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User Experience Design

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$3,950 8 seats
Start Date:

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - Oct 15, 9:00pm Central Time (20 sessions)

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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this ux class:

This is a 10-week part-time or 1-week accelerated course.

In this course, students learn to build wireframes, implement best practices for common design patterns and analyze business goals from a user perspective.

Skills & Tools: Use industry standard tools such as Sketch and Invision to prototype and wireframe design solutions.

Production Standard: Put together a full suite of UX documentation for a digital product, from user personas and wireframes to interactive prototypes.

The Big Picture: Connect and convey how insights into customer behavior—from problems to solutions—can optimize any product or service.

What You'll Learn:

Unit 1: Design Process

Intro to UX & Design Thinking 
  • Explain course expectations in terms of pre-work, homework, projects, office hours, Schoology, etc. 
  • Define the elements of User Experience Design. 
  • Develop basic skills in creative problem solving, innovation, and human-centered design through a fast-paced design thinking activity. 
  • Sketch out potential design solutions to the problem you have defined.
Prototypes, Feedback, & Critique 
  • Practice adapting to rapidly changing stakeholder requirements. 
  • Create a paper prototype of your proposed solution. 
  • Present designs and justify design decisions.
Unit 2: Rapid Prototype

User Research 
  • Describe the skills required to conduct and recruit for an effective user interview. 
  • Define contextual inquiry and articulate its benefits. 
  • Prepare unbiased interview questions. 
  • Conduct an effective user interview. 
  • Draft a research plan and write a discussion guide for final project interviews.
Competitive Research 
  • Compare products in the same space or in adjacent industries, including competitive reviews and task analyses. 
  • Conduct competitive research to help inform your final project concept. 
  • Explore how surveys and task analysis inform research.
Synthesizing Research & Creating Personas 
  • Use research to create an affinity map that identifies trends and insights within your research findings. 
  • Articulate the benefits and shortcomings of personas as a design tool. 
  • Use research to create personas that reflect the target audience.
Defining User Goals & User Flows 
  • Effectively synthesize research into a problem statement and design direction that reflects the primary need of your target audience. 
  • Apply sketching techniques to ideate through solutions. 
  • Explore examples of how to map the flow of a specific product or experience. 
  • Construct a first draft of the user flow for the primary user goal for your final project.
Paper Prototyping & Usability Testing Basics 
  • Articulate the value of testing early in the design process. 
  • Apply paper prototyping techniques to iterate on your design concept. 
  • Practice formulating task scenarios and running usability tests.
Unit 3: Hi-Fidelity Prototype

User Stories & Feature Prioritization
  • Break down your user goals into more granular user stories. 
  • Use a common framework to prioritize features that align with your vision. 
  • Discuss struggles with feature prioritization and vision alignment and how to address them.
Information Architecture & Navigation 
  • Define the field of Information Architecture and explain when its techniques are used in a project. 
  • Explore methods for organizing complex and diverse types of content. 
  • Apply card-sorting techniques to structure and validate your proposed information architecture. 
  • Use card sorting results to construct a sitemap that will then become navigation.
Responsive / Native Design & Design Patterns 
  • Describe the respective technical capabilities of responsive sites and native mobile apps. 
  • Evaluate options and choose what format is most advantageous to your final project. 
  • Gain exposure to design patterns.
Wireframing 
  • Define best practices for wireframing and annotating. 
  • Use industry standard tools (Sketch) to create high-fidelity wireframes 
  • Download UI kits and discuss their role. 
  • Explain the difference between human interface guidelines, design principles, pattern libraries & style guides.
Visual Design Basics 
  • Explore principles of design and how they relate to digital interfaces. 
  • Learn to apply fundamentals of visual hierarchy, grid systems, and typography to give your final project UI more structure and clarity. 
  • Make visual hierarchy and typographic choices that enhance the appeal and clarity of your content.
High Fidelity Prototyping 
  • Identify and describe the different categories of tools for prototyping. 
  • Create clickable prototypes using InVision that will support usability testing goals. 
  • Discuss gestures and motion how they are commonly applied.
Advanced Usability Testing 
  • Prepare a discussion guide to test your final project. 
  • Run 3 usability tests using best practices. 
  • Synthesize your testing results and identify major takeaways from testing. 
  • Outline 3-5 improvements that you will make to your work.
Unit 4: Refine

