UX Fundamentals: Design Thinking & Research Basics

Jul 16, 11:00 PM – Jul 19, 1:00 AM

The dictionary defines UX as "the overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use." But what goes into making a pleasant experience? This introductory course will explore the tools, terms, and best practices for getting to know UX.

Beginner LevelLearning SeriesUX

About this event


This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of User Experience (UX), designed to give students a solid foundation in this essential field. Throughout the course, students will gain a thorough understanding of UX principles, methodologies, and practices. The curriculum is divided into two main components, each focusing on a critical aspect of UX.

In the first part of the course, students will delve into Design Thinking, an innovative problem-solving approach that emphasizes empathy, creativity, and user-centered design. Through interactive workshops and hands-on projects, students will learn to apply Design Thinking techniques to real-world challenges, fostering their ability to create intuitive and effective user interfaces.

The second part of the course is dedicated to UX Research, where students will explore various research methods and tools used to gather valuable user insights. Topics will include user interviews, surveys, usability testing, and data analysis. By engaging in practical research activities, students will develop the skills needed to understand user behaviors, preferences, and pain points, ultimately informing the design process.

No prerequisites are required; anyone interested in gaining an introductory overview of UX is welcomed!

Event Details:

Tuesday July 16th & Thursday July 18th
7:00p - 9:00p EST/ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST

Class Cost: $45

Code of Conduct: GDI expects that all participants abide by our code of conduct, which ensures a safe, supportive learning space for women and non-binary adults in software development. Visit https://girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct/ for our full code of conduct. 

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  • Nicolly Dario


  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director

  • LaRia Rogers

    Subject Matter Expert

  • Katie Brydon (she/her)

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

  • Alex Vaughn