped me develop new skills for creating responsive websites and apps. In September I'm going to Birmingham University to pursue a career in Graphic Design." Liam Queenan, Class of 22
Here are some of the amazing examples A Level Graphics students produced for their final piece this year.
HTML responsive websites by Dinasha Urala-Kalasi and Areeba Ammad