UX Fundamentals Made Easy Part 4: Intro to Prototyping and Usability Testing

Learn to Code Austin
Learn to Code Austin
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Galvanize - Austin

119 Nueces St · Austin, TX

How to find us

Check-in on the second floor.

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You as the creator of your app or design have mere seconds to connect with users who visit your website or potential employers who view your work. Getting the user experience right can literally make or break your app.

This FREE introductory UX series is broken out into 4 separate classes. You must RSVP into each class (RSVP links provided below).

We will lay down the foundations of design thinking so that anyone can start thinking like a designer and create intuitive apps. You don’t have to a creative or be a designer already to benefit from this course.

We will teach you how to use research to build a user-centric design because it should never be the user’s fault if they don’t “get” what your app does. This course will teach you how to get inside the user’s mind so you can begin solving their problems and make well-informed data-driven design decisions. Empathy is key.

Who is this course for?

- Software engineers who are looking for a design and user experience framework to help them build better intuitive apps

- People interested in learning about UX/UI design principles

- Managers and engineers who work closely with design teams and want to ask better questions and understand their designer’s choices

- Anyone who wants to learn about UX!

* Click on Eventbrite link to see the more details about the event and to reserve your spot

February 4th:
Intro to UX Design and the Basic UX Design Process
RSVP for Part 1 -> https://ux-part-one-design-process.eventbrite.com

February 11th:
Intro to User Research
RSVP for Part 2: https://ux-part-two-research.eventbrite.com

February 18th:
Intro to Solving User’s Problems With Design Theory
RSVP for Part 3: https://ux-part-three-user-problems.eventbrite.com

February 25th:
Intro to Prototyping and Usability Testing
RSVP for Part 4: https://ux-part-four-prototyping-testing.eventbrite.com

Structure of the class

6:30 - 6:45 Arrival

6:45 - 7:45 Lecture and Q&A

8:00 - 8:30 Farewells and 1x1 questions


Willingness to learn! Laptops are encouraged if you want to take notes and follow along. Homework will be assigned but not required.

About the instructor

Jordan Reese has always been fascinated by human behavior and design thinking, so she studied Psychology and Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, she became a research fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she and her lab members developed a digital mindfulness-based attention-training program for high school students. The program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is now being piloted by schools across the country. During her fellowship, Jordan fell in love with UX/UI design and learned everything she possibly could about the process, eventually becoming the team’s in-house designer. She now lives in Austin, Texas and is a UX/UI designer for the video game company EA. She stays up to speed on current psychological research by organizing a monthly meetup of mental health-focused researchers and designers in Austin.

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