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Girl Develop It: Introduction to User Experience (1 Night Class)

  • Workbar Back Bay 399 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)
 

At its core, User Experience (UX) is defined as how people respond to using a product, system, or service. Regardless of what we’re designing—a website, an Android app, or a toaster—we all strive to make our designs useful, easy to use, and enjoyable to use. But how exactly do we make something useful, easy to use, and enjoyable? How do we know if the target audience is having a good or bad experience? This class will arm you with the essential tips to find those answers. 


Who should take this class?
This class is for anyone who makes (or wants to learn how to make) clean, usable websites, mobile apps, or other software. Anyone—developers, designers, project managers, content creators, or anyone else—can integrate these UX concepts and best practices into their process.

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct)


Event Cost: $30

Takeaways:
We’ll cover the fundamental concepts of great user experience design and research, including:

• What is UX design and why it's important
• Intro to user research and usability testing
• Tips & best practices
• Tools of a UX Designer
• How to get started in UX


Class Schedule:
The class will take place on Monday, March 12 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.


Instructor:
LAUREN MULVEHILL is a UX designer who found her way to the field a few years ago. She received her bachelor's degree from RIT in New Media Marketing and her master's degree from SUNY Oswego in Human-Computer Interaction. Currently she is working as an Experience Designer for Ahold Delhaize designing innovative mobile applications for grocery stores.


Pre-reqs & Preparation:
No prior experience is necessary. Bring a notebook and writing utensil if you'd like to take notes! 
 

REFUNDS:
Please note that we are unable to provide refunds unless the class is cancelled. **Unfortunately we are not able to accept walk-ins at this event. Please register in advance!

 

 

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Earlier Event: March 8
Workbar Wins Happy Hour!
Later Event: March 13
Parfait Breakfast!