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Intro to Designing User Experiences

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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.