Hot New Things — Naomi Hadfield, Media Design School

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Naomi Hadfield from Media Design […]

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Fresh from the field — Talking Minds, DHW Lab

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the Talking Minds website, an excellent example of co-design and collaboration recently created by the DHW Lab. If you’ve got new or recent work […]

5 years ago by

UX Intensive Week: September 18th–22nd, Wellington

In partnership with UX Gym and Lushai, Design Assembly presents two x week-long intensive courses focussing on user experience design, happening in Auckland and Wellington in September.

Book here for Wellington

Outline:
This is a week long course that takes you through all the stages of a digital UX project from initial research to finished graphic design. It goes into more depth on each stage than the 1 day UX Crash Course and combines many elements of our other courses into one experience. The week is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. With this course you can apply what you learn immediately to your current projects, use what you learn as a base for further study, or develop a case study to showcase for potential employers. This course features drop ins from leading UX practitioners.

For more details click here.

UX Intensive Week, September 4–8th, Auckland

In partnership with UX Gym and Lushai, Design Assembly presents two x week-long intensive courses focussing on user experience design, happening in Auckland and Wellington in September.

Book here for Auckland.

Outline:
This is a week long course that takes you through all the stages of a digital UX project from initial research to finished graphic design. It goes into more depth on each stage than the 1 day UX Crash Course and combines many elements of our other courses into one experience. The week is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. With this course you can apply what you learn immediately to your current projects, use what you learn as a base for further study, or develop a case study to showcase for potential employers. This course features drop ins from leading UX practitioners.

For more details click here.

UX Homegrown 2017: Akl, 21 July

UX Homegrown is a one-day boutique conference about user experience in Auckland. It’s a one day submission-based and community curated conference with the goal of growing the level of practice across […]

5 years ago by

5 Minutes with… Armig Esfahani from Pixel Fusion

Ahead of our Overview of Digital for Designers 2017 workshop, coming up on Friday 12th May in Auckland, we spoke with UX Architect Lead, Armig Esfahani, from Pixel Fusion. Hi Armig, can […]

5 years ago by

UX Crash Course: Wellington 17th March

In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design Friday 17 March BizDojo 115 Tory Street, Te Aro Wellington […]

5 years ago by

UX Crash Course: Auckland 10th March

In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design Friday 10 March Whitespace Shared Space 3 Glenside Crescent Auckland […]

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UX Crash Course: A hands-on introduction to User Experience Design

Design Assembly presents ‘A hands-on introduction to User Experience Design’ workshop at Wintec in Hamilton on Friday 18th November.

At Media Arts School, Wintec
Social Space, R Block
Collingwood Street, Hamilton


This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense one day workshop. On this course you take a project through a complete design life cycle from initial research, to ideation, to design to user testing. As well as gaining practical experience of some of the most common user experience design methods, as you work through the project you learn the principles behind them so that you can make good decisions about what approach and methods will get you the best outcomes for your own projects. The goal of the day is for you to be able to take what you learn and apply it immediately to your current projects, and also use what you learn as a base for further study.


Who is it for:
No prior knowledge is required to do this course. It is suitable for absolute beginners. However, the course is primarily aimed at:

Digital designers
Web, interaction and UX designers who want to build on their UX skills, put into practice approaches they have read about, adopt a user centered design approach, or better their understanding of the principles behind common UX design methods.

Graphic designers
Traditional designers who want to transition into digital design or learn how to work better with their UX colleagues.

Strategists and analysts
Senior practitioners who want to gain an understanding of the principles of user experience design and experience how those principles are practiced on the ground.

Developers
Developers who want to build on their UX skills or learn how to work better with their UX colleagues.

Product owners and project managers
Product owners and project managers who want a better understanding of how a user experience design approach can get them better outcomes on their products and projects.


On the Day:
You will take a UX project from research to testing. You are put in a team and work together on a digital design project throughout the day, learning and applying user centered design methods as you go. No coding is required and most teams elect to design their project on paper in order to keep the focus on design decisions not implementation.

You will learn the basic principles and definitions behind user experience design.

You will learn the basic principles of user experience design including its history and common terminology used.

You will get an introduction to basic principles and best practice for user research.

You learn how to identify if research is required, what kind is required, and the basics of designing research to get valid outcomes. You experience implementing a common research method and learn how to synthesise and interpret user research results.

You will get an introduction to basic principles and best practice for interaction design.

You learn the basic principles behind making good interaction and UI design decisions and experience putting those principles into practice.

You will get an introduction to basic principles and best practice for user testing.

You learn what you can and can’t user test, how to design user tests that are likely to get you valid results, and experience designing and facilitating user tests for your project.