Testimonials

I probably learned more about UX/UI in the first two days of UX Design Essentials than I have in the last six months on my own. The hands-on exercises were invaluable and helped me come up with concrete plans to improve UX at our company.

Alex Cavender, Web Developer
Union Street Media Interactive
With the new toolset that I have from UX Design Essentials, I’m confident that I can make significant improvements to not only our user experience, but the design process at Control Technologies. If you or your organization has no UX/UI training, this course is a must have.

Chris Vintinner, Technical Manager
Control Technologies
As the only professional designer at my company, it was great to have my process and priorities validated. Communicating these to developers is a tough sell, but coming from the “guy who wrote the book on great UX design” is easier to swallow. Great stuff!

Bill Schuttler
Vroman Systems Inc.
UX Design Essentials was a comprehensive introduction to user experience and its importance in modern software development. I feel the knowledge gained in the class will result in a measurable improvement to our product.

Bill Orpet, Senior Developer
Vroman Systems Inc.
Coming from a team of designers, it was great to see the design process from another perspective. I enjoyed the lectures—a lot of useful insight into designing for mobile and why it is important.

Justin Tyler, Instructional Designer
Moorehead Communications
UX Design Essentials is a great class to learn the fundamentals of good UX design. The class provides a great framework as well as examples that are practical and relevant.

Sam Varghese, Senior Product Manager
Abbott Infomatics
UX Design Essentials was a great intro to designing and producing great UIs and UXs in a modern environment. Everett was very knowledgeable and friendly, and kept us engaged for the full 3 days of this quick yet comprehensive course. Highly recommended for any programmer or non-expert designer to help get started or build a new design methodology.

Eric Aseves
Vroman Systems Inc.
UX Design Essentials was very insightful. As a visual designer, I left with information I hadn’t thought of before. Everett is a confident trainer who gave expert examples from experience.

Megan Wiseman, Multimedia Coordinator
Moorehead Communications
I enjoyed this class and found the information very interesting and insightful. My favorite part was the app design we did throughout the class. I know that the ideas I learned will be used in my design process going forward. I appreciate the time spent and look forward to sharing these new design approaches with the rest of my team.

Joseph Shorr
Moorehead Communications
Everett is very energetic and inspiring as he teaches UX Design Essentials. His expert knowledge of the subject matter along with very detailed examples and exercises make the class a very valuable and enjoyable experience. Our team will be able to take what we have learned and apply it immediately.

Randy Vroman, President
Vroman Systems Inc.
Everett McKay was a key player in the redesign of our web application. His expert understanding of UI/UX design was critical to the success of our project. His depth of knowledge saved us from many pitfalls and also guided us to decisions that greatly improve the usability of our application. We are extremely happy with our project outcome and are certain we would not have had the same level of success without Everett's consultation. Everett is extremely sharp and works very efficiently. Without hesitation I would recommend Everett for UI/UX related design/consultation work.

Randy Vroman, President
Vroman Systems, Formsite.com
Imagine you had someone on your side to show you how and where your product could be improved, so that your customers and users enjoy using it. For our startup, it is critical that we provide a positive user experience from the very start. In fact, that is one of our key value propositions. No matter how technically superior a product may be, if users don't like using it, they simply won't buy or use it.

Everett gave us some great insights on how to think like our users, quickly identified where our product was creating a poor UX, and also commended us where we got it right. He gave us the confidence to target a great UX rather than opting for the easy way out. If you have a new product or service, I believe it is crucial to include UX right from the start and we found Everett to be a huge help, and I strongly recommend him.

Cathal Curtis
Founder, Saretime Ltd
I found Everett's User Experience Design Essentials training fantastic! By guiding us through a myriad of real-life examples, he articulated very clearly what the real mission of every product should be: to effectively communicate through the language of UI, exactly as in a verbal conversation between designer and user. This approach has been a critical eye-opener for all the products we use daily, and a guide for me as designer-novice about how to avoid common pitfalls and to delight our users at first sight. If previously I just liked UX Design, now thanks to you… I love it!

Raffaele Limosani
Senior Program Manager, Microsof Corp, Skype Division
Everett's three-day UX Design Essentials Workshop was declared as "the most beneficial training I've taken since joining the firm" by one participant, and nearly every participant has felt prompted to contact me, even 4-6 weeks after the workshop to say "thanks" once again for arranging such valuable training.  I now have another group asking if we can bring him back to teach the workshop again for a new group of staff. It was three days packed full of interactive instruction and hands-on activities that really helped show the value of crafting a deliberate user experience.

William Key
Booz Allen Hamilton
In his UX Design Essentials Workshop, Everett brought a very different perspective towards UX, which was very relevant and easy to put to practice. The best part was it worked for varied audience–managers, developers and UI specialists. I would strongly recommend his sessions to any organization looking for an easy to understand and to a great extent transformational UX guidance.

Kiran Kembhavi, Training Manager
Cybage Software
We have been working on our product for over an year through various iterations establishing value to our customers. While there is general agreement between the beta users and the product developers and managers about the functionally and information delivered through our application, its user experience has been the elephant in the room. As a founder, I face these challenges: The UI design is difficult to explain to  users and UI improvements are difficult to prioritize in the product development efforts. As we get closer to launch, there's an unsettling feeling that the product meets the needs but something is missing. Will customers come back after the initial excitement dies down? What will be the adoption, churn ... how can we address that? Many of these can be attributed to UX.

Through remote design reviews, Everett has helped us look at our product with a fresh perspective. He was able to identify important design problems that our customers couldn't express in words but might leave us if we don't get it right. I would strongly recommend Everett's remote design reviews to any product manager or entrepreneur as early as possible in their product life cycle.

Anand Karasi, Founder
Huna Makia
For a startup, a great user experience is so important. Every customer counts, and the closer you can get to the correct solution on the first try, the better off you will be. By focusing on specific scenarios, Everett was able to quickly hone in on what our users need, as well as what they don’t. Even simple products begin to get complex over time, and Everett's UX design review was a great way to think about different solutions to make our product better.

Chris Patton, Founder
Punchpass
User Experience Design Essentials is an excellent course for those entering the world of service design, as well as those who design for a living. It prompted me to think about the user's perspective from a different angle and going forward we are not only discussing these concepts, but challenging our staff to design with the user in mind.

Sheryl Jones, Sr. Associate, Client Support
Booz Allen Hamilton
Everett conducted a 3 day User Experience Design Essentials Workshop at our Pune office. It was a “fast-paced” workshop with an excellent mix covering concepts, principles, design process, and hands-on exercises. Attendees were from our product creation team with varied experience. Everett’s ability to connect to audience and make every attempt to answer queries from broader UI areas is commendable. Workshop exercises were carefully selected from our current products. It helped us to gain confidence in how easily these UI principles can be used in our daily work. I am excited towards applying these further to make our products more intuitive and easy to use.

Jaydeep Gaikwad, Senior Manager Software Development
ANSYS
Everett McKay's UX Design Essentials course is a tour de force that manages to pack all the processes and tools you might need, along with a wide range of examples and practice exercises. The message is straightforward; "effective human communication is the key." Putting that into practice in the rapidly-evolving world of technology, however, is no easy task. Mr. McKay holds it all together by underlining the importance of the design process and demonstrating that the more things change (e.g., the move to 'mobile first' design), the more his tenets holds true.

Andrés Richner

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