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. Thank you
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 SchwanSolstice 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
I just completed Everett McKay’s UX Design Essentials course and I highly recommend it! Everett’s knowledge and passion for UX kept the class engaging and energized. I am a Visual Designer but the course is appropriate for all disciplines on a UX team. Everett shows how to orchestrate design and information for a great UX solution. It’s practical knowledge and guidelines for User Experience professionals. Well worth it!Greg BurnsVisual Designer
Everett provided a fast-paced course that covered many important UX topics that are directly useful in our day-to-day work. The combination of lectures and exercises was very effective at highlighting the practical aspects of applying UX principles. I can see real and immediate application of the knowledge gained during this training.Imran RiazANSYS
Everett, you’ve made my product beautiful, given it a good beat, and made it much much easier to dance to and use. You’re a terrific mentor. Developers at conferences would see the simple UI and start telling me all the features I should add. It’s like a vortex sucking them in. Conversely, affiliates and advertisers would see the UI and say, “It’s very KISS, isn’t it?” or “Yeah, just do one thing great, that’s the key to starting right,” or “Hey this looks so simple to use.”
Every wantrepreneur starting a software company needs your help. Ned Smith
I feel that UX Design Essentials for Managers
did exactly what you proposed; fostered a team discussion on what we are currently doing here and what we could do to improve and re-route our current direction to become more efficient in these areas. It was indeed a "therapeutic" discussion at times and I do believe our team learned a lot.Rylan PyciakRockwell Automation
I found UX Design Essentials for Managers
very helpful and it gave me insight into a side of our company that I have never seen before. I was able to look at things that so many of us take for granted and apply the knowledge and tools you taught to these everyday common things.Rylan PyciakRockwell Automation