This four week long course (2h per week) is built on the previous UX Playground Research course, where a group of researchers started with a project brief (develop an interface to control and manage smart home devices) and used a series of methods to collect user data from real people. In this course, you will use the data to analyse and gain insights into user behaviour and preferences, while translating findings into actionable goals. This is an important step for everyone who needs to take data and turn it into design objectives. These methods can help you to improve existing, as well as new products, and can aid development, of both websites and applications.
Learn how to use rich data previously collected from surveys, interviews and observations in order to identify user pain points and design opportunities. We will be exploring ways that can help you to group complex information more efficiently, better recognise patterns and clusters, while translating insights into goals. These goals will form the basis for developing innovative ideas and solutions, which we will be focusing on in a dedicated course in October. An invaluable opportunity to learn an important UX skill, the theory behind it and how to apply it to a real-world project.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
• Translate existing data into actionable goals
• Gain insights into user behaviour and preferences
• Document insights and present findings in a coherent way
• Demonstrate UX research skills to current and further employers
Module details at a glance
• The research module starts on September 5th and will run for four consecutive weeks (until September 26th), 2 hours per lesson, once a week in the evening 18:30-20:30
• Max. 10 students per module
• £149 per person per module
• Certificate of completion
• Online learning material
• One extra feedback session online (optional)
• Please bring your laptops
The project consists of several modules which are designed to introduce you to essential methods and techniques of the UX design framework. After you have completed this module you can progress to the following four week long modules which will be offered in the order shown:
• - Personas (one Saturday only)
• Scenarios& Storyboards
• Flow Diagrams
• Low-Fidelity Digital Prototyping And Testing
• High-Fidelity Prototyping And Resting
Is this course right for me?
If you are looking to change career, have been struggling with applying UX design methods, or just wish to expand your portfolio, then this course is definitely for you. The work created and experience gained, will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of UX design to potential clients and future employers.
I have no prior experience in UX design and have not attended any of the previous courses, will I benefit from joining the project?
Yes, this course is ideal if you have no or little understanding of the UX design process. At the start of the course, you will be getting an overview of the UX design framework and how each method is used to create the best possible user experience.
How is this course different from the free meetup?
The meetups are designed to introduce you to a new UX design topic every month, providing you with a platform to learn and network. Exercises are brief and simple, allowing you to apply what you have learned during the presentation.
The UX Playground courses and workshops take this idea much further. You will be given tasks that are more complex and based on a particular project. The aim is to learn new skills by developing a new or improving an existing product, similar to how you would do in a real project.
What format does this course have?
The course is a combination of presentations, practical exercises, homework, tasks and group assignments. The course is intensive, and we are aiming to complete all tasks during the course. However, additional time after lessons might be needed to complete exercises and homework. Be prepared to put max 2-4h per week aside in addition to the lessons.
Let’s get together learn, collaborate and design products that people will be love.
I look forward to another UX Playground event and hope you will be joining us.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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