Immediately after taking User Experience Design Essentials
with Everett McKay, I was able to apply the knowledge that I gained. My manager and peers are already looking to me as their expert on UX and I have already completed my first highly successful usability testing. Everett teaches this course in a way that is easy to understand and apply immediately. I look forward to taking additional courses with him in the future.Jessica UnderwoodBusiness Systems Analyst, DeVry Education Group
I just finished the best training course I have ever had in my 20+ years of working in IT. I had to adjust my schedule twice to get to it and I only regret not making this course a priority to take it sooner. I promise that you will leave knowing so much more about UX design and being able to apply what you learned the very next day.
The course is not full of just “chatter” about UX Design but real rules and guidelines that can be applied to your company. Everett takes you from a mere suggestion of a project through multiple group exercises that utilizes the building blocks he provides to creating a final visual mock-up design. Then it is evaluated by your class and his expert eye. This is NOT one of those courses that you just sit and see countless slides and stare at your phone wishing the day was over. His "UI is Communication" book is also a great resource for when you get back to work.Thomas TannerBusiness System Analyst / UX Designer
I just wanted to say that you really made a impact on Dennis. He has adopted the WWEM do (what would Everett McKay do) methodology.Dennis' Manager
A major security software vendor
As a software developer for nearly 14 years, I have a strong focus on creating software that is maintainable from a developer perspective. However, Everett's outstanding UX Design Essentials Workshop quickly gave me much more insight into the perspective that matters most in business—the customer's.
Loaded with visual examples from real user interfaces, his clear and concise treatment of UX design principles was fun and convincing. Everett energized the course with brief hands-on exercises to maximize retention of the principles and practices taught. Development teams from our company were invited to demonstrate our software to the other attendees, encouraging impromptu brainstorming sessions. Everett kindly offered his own expert advice as to how the user interface could be simplified.
The design exercise on the final day of the workshop gave us all an opportunity to put what we learned into practice through a redesign of the user interface for one of our product's top customer scenarios. Not only did I gain experience applying the techniques we learned, but I was also able to meet and work with a lot of great new people.
I'd highly recommend Everett's workshop to any business wanting to tailor their products to the needs of the widest possible audience and rapidly expand their reach into new markets.Carmine HetrickSoftware Developer, ANSYS, Inc.
Taking UX Design Essentials
was one of the most substantial courses I've taken. As a traditional graphic designer for nearly 20 years, I was doing some UX in my design, but Everett helped me take my UX skills and user-centered design instincts to the next level.
Through his course I learned techniques for achieving optimal usability, including contextual inquiry, user testing, paper prototyping, personas, scenarios and more. As the author of the Windows User Experience Guidelines
for Microsoft and a gifted teacher, Everett made the course comprehensive, informative, engaging, and perfectly paced.Steven Galatz
St Paul, MN
In his course, User Experience Design Essentials
, Everett McKay provides students with a lively, thorough grounding in the art and science of building sites and applications that are, to use the common term, “intuitive.” The course starts with fundamental matters, such as “Why do you care?” and in three days progresses to the point where the students are designing and testing prototype applications. Since attending this class, I’ve been much better able to contribute to the UX design discussions that are a regular part of my work. I can’t recommend this course highly enough.Neville CarsonAT&T Consumer Digital Experience
I had a great experience taking the UX Design Essentials
course offered by UX Design Edge. It gave me the confidence to make decisions related to UX design in my current work and know I was making the right choice.
I have attended other seminars and courses on UX and most were more theory or research based. This course was much more "hands-on" and better in terms of getting me started in UX design, giving me more confidence in my design decisions and having reasons why to back it up should I need to influence others within my team.Son DuongSoftware Group Manager, Cisco Systems
UX Design Essentials exceeded my expectations. As a result of this class, I feel that I have a much better understanding of the importance of employing good design principles. I learned that you can quickly assess a design by listening to someone explain its purpose to determine what's needed or not. The emphasis on scenario-based design and always thinking about how and why users perform tasks is upper-most in my mind. I loved the "learn by doing" approach and found the exercises an effective means of learning the design principles taught in the class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn how to improve their designs. I recommended host a UX Design Essentials Workshop to my boss.Jeanne MonahanSenior Technical Writer, Waters Corporation
I really enjoyed your class! UX Design Essentials really helped me grasp the basics of UX development processes that I need as someone very new to the field.
Thanks for getting me on my way to introducing UX design practices to my company, but most importantly to government-related software development programs. Thanks again, you’re a great resource!Victor SolaresUser Experience Lead, Ultra Electronics ATS
After searching for a comprehensive UI/UX class, which wasn’t solely meant for art-oriented personnel, we found the UX Design Essentials Workshop offered by UX Design Edge. This course featured a solid mix of process, design, and business-related materials which our cross-functional team of developers, business analysts, and managers could relate to and employ.
