Google UX certification review

The Review: Course by Course

The Review: Pros and Cons

  • Google UX Certification gives you a great basic understanding of UX
  • Teaches you an extensive design process
  • Gives structure to think efficiently and design based on your research
  • Produces 3 case studies by the end of the program
  • Google creates templates for user journey, usability, user flow, personas, and many other features that will save you time.
  • Offers the certificate at a very reasonable price
  • Can get your foot in the door of entry-level positions
  • Active Forums
  • Very At-Your-Own-Pace
  • Financially Reasonable
  • Google UX Certification cannot teach you soft skills(check out my article about soft skills *wink* *wink*)
  • Some of the Questionnaires are designed with Horrible UX. Ironic.
  • When you are listening to a course, the video stops, and a question pops up out of nowhere. (It’s meant to keep you from just playing the videos while you go off and do other things)
  • Peer-Review Assignments are a Joke- Needs tougher grading and moderation(Some are good)
  • Competitive Audits created in the certification would not hold up at any real company.
  • There’s nothing talked about the Load States, Cognitive Load, Error States, Double Diamonds, Triple Diamonds, Agile, Micro-Sprints, Deep UX Research, What happens when you conduct incorrect research? How to identify bias during agile? Color Contrast Checker. Realistic Redesigns of UI components.
  • Non-realistic in terms of UX teams.

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Woody Kim

Woody Kim

Howdy, I’m Woody, Product Designer at Kessel Run, building the next generation of war-deterring products