Since 2014, user experience design consultancy Lushai has committed to lifting New Zealand's design capabilities by making human-centred design training accessible to both the public and organisations through our training initiative UX Gym.
Taught by leading design professionals who practise what they preach every day, our course covers the principles and methods behind a best practice, human-centred design approach to UX design, service design, and product design.
We offer hands-on courses where what you learn can be put into practice straight away and help organisations build their design capabilities through private courses, coaching, and design programme development.
Lulu is the Wellington director and founder of Lushai and an alumni member of Adaptive Path and Cooper U in San Francisco. She is a member of the Usability Professionals Association of New Zealand (UPANZ), where she gives talks and mentors younger designers; the Interaction Design Association (IxDA); and the Information Architecture Institute (IAI).
Matt is the Auckland director of Lushai and has provided strategy and design services to clients ranging from hungry startups to international corporations. He is trained as a Design Coach for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s ‘Better by Design’ Design Integration Programme and is a co-founder of the ‘UX Homegrown’ design conference.
Lushai have been using user-centred design to create successful websites, interfaces, applications and services since 2008. We're a small team consisting of some of New Zealand's most experienced and creative designers. Our work is anchored in respect – respect for you, and for the people you serve.
In practical terms, this means we value:
Collaboration – Working in an open and pragmatic manner
Reality – Anchoring our work in the reality of the people we are designing for
Creativity – Ambition, innovation and experimentation
Efficiency – A lean, effective, no-nonsense approach