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UX Master Classes (Online Webinars)

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UX Careers: Set Yourself Up for Success

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Pavitra S. Tandon, UX Manager, Smartbox Group

What does a successful UX career look like? There is no one unique answer to this question. The path towards a fulfilling UX career starts with you choosing the right path for yourself. There are many different paths of progression within the UX field and by acknowledging your own personal metrics, skills and ambitions you’ll be able to choose the one that suits you best.

However, it can be challenging to figure out how to take that next step in your UX career. In this Master Class with Pavitra Tandon, you’ll discover whether UX is right for you and the ins and outs of the different career paths within the UX field.

You’ll learn:

  • What is UX and is it right for you?
  • The distinction between different UX fields such as Design, Research, Writers, Prototypers, etc.
  • How to take the first step into the world of UX.
  • Skills to master to help kick start your career in UX.
  • UX career progression routes—the asks and expectations.
  • The future of UX.

This Master Class is for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career into the ever-evolving field of UX, or for people wanting to transition into UX.

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The Tone Of Typography: A Visual Communication Guide

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Mia Cinelli, Associate Professor of Art Studio and Digital Design, University of Kentucky

Typography is one of the cornerstones of design and user experience. It’s a powerful tool to communicate what your design and product is all about. If you learn how to intentionally communicate with typography, you’ll be able to deliver better user experiences and take your designs to the next level.

In this Master Class webinar, Mia Cinelli will talk about how to communicate with typography in your products and experiences and will teach you how to use visual inflection while considering how context influences typographic meaning.

You’ll learn:

  • What visual inflection is and why it matters.
  • How meaning can be made and interpreted visually.
  • How to use visual design principles to communicate meaning.
  • How to apply gestalt principles to typography.
  • How to be more intentional with your type decisions.

Join this Master Class webinar to learn how to communicate effectively with typography and improve your work as a UX or UI designer.

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Evaluating Your UX Maturity: Limits and Opportunities

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Frank Spillers, CEO at Experience Dynamics

How do you evaluate your organization’s UX maturity? Does it even matter where your organization is on the maturity ladder?

Building a UX team, or joining a new team, whether as a UX Designer, Researcher, or Service Designer, can be enriching or full of obstacles depending on whether your organization lets you practice your craft.

UX maturity is a marker of progress or health, but what does it mean, and how can you use it to evolve your organization or team capabilities?

In this Master Class webinar, Frank Spillers will give you practical tips for using maturity models realistically while moving on to more critical tasks of UX organizational growth.

You’ll learn:

  • How to create an accurate UX maturity audit.
  • How to assess the maturity of your organization realistically and what to do about it.
  • How to move up the maturity ladder by avoiding common traps.
  • An updated approach to UX maturity that will change how you see UX maturity.
  • How to build a UX roadmap and engage Product Managers.
  • How to quickly grow UX maturity using the latest process hacks and techniques for UX, Service Design, Inclusive Design.

No matter where you are in the UX maturity model, learning how to make an impact within your organization is a crucial task for UX and Service Designers. When you realize the limits and opportunities the UX maturity model provides, it can be easier to use as a tool in UX management or working with a new team.

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​​Radical Participatory Design: Insights From NASA’s Service Design Lead

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Victor Udoewa, Service Design Lead, NASA SBIR/STTR Program

Have you ever been a part of a participatory design process or used of a participatory method only to find that it fell short of any real shift in power dynamics? Have you ever compared notes with another participatory designer only to find out their definition of participatory design is different than your own? Have you faced opposition from your organization in practicing design in a more participatory way?

Join us, add to the conversation, and see what Victor Udoewa, NASA’s Service Design Lead, has to say about such experiences, the different definitions of participatory design and how participatory design can actually be used to reinforce hierarchies. One way he has found to dismantle that system is to practice Radical Participatory Design (RPD).

You’ll learn:

  • What participatory design is.
  • How definitions of participatory design vary.
  • What RPD is and how to start practicing it.
  • How to assert your power as a designer.

This Master Class is for anyone involved or interested in participatory design and how to make the process more effective and efficient.

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Games UX: Process and Pipeline Deep Dive

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Om Tandon, Head/Director Of UX, Wildlife Studios

The games industry revenue ($183 Billion in 2021) and the player base have grown exponentially since the launch of smartphones and is expected to reach a value of USD 339.95 billion by 2027. Games require the same usability, interaction design and easy learning curve that users demand from other software products, meaning that the Games UX has become an in-demand and lucrative career path.

A career in Games UX is appealing for many reasons. The continuous technological advancements are changing the way games are created with the goal to improve the overall gaming experience of the users. Discover the strategic and tactical aspects of how to set up a successful Games UX pipeline, factoring in the UX maturity of a company.

In this Master Class, Om Tandon will walk you through real case studies from startups to Fortune 500 multinational corporations (MNC) and showcase the tactical execution required to get project teams to embrace a UX first mindset, prove the ROI of UX and embed it in agile teams.

You’ll learn:

  • How to gauge organizational UX maturity and stakeholder pain points.
  • Why and how to build the Culture of UX before the pipeline.
  • How to define your Games UX vision and department guidelines.
  • How to establish and use Full stack vs. Lean UXR pipeline: backed by case studies.
  • Stakeholder buy-in and pilot new quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • FairPlay and accessibility aspects of Games UX pipeline.

This Master Class is for anyone who is interested in UX for games and for designers who want to transition from UX to games UX design.

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User Journey Mapping for Better UX

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Kelly Jura, Vice-President, Brand & User Experience UX at Screencast-O-Matic | ScreenPal

Uncover actionable insights using an empathetic mindset and a user journey mapping framework. Iterate and optimize user experience by highlighting key touchpoints and uncovering product or communication gaps.

In this Master Class, Kelly Jura, renaissance woman and UX design pioneer, will illustrate why user journey mapping can be one of the best exercises you’ll ever conduct.

You’ll learn:

  • What a user journey map is.
  • Why user journey mapping is critical for the user experience.
  • Why user journey mapping is important for your team to help uncover strategic oversights, gaps, and opportunities.
  • Who should be involved in the discussion.
  • How you can gain perspective from other business teams and set aside assumptions.
  • How often should you employ the user journey mapping exercise.
  • Why journey mapping only works if everyone is committed to collaboration.
  • How to validate member journey maps.

This Master Class is for anyone who is interested in better understanding how to visually represent the way users experience products or services and improve the experience for end users.

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