UX Kick-Start Workshop

Why take this course?

After completing this course, you will be able to
  • create, manage and utilize effective personas.
  • apply Information Architecture skills and techniques for usability
  • provide sketches and mockups for enhancing your visual designs
  • apply validation, verification and traceability techniques to UX deliverables
The UX Kick-Start Workshop consists of the
  • UX Persona Workshop (1 day)
  • UX Information Architecture Workshop (2 days)
  • UX Sketching and Mockups Workshop (1 day)
  • UX Quality Assurance Workshop (1 day)
Who should attend?
Anyone needing to apply the entire UX design process plus anyone who manages or is part of a team developing an information sharing product where UX principles are applied.
Any prerequisites?
No prior technical skills are required.

Dates and Fees

5 Days   ? - $ 2,497 (CAD)  ? Up to 3 - $ 4,997 6 - $ 8,997    ? Plus - $ 997
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What Topics are covered?

Click a course for more details.
UX Persona Workshop
  • Introduction to personas
  • Step by step to start a persona
  • Personas in depth
    • Capabilities and limitations
    • Likes, dislikes and social ties
    • Empathy map and essay
  • Nurturing, issues and usage
  • Development and maintenance
  • Exposure and permanence
  • Clarify and communicate
  • Don't bury personas
UX Information Architecture Workshop
Information Architecture Overview
  • IA as a Data Science Discipline
  • IA as an Information Product Design Discipline
  • IA Components
  • IA Tasks and Deliverables
  • IA Skills, Techniques and Principles
  • The Information Architecture Process
IA Components
  • Organization Systems
  • Labelling Systems
  • Navigation Systems
  • Search Systems
  • Meta-data
  • Thesauri
  • Controlled Vocabularies
IA Skills, Techniques and Principles
  • Prioritized wish lists
  • Whiteboard/chalkboard sessions
  • Competitive analysis
  • Audience and task analysis
  • Focus groups
  • One-on-one testing
  • Categorization
  • Meta-data Management
  • Cognitive Load Analysis
  • Mental Model Mapping
  • Decision Making References
  • Card Sorting
  • Reverse Card Sorting
  • Frameworks and Patterns
  • Templates/checklists/guideline
  • Bottom-up architecture
  • Faceted Navigation
IA Tasks and Deliverables
  • User Research and Analysis
  • Navigation and Hierarchy Creation
  • Site-maps, Wire frames and Prototypes
  • Labelling
  • Taxonomies and Meta-data
  • Data Modelling/Mapping
  • Trace-ability and Validation of the Information Architecture
  • Communicating IA to Developers
The Information Architecture Process
  • Workflow Options
  • Pros and Cons for Short-term/Long-term designs
UX Sketching and Mock Ups Workshop
  • Sketching
  • Hand to paper
  • Arts and crafts
  • Digital
  • Mock Ups
  • Tools
  • Balsamiq quick start
  • Validation overview
  • Validation techniques
UX Quality Assurance Workshop
  • The testing process
  • Importance of persistence
  • Testing functionality and usability
  • Tenets of UX
  • Test planning and design
  • Test execution and validation
  • Testing with users
  • Estimation of effort

Competency Assessment and Certificate

At the request of the person booking, a technical competency assessment will be conducted with the student.
This assessment will be a combination of written and multiple choice questions as well as specific coding tests.
Upon a minimum pass rate of 85%, students will receive a Certificate of Competency instead of the standard certificate of course completion.
Please Contact us for more details or specific needs.