Google UX Design Certificate

Get started in the fast-growing field of user experience (UX) design with a professional certificate developed by Google. Learn the foundations of UX design, including empathizing with users, building wireframes and prototypes, and conducting research to test your designs.

  • No relevant experience required
  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Under 10 hours of study a week*

Get a job in UX design, with help from Google

Learn about the foundations of user experience (UX) design and gain the skills you need to find an entry-level job as a UX designer.

$92,000

Median salary in UX design jobs1

99,000

In-demand job openings in UX design1

Learn online, in partnership with Coursera

Fast and flexible, the UX design curriculum is hosted on Coursera, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms, so you can learn at the pace that’s right for you.

Qualify for in-demand jobs in UX design

UX designers make technology easier and more enjoyable for people to use. They design products and tools so that they are more useful and accessible for users.

  • User experience (UX) designer
  • UI designer
  • Interaction designer
  • Visual designer
  • Product designer

Learn more about the certificate program

ENTRY LEVEL

UX Design Certificate

This fully online program provides the skills you need for an entry-level job in UX design, with no prior experience required.

You’ll learn about:

  • Developing personas, user stories, and user journey maps
  • Conducting usability studies
  • Creating wireframes and prototypes
  • Testing and iterating on designs
  • Building a professional portfolio
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  • Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
  • Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate
  • Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes
  • Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts
  • Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma
  • Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD
  • Design for Social Good and Prepare for Jobs

Get on the fast track to in-demand jobs with top employers

Become a Google Career Certificate graduate and get exclusive access to the Google Coursera job platform, where a group of more than 150 employers are hiring for open roles.

Here’s how

Complete online certificate courses, at your own pace and time.

Access career resources like coaching sessions, mock interviews, and a resume builder tool.

Share your resume and get connected with national and local employers.

CONNECT WITH TOP EMPLOYERS, INCLUDING THESE:

We have over 150 employers in our employer consortium.

  • Bayer
  • Accenture
  • Booz Allen
  • Bulgari
  • Spectrum
  • Cognizant
  • Coursera
  • CoinTracker
  • Crate&Barrel
  • Salesforce
  • Datadog
  • deloitte
  • expedient
  • Ford
  • GroupM
  • Huge
  • Infosys
  • Instrument
  • Leidos
  • Intelliswift
  • Macy’s
  • Mediaagility
  • Molecula
  • Moonraft
  • Munchkin, Inc.
  • Nasdaq
  • PMI
  • Publicis
  • Qualtrics
  • SAP
  • SiriusXm
  • Snap inc
  • Target
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Valvoline
  • Verizon
  • walmart
  • Workday

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is UX design?

    User experience (UX) design is is the process of designing a good user experience by making, creating, and organizing the interfaces people interact with daily, like mobile apps, websites, smart watches, and physical products.

  • What is a UX designer?

    UX designers focus on the experience that people have while using products like websites, apps, and physical objects. UX designers make those everyday interactions more useful, usable, and accessible to users. The role of an entry-level UX designer might include coming up with ideas to address user problems, conducting research with users, and designing wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.

  • What is the difference between UX and UI ?

    UX (user experience) design is the process of designing a good user experience by making, creating, and organizing the interfaces people interact with, including websites, apps, and products. UI (user interface) design focuses on the graphical interface that users interact with and how it works and responds to users, including navigational elements such as menus, buttons, and icons.

  • What are some important skills for UX designers?

    A UX designer learns skills to make user interactions with websites, mobile apps, and physical products more usable, equitable, enjoyable, and useful. UX design skills include the ability to…

    • Empathize with users to understand their needs and pain points
    • Create empathy maps, personas, user stories, and user journey maps to understand user needs
    • Develop problem statements to define user needs
    • Generate ideas for possible solutions to user problems
    • Build wireframes and prototypes
    • Conduct UX research
    • Create designs and prototypes
  • Why start a career in UX design?

    As the digital world continues to expand, companies are recognizing that good user experience is a necessity, which has led to UX design being a high-growth and in-demand field. UX designers spend their time making, creating, and organizing the interfaces people interact with daily, like mobile apps, websites, smart watches, and physical products. Their work ensures that these interfaces are easier and more enjoyable to use.

  • Who is the Google UX Design Certificate for?

    The Google UX Design Certificate is for anyone with an interest in helping to create better experiences for users of apps, websites, and physical products. No prior experience with design or specific tool is required for the Google UX Design Certificate.

  • Why enroll in the Google UX Design Certificate?

    When you enroll in the Google UX Design Certificate, you'll explore the design process, including empathizing with users, defining their pain points, coming up with ideas for design solutions, creating wireframes and prototypes, and testing designs to get feedback.

