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UX Master Classes (Online Webinars)

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Storytelling Through Visual Design: A Practical Guide

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Ellen Lupton, Writer, Designer, Curator and Educator

What does design have in common with storytelling? In simple terms, design, like storytelling, brings ideas to life. Through thoughtful visual design, you can craft narratives that your help your audience connect with you better and remember you for longer.

In today’s digital landscape, users have lots of information to parse, and lots of products to choose from. To stand apart from the noise, you need to have a unique identity through a story that sets you apart. As a designer, it’s important to know how to elicit the right emotions—both in your users, and in yourself, in your own design process.

In this Master Class webinar by Ellen Lupton, you’ll understand how to combine timeless design principles, storytelling techniques and insights from behavioral science and cognition to build your skills in visual storytelling.

  • How to use visual design principles to convey action and change
  • How to use narrative arcs to design more satisfying products and experiences
  • How to recognize the rule of threes and tap into its energy
  • How to connect the hero's journey to user experiences

Through this webinar, you’ll learn to empathize better with your users to understand how they perceive the stories told through your designs. With Ellen’s keen, expert insights, you’ll hone your design skills for the better. Filled with practical takeaways, this webinar will help you elevate your design skills immediately. Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!

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A Guide To Hassle-Free Designer-Developer Collaboration

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Szymon Adamiak, Co-Founder, Hype4 Mobile

Designers and developers share a common goal—to do what’s best for the user and for the business. But the day-to-day realities of their collaboration aren’t so clear-cut and idyllic.

Ask any designer or developer and they’ll tell you of bad experiences they had working with “the other side”. So let’s face it: when designers and developers work together, conflicts, friction and mutual struggles do occur. But why does this happen, and what can you do to mitigate them?

While there's no single solution, surprisingly simple things like improved processes, diligent practices and empathetic communication can go a long way in improving collaboration.

In this Master Class webinar, Szymon Adamiak of Hype4 shares his top tips for smooth designer-developer relationships, based on years of working as a front-end developer with teams of designers on various projects. You’ll learn:

  • How to communicate better—whether you’re a designer or a developer
  • The questions developers want to ask designers (but rarely do)
  • The questions designers want to ask developers (but rarely do)
  • Best practices for file handoff, naming conventions, exporting, responsive design, viewports and more
  • How to define and communicate priorities and ease of implementation
  • How and when to involve developers in the design process
  • What designers can provide to speed up development

Whether you're a designer or a developer, with these learnings, you can approach the dev-design hand-off with more confidence and positivity. Not only will applying these strategies help you and your colleagues face fewer problems in the collaboration process, but you’ll succeed in earning the admiration and respect of colleagues even in the other team.

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

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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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User Interface Design

User Interface Design (UID) is an essential part of User Experience Design (UX). In the UID Bootcamp you will learn and experience first-hand the steps in the UI design process, and will leave the bootcamp with industry-ready skills to launch or accelerate your UID career.

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User Research

UX without user research is a recipe for bad UX. Great design is rooted in user insights. Develop in-demand skills to become a User Researcher in this bootcamp. Learn through real-world research projects and activities, guided by mentors and instructors.

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UX Fundamentals

Learn what User Experience (UX) design is, how it fits into the tech industry and what you’ll do in a real UX role. 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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UX Portfolio and Career

Turn your UX skills into a career advantage. Learn to present your UX knowledge to impress recruiters and stakeholders. Develop more advanced skills through real-world practice and mentorship. Prepare for a new job or promotion with expert help.

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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.

  • UXFloridaOnline
    Jan 17, 2022 7:30pm–8:30pm
    Free meet-up by IxDF South Florida (Florida) 14+ people going
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    Jan 18, 2022 6:00pm–6:30pm
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    Jan 19, 2022 7:00pm–8:00pm
    Free meet-up by IxDF Seattle 14+ people going
  • Hiring Season Time out and Reflect for all level UX Designers and Researchers, and students
    Feb 04, 2022 5:00am–12:00pm
    Free meet-up by IxDF New York City 16+ people going
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    Feb 09, 2022 8:30am–9:30am
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