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UI Design for Games: Starter Edition

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Stéfano Girardelli, Senior Visual Designer, Wildlife Studios

The electronic games market is booming and expected to generate over USD 200 billion by the end of 2023. But breaking into this industry can seem like a distant dream, and the skills required to succeed can feel elusive.

Games UI designers craft the interface that connects players to a virtual world. This role is essential for immersive gaming experiences and is one of the most in-demand positions.

In this 1-hour Master Class with Stéfano Girardelli, Senior Visual Designer at Wildlife Studios, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between games UI and web UI.
  • UI practices for mobile, console and PC games.
  • How to incorporate art direction into your design.
  • How to understand the day-to-day workflow.
  • How to enhace player experiencee with disruptive interfaces.
  • How to start building a portfolio.
  • Examples of good and bad games UI.

Whether you're looking to start a design career in the games industry or are a UX/UI professional seeking a career change, this Master Class is for you.

You'll get a solid foundation of games UI, and the knowledge you need to prepare a portfolio and kickstart your career in games UI. Even if you can't attend live, register to gain access to a recording that you can watch at any time.

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How to Design for Discoverability

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Niwal Sheikh, Product Design Lead, Netflix

Are you struggling to design products that cater to diverse user needs and preferences? Designing for discoverability is becoming increasingly important in a world where competition is high, and options are endless. But how can you create a robust system that helps users find what they're looking for?

In this Master Class, Niwal Sheikh, Product Design Lead at Netflix, will talk about how to design for discoverability, taking inspiration from successful organizations like Netflix and Disney+. We'll examine psychological concepts such as the Paradox of Choice and Analysis Paralysis to understand how users make decisions and how you can design for their needs.

You'll learn practical strategies for designing an ever-expanding application, catering to both broad and niche user groups and integrating discoverability into your technological solutions.

In this Master Class, you'll learn:

  • The importance of designing for discoverability in today's user-based entertainment landscape (with examples from Netflix, TikTok, Youtube, and more).
  • Key considerations for designing for discoverability, such as user psychology, user testing, and data analysis.
  • Strategies to create a robust system that caters to a diverse range of users.
  • Case studies and best practices from successful organizations.
  • Practical tips for integrating discoverability into your design process.

Join us to learn how to design products that not only meet user needs, but also help them find what they're looking for.

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How to Become a Games User Researcher

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Steve Bromley, Games Researcher and Author

Games are a multi-billion dollar industry, with revenue of over $360 billion predicted for 2023. There are over 3 billion players worldwide.

Gaming is big business, and globally game developers invest in user research and UX to ensure their games are enjoyable and usable. Games user research, the structured practice of testing games, is a growing field in the games industry and is recognized as an essential part of the process to de-risk game development.

In this Master Class, Games User Research expert, Steve Bromley, will walk you through the fundamentals of games user research, how it informs games throughout development and how to start a career in games user research. This webinar will serve as an introduction to this topic, with more advanced sessions to come in future.

In this Master Class, you’ll learn

  • What games user research is.
  • Where games user research has an impact on the game development process, and how it helps de-risk game design decisions.
  • The methods and approaches practiced in the games industry.
  • The nuances that make user research in games different from mainstream UX.
  • What you need to know to start your own career in games user research, or to start testing games yourself.

This Master Class is for anyone interested in user research for games and for researchers who want to transition from other industries to games UX research.

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How to Create Successful Design Systems with Storytelling

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Jarvis Moore, Senior Product Designer at LinkedIn

Transform your design systems with the power of storytelling in this 1-hour Master Class webinar with Jarvis Moore, Senior Product Designer at LinkedIn. In this session, you'll learn through real-world case studies how to collaborate effectively with your design team and stakeholders to craft user stories that capture your audience's needs and desires, and drive buy-in and adoption of your design systems.

Design systems are crucial to maintain consistency, efficiency, and scalability in design, and storytelling can help bridge the gap between designers, stakeholders, and end-users. Compelling storytelling will help you communicate your design systems' purpose, value, and benefits and create memorable experiences that resonate with your users.

In this 1-hour Master Class, you'll learn:

  • The fundamentals of storytelling in design systems.
  • How to craft engaging user stories.
  • Tips for effective collaboration with design teams and stakeholders.
  • Examples of successful storytelling in design systems.
  • How to integrate storytelling into your design systems.

Whether you're a seasoned designer or just starting, this Master Class will equip you with the skills and insights to create successful design systems that meet your users' needs and exceed their expectations. Take advantage of this opportunity to transform your designs with the power of storytelling.

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AI-Powered UX Design: How to Elevate Your UX Career

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Ioana Teleanu, Senior Product Designer, UiPath; Founder, UX Goodies

Are you a designer looking to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry? Look no further than the exciting artificial intelligence (AI) technology world! Learn how to incorporate AI tools into your design workflow and leverage powerful new techniques to automate repetitive tasks, enhance data analysis, and improve overall user engagement.

It's no secret that the design landscape changes fast, and staying relevant means embracing new tools and techniques. In this 1-hour Master Class with UX leader Ioana Teleanu, you'll discover the latest applications of AI in UX Design and gain valuable insights into navigating the challenges of incorporating AI into your workflow.

In this Master Class webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The current applications of AI in UX Design and how it's changing the industry.
  • The challenges of incorporating AI into UX Design and how to overcome them.
  • How AI will help UX Designers and why it won't replace them.
  • The skills you'll need to stay relevant in the future design market.
  • The importance of developing a future-open mindset as our world rapidly changes.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving field of UX Design!

Even if you can’t attend the webinar live, register to receive the recording after the broadcast.

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How to Create Actionable User Journey Maps

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Kelly Jura, Vice-President, Brand & User Experience at ScreenPal

Creating a user journey map from scratch can be a daunting process, however it’s a highly valuable skill and tool to possess for a better understanding of the user experience. Building on the foundations from her first Master Class, User Journey Mapping for Better UX, Kelly will lead an interactive, step-by-step process of creating a B2C user journey map using a persona and sample data.

In this one-hour Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • How to construct a user journey map from scratch.
  • How to define the stages, goals, touchpoints, channels, challenges and emotions.
  • How to identify moments of truth that make or break the experience for users.
  • What you need in order to create actionable and impactful journey maps.

This Master Class is for anyone who is interested in better understanding the user journey mapping process to improve the experience for end users.

Even if you can't attend the webinar live, register for on-demand access.

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