User Experience Design co-op track
Purpose driven learning at work.
World-class flexible learning that includes one month industry placement. Guaranteed.
DSA’s User Experience Design program reflects the global future of design education combining the best ways of teaching using online and face to face learning experiences. The course is 12 weeks with 12–14 hours of study per week delivered on my.designschoolasia.com learning platform and weekly group tutorial meet ups. Upon passing the final examination students will progress to one month of paid co-op industry placement at a leading digital product company.
What you will learn
Define your professional identity as a user experience designer. Our primary function is to deliver the highest quality design education to you through structured units of learning to support your professional development as one of Asia Pacific’s most talented emerging user experience designers.
Our program is aimed at creative people who want to accelerate their career in people-centered design, digital environments and interactive experiences by engaging users through remarkable design solutions at scale, and foster their entrepreneurship either in corporate, SME or startup businesses.
How you will learn
You will receive instruction through screencast lectures, podcasts and challenge activities to support your practice equipping you with the intellectual engagement, technical skills and professional development for a career in user experience–working on social, cultural and economic ‘live’ project briefs through an imaginative approach to interdisciplinary design that makes things better for society.
You will establish a strong interdisciplinary collaboration and ‘designerly ways of knowing’ about value creation using entrepreneurship and innovation business methods developing your visual, verbal and written rhetoric to communicate your project to a non-design, non-technology audience.
Your co-op placement will allow you the opportunity to transfer your education and technical expertise to industry. You will be expected to work closely with peers and actively contribute to the co-op’s current projects across strategy, business and capability, and design outcomes.
The process of learning, creating, and exploring with DSA came with the mindset of ‘learning by doing’, which I carried on to my Individual Research Project (IRP). Towards the end of the course, I was amazed with how I was able to overcome tasks I would otherwise have been afraid to do and to witness my personal growth. I’m truly glad to be a part of DSA for providing knowledge and a great opportunity to experience the real world of work through the co-op placement program.
Pavisa Sethabutra. Product Designer, OOZOU
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Presenting our students independent research projects in response to the social, cultural and economic challenges of the new normal era: https://dsashows.com
Tier 1 | design expertise
- People-Centered Design Principles
- Behavioural Journey Mapping
Experience and Imagination
- Design Principles I: What Design Can Do, What Design Should Do
- Design Principles II: Experimentation, Speculation and Disruption
Prototyping and Modelling
- Prototyping and Modelling Principles
- Visualising Reflective and Reflexive
- Research Methods and Ethics
- Design Sprints
- Scaling Projects
- User Flow and Wireframe Ideation
- Prototyping Iteration
- Accessibility and Inclusivity Affordance
- Interim Examination and IRP Proposal
Tier 2 | design leadership
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- User Experience Design for
- People-Centered Design for Social
- Strategy: People, Technology and Organisation
- Marketing Essentials
Leadership and Negotiation
- Communication Rhetoric for
- Pitching for Funding
- Stakeholder Mapping
- Holistic Business Modelling
- Value Proposition and Context
- Lean Canvas Methodology
- Evaluation Metrics
- Onboarding for Co-op Placement
- Final Examination
Meet the DSA founder | Graham Newman
MRes RCA, PGCHE, FRSA
Graham has extensive expertise in design education and practice in Asia Pacific for over 20 years having taught at leading universities in Bangkok, Singapore and Jakarta. Graham’s design education philosophy is forged by his Masters of Research experience at the Royal College of Art, and his own design practice during which he has won several international design awards including development of the world’s first interactive music CD-Rom.
Graham holds a PGCert in Higher Education (PGCHE) where his aptitude in blended co-op learning environments was grounded, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Read More →