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UX Master Classes (Online Webinars)

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How To Use Card Sorting For Better Information Architecture

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Donna Spencer, Author, Speaker and Design Consultant

Card sorting is a popular and useful tool to uncover the most intuitive ways to group and structure information in an interface. It’s a tried and tested technique that’s easy to carry out and brings rewarding insights into how users process and group information subconsciously.

But, for a card sorting session to give you usable, relevant insights, it has to be done right. An improper card sorting session can result in inconsistent observations or insights without enough meaning. Moreover, there are multiple approaches to card sorting, and depending on your goals, you should choose the right one.

In this Master Class webinar, you’ll take an in-depth look at the best ways to plan, run and analyze a card sort. You’ll learn from Donna Spencer, who is an expert in card sorting and has published books on the topic. You’ll discover:

  • When (and when not) to use card sorting
  • How to set goals for a card sort and structure it to achieve those goals
  • How to interpret and analyze results
  • What unusual things to expect in the results
  • How to apply the results to an information architecture design process

With card sorting, you can use real user insights to group information more intuitively. Through card sorting, you can create information architecture that aligns with how users naturally process and group data, making your product much more user-friendly. This valuable skill can help make you a better UX or UI designer—and in this Master Class webinar, you’ll learn card sorting from Donna, who is one of the foremost experts on the topic.

Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch at your convenience!

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How To Successfully Change Your Career To UX Design

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Cory Lebson, Principal and Owner - Lebsontech LLC

If you’re considering becoming a UX designer, congratulations! You’ve stumbled upon a career path that will fulfill and reward you. Not only can you make a positive impact on the world through great user experience, you can also set your career on a trajectory to new heights.

However, it can be challenging and confusing to figure out how to start changing your career to UX design. A simple web search to this effect will return hundreds of millions of results, including countless articles and resources, each one claiming to have the best advice for budding UX designers. As the saying goes, well begun is half done. So if you’re changing your career to UX, it’s important to choose the most appropriate strategies for your goals.

To help you start strong, we’ve partnered with Cory Lebson, author of The UX Careers Handbook and experienced UX consultant. In this Master Class webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Frameworks for understanding UX skills and jobs
  • How to choose what kind of UX professional to be—a consultant or in-house designer, generalist or specialist, freelancer or full-time employee
  • Which fields or job roles do people commonly move to UX from
  • What kind of jobs to target while making a move
  • Whether a specific academic field of study or specific UX degree matters
  • Whether you can reframe what you do now as UX
  • How to build your knowledge resume, portfolio and experience before you have a UX job
  • The critical value of storytelling as a UX professional and as a job search framework
  • How to reframe your online brand and online presence as a UX professional
  • Where to meet and network with UX professionals
  • The value of volunteering your time for UX causes

Cory has—literally—written the handbook on switching your career to UX. Besides his own extensive experience in the field, Cory has helped aspiring UX designers to begin their dream careers for years. With his advice, no matter where you are on your journey in UX design, you can improve your prospects and set yourself up for success.

Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch at your convenience!

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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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UX Fundamentals

Get introduced to what User Experience (UX) design is, how it fits into the tech industry and what you’ll do in a real UX role. If you’re new to UX design, this beginner-level bootcamp can give you the perfect mix of expert guidance + real-world projects to fast-track your learning.

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Free UX Meet-Ups

Interaction Design Foundation meet-ups are UX gatherings hosted by Local Groups. Absolutely free and open to everyone to attend (even people who are not our members), these meet-ups offer the perfect chance to grow.

  • IxDF Irvine (CA) Virtual Meet & Greet
    Jan 26, 2021 6:00pm–7:00pm
    Free meet-up by IxDF Irvine (California) 6+ people going
  • Indy UX Online Hangout
    Jan 27, 2021 6:00am–7:00am
    Free meet-up by IxDF Indianapolis 6+ people going
  • IxDF Lean Coffee
    Jan 27, 2021 8:00am–9:00am
    Free meet-up by IxDF Northern Virginia (Dulles) (Virginia) 1+ people going
  • Amy Reyes: Design Your Life Workshop
    Jan 28, 2021 5:30pm–6:30pm
    Free meet-up by IxDF Chicago 32+ people going
  • IxDF SJ Bay Area: Interaction and Usability
    Jan 29, 2021 3:00am–4:30am
    Free meet-up by IxDF San Jose 16+ people going
  • IxDF Portland Design Challenge
    Jan 30, 2021 6:00pm–6:30pm
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