Oct 12 2017

This is a 2-day course in the centre of Oxford to get you started with User Experience Design. You'll spend two days with an experienced User Experience professional learning best practices of UX Design in a hands-on workshop and friendly environment. During the course, we will go through a series of practical exercises where you will learn the best practices of user-centred design for digital experiences, such as websites and mobile apps. You will be designing a mini-project so you get a taste of each activity (it will be fun!). 

After the success of the first UX Design Training course that we ran in July, we're bringing it back in October! 100% of attendees said it was worthwhile attending the course. "Great balance between presentations and activity work. Kept people engaged!" Senior Platform Manager "It's a very practical course, no waffle." Louise, Report Developer "It will help me when liaising with designers, front end developers and stakeholders. The gained knowledge will also enable me to better judge the chosen approach, or question more what we are doing is the right thing." Platform Manager "Well presented and worth while. Thank you very much." Sara, Web Developer 

Level: Beginner/Intermediate. Perfect if you’re considering expanding your skills and learn UX Design techniques. No previous technical or design experience required. Previous job roles of attendees included: Graphic Designer, Platform Manager, Business Analyst, Web Developer and Digital Communications. Who is it for? This is for anyone who would like to learn UX Design. You may be a graphic designer, marketeer, developer, project manager, business analyst… Topics covered: Introduction to User Experience Design and Design Thinking UX Design techniques A toolkit of UX techniques, tools, terminologies and their benefits. Profiling users: personas, scenarios and user needs Mapping out user journeys Rapid prototyping Tools and techniques for rapid prototyping (without having to write a line of code!) Wireframes Patterns and conventions of User Interface (UI) Design Testing your ideas with real users Best practices on planning and running user interviews and usability testing Hypothesis tests Improving the user experience Identify users key pain points Feature and improvement prioritisation Feedback and peer review You’ll have a chance to work with peers and get constructive feedback on your ideas Outcomes: Confidence and understanding of UX techniques and benefits Ability to apply UX techniques on your next project (you’ll have handouts of templates you can use) Ability to test with real users, identify UX problems and prioritise them

Required materials: If you can, please bring your laptop on the second day (you won't need it on the first day). It will give you the choice of creating your rapid prototype using a digital tool. However, if you can’t bring your laptop, you can still create useful prototypes on paper. About the tutor Mariana has over 13 years of industry experience designing intuitive and engaging Award-winning websites, web apps and mobile apps. She holds a Masters in Interactive Media and a Bachelors in Industrial Design (Visual Communication). Mariana is a regular visiting lecturer at several universities, including the University of the Arts London – Chelsea College where she teaches a 3-day course and the University of Reading where she teaches a 5-week module to final year students at the BA Graphic Design. For the past three years, Mariana was the Head of UX and Design at Oxford Computer Consultants, a 100-person software company, where she built and led a UX design team of eight and introduced UX and design practices and processes to the 25-year company. Prior to that Mariana worked at the agency White October for three years. She is actively involved in the Oxford community. She co-founded the popular monthly event UX Oxford, receiving speakers from Google, Mailchimp, Microsoft, BBC, The Guardian, Oxfam, Financial Times, GDS, NHS…. Mariana is an advocate of good design and the importance of design in tech. More upcoming training events coming soon. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first ones to know about upcoming training courses.

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/user-experience-ux-design-2-day-course-registration-36663832510

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