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UX Courses

With our online UX courses, which generally take up a few half days, we aim to give you a similar experience and access to experts that you would have in an in-person UX design workshop.

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With our online UX courses however, you can take them from your own desk or couch, and can do it either live (real-time) or watch the video course at your own leisure, as all video recordings are included.

Practical and interactive courses

Our online courses have a lot of practical ux design examples and interactive exercises. If you are watching live, you can ask questions during Q&A, and of course you can use the online course recordings and materials to study UX design at your own pace, at your own time.

Wide range of UX design topics

We offer many online UX design courses at various levels, covering a wide range of UX design topics, such as Interface Design Patterns, Psychology for UX, Design Systems and many more. Please check our upcoming (live) courses, and see what UX design courses we have offered in the past, if you want to be notified of new live offerings.

SmashingConf Online Workshops

Blown away by all the knowledge I've soaked in from @rachelandrew's online CSS layout masterclass. Incredible how much you can learn about a thing you thought you already knew just by hearing it explained again. Thanks for organising this @smashingconf #smashingconf ✨

  • Trine Falbe
    On the web
    On Twitter

    Ethical Design Masterclass

    with Trine Falbe

    Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A Tue & Wed, March 1–15 2022
    09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (Pacific, US) 18:00 – 20:30 CET (Europe)

    In this workshop you’ll learn what ethical design entails, how to advocate for it in your organisation (basically “convince your boss!”) and last, but not least, the practical framework and toolset that enables you to apply ethical design in your work.

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  • Designing For Complex UI Masterclass

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Workshop, 4×2.5h + Q&A Wed & Thu, April 6–14 2022
    09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (Pacific, US) 18:00 – 20:30 CET (Europe)

    Not much can surprise us when it comes to interface challenges. We can design a decent card, a well-rounded accordion, an accessible modal and an exquisite hamburger navigation. But what if there are slightly more complex UX challenges ahead of us?

    Well, complex UI doesn’t have to be complicated. In this online workshop with Vitaly Friedman, UX consultant and creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, we’ll dive deep into dissecting how to solve complex design problems. Whether you’re working on a complex nested multi-level navigation or creating enterprise grade tables, this workshop will give you the tools you need to excel at your work.

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  • Amelia Wattenberger
    On the web
    On Twitter

    Data Visualization Masterclass

    with Amelia Wattenberger

    Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A Thu & Fri, Apr 21 – May 5 2022
    09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (Pacific, US) 18:00 – 20:30 CET (Europe)

    Have you been ogling the beautiful interactive data visualizations on news sites like the New York Times? Do you need to code up charts to make data tangible for a website or dashboard?

    There’s data about everything these days, and being able to craft it into a story is a real superpower. In this workshop, Amelia will give you all the tools you need to build your own stunning data vizualizations!

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  • Smart Interface Design Patterns, 2022 Edition

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Workshop, 5×2.5h + Q&A Mon & Thu, May 5–19 2022
    09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (Pacific, US) 18:00 – 20:30 CET (Europe)

    Are you ready for a design challenge? In this series of online workshops, Vitaly Friedman, creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, will be taking a microscopic examination of common components and design patterns in modern interfaces — on desktop and on mobile.

    We’ll study 100s of hand-picked examples and we’ll be designing interfaces together, starting from accordions, hamburger navigation, to enterprise tables, dashboards, sliders, feature comparisons and onboarding — all the way to timelines and multi-page web forms. And: We’ll be reviewing and providing feedback to each other’s work.

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What’s A Smashing Online Course Like?

With our online courses, we aim to give you a similar experience and access to experts as in an in-person workshop, but without needing to leave your desk. This way you have the choice to follow the course live and join the interactive exercises with your 'classmates', or check the recorded course in your own time, learning at your own pace. Or do both, of course!

Our online courses are all about front-end and UX topics, and whilst they are structured differently, all of them are packed with practical examples. You can also ask questions live during dedicated Q&A time, and of course you'll get all online course materials and recordings, too.

Smashing Members get up to 25% discount! Find the link in your Membership dashboard or sign up for Smashing Members!

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Vitaly giving a remote workshop.
Convince your boss (PDF).
“Convince Your Boss Template”. You can use it to explain why you'd like to do an online course with Smashing.
Convince Your Boss →

Are Online Courses Worth It?

We’re putting our heart and soul into crafting personal, inclusive and valuable courses for all of us to become better professionals. Hands-on courses, in an online, friendly, inspiring and exciting setting.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Experienced teachers exploring actual solutions to actual problems
  • Video recordings of all sessions
  • Live Q&A sessions, group work, homework and reviews
  • Practical, actionable insights
  • Personal feedback
  • Live design and coding sessions
  • Interaction and connection with other students
  • In your own time at your own pace: you decide when you want to learn.

We’re happy to provide discounts for large groups (5+ attendees) and students. Interested? Email us and we’ll sort it out!