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UX DESIGN

Upskill Course

FORMAT

Part-time online

DURATION

32 Weeks

LANGUAGE

English

TUITION FEE

Government-funded or 97 000 SEK

BUILD A REWARDING CAREER

To excel as a UX designer, it is crucial to possess a profound comprehension of how digitalization impacts our societies. This understanding empowers you to make well-informed decisions that lead to the creation of tools and services capable of solving global challenges in a more sustainable manner.

Additionally, your ability to lead and manage projects, develop essential documentation, and effectively conceptualize and communicate intricate interaction behaviors and design strategies is of utmost importance.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Anyone working in the industries of IT, graphic design, web-or systems development, project management or planning or other related industries.

START DATE

February 19, 2024

END DATE

November 29, 2024

FORMAT

Online

APPLY BY

February 16, 2024 at 16:00 (CET)

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The Application Process

  • SWEDISH GOVERNMENT FUNDED SEATS

Government-funded seats are open for late application until February 16, 2024 at 16:00 (CET).

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To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
1) Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
2) Have permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
3) Have temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the program. This permit can’t be study or work dependent. You may be asked to upload proof of your right of residence before the program starts.

Note! By program start, August 5, 2024, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer) or equivalent from one of the Nordic countries mentioned above. 

Your residency in Sweden must not be dependent on your studies at Hyper Island. Please note that Hyper Island is unable to provide immigration support or sponsorship of any kind to students applying for a Swedish government funded seat.

 

You must also meet at least one the following entry requirements:

1) applicants need to have at least a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or equivalent from Komvux

2) have a Swedish or foreign education that is equivalent to the requirements in item 1

3) resides in Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway and are eligible for an equivalent education in that country

4) through Swedish or foreign education, practical experience or in any other way meet the conditions to be granted admission in the program

 

Applicants applying for a Swedish government funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirement:

  • Have basic knowledge of the Swedish language, or any of the other Scandinavian languages (danish, faroese, icelandic or norwegian)*. 
    • You may be asked to upload proof that you meet the language requirements
      • Proof can include, but is not limited to:
        • Grades from Swedish high school course 2 or 3, alternatively Swedish as a second language 2 or 3, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries
        • Proof of completed or enrolled in the SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) course A1 and/or A2, or higher, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries. The SFI course, or equivalent from other Scandinavian countries, must be completed by program start. 
        • Letter from employer stating the applicant’s knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian language gained through work experience or other real life experience. 

 

Sufficient knowledge in a Scandinavian language is needed in order for Hyper Island to help and support students find a successful industry placement (internship= LIA) in Sweden. The industry placement is a required part of the YH program. 

 

More information about entry requirements for government-funded seats in Higher Vocational Schools in Sweden can be found by visiting the Higher Vocational Education (Yrkeshögskolan) website.

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Swedish residents may qualify for financial support (from CSN) while studying. Please check here or contact CSN directly. Eligible candidates can apply for the newly introduced financial support “Omställningsstudiestöd”. Read more.

 

For those applying from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands, you should contact your local education support provider.

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Successful applicants have at least 2 years of work experience in organizational or business development, project management, planning, research, teaching, sales, system development, or design.

 

If you don't meet the requirements above, we also have discretionary seats available, so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet our standard entry requirements. 

 

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What documents do you need to attach?

1. CV in English

2. Proof of highest earned education: High School, Bachelor, Master etc.

3. Proof of two years of relevant working experience: This can be agreements, recommendation letters, payslips.

4. Upskill Application Task 2024: Discover more information by checking the next tab on this page.

5. For those applying for the Swedish Government Funded Seat: To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government-funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
  • Have a permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
  • Have a temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the course.

Note: By the course start dates, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer) or equivalent from one of the Nordic countries mentioned above.

Applicants applying for a Swedish government-funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Proof of basic knowledge of the Swedish language or any of the other Scandinavian languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic or Norwegian).                      

You can submit your documents in other languages than Swedish or English.

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Application Task Topic

Make a 1-minute video and tell us about existing service, business, product or design that could be transformed to create a positive change for their core users or customers. In the Hyper Island Toolbox, we have methods for sparking Innovation and creating change.

5 Whys
Mash-up Innovation
Future mapping

Pick one of these three methods and motivate why it would be beneficial for the change that you want to achieve. Who would you invite to be part of the innovation process? Choose your top 3 stakeholders and motivate why you picked them.


Examples for stakeholders:

Clients, Leaders, Shareholders, Students/Participants, Governments, The Community, Senior executives, Partnerships, Trades associations, Co-workers, Suppliers, The press, Interest groups, Customers, Analysts, The public, Prospects, Key contributors, Key advisors.


Evaluation criteria for the Application Task:
Creativity, Research, Originality, Critical thinking/ Systems thinking.

Rating of Application Task Video:

BASICS – 2 POINTS: Submitting a task in English.

RESEARCH – 2 POINTS: Clear that research and thought has been put into the task & clearly presents the research results in a good way.

INNOVATION – 2 POINTS: Original/Unique idea that is feasible.

COMMUNICATION – 2 POINTS: Communicating the idea in a clear way & showed abilities to ‘catch the viewer’.

PRESENTATION - 2 POINTS: Interesting presentation with a clear ending.

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You'll be notified with the final decision starting late June. Seats are offered from the reserve list until the end of the third week of school.

EXPERIENCE
The Hyper Island Way™

Program Overview

7 Areas of study expand_more expand_less
During the UX Design Upskill course, you will explore 7 modules:
  • Hyper Island Methodology
  • Field Work
  • Design Principles
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • The Ethics of UX Design  
  • Data Analysis
  • Experimentation 
Class Format expand_more expand_less

Our UX Design Upskill course is offered as a distance learning program. So this mean that you’ll need to be on our Karlskrona campus three times on the following dates:

  • February 20-22, 2024
  • September 12-13, 2024

You will do the course through online lectures, reading materials, and video recordings combined with online discussion groups, practical learning, and direct learning applications.

Weekly online sessions:

  • Tuesdays 15.30-18.00 CET
  • Fridays 10.00-11.00 CET
  • November 29, 2024 (Graduation Day)

Digital Meet & Greet 

  • February 19, 2024: Individual activity to be completed during the day

Summer vacation:  

  • June 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024



Key Learning Outcomes expand_more expand_less
  • Gain confidence in essential UX concepts.
  • Implement quick user behavior theories and how to apply them in UX/UI.
  • Develop user-centered, accessible design proposals.
  • Discover a fresh perspective of storyboards, scenarios and wireframes.

REAL WORLD READY

Through experience-based learning you will have the opportunity to learn while working with real clients on their challenges.

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SEIZE YOUR POTENTIAL

Upon graduation you will equipped to get hired or to start your own business. 

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Real World Ready

We believe in experience-based learning.
Our students learn by working with real clients on their challenges.

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160 students helped Google’s Global Managing Director during a 3-days Design Sprint.

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Got questions?

Our Admissions Team is available to provide guidance. Contact us and let us help you move towards reaching your goals.

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Loved by Lifelong learners

Julia - UX Design

"As a graduate of the UX Design Upskill course, Julia is well versed on the Hyper Island experience and the methodologies that are learned along the journey. Julia is now giving back in the form of an industry leader, where she guides our students through the UX landscape. “It felt like a ‘full circle’ moment, being able to share the insights I’ve gathered over the last decade,” said Julia. “It made me reflect a lot on my own journey and the people who opened doors for me as well as leadership characteristics I admire, and the ones I think suck,” she continued. 

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Julia Fogelberg Bouverat

Winner @ TechWomen100 Awards

Industry Leader Testimonial 1

"The Hyper Island Upskill course offers a brilliant opportunity to fast-track your career and enhance your existing skills. It seamlessly combines the power of teamwork, problem-solving, and the unique magic that Hyper Island brings. These courses are perfect recipe for personal and professional growth."

Maksimilian Kallhed

Strategy & Innovation Consultant

Industry Leader Testimonial 3

"Upskill course helps you to gain hands-on methods with a toolbox that elevates your research and synthesis abilities—creating tomorrow's superior products. You learn what people want, need, and desire. Acquiring the skill to balance both quantitative data and qualitative research methods. Upskilling/Reskilling is vital because it allows individuals to transform their career trajectories. You start to understand that you can widen your expertise. It's not just about getting better at what you do – it's about experimenting and exploring new ways of working." 

Martina Transtrom

Design Manager @ Hotjar

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