NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –The New School’s Parsons School of Design, name it best art and design school in USA for the fourth year in a row, partners again with the New York-based educational platform Yellowbrick.co launch two new programs aimed at the next generation of design and creative leaders.
Essentials of product design focuses on the design of physical products and Foundations of UX Design covers the development of digital experiences. Learners who complete either program will earn a Certificate of Non-Credit Completion from the Parsons School of Design.
Product Design Essentials offers an introduction to industrial design and product development that explores the various career opportunities related to these disciplines. Wallpaper *, the world’s number one global design publication, joins as the program’s media partner; help Parsons and Yellowbrick co-develop the program based on the considerable expertise of their editorial team and their relationships with industry.
Focusing on integrating the design, manufacturing and marketing components of the product creation process, Product Design Essentials combines interactive learning tools and real-world activities to create a broad and engaging learning experience. . The course is based on engaging video lessons taught by world-renowned faculty on the Parsons and Wallpaper * editorial team, as well as experts and insiders from across the industry. Based on their own career paths, instructors provide students with key information about the various career paths and skills required in industrial design.
“Supporting the next generation of creative talent has always been at the heart of Wallpaper’s mission,” says Sarah Douglas, editor-in-chief of Wallpaper *. “We are excited to partner with Parsons and Yellowbrick and help support the budding and emerging designers who will bring us the products and ideas of tomorrow. ”
Foundations of UX Design offers an exploration of the critical stages of the UX journey – or “user experience”. Learners will receive an in-depth introduction to the principles and practices of UX design, taught by Parsons faculty and industry experts. The program offers exposure to a range of topics ranging from usability research methods, design, wireframe design, design with data, and UX analysis; as well as the latest technologies shaping the future of modern user interface design. UX Design Foundations consists of five course modules: Introduction and Fundamentals of UX, Project Planning and Research, Design for the User, Visual Design and Feedback, and Design with Data and New Territories in UX.
Both programs will help learners gain a full understanding of the key roles, skills, and functions needed to be successful in these design disciplines. All course materials and instructions will be provided online, allowing students to take the courses from anywhere and at their own pace.
“There are so many talented designers who have keen eyes and a vivid imagination and just need a little more guidance to take their design careers to the next level,” said Rachel Schreiber, Executive Dean of Parsons New School’s School of Design. “Whether they choose to dedicate themselves to developing products that fill our physical spaces, or prefer to help create new online experiences, we’re excited to offer programs that will serve as much-needed roadmaps.
“Design skills are always in demand and can be applied in so many ways that even the most innovative designers may not know how to take the next step in their careers,” said Rob Kingyens, President and CEO of Yellowbrick. . “These two courses we co-developed with Parsons shed light on the inner workings of two of today’s most sought-after design specialties: Industrial Design and UX Design. By launching the two together, we aim to empower aspiring designers the tools and advice they need to advance their careers through two of the design industry’s most respected and trusted brands, Parsons and Wallpaper *.
About the Parsons School of Design
The Parsons School of Design is one of the world’s premier art and design education institutions. Based in New York City but active worldwide, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs across the full spectrum of art and design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a common commitment to creatively and critically approach the WWDities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.
About wallpaper *
Wallpaper * is the global design authority, at the forefront of architecture, design, art, entertainment, beauty and grooming, transportation, technology, fashion, watches and jewelry. Founded as a print magazine in 1996, it has grown into a multi-channel media brand, reaching an audience of 10 million people each month in over 100 countries. The brand’s key franchises include its annual Design Awards, an in-house design agency, the Wallpaper * City Guides and an upcoming learning experiences program in conjunction with the Parsons School of Design. With a solid track record of discovering next-generation talent and connecting creatively, Wallpaper * is at the forefront of the global creative community. He continues to change the way the world views design. For more information, please visit www.wallpaper.com.
Yellowbrick is a global leader in online education and career exploration for the arts, media, entertainment and sports industries. The company develops exciting and accessible online programs in collaboration with top brands and influencers in media and culture and with world-class universities. Their mission is to help a new generation of talent discover, pursue and advance career paths that match what they love. Learn more about www.yellowbrick.co.