User Experience Design

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As a User Experience (UX) Designer, you’ll work as a part of a team with experienced designers to develop software and hardware products that are simple and intuitive. You’ll learn a combination of research, prototyping, testing, and cross-discipline collaboration.

User Experience Design Apprenticeship

Those applying to the User Experience Design Apprenticeship program with the Leap Program should have completed and/or graduated from their studies more than six months prior to their application. Additional eligibility requirements include:

  • Completed design related training or certification (in-person or online).
  • Formal or informal design experience outside of a classroom.
  • Previous work experience in any industry.
  • Interest in and/or experience working with design systems and toolkits or advancing feature areas within existing product architectures.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Comfort iterating design with data & research input, as well as feedback from peers, product group, and leadership.
  • Experience using an interface design tool: Sketch, XD, Figma, or Illustrator.
  • Applicants cannot have been employed as a vendor or full-time employee for Microsoft Corporation within the past seven months.

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Upcoming User Experience Design Cohort Information

Currently, there are no open cohort application dates officially announced. Check back often for updates.

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