These is a two class series, so class will be on 12/11 & 12/13, from 6-8pm
User experience (UX) is an exciting, ever-changing field devoted to understanding user needs and creating systems that make a positive impact in the lives of people who use them. And while UX blends the best from the liberal arts, architecture, design, and research, starting out in the discipline can be daunting. Even more confusing is the overlap between UX and many other professions: visual design, front-end coding, analytics, business analysis, and more all share the same space as user experience. With all of this going on it’s natural to question where to start, what you need to know, and how to use your existing skills.
But no worries: during this course, we’ll clear away the confusion by following a typical UX process from start to finish. You’ll get the lowdown on the origins of UX and where the industry stands today before diving into research and analysis, information architecture (IA), design, and usability testing. This session is highly interactive, so don’t expect a multi-hour lecture! By the end of the day you’ll have specific tools and resources at your disposal to begin practicing UX right away – and be ready to tackle your next project with a user-focused mindset.
WHAT YOU WILL LEAVE THIS CLASS WITH:
• What UX is, key terminology and practices, what the field looks like, and what employers expect
• Specific user research and analysis techniques to determine findings and opportunities that drive design decisions
• How information architecture impacts user flows, page structures, and system design
• The importance of usability testing and how it can improve your work further
• Your laptop
Kate Revitte is a UX and Product Consultant who partners with businesses to coach teams, enabling them to improve their products and revenue through user research, lean and agile methodologies. She helps teams to plan and implement lasting changes in complex systems with a long-view on maintainability and usability.
NOTE: If we have less than 5 people signed up for this event up to a week before the starting date, it will be postponed for a later date.
We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested.
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CODE OF CONDUCT
All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct
REFUNDS AND WAITLIST
GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded.
If you are no longer able to attend, please post your interest in selling your ticket in the comments. If you find a buyer, send a Meetup message to [masked] with the name of the buyer. Do not change your RSVP in the Meetup event.
Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you.