User Experience Foundations

  • If you are interested in UX design, but do not consider yourself a designer, this introductory course in user experience foundations will give you a better understanding of not only UX design but how you can have an impact on the final product. You’ll run through a series of developmental exercises that stress user centered design, design thinking methodology, and the importance of considering what success looks like before trying to find a solution.

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    Who this is for

    This workshop is for anyone interested in experience design—but does not consider themselves a designer—who wants to better understand user experience design and how they can have an impact on the final product.

    What you’ll learn

    • Why everyone on the team—not just designers—must think about the experience
    • Questions to ask at every stage of development to ensure the usability of a product
    • Why product teams need to avoid design by default
    • Ways to perform design critiques without becoming combative
    • How to define successful outcomes in context to the people using the product