This 10-class series will be offered throughout the summer to provide new design professionals with the tools, resources,and connections they need to create a successful career in UX Design. Students will participate in an introduction to UX Design, gain access to a resource hub for continuous education and learning, and receive mentorship and career advice.
This series will offer:
Course Classes & Schedule:
Schedule times are all listed in Eastern time
Chapter 1: Introduction to User Experience
Chapter 2: Introduction to User Research
Chapter 3: Introduction to Wireframes
Chapter 4: Introduction to User Testing
Chapter 5: Ideation and Prototyping
Chapter 6: Design Critique and Storytelling
Chapter 7: UX Job Prep
Office Hours (available to students for additional help and support throughout the series)
UXR Office Hours: Monday, June 14 @ 6:30 PM
Figma Office Hours: Wednesday, June 23 @ 4:00 PM
User Testing Office Hours: Tuesday, June 29
Prototyping Office Hours, TBD
Code of Conduct:
The Girl Develop It mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).
LaRia is a Designer and Educator with a background in project management, change management and strategy. She's a Lead UX Designer for a local design agency based in Maryland.
Nechari Riley (she/her) is a mixed methods user experience researcher who works with organizations to develop products and services with people at the center. Prior to becoming a UX researcher, Nechari worked as public health researcher, designing and implementing global health research initiatives. Her fascination with using science and technology to better inform human-centered products and services motivated her to pivot into user research.
Nechari has worked across various industries to help organizations discover insights about their products to create unique and effective user experiences. She also serves on the web development working group of the Design Justice Network and as an user research advisor for several social impact organizations.
When she’s not obsessing over research, you can find her gardening, exploring open source, and dreaming the biggest dreams with as many people as she can. You can catch her random thoughts and retweets on Twitter @necharism or working on her labor of love at nechari.com.
Karma is a graduate of DePaul University with an interdisciplinary degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Technology, and Business Management. Her professional experience includes Digital and Product Marketing, Front-End Design and User Experience Design. She volunteered with the Chicago chapter of Project Management Institute for two years as the Director of Technology, bridging the gap between user needs and chapter goals. She enjoys making the connections between Psychology, UX, and Human Behavior.