In this tutorial for experienced practitioners you will learn how to manage work and make great experiences one sprint at a time. We'll look at common Agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban and what opportunities and risks are inherent for UX teams. We will look at team makeup, balancing longer-term research with production needs and strategies for making the most of design spikes. We'll also go through the pros and cons of a Sprint Zero and alternatives. Participants will come away with the tools they need to be successful in their Agile environment
In this course you will learn the core principles involved in creating and using personas effectively within your organization in both waterfall and Agile environments.
Trying to get out of the building but don't know where to go, how to get there, or what to do once you are (and when you get back)? This course is for you.
We'll cover the who, what, when, where, why, and how of field research:
Great user experience design begins with great user experience teams and managers. This course will help user experience managers, leaders and aspiring leaders to create exciting, actionable strategies that will amplify the impact of their teams within their organizations. It will provide insights and approaches that have proven to be best practices across our field, and support their application to advance the strategies, overcome obstacles and drive change.
Imagine you could read your customers' minds and understand what they value, and whether they honestly think your product is a pleasure to use, or not worth the effort.
You can come close by running usability tests. There are, however, many types of tests. So how do you choose which is the right one? And where do you start if you haven't done it before?
This workshop will take you through the core steps you need to complete for any usability test, different ways you can deploy your test, and the tools you'll need.
You are encouraged to create...
Do you wonder about, but actively avoid the big, bad wireframing tools? When your client asks for an Axure prototype, do you shudder with fear of a time-consuming ramp to learn a complex tool that neither really saves time nor facilitates better standards and more consistent implementation? Do you hide behind “wasting” your client’s time on learning?
This course is for you.
This is the story of two Axure users who have found that the tool really can help make your workload easier. We—practicing UX consultants on tight budgets and tighter timelines—will show you tips and...
UI design rules and guidelines are not simple recipes. Applying them effectively requires determining rule applicability and precedence and balancing trade-offs when rules compete. By understanding the underlying psychology, designers and evaluators enhance their ability to apply design rules. This course explains that psychology.
This hands-on session will introduce you to Bootstrap, a powerful HTML/CSS framework for developing responsive web sites. Learn how to leverage the various capabilities of this framework to quickly generate HTML prototypes.
Attendees will work through creating a basic consumer web site. We will look at the new layout framework introduced in Bootstrap 3, a variety of web components, and some basic CSS styling.
Don’t worry if writing HTML is outside your comfort zone, this session will take you from the basics to creating impressive web prototypes in...
Let's go zero to wireframe with wearables!
Wearables can be tough to understand and design for, especially if you don’t have experience with the hardware. In one evening we’ll get you up to speed on wearable technology. We’ll talk about two trends, context and continuity, and focus on how those trends will impact the user experience of screen-based wearables. Then we’ll spend the rest of our time getting hands-on by wire framing a smart watch app.
In this workshop we will:
UX Strategy is a term that has been around for quite a while but is often not really well understood or implemented in business. Some companies have dedicated UX teams while others have a single UX champion who is struggling to make sense or identify what UX means to their organisation. How can organisations start thinking about how to bake UX into how they work? In this course we will take a pragmatic look at deconstructing what UX and UX strategy means to organisations, and look at a framework to provide practical strategies to help connect UX Strategy to Business...
Design Studios are a popular method for getting product teams together to focus on design. Design Studios are more than just getting people together to sketch and critique. In this workshop, Brian Sullivan, author of The Design Studio Method: Creative Problem Solving with UX Sketching, will share his secrets to planning, running, and leading successful Design Studios
In this workshop, you will learn: