09. November 2019 - 9:30 till 17:00
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UX Bootcamp - SF bay area (Nov 2019) | The Satellite Sunnyvale | Saturday, 09. November 2019

Early bird discount - Take 15% off!
Be one of the first few to sign up to score a 15% discount.  Use the code 15off when you check out.

User Experience (UX) Design & Research Bootcamp
This bootcamp is similar to the one I had previously taught at General Assembly: User Experience Design Bootcamp (San Jose) in both structure and contents.

What you will learn
This class is all about establishing a design thinking mindset to tackle business problems.  Theories will be intertwined with the instructor's "in-the-trenches" know-how and insights from his years of experience working at Pure, Amazon, and IBM.
Insight generations

User interview technique that informs design decisions
Qualitative data analysis with cost-efficient affinity mapping
Use of personas and user stories to define business requirements

UX design techniques

usability evaluation
psychology in design
visual hierarchy
color in design
information architecture
design layout
UI simplification

Practical solutions

Quick prototyping with Balsamiq and Sketch
Lean user-testing techniques to validate usability
Designing mobile apps that eliminate factors leading to abandonment
Form design optimization to maximize checkout conversions
Adoption strategy in UI design & prototyping tools
Core skill in pitching and selling your design

Learning by doing

Students will work in teams during class to practice what they learn
Generate design insight through interviews
Team ideation
Team presentation

Starting or growing your UX career

The UX career landscape - where to go from here
The current landscape in the US job market for UXers, and the approaches to crack the market
Designing an effective UX portfolio that gets you noticed
Hiring the perfect designers - what you need to know
Building design teams and establishing a design process

With a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 100, as collected via our class survey feedback, you are guaranteed to have a great learning experience. Here are some of the feedback given for this bootcamp:
" Your knowledge, experience, and passion for design really came through in the class. That is really appreciated - and also encouraging and motivating. I have sketches to mock up and new ideas for my approach to wireframes and it's all because of the class and your instruction." - Mark F.
" I wanted to thank you for a terrific, informative UX design bootcamp. I was impressed by your knowledge, really enjoyed your lecture style, and appreciate you staying after to answer questions." - Skye S.
" I learned more in 8 hours than I did in a part-time 8-week program thank you, Steven! " - Mindy R.
" Thanks for a great bootcamp this weekend! I really enjoyed it and you’re an excellent teacher. Your class really helped solidify my interest in UX research." - Jayelin F.

Who is this course for?
This course is designed to get you started practicing UX research & design by teaching you the key concepts and skillset you need to begin designing user-friendly and difference-making apps.  The course is a good fit for the following professionals:

Developers will gain a better understanding of how they can build software that users find intuitive and delightful to use, thus reducing usability bugs, customer frustrations, and time-wasting rework
Product managers, engineering managers, strategists, startup entrepreneurs, marketing, and other customer-facing professionals will benefit from learning new UX skills to generate high-quality customer insights and design feedback
Visual designers and UI designers will be able to upskill and leverage their new skill set to expand their career options
UX designers will learn from a seasoned professional on the soft skills/business skills required to make UX successful in their workplaces
Love good design?  You'll love this class.

Event location

The class is to be held at Satellite co-working space in the heart of gorgeous Sunnyvale downtown.  The location is a short walk from the Sunnyvale Caltrain station, it sits directly above Coffee & More, and is a stone throw away from all the Sunnyvale downtown eateries.  If you drive, there's plenty of parking spaces nearby as well.

No prior knowledge or experience with UX is required.

What you need to bring
Your laptop. That's it!  Class materials will be shared ahead of the class.

Students who took this bootcamp will be entitled to a 15% discount off of 1-1 UX Career Consultation - a 2-hour session helping you with personal branding, resume and portfolio design, job interview preparation and/or job hunting strategy.

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