Green UX/UI Design course

Learn the skills of a Green UX/UI Designer with a self-study or live class supported online course. Conduct sustainability infused research, architect lightweight digital products and design ecologically sustainable features. All through this powerful course experience.

The demand for green UX/UI designers is growing rapidly, and the certified course will show you how to create innovative and creative lightweight digital products with positive impact features.

  • Self-study and live cohort options available.

You can change the world with UX/UI Design. Positively as well as negatively.

We design thousands of websites, apps, and other digital products a year. And what do we get? Slow-loading websites that can’t be opened during train rides. Frustrating online stores where it’s hard to find sustainable products. Emails that clutter our user’s inboxes with hundreds of attachments and images.

Yep, it’s true that the web has a carbon footprint. And that as a UX/UI Designer you can ensure sustainable consumption, mental health, accessibility and a lot more alongside lightweight websites. Much of it with a flyswatter.

Become a highly skilled designer who creates environmentally-friendly websites and apps without sacrificing your creativity

You’ve read hundreds of blog posts and listened to a bunch of podcasts about green web design.

And while you understand the importance of a more sustainable internet, now you want to know HOW to be a part of it. You find yourself wondering:

  • What does green UX/UI Design really look like?
  • How do I actually become a sustainable designer and build niche skills?
  • Is it really possible to design innovative and creative ecologically sustainable websites and apps?
  • Does anyone buy ecologically sustainable design?
  • How can I bring it into my design processes?
  • Where should I start? What is important? What is not?
  • How do I sell the benefits of green design to my clients and / or team members?
  • How can we implement it into our team so that it doesn’t get forgotten during concept, design and development?
  • Is there a market for freelancing or permanent positions?
  • Is it all really worth it?

I feel you. I see you.

These are all questions that I can answer. Because I asked them myself over and over again.

Chic, sexy and highly converting UX/UI Design

Your designs can be anything. Loud. Quiet. Colorful. Relaxed. Romantic. Bubbly. Elegant. Warm-hearted. Serious. Modern. And everything else you want it to be.

Let’s get rid of the mindset of “I can’t do anything cool and modern anymore if it’s going to be environmentally sustainable.” That’s not true. We’re just using slightly different stylistic approaches. For usability, branding and our environment.

With green design, your digital product turns into a super fast oiled machine with an increase in SEO ranking, customers and conversions. How? Because it’s lightweight, more enjoyable for users and attracts the new era of conscious buyers and consumers.

Step by step along the design process

The Green UX/UI Design course comes with a 100% learning by doing approach. Step by step. Guiding you through the design process. Alongside a real or hypothetical project of your choice. It can be a website, an online shop, a mobile or a desktop application.

Prep work

Your values and intention
Outline your personal career intention and big picture vision. Identify blocks and negative beliefs that hold you back. Plus, build your very own manifesto.

Research

Step 1: Empathize
Get clear on your project’s business requirements, user‘s desires and, most importantly, nature‘s seat at the table. Bring nature into your projects, design and decision processes. Discover environmental stakeholders and create non-human Personas.

Step 2: Envision
Paint an ecologically sustainable vision for the project, brainstorm solutions and collect ideas to meet your grand project vision.

Step 3: Map the journey
Follow your user’s footsteps and map their user journey from before using your product, to during and after. Have a look at possible sustainable pitfalls and distill the content into an environment friendly navigation.

Design

Step 4: Architect the UX
Creatively dispel the UX/UI energy monsters and tap into your designer’s power on Design Systems, lightweight design, greener eCommerce, calm design and raising awareness. This chapter includes three fabulous guidebooks with examples and best practices.

Step 5: Design the UI
Choose colors and select fonts that conclude in greater energy efficiency. Plus, you’ll learn how to manipulate images and other visual elements in a visionary and artistic data-saving way. This chapter also includes a brilliant guidebook with awesome examples and best practices.

Step 6: Test and iterate
Prototype and test your design in a Usability Test with actual users. It saves a ton of energy and development time, concludes in way better products and is mind-blowing to experience.

Hand-off and analysis

Step 7: Development hand-off
Scale, compress and hand over your design deliverables in the most eco-friendly way possible. You’ll also get a basic understanding of sustainable hosting providers, tech stuff (CSS, JS, caching, etc.) as well as WordPress fundamentals. We won’t get into coding, but we need a good understanding to work with developers.

Step 8: Measure and audit
Analyze and audit the digital product’s footprint as well as other aspects of green UX/UI Design. We go through the various analysis options and how to work with the results.

Bonus module

Real life
Get ready for real life clients, colleagues and the corporate world. Understand how to sell green design, set healthy boundaries for yourself, run a sustainable digital office, find projects and infuse sustainability into your company and project processes.

You choose what suits you

You get life-time access and all future updates of the self-study materials.

Group live cohort

  • Self-study videos
  • Self-study guidebooks
  • Self-study templates
  • General community
  • 10 weeks of in-depth feedback
  • 8 live group calls (+ recordings)
  • Cohort specific group chat
  • Official Green UX/UI Design certificate at completion

1.750 € (plus VAT if applicable)

The next live cohort starts mid 2024.

