We encounter situations where design fails us everyday. Whether it's a confusing sign that results in a parking ticket, an online form that forces you to start over when you try to modify one thing, or a customer service call where 15 minutes and 5 transfers later you still don't have a clear answer, these events are not just frustrating but can often negatively impact our day and sometimes even our life.
This workshop is centered around Don Norman's The Design of Everyday Things and how design is responsible for acting as the communication between an object and user but often falls short.
If you're new to UX design, join us as we walk through hands-on exercises introducing how to use design thinking as a framework for reframing problems and rethinking experiences.
Participants will learn to break down design in everyday products, digital experiences and services to develop empathy, define problems, and ideate solutions.
6:00–6:30pm Happy hour/networking
6:30–6:45pm Introductory presentation
6:45–7:30pm Interactive workshop
7:30–8:00pm Group presentations
8:00–8:30pm Happy hour/networking
Mike Joosse creates change within organizations. Since 2001, he has devoted his career to nurturing and leading design communities. Currently, he serves as Partner and Community Director at DESIGNATION, the leading UX/UI design bootcamp, where he helps prepare students to become conscientious, skilled design leaders of tomorrow. He has lectured across the country on community and careers in design, at conferences and to a host of organizations. He does occasional projects under the name Listening and Speaking.
Megan Mueller is a Creative Director at DESIGNATION where she leads teams of designers who are accountable for everything from experience strategy to user interface design. When she’s not covered in post-its and brainstorming with teams, she’s advocating for design in social impact projects, partnering with non-profit organizations to deliver service design solutions for products, processes and experiences.
General Electric: is sponsoring space and food.
An Event Apart: we are raffling off a free ticket to An Event Apart Chicago! https://aneventapart.com/event/chicago-2017