    You'll learn these job-ready skills in our certificate program through interactive content (discussion prompts, quizzes, and activities) in under six months, with 5-10 hours of study a week. Along the way, you'll work through a curriculum designed with input from industry leaders and top employers, like Figma, Adobe XD, Deloitte, Cognizant and Accenture. You'll even create a portfolio that includes three projects to share with potential employers to showcase the skills you learned in this program.

    After you've graduated from the program, you'll have access to career resources and be connected directly with employers hiring for open entry-level roles in UX design.

  • What tools or platforms are included in the Google UX Design curriculum?

    Figma and Adobe XD are the design tools taught in the Google UX Design Certificate program. Spreadsheets, word processing applications, and presentation applications will also be used. Throughout the program, you will create a professional portfolio, using the platform of your choice, to showcase your UX design work.

  • What are the UX design courses in the curriculum?

    The courses included in the Google UX Design Certificate curriculum are...

    • Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
    • Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate
    • Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes
    • Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts
    • Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma
    • Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD
    • Design for Social Good and Prepare for Jobs
  • Can I take UX design courses online from home?

    Yes! The Google UX Design Certificate courses are 100-percent online learning. Start right away and learn on your own schedule.

  • Where can I access the Google UX Design Certificate?

    The Google UX Design Certificate is available globally in English on Coursera, a global online learning platform that offers access to online courses. Google has worked with Coursera to make Google Career Certificates available on their platform. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.

  • What are the different types of UX design jobs?

    Some of the different types of UX design jobs include...

    • User experience (UX) designer
    • User interface (UI) designer
    • Interaction designer
    • Visual designer
    • Product designer
  • What is the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium? Can it help me find UX design jobs?

    The Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium consists of over 150 U.S. companies like Deloitte, Infosys, Snap Inc., Target, Verizon, and of course, Google. These companies span multiple sectors and are committed to considering Google Career Certificate graduates for entry-level jobs. Upon completion of the Google UX Design Certificate, you will gain access to an exclusive job platform where you can easily apply to opportunities from employers with open jobs.

    Employers interested in joining the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium can find more information at grow.google/employers.

  • What other kind of support is available after I complete the Google UX Design Certificate?

    In addition to expert training and hands-on projects designed to prepare you for a job in user experience (UX) design, you'll get access to a resume building tool, mock interviews and career networking support designed to help you with your job search. You'll also be able to connect with over 150 US employers in the Google Career Certificates hiring consortium who are accepting candidates who have completed the Google UX Design Certificate.

  • How much do the Google UX Design Certificates cost?

    The Google UX Design Certificate costs $39 per month by subscription on Coursera.

  • Is financial assistance available for the Google UX Design Certificate?

    If you are interested in financial assistance for the Google UX Design Certificate, you may be eligible for financial aid via Coursera through the course page. Recipients of financial aid will have full access to course content and assignments required to earn a certificate. To apply, go to the certificate course page on Coursera and click the “Financial aid available” link next to the “Enroll” button.

    Google has also funded 100,000 scholarships for Google Career Certificates, which will be distributed by Grow with Google partners and Google.org grantees like Merit America, Per Scholas, NPower, Goodwill, Futuro Health, Generation USA, UnidosUS, LULAC and Hispanic Federation. These funds will create a lasting impact in helping people land high-quality jobs in high-growth fields.

  • What languages is the Google UX Design Certificate available in?

    The Google UX Design Certificate is currently available in English and we are working to offer this certificate in additional languages. Please check back here for updates.

  • Who designed the Google UX Design Certificate?

    The Google UX Design Certificate was designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google. This certificate has been created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to be successful in an entry-level user experience (UX) designer job. Expert industry organizations and platforms like Figma, among others, consulted and collaborated on material.

  • Can I get college credit for taking the Google UX Design Certificate?

    Those planning to attend a degree program can utilize ACE®️ recommendations, the industry standard for translating workplace learning to college credit. Learners can earn a recommendation of 10 college credits for completing the UX Design Certificate, the equivalent of 3-4 college courses at the bachelor’s degree level. This aims to help open up additional pathways to learners who are interested in higher education, and prepare them for entry-level jobs.

    To share proof of completion with schools, certificate graduates will receive an email prompting them to claim their Credly badge, which contains the ACE®️ credit recommendation. Once claimed, they will receive a competency-based transcript that signifies the credit recommendation, which can be shared directly with a school from the Credly platform. Please note that the decision to accept specific credit recommendations is up to each institution and is not guaranteed.

*Complete in 6 months, under 10 hours per week.

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