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Learn to design easy-to-navigate websites and apps

Section A - Tuesdays, 5-7 PM

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An introduction to UX design

See website and app design in a new way 

Wireframe is a 10-week introductory course to User Experience Design, where you will develop a mindset to identify design problems and find creative solutions for them. You will be able to effectively communicate and defend your decisions along the way through understanding design principles, information architecture, and interaction design.

Create optimized products using prototyping tools

Through several projects centered around real-world design challenges, you’ll learn how to find solutions to problems and then go one step further and implement those ideas digitally. By the end of the course you will have polished projects on apps or product designs, and a better understanding of the user focused design industry.

Develop experience in design thinking

As the digital world continues to grow and become more prevalent, user-centered design becomes increasingly crucial for how we as humans interact with technology. This course will help you have a solid foundation in design thinking, whether you want to pursue a career in UX or use the principles in other industries to improve how users will interact with products or services.

Projects You’ll Complete

  • Project 1: Landing page
    • In assigned groups, design a landing page and product page for a product of your choice.  It could be for your favorite app, book, artist, or store. Go through the design thinking process and think about what features of the product you want to highlight.
  • Project 2: Travel site and logo
    • With a partner, use the web design trends we learned about in class to design the landing page of a travel site to a location of your choosing.  Then, design a logo for your site using at least one of the design principles we learned about.
  • Project 3: Accessibility
    • Using the provided prompts, choose what accessibility feature and app or site to design for.  Do some research on your own and make a quick redesign, keeping in mind the relevant accessibility needs.
  • In-class project: Uber app
    • Using the UX methods learned in class, complete a complete redesign of the Uber app.  This will include research, journey maps, personas, flowcharts, competitor analysis, wireframes, mockups, and prototyping.
  • Final project: Grit Coffee
    • Using all UX principles learning in class, work week by week on improving Grit Coffee’s website.  This will include their mobile and desktop website in order to be responsive, and will end with usability testing of the created prototype.  Students will be encouraged to write a Medium article about this project using the skills taught in lab section.

Skills You’ll Learn

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Research Methods

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Visual Design

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Design Thinking

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Presentation Skills

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Team Collaboration

Meet Your Program Lead

Shawn Weigand

HackCville Member Since 2019

Membership Perks

Once you successfully complete your first Skills Course you are granted HackCville membership. Here are the perks you get access to as a member:

  • 10 weeks of hands-on skills training
  • Priority applications for Launch summer program and trips
  • Access to the HackCville clubhouses’ working and meeting space
  • Early registration and 25% discount on all Skills Courses
  • Exclusive community events and job opportunities

Fees & Accessibility

Course Fee: $125

Each of our courses is just $125 — that’s less than a weekly lunch out for the semester. We are committed to making our courses accessible to all. We reduce or eliminate the program fee to all students who need it, no questions asked. Our aim is to enable everyone who wants to learn and join the HackCville community. We think you’ll love HackCville, but if you decide you need to drop, you may request a refund within 10 days of your course’s first workshop meeting time. You’ll receive a full refund, less a $20 operations fee. Beyond this date, no refunds will be given.

Meeting Times

All of our courses meet once a week for 2 hours. Courses start the third week of UVA classes (January 26) and continue weekly through the end of April. Courses expect a 4-6 hour/week commitment. Outside of the 2 hours in your workshop meeting time, you can expect to meet with your instructor weekly for labs (at flexible times) and to spend some time working with your classmates on projects.

We offer one section of Wireframe:
Section A – Tuesdays, 5-7 PM


Wireframe made me feel like it was possible to design all sorts of things.

Beatrice Li

Wireframe Course Graduate

I have had nothing but great experiences with Wireframe and HackCville. It’s been an important part of my UVA experience.

Alix Gottschalk

Wireframe Course Graduate

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