Did you know that in the last few years there is a high demand for UI Designers? The median UI designer salary in the U.S. is $70,000/year for entry-level, and $95,000/year for a seasoned UI Designer. That’s totally understandable when you think about it. UI Designers and software engineers are the ones who create something out of nothing. Their imagination, creativity, positive-mindset skill-set and experience deserve to be awarded for pushing high quality and popular products on the market. Knowing that, now it’s the right time for you to take things into your own hands and start working towards that goal.
This course will provide you with all the necessary knowledge needed to start building your career as UI designer. In this course we will design an Android Application following all Material Design Guidelines. You’ll learn not just how to create beautiful design but also the fundamentals, rules and Guidelines of Material System in general.
So what is this so called Material Design?
Material is a design system created by Google to help teams build high-quality digital experiences for Android, iOS, Flutter, and the web. Material Design is inspired by the physical world and its textures, including how they reflect light and cast shadows. Material surfaces re-imagine the mediums of paper and ink.
We are going to cover Material Design which in this course is primarily focused on Android platform, but the things we learn can also be applied to other platforms as well, with just slight modifications.
So what are we going to design you might be asking?
Well we are going to create a simple and elegant design for Food Recipes application. We are going to design up to 17 different screens with various material design components like Top app bar, banners, bottom navigation, buttons, floating action buttons, cards, chips, dialogs, menus, snackbars, bottom sheets, tabs and more.
You’ll learn how to apply Material Design color System to your project, how to combine different fonts in your project and choose typography type scale system. The type scale is a combination of thirteen font styles that are supported by the type system.
As a design tool we are going to use Adobe Xd. And That’s one of the best FREE vector software’s out there, with simple, easy to use and user friendly interface. The knowledge you gather throughout this course with Adobe Xd can also be applied to many different areas of graphic design. You can use Adobe Xd for UI/UX design, to design mobile, web, desktop applications, logos, banners, illustrations and basically everything you could think of.
And at the end of this course as a bonus I’m going to show you the basics of prototyping with Adobe Xd. You will learn how to give your design a life with transition animations. Even if prototyping is not in a scope of this course, I’m going to show you some prototyping fundamentals as well.
So what are you waiting for, start learning and improving your skills right away, there is no need for delay.