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Intro to Designing User Experiences

Want to design your application in a way that’ll make sense to your users? Not only that, how about if it delights, wows, and keeps your users coming back for more? After all, you want to make sure you’re building something people will actually want to use, right?

This will be a highly interactive and collaborative workshop covering User Experience Design. UX Design is prominent in the creation of any product, including websites and mobile applications. You’ll be introduced to the principles and process of UX Design. This workshop will include brainstorming sessions, design prototyping, visual design trends, and user testing. You'll work on group projects developing a product right from the outset through several deliverables to a final design.

We’ll start right at 10 am, have lunch at around 12:30 pm, and wrap up at 6 pm. (Lunch is included). Please make sure you stay till the very end (6 pm) because you'll be working on group projects throughout.

There are no prerequisites for this workshop, and a computer is not needed. Come with an open mind, and we'll teach you what you need to know to get started with UX Design!

This workshop will be taught by Gwen Brinsmead, a UI/UX designer at CircuitHub, and Sheba Najmi, a former Design Lead for Yahoo! Mail and an IxDA Award winning Code for America 2012 Fellow.

Here's what GDI members said about our last UX workshop:

"Thank you guys for a great workshop! It was great to not only meet everyone but the information itself was exactly what I was after in terms of gaining introductory knowledge of UX!" - Katya

"This was a really useful introductory class. The teachers, Gwen and Sheba, were clearly very knowledgable in their field, and presented the material in an accessible format. They provided just enough information for an intro class, and I was never bored. I highly recommend this class." - Rachel


If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, please request a GDI scholarship.

Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low-cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

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  • Brandy H.

    Great class full of good information and fun exercises

    July 30, 2013

  • Missy

    Great! Half on user experience, half on design. I learned a lot of basic principles and applied them immediately with the group project.

    July 28, 2013

  • Shannon B.

    Awesome ladies great learning environment! Thanks everyone!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    M running super late will b there jn15 minutes

    July 27, 2013

  • Shannon B.

    Is there anything I need to do to prepare or anything I should bring in particular? I am so very excited!

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Pamela

      Hi Shannon - you don't need anything for today, you can bring a laptop if you'd like to browse websites we mention.

      1 · July 27, 2013

  • Min Z.

    When will there be another intro class? Unfortunately I'll be out of CA for that week.

    July 19, 2013

    • SN

      The next time it'll be held will be in October.

      July 23, 2013

  • Beki T.

    I have a conflict so I hope you sched this again soon.

    July 23, 2013

    • SN

      The next time it'll be held will be in October, unfortunately.

      July 23, 2013

  • Missy

    Any idea when we will hear abt scholarships? Super excited!

    July 22, 2013

    • Pamela

      @Missy - We are working on finding out whether we have additional funds available for scholarships, I hope to find out today and will send out emails once I do.

      July 23, 2013

  • Christina N.

    Will be at Wordcamp

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    REALLY wish I could come to this but wont be in CA til the second week of August. Boo.

    June 27, 2013

  • Alexis A.

    Hey! I had registered for this and couldn't attend last time. I know there's no refunds, but is there any way to get a discount or something applied to attending this one, provided there are slots left?


    June 20, 2013

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