Throughout the custom 3 day course our team was always engaged and looking forward to the next topic as Everett deftly delivered the training material.
UX Design Essentials Workshop was informative and comprehensive and Everett’s ability to accommodate our broad requirements made it even more enjoyable. The confidence in our decision to use UX Design Edge for UI/UX training was cemented by Everett and his abilities along with the value offered by the content and the positive reaction to the training by a large group on non-designers. Everett and UX Design Edge is first on our list for future UI/UX training classes.Farid NoujaimManager Enterprise Content, GTECH
I recently hired Everett McKay to teach two UX Design Essentials
workshops here at CVS Caremark. These courses were attended by many of our IT developers with the hope that they could then improve the user interfaces on several of our large IT software applications. In fact, several of these applications were integrated into the classroom exercises and labs.
The results were outstanding! Our students raved about him and learned a tremendous amount of information in a short time. Comments like “This was one of the most beneficial, knowledgeable and entertaining classes I’ve ever taken in my career” and “I can’t think of anything in the class that won’t get put to use” were typical of our students’ feedback after the class.
Personally, I found Everett to be very organized, thorough, and truly concerned about making sure that all of our students learned the material so that they could apply it right away on the job. I strongly endorse Everett as a top-notch instructor and would gladly hire him again to teach at CVS Caremark.Phil SkepnekSr. IT Training Consultant. CVS Caremark
Thank you for the 10 Steps to a Great Mobile Experience
class in Montreal today. I must say that coming to the course was a great opportunity and well worth it.
In taking your class, there are questions about User Experience that were not really things that I had ever considered. I am confident that armed with this new found knowledge that I shall design great apps that deliver great user experiences.Solomon Squire
Everett McKay’s UX Design Essentials workshop was hands down the best training I have ever attended.
The content-rich course covered a wealth of subject matter that will undoubtedly be useful in my career as a web designer. Everett was able to present the art of design and the technical side of UI in a manner that respects the human element. Now I have a better grasp on how to design more intuitive user interfaces without sacrificing functionality.Jesse C. AlbaCVS Caremark
The three-day UX Design Essentials
workshop taught me a lot about all aspects of the design process, such as communication, UI elements, interaction, the creative process, web design, scenarios, etc. Everett communicated his knowledge with simplicity and clarity, with a touch of humor at times. As a web designer, those three days proved to be fruitful and will undoubtedly help me in my future projects.
UX Design Essentials
workshop was very helpful in improving my web and UI design process. As an experienced visual designer, I often get caught up with current web design trends and forget that the user must have a simple, functional, and useful experience on our site. This class has helped me develop proactive tools that I can use to determine if my design will meet our users’ expectations as well as our style and brand expectations BEFORE I start my visual design process.
I found in particular that understanding the concept of scenarios and personas was very important and may completely change my workflow!Genevieve Nadeau
This is the most useful training course I have attended in the past decade. Everett has superior command of the subject matter and real-world experience to back it up.UX Design Essentials for Mobile student
Everett's UX Design Essentials for Mobile was a great introduction to mobile UX for many of our new hires. It stressed the fundamental practices of usability and user experience while layering in the best practice for mobile web and app development on the major platforms.
The exercises were enjoyable and the discussions were very thought provoking. We highly recommend the UX Design Essentials for Mobile
class.J SchwanFounder, Solstice Mobile
Everett's UX Design Essentials Workshop gives you an arsenal of tools to tackle some of today's design challenges. If you want to know how to address user's needs and goals through effective design, Everett's clear approach helps you produce effective digital experiences. Getting back to designing for "humans" was a welcome perspective.Philippe Da Sliva
UX/UI Specialist at Manwin Canada
This training was excellent!
I found UX Design Essentials to be very helpful in my day to day work. I highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to understand UX/UI and why it's really important to design your product for your users and not for yourself.Rinal TrehanCoventry Health Care
I can't say enough to recommend Everett McKay's UX Design Essentials course for anyone that wants to learn more about what makes a user interface "delightful." The course is an informative blend of practical, boots-on-the-ground advice you can apply to your website right now interwoven with engaging stories and anecdotes about the successes and failures Everett has encountered throughout his career. There are also some great philosophical insights about the art of design and what makes one product succeed where another product fails.
The course material is well organized and structured in a sensible progression that leads you through team exercises so you can practice the techniques you're learning. Even a design veteran will discover new, useful tools to add to their design toolbox.
I have always wanted a book that was focused as sharply and as astutely on this topic, and now I have Everett's incredible course (and his PowerPoint deck!) to guide me. It was the best three days of training I've ever experienced, hands down.John SmickPearson