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Ladies Learning Code :: Intro to App Design

Please note that you must register on Eventbrite to attend the workshop. It is not enough to RSVP on the meetup group.

http://llcvcrintroappdesignmarch30.eventbrite.com/

If you would like to mentor, please fill this form.

https://docs.google.com/a/ladieslearningcode.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJXTzdhX2dSZTFHMlFQYjFSVG1ZZUE6MA#gid=0

Designing Windows 8 Applications
*Please note: all workshop attendees must have Photoshop installed on their computer. A free trial is available here!*

Why App Design?
Ever wanted to design an application? Wish you had an awesome app that you and your friends could download and use? If your answer is yes, then this workshop is for you! Join us to learn how to design apps using Photoshop. We'll go through the process of brainstorming features, wireframing, and complete the visual design for an app using Photoshop. You'll create your very own personalized To-Do list application, designed for the Windows 8 platform. (Note that you do not need to have Windows 8 installed in order to participate in our "Introduction to App Design" workshop, though you do need Photoshop!)

The Ladies Learning Code Introduction to App Design workshop is a hands-on experience designed to give you a first hand look at how to design an awesome to-do list app for Windows 8. Learn about app design and Photoshop all in one jam-packed, hands-on day!
This workshop is for beginners, but there are some additional requirements - though you don't need to be runnning Windows 8 for this workshop, you need to have Photoshop installed (a trial version is fine).
Thanks to Launch Academy for offering us their great space for this event and special thanks to our very talented lead instructor Kharis O'Connell @remoteworker for leading this event!

During the session, you’ll learn:

  • how to wireframe and then use Photoshop to design an app
  • how to hold productive brainstorm sessions to come up with app ideas and features
  • basic sketching techniques to help you rapidly test ideas to see if they work
  • key design principles (you've been asking for it, so here it is!)
  • tips and techniques on how to apply branding and styling to an app

Is this workshop for you?

The workshop has been designed for individuals with no previous design knowledge. We will be covering the full process from conception and planning all the way through to visual design. We hope you have some familiarity with either smart phone or tablet-based apps, but this certainly isn't a requirement. Those familiar with designing and creating apps on other platforms will find value in looking at design through a different lens. Maybe you can even apply some key principles to your own ideas!

Requirements for the Designing Windows 8 Apps workshop:

You must own or have access to a laptop for which you have administrative permissions. You must have Photoshop installed (you can get a trial version for free here). Workshops are taught in English. Please be sure to bring your powercord. Note that you DO NOT need to have Windows 8 installed in order to participate in this workshop.

To register, http://llcvcrintroappdesignmarch30.eventbrite.com/

Are you qualified to mentor?

Please register here

https://docs.google.com/a/ladieslearningcode.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJXTzdhX2dSZTFHMlFQYjFSVG1ZZUE6MA#gid=0

What's Included?

4:1 (or better!) student-to-instructor ratio
A fun, social and inclusive learning envionment
A great venue
Catered lunch
Plus more!

Questions?

Email us at info@ladieslearningcodecom. You can also find us here:
Twitter: @llcodedotcom (don't forget to use the hashtag: #ladieslearningcode)
Facebook: facebook.com/ladieslearningcode

Mailing List & Developer Mailing List: http://ladieslearningcode.com

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  • Aaron H.

    A little too much on my plate, so sorry I won't be able to attend and help out. Tip: I use Balsamiq to roughly mock UI concepts and test the UX flow before spending time in Photoshop. Cheers, enjoy the session!

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds exciting count me in! Where is the meeting please??

    March 24, 2013

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