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Design/UX Workshop: Research, Discovery, and Prototyping

  • Aug 5, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Groupon

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? UX professionals create experiences that are delightful and easy to use by defining who users really are and designing products to meet users' goals and needs. This class is suited for beginners to design and UX.

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

This is a two-week course, with sessions from 6:30-8:30 PM on Tuesdays August 5 and 12. Makeup sessions are not offered.

Dates: Tuesdays, August 5 and 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost: $45

Location: Groupon, 600 W Chicago Ave, 4th Floor in Hello Food South

You are required to provide your full first and last name upon registration for building security. If you do not provide your full name, you will not be admitted to the building.

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is July 22. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

What we'll cover:

• What is User Experience? A definition and key principles

• Why UX is important to technology and business?

• The user-centered design process

• Framing problems: How to get started

• Research and Discovery: Methods for uncovering user needs and testing hypotheses

• Design and visualizing ideas: Sketching, wireframing, and prototyping 

Technical requirements:

Your laptop!


None! This is a beginner class so just come with an open mind and enthusiasm to learn! We will cover the foundational principles of design and UX, and do deep dives into different aspects of the field.

Instructor: Golli Hashemian

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.

Hosted by: Groupon

I'm sure there's no need to introduce Groupon to you - you've probably used one of our great deals. What you probably don't know is some of the cool things that we're working on in-house. From our flagship Groupon site down to our new Breadcrumb POS system, Groupon is brimming with opportunity. And with our world class engineering and design teams in Chicago, Palo Alto, and Berlin, we're gearing up to make a new Groupon a reality.

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Liz through Meetup or via email. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.  

All attendees, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct.  

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  • Golli H.

    Thank you to everyone who attended the class and especially to GDI leaders and TAs. I really enjoyed spending time with you and I hope you enjoyed yourselves and learned something too. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any feedback or questions.

    August 13, 2014

  • Allie S.

    Sorry I couldn't make it to the second session all! I was at the very first UXPA event. I encourage all who are looking to really get into the ux field to attend the next meeting!

    August 12, 2014

  • Paige C.

    Here are the slides for the second class:

    August 12, 2014

  • Allie S.

    Had an amazing time last night! Even though I was a bit of a TA due to my UX background! It was nice to chat with everyone and etc. Looking forward to next week!

    August 6, 2014

  • Elissa W.

    Can we get the powerpoint document posted here? Thanks!

    August 6, 2014

  • Jessica M.

    I know this is last minute but does anyone on the wait list want my spot? I had something come up at work.

    1 · August 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unfortunately we can't do last minute swaps due to building security.

      August 5, 2014

  • Aimee F.

    It's going to be a late night at work and I won't be able to make it. Anyone want my spot??

    August 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unfortunately we can't do last minute swaps due to building security.

      August 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This class is full, we will not be opening up additional spots. We will be offering it again this fall, keep your eyes open!

    July 22, 2014

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