Introduction to User-Centered Design
What You'll Learn
Think about the last time you used a digital product or tool that delighted you. Maybe it saved you time by anticipating your next move or by streamlining your task. Or maybe you intuitively understood how to use it without reading instructions. The creation of a satisfying and easy-to-use product is not accidental. It's the result of a methodical approach that involves learning about the wants and needs or real users and synthesizing that information into concrete changes in a product's design.
In this highly interactive class, you'll learn the essential ingredients involved in the user-centered design process. We'll specifically focus on user-centered design as it's applied to designing apps, websites, and software. You'll be introduced to activities that anyone on a product team can apply to craft a more useful and enjoyable user experience. Through examples, tips, and hands-on practice, you'll gain the understanding and groundwork to start integrating user centered design into your own work.
The Course will cover:
- The pieces of a User-Centered Design process: Discover, Define, Prototype, and Test.
- Understanding users through field research
- Understanding and outlining the tasks your app needs to perform
- Sketching rapid prototypes to test new solutions
- Running budget-friendly user testing sessions
- Integrating user-centered design into existing teams and processes
A video of this class is available for immediate viewing from only $35!See Video Details
Bonus! in-person registrants can purchase the video at half-price after attending the class!
Who Should Take This
Newbie UX professionals, UI designers and developers, or anyone working as part of product team who has an interest in creating intuitive, useful, delightful products.
Presented By Laura Upham
Laura Upham is a UX Designer specializing in helping software teams understand why their users aren't happy and helping them fix it. She runs her own UX consultancy and has worked with a wide range of clients, from corporate giants like Bloomberg and Fidelity Investments, to scrappy startups from Boulder to Shanghai. Laura is an evangelist for Design Thinking - a method of solving problems that involves crafting tiny solutions and testing them out on real people. She co-runs a small coworking community of women entrepreneurs and can often be seen riding her bike around Boulder towing her little white dog in a trailer.