• UXDE

    UX Design Training Online

    You want to improve your UX design skills, but a live class isn’t practical and UX conferences don’t have what you need. There’s plenty of free classes on the web, but of course you get what you pay for. You need online classes that are short, practical, insightful, and engaging.

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    Effective Scenarios class

    Great design satisfies users and their goals. In this class, you will learn to create practical scenarios and apply them when making decisions. You will see several examples—both good and bad—and fix the bad ones. The class ends with an exercise that uses scenarios to evaluate a design.

  • Personas

    Effective Personas class

    UCD puts users in the heart of the process. In this class, you will learn to create practical personas and apply them when making decisions. You will see several examples—both good and bad—and fix the bad ones. The class ends with an exercise that uses personas to evaluate a design.

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    Intuitive UI class

    An intuitive UI is a goal for every project, yet few people understand what it means. In this class, you will learn the definition and attributes of intuitive UI, when it makes sense to be unintuitive, plus two ways to evaluate your designs for intuitiveness.

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    Effective Design Reviews

    The traditional design review process is mostly a waste of time. In this class, you will learn the attributes of effective reviews, how to set appropriate goals and how to achieve them, plus tips on giving and receiving effective feedback. The class ends with a design review exercise.

By popular demand, UX Design Edge is pleased to add virtual and on-demand classes to our UX design training lineup. Each class focuses on a single important UX design topic in depth, for about an hour. They are professionally produced by a company that specializes in online training, and very attractively priced. Their only prerequisite is a desire to learn or improve your understanding of an important design concept, tool, or technique.

To compare the two formats, our virtual classes are performed at specific times to a live online class. We believe that your participation is crucial for a successful, engaging class, so you can participate and hear other people’s ideas and questions. By contrast, on-demand classes are prerecorded, so you can enjoy them on demand at your own pace, and they have a lower price point. You can ask questions via email.

What people are saying
  • I couldn’t help but talking about everything I learned the moment I walked into my office this morning with my fellow interaction designers.
  • Amazing class! Drastically changed what I thought I knew about UI.
  • Answered the ambitious question with not only what an intuitive UI is, but how you can create one.
  • Changed the perspective on looking at the UI… very good session.
  • I learned a lot, and your talk has already helped me with a program I am writing.
  • Enjoyed the better codification of determining “intuitive” than what I’ve come up with over the years and the tools to help get buy-in from others.
  • Really enjoyed this class. Gave me a better understanding of UI. Everett was great!
  • Great class from Everett McKay on design reviews. I learnt something new!
  • Gave me a different perspective on UI design and reinforced thoughts I’ve had about the process. Thank you!

Here is the current schedule for upcoming virtual classes. So that you can focus on the material and not worry about taking notes, each class includes a detailed summary pdf of the class. While each class is scheduled for 90 minutes, the last 20 minutes are reserved for questions.

Effective Scenarios—The secret to making good design decisions quickly and confidently

Great design satisfies users and their goals. Scenario-based design focuses decisions on the top scenarios—which describe target users, their goals and tasks, and their context—allowing you to make better design decisions quickly and confidently.

In this class, you will learn to create practical scenarios and apply them when making decisions. You will see several examples—both good and bad—and fix the bad ones. The class ends with a design review, where you use scenarios to evaluate a design.
More dates soon!

Effective Personas—The simplest way to put users into user-centered design

User-centered design puts users in the heart of the process. Personas help you choose your target users, and write researched-based profiles. Many teams have tried Personas and failed. The problem isn’t with the Persona concept, but its execution.

In this class, you will learn to create practical personas and apply them when making decisions. You will see several examples—both good and bad—and fix the bad ones. The class ends with a design review, where you use personas to evaluate a design.
More dates soon!

Intuitive UI—What is it and how to get it

Having an intuitive UI is a top goal for every design project, yet few people really understand what it means. Failing to create intuitive UIs leads to user frustration, plus the need for documentation and training.

In this class, you will learn an objective definition of intuitive UI, the attributes required, when it makes sense to be unintuitive, plus two ways to evaluate your designs for intuitiveness. You will see these concepts applied to design problems. The class ends with an intuitive UI makeover.
More dates soon!

Effective Design Reviews—How to give and receive meaningful, actionable design feedback

A disturbing fact: the traditional design review process is mostly a waste of time. These reviews lack clear goals and use a process that fails to achieve any goals they should have had. As a result, we leave such reviews discouraged, with little actionable feedback.

In this class, you will learn the attributes of effective (and ineffective) design reviews, how to set appropriate goals and conduct reviews to achieve them, how to set design review rules, plus tips on giving and receiving effective design feedback. The class ends with a design review exercise.
More dates soon!

Our on-demand classes have the same topics as the virtual classes, but are prerecorded and available at your convenience for only $99. Each class includes a detailed summary pdf so that you can focus on the material and not worry about taking notes. You also have the ability to send questions via email.

The on-demand classes are still in production and are scheduled to be available in May and June. To receive updates on class availability, please contact us at training@uxdesignedge.com.

We are offering free webinars on the following dates:

More dates coming soon…

Please let us know what topics interest you by completing the webinar topic survey.

A virtual class on UX should have a great user experience itself, so here is my approach:

  • Know your subject I will be presenting tools and techniques that I have 10+ years of experience using, plus 5+ years experience teaching. I know my stuff!
  • Say something insightful When I take a class, I want to learn something insightful so that I have a better understanding of the subject. The basic mechanics aren’t good enough. For example, with Effective Personas, you will learn what personas are and how to use them, but most importantly, you will learn why most persona efforts fail and how to make them successful.
  • Get to the point Without a doubt, the most common webinar mistake is to go on and on about introductory material that nobody cares about. Instead, I will get right down to business.
  • Keep it practical Practical examples help keep things real. If I know you can’t use it or most likely won’t use it, I won’t mention it. The impractical bores me!
  • Involve the participants I believe your participation is crucial for a successful, engaging class. Each class will have group discussions and at least one exercise. You will have the opportunity to participate in fun, practical ways.
  • Keep it short and engaging In a virtual class, if you are bored, you are done. I value your time, so I will spend just enough time to cover the subject well without feeling rushed.
  • Make it fun! We will have some fun discussions and do some makeovers. I want you to enjoy the experience and leave with a smile.

For more information, please contact info@uxdesignedge.com

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