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User Experience (UX): Rapid Prototyping

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Price: $120.00 /per person

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Prototyping is a critical part of any design process.

Whether you are trying to convince your manager about the need for a new feature, work through a design idea for a mobile application, or just figure out if something can even be built, today’s most effective teams prototype early and often.

GDI’s Rapid Prototyping class is the right place to start if you would like to:

• Improve design decision making within a team or company
• Communicate ideas quickly to others
• Gather feedback about a new product or service
• Explore concepts and potential startup ideas

This class will introduce you to prototyping principles as well as expose you to different prototyping methods you can put into practice in your next project. If you are a UX designer looking to add to your toolkit, a product manager who needs to build project buy-in across your organization or an entrepreneur who wants to show rather than tell at your next investor pitch, join us for two days of hands-on activities that will get things out of your head and ready to be shared with the world.

Join us for an intensive weekend workshop:
December 3rd and 4th, 9:30am–4:30pm each day.

Day 1: Prototyping Basics
• What is prototyping? How do I decide what to prototype?
• What methods should I use?
• High fidelity vs. low fidelity
• Sketching, storyboarding and paper prototyping

Day 2: Iterative Prototyping
• UX prototyping tools (Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision)
• Testing your prototypes
• Refactoring and iterating your idea


There are no prerequisites for this class. Everyone, including beginners, is welcome to attend.

What to Bring

Please bring a Mac laptop* and charger to class. Power outlets and wifi will be provided. You may also wish to bring a notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes.

* No laptop? We have a limited number of laptops we can loan to students during class. Please fill out our Laptop Request form to let us know you need to borrow one!


If you are unable to afford the class fee, you can apply for a scholarship to attend this class. Complete our scholarship form ( to apply.

Did you know you can earn free classes by participating as a Teaching Assistant? Every hour you spend volunteering as a TA earns you a free hour of class time! Get more details and sign up to be a TA at our Get Involved page (


We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.


Big thanks to Velvet Hammer for sponsoring and hosting this workshop.

About Instructor Bernadette Irizarry

Bernadette Irizarry, Instructor
A creative leader with her roots in graphic design and sculpture, Bern has built and led cross-disciplinary teams for over 20 years. She has researched and developed award-winning products and experiences for Fortune 500 companies, including Ace Hardware, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Behr Paint.

Bern delights in combining the aesthetic with the usable and holds two patents in color-selection methods. She heads the Ladies that UX, Los Angeles Chapter, recently presented her empathy research at UCDUK in London and participated in UXPA’s "Empathy at Work" panel in Seattle this past June.

Bern’s drive for integration has led her to explore cognitive psychology, allowing her to combine her new passion for brain science with her greatest passion, parenting her 6-year-old son.

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