Design Course

Does solving problems entertain you? Do you believe digital design improves people’s lives? Spend eight weeks with professional UX/UI designers and give your skillset a boost in the right direction.
  • Location —  Zagreb
  • Applications —  closed for now
  • Duration —  Sep 30 ‐ Nov 17

Course info

From manufacturing and healthcare, to leisure and media, digital economy is adapting traditional and creating new industries. Current technology enables experiences that were unthinkable just a few years ago, and design makes it approachable.

At Design Course, we teach students and recent graduates how to create functional and beautiful user interfaces. Throughout eight weeks, we’ll go through the process of user-centered design in the digital world. You’ll be familiarized with methods startups and digital agencies use to design scalable solutions for large crowds.

Infinum Design Academy offers a combination of free lectures and practical exercises through which students will learn how to design mobile apps. By the end of the Academy, you will have the skills to design for mobile, and a project you can proudly present in your portfolio.

You hate reading long paragraphs? No problem, we’ve prepared a TL;DR:

  • Project Organization
  • File Setup in Figma
  • Collecting user info through interviews
  • UX tools: Personas, storyboards and user journeys
  • Information Architecture in the form of a Flowchart
  • Creating a clickable prototype
  • Usability Testing
  • Branding and UI design of the mobile app
  • Using animations in creating rich interactions
  • Design specification for developers

The Course Flow

In a course of 8 weeks, students attend lectures every Thursday, and every Tuesday we offer individual mentoring sessions where they can check the status of the assignment.

All Academy lecturers and mentors are professional designers with years of working experience in the digital industry. Therefore, the curriculum reflects a real-world course, assignments and experience of a client project.

The Assignment

Each year we come up with a new exciting theme for student assignments. So far we had travel apps, festival apps, apps for cyclists and smart home apps. Take a look at last generation’s results.

The Lectures

From Week 1 – 3 students focus on the project essentials: researching the topic for the assignment, getting the right answers and mastering the Figma design tool.

During Week 4 students dig into the UX for their assignments, learn how to set up the app flowchart and to structure information on the screens.

To validate their designs, in the Week 5 students need to organize usability testing of the clickable prototype made out of wireframes.

Week 6 and 7 will be all about the visual design of the app. Students focus on how to use graphic elements such as photos, icons, illustrations and patterns to create a delightful interface. Motion is also an important part of the UI so students are introduced to Principle tool for creating simple animations and transition effects.

Week 8 is focused on the most important takeaways from the Academy as well as some pro tips on collaboration with developers.

Attending lectures

You can attend the lectures live in our office or online in real-time.

Meet the
instructors

These designers have wrapped up more than 200 award-winning apps for clients all across the globe. If you want to keep track of their design process, design tips, ideas and solutions, visit design.infinum.com or say hello on Design Islands — Digital Design Community. You might also find some interesting tips regarding design academy applications.

Mario Kovačević
Design Team Lead
Vita Vrebac
Designer
Elizabeta Lončar
Designer
David Kampić
Designer

Schedule

Duration
8 weeks
Lectures
Thursdays, 6–8 PM
Mentoring
Tuesdays, during working hours 9–5 PM
Homework
Assigned after each class
Location
Infinum, Strojarska 22, Zagreb
Course language
Croatian with English readings
MAX ATTENDEES
12 students
20
Sep
Application deadline
You will get all the necessary information you need to provide to enter the course
20
Sep
Entrance selection
Now it’s our turn to carefully review your application letters and portfolios
21
Sep
Application feedback
We’ll inform you if you’re in.
17
Nov
Academy end
Made it this far? Congrats.
03
Dec
Graduation
Presentation and celebration!

How to apply

It’s not necessary to have formal student status in order to apply for the course, we’re accepting submissions from recent graduates as well (graduated within a year). To apply, prepare a portfolio that:

  • has up to 5 of your best projects
  • include projects for both digital and print (we’ll be focusing on your creativity and style, not media)
  • is a single PDF
  • Make sure you give us permission to view the files on your Drive/Dropbox

Do you check all the boxes? That’s great! You’re one step closer to attending Infinum Academy. After you apply, you just need to keep your fingers crossed, and voila, you’re in! Are you excited as we are?

P.S.
Here’s a blog with guidance on how to prepare a portfolio.

Check out last year

Ready to
design apps?

If all this sounds interesting to you, then the button below is screaming to be clicked. Literally.

Questions?

For those who want to know more, we’ve prepared a Frequently Asked Questions. If that didn’t help, contact Ana. She’s patiently waiting for your question.

Ana Anić
Project Coordinator