Visitors to your website are busy people, who just want to get to the good stuff and get out of there as quickly as possible. User experience design ensures your target audience get the most out of your site with least amount of effort.
This jargon-busting primer will give you practical experience in all the tools and terminology of UX design. Taking place in the Guardian’s specialist UX lab, you’ll learn how to understand the needs of your users to optimise your site and fix mistakes before you even make them. Finally, you’ll get the chance to experience user testing with a live focus group within the Guardian's testing facilities, an illuminating window on feedback you can’t get from a manual.
Ideal for beginners to web design who want to improve their site, or anyone with a specific site at the planning stage, this fun and highly practical day features a high-level introduction to the tools of UX research and design, including site sketching, creating user stories and wireframes to test your site’s user-friendliness and a chance to hear what web users have to say about Guardian projects under testing.
-Sketching your site
-Creating wireframes, and understanding what they tell you
-Creating user profiles and writing user stories
-Optimising your site for mobile devices
-UX research with a test group
This course is for you is…
You currently have a website you’re looking to improve, or are planning to launch one and want to understand how to optimise it before launch.
Dates: Saturday 7 December 2013
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
Price: £219 (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments)
Maximum class size: 9
When & Where
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