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User Experience Design in a Day

A 6-hour Intro to UX Design

User experience design is often misunderstood as simply interface design, but is actually comprised of many moving parts beyond the visual aspect–a good user experience also takes into account how the user feels.  In this overview, you’ll learn about the complete UX design process, including: user research, product requirements, information architecture, user flows, sketching and wireframing, prototyping and usability testing, development and post-development. 

Whether you are exploring a new career or are looking to better understand the role of UX designers on your team, this class is the perfect primer for anyone interested in learning more about user experience.

This class will be lecture with a number of hands-on exercises. 

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Price: $325 Click for Discounts

  • 6 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Mac or PC

What You’ll Learn

What is UX and why is it important?
  • Defining the roles: Freelance vs. Agency vs. Internal Product
  • UX vs. UI: Defining the differences
  • UX is an iterative process
Research
  • What do we know?
  • What is missing?
  • Deliverables
    • Market Research
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Analytics
    • Stakeholder Interviews
    • User Interviews
    • Surveys
Product Requirements
  • What do users need to accomplish and what features support these goals?
  • How does Time, Budget + Resources affect what we are building?
  • Deliverables
    • Task Analysis
    • Feature Set
    • Feature Prioritization
Information Architecture + Navigation
  • How do we organize content?
  • Deliverables
    • Sitemap
    • Taxonomy
    • Content Inventory
User Flows
  • How do users move through the website / app to accomplish tasks?
  • Which user flows do we create?
  • How do user flows influence the interface design?
Sketching
  • How do we turn ideas into designs?
  • Focus on testing assumptions before moving to high-fidelity deliverables
  • If the ideas don't work on paper, they won't work in high-fidelity digital
Wireframing
  • Creating page level schematics that define the structure, hierarchy + scale of the interface
  • What level of fidelity is appropriate?
  • Creating an interface language or methodology
  • What are some common programs used to create wireframes?
Prototyping
  • What are the different types of prototypes and when is each used?
  • What does a prototype accomplish? What does it not?
  • What are some common programs used to create prototypes?
Usability Testing
  • What are the different types of usability testing and when is each used?
  • What does user feedback tell us and how does we incorporate it?
Development
  • What types of development processes are there and how do they differ?
  • When is each type of these development approaches appropriate?
  • Processes
    • Agile
    • Lean
    • Waterfall
After Development
  • What's next?
Q&A

Why Train With Noble?

26 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.


Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.


We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.


We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.


Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.


Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Compare that to other "schools" that have a no-refund policy. Is that even legal? It certainly isn't right. At Noble we treat our students with respect and common sense.


We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.


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We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2100 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.