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Systems Thinking For Designers: A Practical Guide

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Erik Stolterman, Author and Professor in Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington

We are experiencing a radical change when it comes to interaction and interactivity. In this ongoing shift, interaction design and UX are no longer about individual products and services but about the design of systems where a device or product is entangled with many other products and systems.

This emerging reality brings with it unprecedented complexity, but as a designer, it also means you can design new products and services of unprecedented quality. So, how do you do that as a designer? How can you understand and think about complex systems that help you as a designer? And is it even possible to be a good designer in this complex and constantly changing reality?

The answer to all these questions is yes. However, to deal with complex systems, you need a practical way of thinking that can support your design efforts.

In this Master Class webinar, Erik Stolterman, will show you how you can understand and deal with an everchanging reality. Erik is a Professor in Informatics, and author of The Design Way – Intentional Change In An Unpredictable World and Things That Keep Us Busy—The Elements Of Interaction. Through his work, he presents novel and practical approaches to help designers integrate systems thinking into UX. In this 1-hour webinar, you'll learn:

  • Why interaction design and UX are becoming more challenging and complex
  • How interactivity is changing these fields
  • What connects systems thinking with design thinking
  • What you need to know about systems as a designer
  • How to think about and approach complex systems as a designer

In this Master Class, you'll learn how you to handle the repurcussions of an emerging new reality where interactivity becomes entangled and systemic. This will help you keep pace with the evolution of UX design as a discipline.

Even if you cannot attend it live, register to get a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!

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How To Use Color Theory To Enhance Your Designs

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Arielle Eckstut, Author and Co-Founder of The Book Doctors and LittleMissMatched
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Joann Eckstut, Color Consultant and Founder - The Roomworks

As a designer, you regularly need to choose colors in your design projects. You might choose based on your personal preferences, brand guidelines and general design principles. But color is intrinsically connected to human psychology, and your color choices can influence and impact your users. So, when you choose colors in your design projects, it’s worth considering how your choices might affect user behavior.

Here’s where Color Theory can be very handy. With Color Theory, you can leverage a collection of rules and guidelines to communicate with users through appealing and carefully chosen color schemes.

But to better appreciate these guidelines, and to use them in action, it’s important to understand fundamentally what color is, how human beings perceive it, and the science behind colors in the human context.

In this Master Class webinar, we’ve partnered with Arielle and Joann Eckstut, leading color consultants and authors, who are among the most definitive authorities on color in the United States. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What color is
  • Why we see color
  • How color relates to light
  • How and why color changes depending on the context
  • The importance of color and its effect on mood
  • How the science of color influences design decisions
  • How to confidently use to color to improve your work

Color plays an operative role in design. If you work in any design or design-related field, learning the science and psychology of color can help you design better, more successful products. As a product user, understanding color choices in products can make you more aware of the subconscious effects that colors can have on you. Join this Master Class on Color Theory and add valuable new skills and knowledge to your toolkit.

Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register and get access to a recording to watch anytime afterwards. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today!

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UX Bootcamps

Give your UX career a kickstart through our online, mentor-led bootcamps. Get personally coached and linked up with a recruiter.

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Get a New Job in UX Design

An exciting opportunity for those with a working knowledge of UX to create and hone a personal portfolio site and work towards a new job in UX. You’ll be paired with a mentor who suits your personality, knowledge and experience to ensure you receive the most valuable feedback and advice. What’s more, you’ll work on unique projects relevant to your industry and career interests, get support with your job applications and have a call with a design recruiter!

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