Intro to UX Design: Four Class Series

Feb 17, 7:00 PM – Mar 16, 7:00 PM

Embark on a thrilling journey into the realm of User Experience with our engaging and hands-on classes designed to unleash your creativity and transform your design skills. Whether you're a seasoned designer or a curious beginner, our classes are tailored to provide a comprehensive understanding of the initial steps in the design process.

Beginner LevelFrontend DevelopmentUX

About this event

Join us for four interactive UX classes where you'll explore the initial steps of the design process and create low-fi visuals. This is great for beginners and gives you the tools and the practice so you're comfortable with everything from the brainstorming process to understanding and implementing wireframes. 


Schedule: Classes will be held on Saturdays, from February 17th to March 9th.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2p - 4p ET / 11a - 1p PT
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2p - 3p ET / 11a - 12p PT. - Class Needs to be Rescheduled

New Scheduled 

  • Saturday, March 2, 2p - 3p ET / 11a - 12p PT
  • Saturday, March 9, 2p - 3p ET / 11a - 12p PT
  • Saturday, March 16, 2p - 3p ET / 11a - 12p PT

Course offerings:

Saturday, February 17
2p - 4p ET / 11a - 1p PT

Dive deep into the heart of design as we explore problem-solving, hypothesis formulation, and solution statements. 

  • Uncover the secrets of effective research, competitor analysis, and audience definition. 
  • Develop a keen sense of empathy through mapping pain points and crafting user personas. 
  • Get ready for an exciting exercise where you'll conceive a restaurant and create a captivating user persona.
  • Be sure to have a pen or pencil and paper available for the class.
NEW DATE  Saturday, March 2
2p - 3p ET / 11a - 12p PT

Craft a solid foundation for your designs by defining information architecture and understanding its pivotal role. 

  • Clarify user and client needs, outlining scope with content and functionality requirements. 
  • Transform your ideas into tangible structures through our exhilarating exercise of structuring requirements into a sitemap using both traditional and digital tools.
  • Be sure to have a pen or pencil and paper available for the class.

New Date Saturday, March 9
2p - 3p ET / 11a - 12p PT

Delve into the world of interface elements, design patterns, and navigational systems.
  • Learn the art of composing interactions by choosing the right elements.
  • Unleash your creativity through hands-on exercises that involve brainstorming and sketching low-fi interfaces using the simplicity of pen and paper.
  • Be sure to have a pen or pencil and paper available for the class.

NEW DATE: Saturday, March 16

2p - 3p ET / 11a - 12p PT

Demystify the concept of wireframes and their significance in the design process.
  • Explore characteristics that make a wireframe effective and responsive.
  • Familiarize yourself with popular wireframing tools such as Balsamiq, Whimsical, Mockflow, Figma, and Illustrator.
  • Cap off your journey by creating a low-fi wireframe, incorporating elements learned throughout the course, using your preferred wireframing tool.
  • You will need a account for this class; it is recommended you visit before the course and set one up (it only takes a minute!) 

Cost: $120 for the whole series

Classes are available to register separately; links below:

UX Design: Discovery. Register here.
$80 for course

UX Design: Strategize. Register here. 
$40 for course

UX Design: Interface Elements and Sketching. Register here.
$40 for course

UX Design: Wireframes. Register here.
$40 for course

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