Get hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in this intensive one day workshop. This course is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. The day is designed so you can apply what you learn immediately to your current projects and also use what you learn as a base for further study.
This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense one day workshop. On this course you take a project through a complete design life cycle from initial research, to ideation, to design to user testing. As well as gaining practical experience of the some of the most common user experience design methods as you work through the project you learn the principles behind them so you can make good decisions about what approach and methods will get you the best outcomes for your own projects. The goal of the day is for you to be able to take what you learn and apply it immediately to your current projects and also use what you learn as a base for further study.
No prior knowledge is required to do this course, it is suitable for absolute beginners. However the course is primarily aimed at:
Web, interaction and UX designers who want to build on their UX skills, put into practice approaches they have read about, adopt a user centered design approach or better their understanding of the principles behind common UX design methods.
Traditional designers who want to transition into digital design or learn how to work better with their UX colleagues.
Senior practitioners who want to gain an understanding of the principles of user experience design and experience how those principles are practiced on the ground.
Developers who want to build on their UX skills or learn how to work better with their UX colleagues.
Product owners and project managers who want a better understanding of how a user experience design approach can get them better outcomes on their products and projects.
You are put in a team and work on a digital design project throughout the day learning and applying user centered design methods as you go. No coding is required and most teams elect to design their project on paper in order to keep the focus on design decisions not implementation.
You will learn the basic principles of user experience design including it’s history and common terminology used.You will get an introduction to basic principles and best practice for user research
You learn how to identify if research is required, what kind is required, and the basics of designing research to get valid outcomes. You experience implementing a common research method and learn how to synthesise and interpret user research results.
You learn the basic principles behind making good interaction and UI design decisions and experience putting those principles into practice.
You learn what you can and can’t user test, how to design user tests that are likely to get you valid results and experience designing and facilitating user tests for you project.
There are no prerequisites for this course, no previous experience with design or coding is required.
All materials are provided.
We provide a 1 day (The UX Crash Course), 2 day (Introduction to UX design) and 1 week (UX Intensive Week) UX course. They are all based on the same practical approach and cover similar subject matter areas but vary in the level of depth they go into and the time you get to put the methods into practice. None of them assume any previous experience with design or technology, and you should be able to start applying what you learn straight away after any of them.
We recommend the 1 day course for people who want an understanding of UX principles and experience in working on a UX project in as rapid a format as possible! You participate in a full human centered UX process, moving very quickly through each stage. You will learn enough to start applying what you learn in your regular design practice, and to use as a base for further study.
We recommend the 2 day course for people who need a more thorough grounding in the principles and methods and more time to practice putting them into action. This course covers all the material found in the 1 day course, but gives you more time to practice the methods and includes extra principles and methods we can’t fit into the 1 day course.
We recommend the week long course for people who need to ‘level up’ and become a full UX designer, or have demanding roles that require a robust ability to apply best practice human centered design principles to their UX work. This week can be done in addition to either the 1 day or 2 day course or can be taken as a stand alone course. It includes all the material found in our 1 day UX courses (Crash Course, user research, information architecture, UI design, and usability testing) and the 2 day introduction course, but includes extra content that connects all these practices together and more time to experience putting everything you learn into practice.
The 2 day course is not designed to follow the 1 day course but is intended as an alternative for people who need more depth. We don’t recommend doing the 1 day course with the intention of following it with the 2 day course as there is a lot of overlap in course material.
20 people maximum.
This workshop requires a minimum of 9 people to run.
We will notify and refund you if this event is cancelled.
No refund for withdrawal within 24 hours of the workshop date.
50% refund for withdrawal within 8 days of the workshop date.
Tickets are transferable to other people but not to other UX Gym courses.