Foundation Course in UX & UCD

Next Course Starting February 2018

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UX FUNDAMENTALS

Learn the foundations for creating successful user experiences

SMALL CLASS SIZE

Class sizes are a maximum of 12 people

8 WEEKS, IN PERSON

Face-to-Face Teaching
Once a week, 6pm-8.30pm

4 EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

UX’ers experts in their respective fields

Our classes are taught by 4 industry leading practitioners in the UX Field. This is a hand-on course with a lot of practical exercises and a focus on learning-by-doing combining individual with group work in small classes sizes.

Who Can Get Involved

JUNIOR UX DESIGNERS

With some experience who want to take their interaction design skills to the next level

VISUAL DESIGNERS

And Project Managers looking for a better way to define customer requirements

PRODUCT MANAGERS

And heads of online looking for a more customer-centered approach to the product development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS

And designers who want to know more about usability and the user-centered design process

START-UP FOUNDERS

And business owners who believe UX can help grow their business

PROJECT MANAGER

Building on your awareness for customer research & insights within the UX / UCD framework

What Will You Learn

PROTOTYPING

The importance of visualising the interaction of your screens and elements

UX PRINCIPLES

A detailed overview of the UCD process and its underlying principles

WIREFRAMES

Turning the requirements into sketches and wireframes to communicate your ideas

RESEARCH

From discovery to validation, learn how to involve your end users in the process

INTERACTION DESIGN

Learn the ability to turn this data into great designs

USER TESTING

Learn user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users

Testimonials

Course Structure

What is User Centered Design


– Models and Approaches


- UCD process


- Further reading



The Discovery Phase


– Gathering requirements & competitor analysis


- Who, what, when, why



Ideation


– Persona creation


– Storytelling


– Flow diagrams


– Task analysis



Design


– Sketching


– Wireframing


– Intro to prototyping



Prototyping


– When and why


– High and low fidelity prototypes


– Tools incl Axure & Proto.io



Responsive and Inclusive Design


– Responsive design principles and techniques


– Inclusive design: accounting for disabilities and other limitations



Validating


– Usability testing methods


– Techniques and tools


– Conducting usability testing



Showcase


– Presenting to stakeholders


– Building a portfolio



Software Partners

The Trainers

Charlotte Gauthier


Lead UX Designer

The Guardian

 
Charlotte has helped organisations from seed-stage startups to major publishers better understand their users, design compelling experiences, and launch amazing products. Currently Lead UX Designer at the Guardian, previously Head of Product & UX at startups in Berlin and London. An experienced product and UX leader who’s equally at home building and mentoring product teams having honed my product & UX, skills through years of designing and building apps and websites.

Hara Mihailidou


Experience Lead

Lloyds

 
As Head of UX at JustGiving Hara ensures that both consumer and non-profit audiences have a delightful and cohesive experience across channels. Hara Mihailidou has previously worked for brands like Microsoft, Skype, O2, Hearst as well as Seren EY Service Design agency. Her educational background is on Interactive Media (MA, London College of Communication) and Computer science (BSc) and she is an ambassador of design for good.

Jiri Jerabek


Principal Interaction Designer

Intuit

 


Jiri has 12 years of experience in designing digital products shaped him into strategic design leader who is able to set holistic vision and strategy and run design initiatives spanning countries and global regions.
His project history ranges from launching large scale key product functionalities (Intuit) and radical innovation (BBC Research & Development) to detailed work on end-user products (Telegraph, National Rail Enquiries apps, Freesat set-top box, Canon, American Express).

Sophie Lepinoy


Senior UX Designer

Consultant

 
User experience designer with nearly 20 years working experience including 7 years in design and research. Passionate about education, currently teaching Lean user experience design and graphic design. Mentored start-ups at Google Launchpad and designed for leading start-up LoveCraft. Inspired by Google Ventures and Lean UX. Holding degrees in business, graphics, web design and development from University of the Arts and University of London.

FAQ's

This course is aimed for beginners, however, prior UX experience is beneficial. We will be offering pre-course work so you can get familiarised with the presumed knowledge.

There will be some tools used in this program however, these will be provided.

Yes. Only a deposit is needed to secure your place but full payment will be required prior to the course starting.

These are the books recommended by the trainers:

1. The design of everyday things, by Don Norman

2. Design is a job, by Mike Monteiro

3. Don’t make me think, by Steve Krug

4. About face: the essentials of interaction design, by Alan Cooper

5. Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, by Jeff Gothelf.

 

Refunds will be provided up to 14 days in advance. Alternatively, you will be able to sign to our next training course since we plan on running two courses per year.

Yes. Group discounts are available. You should enquire for more information if you seek group discounts.

Slides from the lectures will be provided, you will also be able contact the teachers if you have any questions.

Invoice can be provided on request. Please contact us for more information.

This is a one day per week course which will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm.

LOCATION

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Course price £850. Next Course Starting February 2018