Communitech Academy: UX Fundamentals - Fall 2020

Oct 26 - 27, 2020 · Kitchener, Canada

In this two-day interactive program, you will be immersed in the activities of a UX designer through engaging discussions and exercises that simulate real-life scenarios. You’ll:

  • develop a working knowledge of UX principles and how to apply them, through discussion of theory, definitions and processes

  • learn to solve real world design problems, through hands-on experience with tools and techniques including: user research, foundational design, prototyping and testing

  • understand how to impact the user experience throughout the product life cycle, using practical tips and tricks

Learning outcome
You’ll leave equipped to speak a common language with UX professionals and to apply fundamental UX concepts in your current role.

Who it's for?
This program is for you if you ...

  • are in a UX role and are looking to build upon your knowledge to grow your career
  • work closely with a UX team and want to collaborate more effectively
  • take on UX tasks, and are considering a transition into a more formal UX role
  • are curious and passionate to learn how to positively impact the user experience in your current role

How big is the class?
Maximum of 20 participants

Session Details:

  • Location: Communitech Hub, Roddenberry Theatre, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 1H6.
  • Dates: Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration* fees:

  • Employees of startup and mid-size Communitech Member companies: $525
  • Employees of enterprise Communitech Member companies & Communitech Associate Member companies: $660
  • Non-members: $785

Includes coffee to kick-start your day, as well as lunch on both days.

Please register with your business email address, as this is used to validate Communitech membership.

*Note: To encourage diversity of thought in the classroom, we cap participant enrolment at a maximum of three employees per company. If you would like more people from your organization to benefit from this program, let us know and we can talk about a potential team session.

Facilitated by:
Davis Neable - LinkedIn


For more information contact the Communitech Academy.

Cancellation policy: 14 days notice is required to obtain a partial refund of the registration fee as Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable and won't be included in refunds (Monday, October 12, 2020, by 5:00 pm).


Getting to Communitech
The parking lot at 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, is limited and is a shared visitor lot for all tenants in the Tannery building. It is for short term use only, up to two hours. For alternative parking lot info, check out this map to find out how to get downtown and where to park. Or, skip the need to park altogether. Use the GRT EasyGo trip planner to find your best route on the ION light rail or bus services, which conveniently make regular, nearby stops.

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Construction in the Region
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