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CIW User Interface Designer

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CIW User Interface Design
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CIW is the world’s fastest-growing vendor-neutral Internet skills training and certification program for students and professionals. The CIW User Interface Designer course introduces strategies and tactics necessary to design user interfaces, with particular emphasis on creating user interfaces for mobile devices. User Experience Design (UXD or UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and mobile apps and websites.


CIW User Interface Design


This certification focuses on knowledge of specific development techniques and strategies. Students who earn this certification will have a deep knowledge of user interface design. The CIW User Interface Designer course prepares candidates to take the CIW User Interface Designer exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW User Interface Designer certification.

Topics Covered in this Course

Introduction to User Interface Design

  • What Is User Interface Design?
  • Evolution of Web User Interfaces
  • Current Trends in Web Design
  • Web Design Project Management
  • Collaborative Web Design

User Interface Design Process

  • Choosing a Web Design Methodology
  • Creating a Web Site Vision Statement
  • Creating and Implementing a Web Site Strategy
  • Creating a Web Site Specification
  • Publishing a Web Site
  • Creating Word Lists and Mood Boards
  • Creating a Site Map

User-Centred Web Design

  • User-Centred Web Design
  • The Cognitive Psychology of Web Design
  • Personas and Usability
  • Accessibility

User Interface Design Principles

  • Web UI Design Principles
  • Visual Design Principles
  • Branding

Colour, Typography, Layout and Wireframing

  • Colour, Typography and Layout
  • Wireframes and Mock-ups
  • Responsive Web Design

Navigation Concepts

  • Why is Web Site Navigation So Important?
  • Site Structure, Directory Structure and URLs
  • Positional Awareness
  • Primary and Secondary Navigation
  • Navigation Conventions and Principles

Designing and Developing a Professional Web Site

  • Why is Prototyping So Important?
  • User-Centered Web Design
  • User Interface Design Patterns
  • Optimizing the look and feel of a Web site
  • Constructing a Professional Web Site
  • User Interface Libraries
  • Web Content Management Systems
  • Additional Web Development Tools
  • Web Hosting Services and Domain Names

Site Publishing, Maintenance, Security, and SEO Strategies

  • Making Sure a Web Site is ready to be published
  • Maintaining a Web Site
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • SEO and Written Site Content
  • SEO and Mobile-Friendliness
  • SEO and Metadata
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in User Interface Design from CMIT.
  • You may optionally take an exam to receive CIW Certification

Who is this course for?

Professionals in all industries can benefit from the CIW User Interface Designer certification: particularly Web designers, Internet consultants, IT professionals, Marketing professionals, Web and graphic artists, and Business professionals.


No prior experience of User Interface Design is necessary, students should be familiar with the basics of web design to benefit from the course.

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.