Individual route

  • Self-study videos
  • Self-study guidebooks
  • Self-study templates
  • General community
  • 2 individual 60 min live calls
  • 2 video reviews
  • Optional Green UX/UI Design certificate at small extra cost

1.350 € (plus VAT if applicable)

Self-study

  • Self-study videos
  • Self-study guidebooks
  • Self-study templates
  • General community

850 € (plus VAT if applicable)

There’s also the option of team trainings for your company or agency.
Just send me an email to talk about the specifics.

Your time commitment

The Green UX/UI Design course is set to bring you up to speed in a period of 8 to 10 weeks with approximately 2 to 6 hours of work every week. You can certainly always do more, faster or slower if you choose to.

Your project

You have a website, application or online shop project coming up? Great! Then use the project to follow the course approach. You don’t have any current projects lined up? No problem! Just select a hypothetical project you’d like to design. It can be an existing website or some absolutely bonkers, out of this world, never seen before dream project. Plus, you can choose various projects for different parts of the course. It’s all up to you and what you want to work on.

Live calls

Live calls are your ask-anything-time. If you’re in the group live cohort they are a great way to connect with other members and get feedback on what you’re working on. If you chose the individual route it’s purely your time for your course progress and questions. Plus, if you can’t make it to a live call in the group cohort, you can send in questions and watch the recording.

You want to do more than just compressing images.

You’d love to hone your design skills so they become a force for good and make you a valuable asset to the ocean of companies with slow-loading, carbon-guzzling websites.

You want to feel creative, inspired and joyful.

You desire to whole-heartedly grasp the universe of ecologically sustainable design. With clarity and a real structure.

You want to live your passion. Your purpose.

I get it! That’s why I created this course. To offer you a different perspective on UX/UI Design. Set you up for success. Give you a fast lane pass.

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A burst of energy

“You and the GreenWeb concept are a total inspiration! It gave me something, a burst of energy, a sparkle to chase.”
Marco

Simple and effective

“I like how simple but at the same time so effective your examples are as well as beautiful. It finally gives me an idea of how a beautiful sustainable web can look like.”
Arja

Reconnected with myself

“Your technique of connecting nature and meditation really made me reflect and change my behavior toward the environment. It really resonated with me and reconnected me with myself and nature.”
Hussein

So easy

“You make it look so easy. Didn’t know how to bring that into my daily business but it’s actually incredibly easy.”
Miriam
Sandy Dähnert from green the web in front of green plants.

Hi, I’m Sandy

I love this topic! When I heard about green design for the first time I immediately fell in love with it. I’ve worked with big companies like Adobe, Vodafone and more. But this topic finally drew me under its spell.

11+ years in UX/UI and 5+ years in ecologically and socially sustainable design have given me many insights into the design business. This course would be the fast lane for you.

What it allowed me to do? To work with clients I truly admire, such as Petricore as a sustainable hosting provider, to Zero Waste body care, to couples therapy, to women’s health, to many more. Websites, online shops, complex applications, landing pages, name it. All with the feeling of finally following a purpose. Bringing true value to the field.

As designers, we have a responsibility. Our websites shape society. They frustrate or inspire. They have an impact on our planet. And it is this responsibility that I would like to use wisely. With you. Towards Environment Centered Design.

Join the group live cohort

The next live cohort starts mid 2024.

10 weeks of live group calls and individual feedback.

You learn with a mix of bite-sized video trainings, community, guidebooks, templates, real life best practices, weekly group video calls and personal reviews.

  • Design lightweight digital products with positive impact
  • Get all your questions answered
  • Enjoy in-depth feedback along your design process
  • Gain your official Green UX/UI Design certificate

1.750 € (plus VAT if applicable)

That’s included

  • 10 weeks of feedback and reviews
  • 8 live weekly group calls (including recordings, with two breaks in the middle of the course)
  • Bite-sized hands-on video trainings
  • Guidebooks on lightweight design, greener eCommerce, raising awareness and calm design
  • Workbooks and templates
  • Slack chat for all of your questions, feedback and sharing successes
  • Official Green UX/UI Design certificate at completion
  • Life-time access to all self-study materials

Take the individual route

Need more flexibility? Mix the self-study materials with individual live calls.

You get access to all the bite-sized video trainings, guidebooks, templates, real life best practices as well as individual live calls and video reviews (e.g. of your non-human Personas, User Journey Maps or digital design).

This option offers in-depth feedback for you plus the freedom to choose the live call times that suit you. After enrolling you get a link to my calendar where you can choose your preferred times. I make sure to offer times that are suitable for all time zones.

There’s the option to get the official Green UX/UI Design certificate with an extra review of your course progress at a small additional cost (visible on enrollment page).

