We’re looking for people who are interested in everything from photography to code to marketing, this kind of class can speak to a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds, and it can serve a lot of different purposes too.

We’ve watched DevMountain turn the corner from infancy to full-fledged, all-encompassing developer bootcamp. Now, in addition to their normal assortment of web development courses, DevMountain is offering a UI/UX course, the first of its kind in Utah.

“We saw that teaching the technical side, doing code, was just a piece in the larger puzzle,” CEO Cahlan Sharp said. “Writing code is important but building a product is much more than writing code and being able to speak tech.”

To help aspiring students better understand the process of product experience and design, DevMountain will now attack the problems facing developers, product managers, and designers in their quest to create the perfect product. Applications are due May 10, with the official course starting on May 18 and running for the next 12 weeks. Don’t fear: the application process isn’t limited to nerds.

“The thing with design, UI, UX, it’s a little bit more creative of a process,” Sharp said. “We’re looking for people who are interested in everything from photography to code to marketing, this kind of class can speak to a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds, and it can serve a lot of different purposes too.”

You know that DevMountain is helping to change the developer education model from traditional schooling into a newer, broader, less-expensive approach. The UI/UX course is now part of this, giving students a better grasp of web design and its relation to the user experience.

“Real, good web design is a lot more like user experience design,” Sharp said. “The term has kind of morphed into more of the user experience, user interface design, rather than just web design. The reason for this is because people are taking a lot more holistic approach on how to make software, not just how do we make this stuff look cool. It’s more, how do we understand the customers needs better, how do we understand what the best way is for the customer to interact with what they need, what do the customers need? It’s just a lot more holistic and feedback driven approach.”

For those interested in applying to DevMountain’s UI/UX course, click here.

Published 4/2/2015