Onboarding & Behavior Change 
  • Describe what makes a great onboarding/first time use experience. 
  • Practice designing an onboarding experience that communicates the value of your product to potential users. 
  • Learn about Nir Eyal’s Hooked model of habit formation and how it may be applied to the final project. 
  • Practice applying different types of variable rewards to final project concepts to create experiences that will keep users wanting more.
Final Project Workshop 
  • Receive instructional team feedback on your final project. 
  • Turn your project into a stakeholder presentation
Unit 5: Present

UX Mini-Project 
  • Practice going through real industry UX design problems from beginning to end. 
  • Work in teams or independently to develop design solutions for the industry design problem. 
  • Present your design solution.
Presentation Day 1 
  • Define and describe the principles that drive a strong user experience with search & results 
  • Identify the components of search & results, recognize their function, and how to use them effectively 
  • Review & evaluate examples of search & results 
  • Evaluate how the use of specific search & results components, in given contexts, enhances or detracts from the user experience 
  • Design a search experience that provides a strong user experience
Presentation Day 2 
  • Effectively communicate your design solution in final project. 
  • Critique and provide feedback for classmates.
Portfolios & Next Steps 
  • Explore examples of good UX portfolios and discuss the story aspect of portfolio building. 
  • Write the 5 most valuable takeaways from your project. 
  • Practice telling your personal story to different types of stakeholders. 
  • Identify next steps and receive project rubrics and grades.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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1) Download Zoom, our video conferencing appZoom Desktop is the video conferencing tool we will use. It works a lot like Google Hangouts or Skype. You will need to create an account in order to join the call. 

2) Sign-in to Slack and create an account. Slack is a written chat tool that your instructor may use to post photos, links, resources, polls, and threads. It also gives you and your classmates an opportunity to ask questions and collaborate!
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Start Dates (7)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger 20 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Aug 13 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Aug 18 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Aug 20 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Aug 25 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Aug 27 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Sep 01 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Sep 03 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Sep 08 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Sep 10 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Sep 15 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Sep 17 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Sep 22 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Sep 24 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Sep 29 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Oct 01 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Oct 06 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Oct 08 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Oct 13 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Oct 15 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger 20 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Aug 26 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Aug 31 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 02 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 09 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Sep 14 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 16 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Sep 21 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 23 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Sep 28 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 30 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 05 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 07 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 12 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 14 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 19 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 21 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 26 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 28 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 02 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger 6 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Sep 19 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Sat, Sep 26 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Sat, Oct 03 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Sat, Oct 10 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Sat, Oct 17 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger 20 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Sep 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Sep 21 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 23 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Sep 28 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 30 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 05 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 07 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 12 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 14 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 19 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 21 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 26 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 28 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 02 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Nov 04 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 09 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Nov 18 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 23 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger 6 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Sep 22 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Sep 23 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Sep 24 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Fri, Sep 25 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Sat, Sep 26 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger 20 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Sep 30 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 05 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 07 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 12 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 14 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 19 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 21 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Oct 26 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Oct 28 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 02 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Nov 04 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 09 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 16 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Nov 18 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 23 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Nov 30 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Dec 02 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Mon, Dec 07 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Wed, Dec 09 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger 20 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Oct 01 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Oct 06 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Oct 08 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Oct 13 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Oct 15 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Oct 20 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Oct 22 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Oct 27 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Oct 29 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Nov 03 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Nov 05 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Nov 10 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Nov 12 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Nov 17 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Nov 19 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Nov 24 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Dec 01 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Thu, Dec 03 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger
Tue, Dec 08 8:30pm - 11:30pm Central Time Nathan Bilbao, Jill DaSilva & Jarrett Coger

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