1.350 € (plus VAT if applicable)

That’s included

  • 2 individual 60 minute live calls, your questions, your preferred time
  • 2 video reviews
  • Bite-sized hands-on video trainings
  • Guidebooks on lightweight design, greener eCommerce, raising awareness and calm design
  • Workbooks and templates
  • Network with like-minded designers in the Slack general community space
  • Optional Green UX/UI Design certificate (extra review at additional cost)
  • Live calls and video reviews redeemable within 6 months
  • Life-time access to all self-study materials

Choose the self-study course

Want to do this on your own? No problem.

Learn with bite-sized video trainings, guidebooks, templates, workbooks and real life best practices.

850 € (plus VAT if applicable)

That’s included

  • Bite-sized hands-on video trainings
  • Guidebooks on lightweight design, greener eCommerce, raising awareness and calm design
  • Workbooks and templates
  • Network with like-minded designers in the Slack general community space
  • Life-time access to all self-study materials

The Green UX/UI Design course is certified by the German State Central Agency for Distance Learning.

Got a question about the course?

With the group live call supported course version you get access to the full self-study material plus 8 live calls, direct feedback and an extra group chat space. This way you can ask all your specific questions, get more support from me and go deeper into the topic. With the self-study version you get access to the self-study material and a common community space. The self-study material is set up in a way that you can go through the course by yourself and learn tons from it. You just won’t get direct feedback or individual question time from me. If you want to mix both, you can take the individual route with live calls and video reviews just for yourself and at your own preferred times.

You know how to roughly sketch, design or build a digital product? Then you’ll get tons out of this course. You might be a web designer, graphic designer, UX architect, UI designer, junior, senior, career switcher or something along those lines. Just a heads up: Some experience in digital design is recommended before taking on this course. This way it’s a lot easier to understand the course content.

No, it’s not a problem. You can just select a hypothetical project you’d like to design. It can be an existing website or some absolutely bonkers, out of this world, never seen before, dream project.

Yes and no. We will go through the full process from starting a digital product design, to user and environmental research, to UX architecture, to UI design, to user testing, up to the point of setting everything up for development. You know how to develop your digital product in code or set it up in a CMS such as WordPress? Then you can end up with a fully finished, live ecologically sustainable website or app. I will share a couple of technical advice with you, but we won’t code or discuss tech development in the course.

You will have access to a common community space as well as for the group live course an extra cohort specific group chat. Both in Slack. Those spaces are there for you to get to know each other, exchange, talk, chat and get support. If you’re in the live course, you will also attend a big welcome session to kick off the cohort together.

You will find templates for Figma, Adobe XD and Miro in the course but you can design and collaborate in whatever tool you feel most comfortable with. It’s your journey and your choice!

You will keep access to the self-study materials, such as videos and guidebooks without any deadline. The live calls and direct feedback in the group live cohort are limited to 10 weeks. The live calls and video reviews of the individual route are redeemable for 6 months after purchase.

The course brings you up to speed within one full week or 2 to 6 hours of work weekly across 2 months. Of course, it very much depends on how much you want to build into your design project.

The live calls in the group cohort are recorded and will be available for everyone in the live course cohort. If you already know you won’t make it to a call, you can send in your questions beforehand and we will answer them in the live call for you to watch later.

Yes, for both, live cohort and self-study option, payment plans are available.

Of course! Many companies have professional development funds for their employees. And even if you don’t have an official training budget, sending an email works very well.

Copy this text for your expense email: 

Hey [name], There’s a Green UX/UI Design course that looks great, and I’d like to attend.

It is a 10 week online course that shows how to conduct sustainability infused research, architect lightweight digital products and design ecologically sustainable features into websites, apps, online stores and any other kind of digital product. It’s 1.750 € (plus VAT if applicable) and is led by an experienced UX/UI designer who worked with many big international companies and agencies.

The course is packed with practical tactics and tools (like guidebooks, checklists and templates) that I can use for our work. It’ll help us increase our conversions in an ecologically sustainable way and delight more customers.

Here’s the link: https://greentheweb.com/green-ux-ui-course

Can I expense this?

P.S. : Should we offer it to the team? Some other designers might find it interesting as well. There’s even an option to get individual team training.

Your team wants to learn more about Green UX/UI Design? Awesome! Send me a message with the number of people who want to join, whether you will work on the same or different projects and if you want to do the live call supported course or the self-study course. There’s even an option to get a specific pod with individual support just for your team.

You have another question? Just send me a message to hello@greentheweb.com. I’m always happy to connect with you.

Sign up for the live cohort waitlist

The next Green UX/UI Design course live cohort starts mid 2024.

Join the waitlist to get all updates, sneak peeks and early access to the enrollment.

The course is certified by the German Central Office for Distance Learning

The Green UX/UI Design course has been extensively tested and approved by the ZFU (German State Central Agency for Distance Learning). This means you can be even more certain that the course meets high quality standards.

Change the world with your designs

Become a highly skilled designer who creates environmentally-friendly websites and apps without sacrificing your creativity. The next live cohort starts mid 2024.