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UX Master Classes (Online Webinars)

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Remote UX: How To Move Design and Research Online

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Frank Spillers, CEO at Experience Dynamics

One of the great things about working in UX design is that it’s entirely possible to work full-time remotely. Some UX teams have worked remotely for years, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, many more UX designers have also shifted to doing UX online.

Whether you’re considering remote UX due to circumstances like the pandemic, or whether you’re considering it as a way towards a more location-independent lifestyle, it's important to remember this: to make the shift in an efficient and cost-effective way, you need to do a lot of planning, research and consideration. Without thinking it through and preparing adequately, moving your UX practice online can become very costly, very fast.

In this Master Class webinar, Frank Spillers will show you:

  • The importance of a proper set-up and routine
  • Moving UX testing, Diary Studies, Virtual Ethnography and UX workshops online
  • Strategies to adapt UX research into an almost entirely online process
  • Simple and effective approaches that can save you money during the shift
  • Tips to collaborate with your team remotely
  • How to improve the quality and outcomes of remote interactions

With Frank’s help, you’ll learn how to conduct UX remotely without compromising on quality. The pandemic has proven the need to keep your skills and working habits as a designer remote-ready, and with Frank’s help, you can keep your UX and Interaction Design practice strong no matter the circumstances.

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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Design For Agile: Common Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

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Laura Klein, Principal - Users Know and Senior Design Educator - IxDF

The Agile approach emerged when conventional product development processes were too slow, rigid and laborious to keep up with business and market needs. Over time, Agile grew wildly popular and fragmented into many different methodologies, and as a result, Agile processes vary widely from company to company. Moreover, a glut of consulting firms and certification programs have further muddied the waters when it comes to defining—or even describing—what Agile is.

Maybe you’re a designer who wants to learn how to work well in an Agile team. Or maybe you facilitate an Agile process and you want to learn how to integrate UX with it effectively. Or, maybe you work in a tech role on cross-functional projects, or perhaps, you’ve had bad experiences working with teams that called themselves Agile.

Whichever the case, you’ll need to know which Agile-oriented team structures can create the best environments for design, and how you can integrate design into various Agile variations. In doing so, you’ll also encounter anti-patterns that can make Agile very difficult, and how you can avoid them to create a healthier, happier product development process.

In this Master Class webinar, Laura Klein will show you:

  • Why companies don’t always reap the expected benefits from their big Agile transformations
  • Common anti-patterns in Agile, how to avoid them, and how to correct them
  • Related methodologies like Lean Startup, Kanban, Extreme Programming—and how they can integrate with UX processes
  • How to adjust your design and research processes to fit comfortably with Agile environments
  • Practical design techniques that you can use in most Agile variations
  • Where Agile and UX deliverables differ from each other—and where they don’t

Through this Master Class webinar, you’ll understand what Agile is supposed to be, and how to recognize when it isn’t working like it’s supposed to. You’ll connect this knowledge with familiar design and research processes, thus preparing yourself to work comfortably with a wide variety of product development teams and processes.

This Master Class webinar is best suited for:

  • Experienced designers who want to expand their skillset
  • Anyone with a background in tech or product development
  • Product Managers who wish to improve Agile processes
  • Engineers and developers who want to learn how Agile projects can integrate with UX

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

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Continuous Product Discovery: The What and Why

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Teresa Torres, Author and Product Discovery Coach

Conventionally, product discovery occurs at the start of building a new product, or as part of big, standalone projects. This is usually a way to validate the team’s assumptions and decisions, rather than a way to discover where product development ought to start from. Many of us are still stuck in a project world. We do research to kick off a project, we usability test right before we hand off to engineers, and our primary means for experimenting is a/b testing.

These methods are better than nothing, but the best product teams are shifting from a project mindset to a continuous mindset. Continuous product discovery aims to shift research into a customer-driven process, where product design teams work with customers to co-create their products. This involves breaking down user research into small, more frequent activities that product teams can undertake on a regular basis.

In this 1-hour Master Class webinar with Teresa Torres, you’ll learn:

  • The key differences between project-based discovery and continuous discovery
  • How to give your team a clear benchmark to aspire to
  • How to define a realistic frequency and scope for research
  • How to apply the outcomes of your research towards continuous improvements
  • Examples of how continuous discovery has helped real product teams

Continuous discovery is possible across various industries, in product teams of all sizes, and against many types of constraints. You’ll discover how to craft an approach that works best for your team—whether you want to start small or go big, you’ll unlock incredible advantages for your product when you practice continuous discovery.

Even if you cannot attend this 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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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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