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UX Bootcamp (Research and Design)

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Level 10-01 Fort Legend Tower

3rd Avenue and 31st Street

Bonifacio Global City

Taguig, 1632

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Learn the fundamentals of UX research and design with Thought Into Design

Is UX just a fancy name for interface design or front-end development? Or is there something more?

UX is a complex field and the interface is only the tip of the iceberg. Together, we will learn how the real benefits of UX come from understanding users, and how we can harness these insights into effective designs that meet users' needs.

In this introductory course, we’ll talk about how you can find out what your users’ needs are and how to begin designing around them to mitigate the risk in product design and increase market success.




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What will I learn?

  • What UX is (and isn’t)
  • Find out who your users are
  • Find out what your users need
  • Find out how your users behave
  • Discover how to organise information around users’ needs
  • See how to design around users’ needs
  • Test designs and identify errors before going to market

There’s a full course schedule below.

Who is this for?

This course is ideal for current professionals wanting to convert to UX roles (like graphic designers, UI designers, front-end developers), or managers who want to understand what UX is and how it can be harnessed into the product development process (project managers, delivery managers, product managers, marketers, business analysts and back-end developers).

Who is this run by?

We’re a UX consultancy based in London that has run for seven years. Our clients include the likes of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Vodafone, Land Rover, Ford, [etc]. See our site for whitepapers and other information to download.

The person facilitating this course is Dr Alan James Salmoni who gained his Ph.D. in human-computer interaction from Cardiff University, UK. He’s been working and studying in the field since 1999 and formed Thought Into Design with his wife in 2010.




Course schedule

Introduction (10 minutes)

  • The increasing demand for UX talent
  • Quick-fire facts about the benefits of user experience
  • The “ideal” process (contained in a hand-out)

Exercise 1: Eliciting user needs (45 minutes)

  • What do we mean by research?
  • What research methods do we have (poll the audience and add if they miss anything)
  • What do we need to be careful of when researching (researcher bias – especially with qualitative information), good statistics, how to report.
  • What barriers do the attendees think they will encounter and how can they tackle them?

Activity: We'll divide into groups and work through some exercises to elicit user needs.

Exercise 2: Creating a website (45 minutes)

  • What is an information architecture?
  • What is a sitemap?
  • How do we find out what they should be like?
  • What barriers do the attendees think they will encounter and how can they tackle them?

Activity: In this exercise, we'll group content using a card sorting exercise. The results will be converted into an information architecture.

Exercise 3: Creating a website (45 minutes)

  • How do we decide what to put into a page?
  • How do we design a page
  • How do we communicate this design to the team? (developers, project owners, stakeholders, etc).
  • What barriers do the attendees think they will encounter and how can they tackle them?

Activity: We'll design some pages.

Exercise 4: Usability testing (30 minutes)

  • Is this design navigable?
  • Can users follow the processes?
  • Do users understand the content?
  • What barriers do the attendees think they will encounter and how can they tackle them?

Activity: A quick introduction to usability testing to give a flavour of what happens. This part includes formal usability testing, A/B and “multivariate” testing, user feedback capabilities and the like.

Wrapping up (final minutes)

  • Problems in the real world
  • Workshop feedback:
  • What was missed?
  • What was exciting?
  • What was unexpected?
  • Where to go for further information / training?
  • Who is interested in a career centred around UX?
  • Who needs to integrate UX into an existing product development process

We will talk about the real-world problems encountered by UX practitioners such as: Awkward stakeholders, lack of resources and training to do the job, lack of corporate interest in research and design activities, and finding research participants. We will also collect feedback about this workshop.



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