In this course students will be working hands-on as they begin to develop and apply the practice, principles and methodologies of a user experience practitioner.
From context scenarios, sketches and wire framing, to rapid prototyping and user testing, students will learn to craft a user centered experience from the ground up through a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Be it a tablet, desktop or even a mobile experience students will walk away with a firm foundation and a practical skill set to build upon.
The entirety of this course is highly interactive and collaborative where students with diverse backgrounds are coming together to share, collaborate, challenge and learn from one another as they set out to solve a wicked problem (tbd) through the lens of user experience design.
The study of ethnography is the systematic study of people and culture. If we take this practice and look at this in the context of User Experience Design we can begin to understand the cultural drivers within organizations that will help us to define the way we approach the problem we’re trying to solve.
In this topic we’ll explore what it means to “Architect” a solution and in this way we’ll understand the tools, practice and impact that a UX Specialist has as we begin to define and test early iterations of a solution.
In conjunction with being highly collaborative with the Specialist and Technologist we will explore the role of the UX Designer and how they begin to visually interpret the problem and iterate to a final deliverable.
During this course of study we’ll dive into the tools of rapid prototyping and the role of the UX Technologist as they influence and give life to the solution. We will also begin to uncover the principles of user testing as the product begins to take shape.
It’s not necessary to have previous experience within the discipline of UX but would encourage those who share passion for the creative process, have a desire to explore and learn something new, and ultimately are uncomfortable being comfortable with what you’re doing and want to dive into something fresh and exciting.