Everett taught a course called User Experience Design Basics which introduced the concept of design patterns and design principles to non-designers at Microsoft. He had a very logical and well documented approach that made it incredibly easy to understand how to design software for the Windows platform. His guidelines also translated quite easily to web applications.
Casey McKinnon, Director of Product Management, Freshbooks
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.
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.
On November 14, 2012, I presented "Great UX without time, money, or design skills" to the Stanford Igniters in Mountain View, CA. Here is a summary of the presentation, plus a link to the deck and various related resources.