UMO Design EXCEL  

Design literacy for a social change

Design Literacy

Get hands-on with design fundamentals to become design-sensitive, innovative, collaborative, and empathetic using design thinking and human-centered design principles.












Design literacy offers numerous benefits for individuals and society, including improved communication and collaboration, enhanced creativity, better problem-solving skills, increased cultural awareness, and personal and professional growth. Design literacy allows non-designers to make informed design decisions and understand design's impact on our world. It is a valuable skill for anyone seeking to understand and appreciate design.

🚀 Enrolling in the Design Literacy Program gives you one week of design coaching, interactive exercises, and two live classes. You will receive a Certificate of Completion.

UMO Design Foundation is a global organization affecting systemic changes to mature design practice and pedagogy at several enterprises and educational institutions since 2000. UMO empowers individuals to be design-sensitive, innovative, curious, collaborative, and empathetic using design thinking and human-centered design principles.,

UMO Design Literacy Project
The foundational belief of UMO is 'Good design for a Better Living.' The founder of UMO, Kaladhar Bapu, believes this is only possible by achieving global design literacy, and every person should have access to basic design knowledge. He urges everyone to be a part of the Design Literacy movement.

You will learn to

🚀 Develop creative confidence and overcome fears and blocks.
🚀 Understand design thinking, UX Design, design trends, etc.
🚀 Discover new career opportunities in fields such as graphic design, user experience design, and product design.
🚀 Make more informed decisions about the products and services you use.
🚀 Design for Good + Ethics + Social Impact.
🚀 Build an entrepreneurial mindset
🚀 Find the right mentor to clear your confusion.
🚀 Become a member of UMO Design Fam.

Enroll Now
Course Commences

Saturday, March 25th, 2023 @ICFAI University, Hyderabad, India. 3.30 pm -5.00 pm


Online, Instructor lead, and 1:1 Mentoring.


Course Completion Certificate 


Beginners (New to Design, UI, & UX)

Learning Model
Experiential  1:1 Mentoring
Cohort Learning

Mentor Guidance Social Learning
Talks from Experts

One week (2 Live classes)


6 – 8 Hours/Week





Who is this for?

This is a beginner-level design exposure course for newcomers, non-designers, design enthusiasts, tech, business, students, parents, and everyone.


Design thinking, innovation, and problem-solving are critical in this ever-changing world. But often, these methods are only accessible to an elite club of people who practice design and innovation. We believe design has to be inclusive, human-centered, and accessible to everyone everywhere. In this course, students learn how to distinguish between good and bad design and leverage the foundational mindsets and abilities of design thinking and innovation to make a change in their lives, organizations, and the world.

Design literacy is important because design plays a pervasive role in our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Good design can improve the quality of our lives by making products and environments more usable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing. It can also help to communicate ideas and information more effectively. On the other hand, bad design can create confusion, frustration, and even danger.

As humans, we design everything in the world around us. When you learn that everything was designed (products, processes, services, systems) yet lack the fundamental principles of design like empathy, collaboration, and questioning and continue to leave people out of the equation.

Students sharpen their collaboration ability, find surprising insights, share world-changing stories, and forge imaginative ideas through continued collaborative coursework.


Learning Model


UIUX Live coaching

  Live Coaching


Cohort Learning

1:1 Mentorship

UIUX_Expert Talks

Expert Talks

UMO Membership

UMO Membership



Instructors & Mentors


Kaladhar Bapu

Kaladhar Bapu

Design Entrepreneur, Founder -UMO Design Foundation & UXINDIA Int'l Conf. New York

Shyama Duriseti

Shyama Duriseti

Principal Designer at Nutanix, Co-Founder UXINDIA Int'l Conf, San Francisco, USA

Rohan Sridhar

Rohan Sridhar

Co-founder, Happening Design Studio, Hyderabad, India

Anita Eradla

Anita Eradla

Manager - Product Design, Capital One | USA

Sudha Yerrmailli

Dr. Sudha Y

Associate Director, User Research, Merck, USA

Kaladhar Bapu

Sudebi Thakurata

Faculty, Srishti Manipal Institute, India

Julia Chiu

Julia Chiu

Professor, Musashino Art University | Japan

Kaladhar Bapu

Ranjeet Tayi

Director, User Experience Design at Informatica, San Francisco, USA

Kaladhar Bapu

Roberta Tassi

Founder and Managing Director, Oblo | Italy

Kaladhar Bapu

Kanika Kohli

User Research Lead,
McKinsey & Company | India

Kaladhar Bapu

Michelle Parayil

Design Manager, Jio Haptik,

Divya Krishnan

Divya Krishnan

Senior UX Designer,
Amazon | Canada


...and many more


Course Highlights

🚀 This course runs over one week with an estimated 6-8 hours per week.
🚀 2 live/in-person classes of 90 mins each.
🚀 You will learn through various online and in-person formats, including videos, quizzes, surveys, presentations, assignments, and discussions.
🚀 You will access the UMO Design School online platform for Self-Paced learning, which helps you learn at your own pace within weekly modules.
🚀 You will have access to a UMO Adviser who will help and support you with any technical queries.
🚀 You will earn a certificate of course completion from the UMO Design Foundation.

After successfully completing the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes and may be subject to change at UMO Design School's discretion.

UMO Design Literacy Certificate

Invite us to conduct a Design Literacy Program at your Organization.

Improve your organization's design skills and knowledge with our design literacy session. Our experienced trainers will provide hands-on training, design thinking methodologies, and real-world examples to enhance collaboration, align design with business goals, and create better customer experiences. Invite us today and start your journey to a more design-focused culture. Drop us an email at [email protected]



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One of the key benefits of this course is its affordability. The UI UX Certification course is priced competitively, making it accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, the course offers job placement assistance, giving students the opportunity to secure a job in the field upon completion.

At UMO Design School, our experienced instructors provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the field of UI UX design. From wireframing to prototyping, students will gain hands-on experience with real-world projects and build a portfolio of work to showcase their skills to potential employers.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a career in UI UX design, the UI UX Certification course from UMO Design School is an excellent option to consider. With its affordability, job placement assistance, and comprehensive curriculum, students will gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in the field. Join us now and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career in UI UX design.

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