Intro to Designing User Experiences

Want to design your application in a way that’ll make sense to your users? Not only that, how about if it delights, wows, and keeps your users coming back for more? After all, you want to make sure you’re building something people will actually want to use, right?

This will be a highly interactive and collaborative workshop covering User Experience Design. UX Design is prominent in the creation of any product, including websites and mobile applications. You’ll be introduced to the principles and process of UX Design. This workshop will include brainstorming sessions, design prototyping, visual design trends, and user testing. You'll work on group projects developing a product right from the outset through several deliverables to a final design.

We’ll start right at 10 am, have lunch a little after 12pm, and wrap up at 6 pm. (Lunch is included). Please make sure you stay till the very end (6 pm) because you'll be working on group projects throughout.

There are no prerequisites for this workshop, and a computer is not needed. You will not be learning software tools, but rather principles, methodologies, and process. Come with an open mind, and we'll teach you what you need to know to get started with UX Design!

This workshop will be taught by Gwen Brinsmead, a UI/UX designer at CircuitHub, and Sheba Najmi, a former Design Lead for Yahoo! Mail and an IxDA Award winning Code for America 2012 Fellow.

Here's what GDI members said about our last UX workshop:

"Thank you guys for a great workshop! It was great to not only meet everyone but the information itself was exactly what I was after in terms of gaining introductory knowledge of UX!" - Katya

"This was a really useful introductory class. The teachers, Gwen and Sheba, were clearly very knowledgable in their field, and presented the material in an accessible format. They provided just enough information for an intro class, and I was never bored. I highly recommend this class." - Rachel


If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, please request a GDI scholarship.

Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via Meetup.com and we already offer the workshops at such a low-cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

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  • Adria R.

    Fantastic class! We organized and run. Great location at Yammer. Instructors were packed full of information and led us through hands-on activities. I would highly recommend this for everyone.

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Leticia S.

    This was a good experience as an Intro to UX, looking forward to more!

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Soo

    It was wonderful meeting all you ladies. The hosts were wonderful and the project was fun! Please put on another UX workshop! :)

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Karen P.

    the Meetup was great - such a rich and powerful experience and everyone involved with the teaching was excellent!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • pamelafox

    If you arrive late, please call[masked] if you have trouble getting in. We're on third floor to the right.

    October 19, 2013

  • Soo

    Sorry, but I'll be running a little late this morning. See you gals soon!

    October 19, 2013

  • pamelafox

    Update on parking/transportation:
    the Yammer parking garage will be closed tomorrow. The next nearest lot is on 11th and Market at the Goodwill. Street parking is also available, but the meters need to be fed every 2 hours. BART is on strike, I think, but there are various buses/MUNI that also drop off around Yammer, which I don't think are on strike, so that may be best bet.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • pamelafox

    We still have spots left for this class, and a few scholarships available. Please share it with your friends and colleagues!

    October 15, 2013

  • Truc N.

    I'd love to TA the class. Let me know how I can help out!

    October 11, 2013

  • SN

    Men are welcome to attend, if accompanied by a woman!

    October 10, 2013

  • pamelafox

    Update: We secured an SF venue for this workshop instead, which is more accessible via public transport. If that's an issue for you and you need a refund, let me know. It looked like everyone listed "SF" for their locations, so I'm hoping it's better for you.

    1 · October 9, 2013

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