UX Design Fundamentals for XR

A value-packed 40-hour on-demand online course that will teach you the fundamentals for designing UX solutions for augmented, virtual and mixed realities.

How it works?


This 40-hour on-demand course will prepare you to enter the UX for XR Design world with solid fundamentals. Created by XR pioneer and professional designer Aleatha Singleton, you will be guaranteed to get the best introduction to XR design.

  1. 1
    UX Best Practices for XR

    In this unit, you will learn to understand the XR spectrum, and specific human-centered design principles for XR and avoid common pitfalls.

  2. 2
    Design Research

    Now that you are familiar with the basics, you will learn how to use inspiration and analyze and convert 2D into 3D thinking and apply basic information architecture for XR.

  3. 3
    Early Design Ideation

    In this unit you will learn how to break out of 2D and sketch interaction flows for VR while identifying assets and needs for the final UX designs.

  4. 4
    Rapid Prototyping and Testing

    In this unit, you will get familiar with the modern XR design tools and use them to prototype solutions for XR while performing and conducting basic usability UX tests.

Tools we’ll be using

Our courses are designed to teach you the industry-standard tools for designing 3D and XR experiences.



Figma is a collaborative web application for interface design, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications for macOS and Windows.



ShapesXR is a creation and collaboration platform for remote teams. In ShapesXR you start creating in 3D within minutes without prior experience.



Miro is the online collaborative whiteboard platform that enables distributed teams to work effectively together, from brainstorming with digital sticky notes to planning and managing agile workflows.

“As a Design Engineer, I knew I needed to upgrade my skills to improve my workflow and this became a tangible outcome when I enrolled in XR Interaction Design and Prototyping as well as XR Development. I was able to complete the concept design for my app.”

Diana Olynick
Studio Director

“My experience taking the Interaction and prototyping for XR was life-changing. It gives you not only an advantage in terms of knowledge and skills but also an open-mindedness and readiness for the future. If the future is unwritten, then this course gives you the words for writing it for the better.”

Marco Pipp
UX XR Designer

What to Expect

Course Project

While you are working through each unit, you will be applying the skills and knowledge that you're learning to your course project, a VR version of a travel planning and booking application.

Office Hours

Weekly office hours are open to all students, Monday through Friday. This time is best used to get help with course content.

Discord Community

Get access to our Discord XR community. A place where you can come to learn from other passionate professionals, share your knowledge, and network with people who share your interests.

Industry Recognized Certification

After completing this course you will receive a certification badge. This badge acknowledges that earners have gained the practical knowledge and in researching, applying and using tools for XR design solutions. This includes understanding the basics of UX XR design, researching and recognizing best practices, converting 2D into 3D experiences and rapid prototyping with specific XR design tools.

Certification Badge

Meet Your Instructor

Our instructors are not only Unity certified instructors, but are also XR practitioners who have or are currently leading and building experiences in various spaces from: mixed reality, game development, and entertainment.

Aleatha Singleton

UX Design Instructor



This is a beginner friendly course and no previous experience is required.

Hardware & Software

PC or Mac with minimum: 3 GHz (2 cores/4 threads), 8 GB RAM, 8 Mb/s network bandwidth

Brainstorming applications (download Miro or FigJam)

ShapesXR account and ShapesXR VR Prototyping application (download here)

Pen & Paper, Basic crafts items or Sketching app for storyboarding and bodystorming

VR headset is recommended if you want to get the most out of the course, but not mandatory

Frequently Asked Questions

What will i learn by taking this course?

By taking this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Apply the process of designing new experiences for XR
  • Identify the difference between designing for web and mobile software in XR
  • Use best practices for immersive environments and applications
  • Explain usability considerations when designing for XR
  • Transition your design thinking ideas to a XR medium
  • Use specific XR design tools and techniques when designing for VR
  • Design an XR portfolio piece to use as a supporting asset in your XR design career
Is there support available if I need help?
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
Will I earn a certificate from this course?