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Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design

Have you ever used a website or product that just works, and wondered "How did they do that?" Are you building your own application but aren't sure where to start? By getting to know the people who use products and designing specifically for them, UX professionals create experiences that are delightful and easy to use.

In this workshop, we'll show you how it's done and get hands-on putting some of the basics into practice. Here's an overview of what we'll cover:

  • What is User Experience? A definition and key principles
  • How UX relates to the worlds of technology and business
  • The UX Design process
  • Framing problems: How to get started
  • Research and Discovery: Methods for uncovering user needs
  • Design and visualizing ideas: Sketching, wireframing, and prototyping


Pre-Requisites: None. This is a beginner class so just come with an open mind and enthusiasm to learn!

Cost: $75.00


About the Instructors:

Golli Hashemian | @golgolli | [masked]

Golli is the Director of User Experience at GiveForward, where she gets to help people raise money online for their loved ones in need. She is co-founder of DUXX: Women of Design & UX and a design mentor and team advisor at the Starter League. She believes that a user-centered design approach can solve all the world's problems. And if that doesn't work, an improviser's attitude is her go-to approach.




Ariel Rudolph | @goldrel | [masked]

Ariel is a user experience architect and strategist who believes his field is *it*: the most exciting place to be in our rapidly-changing information-driven world. He's designed products and services for a range of industries and interface mediums, including web and mobile, speech recognition, aviation, and retail. He's lived on both coasts but currently calls Chicago home, where he free-lances while pursuing an executive masters at IIT Institute of Design. He enjoys chicken-salad sandwiches on the weekends, and is right-handed.

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  • Nicole S.

    Golli and Ariel make a great team -- it is clear they are both very passionate about what they do. Their presentation was thoughtful and engaging. I found our extensive Q&A sessions to be very insightful. Especially because Golli and Ariel shared firsthand experiences in the field -- they were both very open and honest about their professional experiences. Great job guys! I hope you consider a (more extensive) second part of this workshop.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Marie H.

    I liked the presenters and the information was helpful as I explore the different aspects of technology.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Extremely helpful for anyone wanting a crash course in UX.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Joann (.

    Is it possible to register & pay at the door before class?

    July 13, 2013

    • Joann (.

      Thanks for your reply. One last question: When will online registration close?

      July 16, 2013

  • Sandra

    I can't go to this one. I hope another one is offered.

    July 14, 2013

  • Cynthia H.

    Prior engagement that day. Will attend if offered again.

    July 6, 2013

  • Deborah S.

    d'oh, out of town that weekend. would definitely attend if this topic is offered again. P.S. Golli and the chiDUXX ladies are awesome! you will all learn alot :)

    June 24, 2013

  • Nathalie R.

    I'll also be out of town! I hope this one is offered again...

    June 24, 2013

  • Aris P.

    Darn, out of town :/

    June 24, 2013

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