This 2 part Intro to User Experience course runs Monday, September 18th AND Wednesday, September 20th. The class time will be from 7-9:30pm each evening.
At its core, User Experience (UX) is defined as how someone feels about in the process of using a product, system, or service. Regardless of what we’re designing--a website, an Android app, or a tangible product --we all strive to make our designs useful. But how exactly do we make something translates our intention and purpose? How do we know if the target audience is having a good or bad experience? This class will arm you with the essential tips to find those answers.
This class is for anyone who makes (or wants to learn how to make) websites, mobile apps, or other software. If you’re a developer, a designer, a project manager, a content creator, or something else, you can integrate UX research and design into your practice.
By the end of this class, you’ll also learn tips and techniques to address the following:
• Fundamental concepts of user experience design
• How to find out who your users are
• Creating user personas
• Identifying usability problems and prioritizing solutions
• How to design and run usability tests
• Getting useful feedback from your users
• Information Architecture and interaction design
• Where UX fits with project management methodologies
• And more!
This is a hands on course which will give you actionable tools to get started with user experience in your work day! Light snacks will be provided.
Interested in TA-ing or being a volunteer? Fill out this form and the organizer will contact you!
About your instructor
Michael Angelo has a passion for marrying artistic creativity and intellect, which took him from a career in performing opera to Frontend Web Development at a creative agency. As a developer he enjoys fusing those skills to create unique experiences. He believes that understanding where to focus, what the proper tool for the job is, attention to detail, and simplistic and clean UI is often the key to a great product.