A collaboration with Spabreaks.com
Whether your expertise is in sales,
marketing, design, strategy, engineering,
or you just graduated, Project UX will help
you acquire practical design skills invaluable
when starting and advancing your career.
About Project UX
Project UX is a unique learning format that brings together professionals from diverse backgrounds to work together with a client to design new product experiences.
Project UX fills the gap of the traditional UX/UI courses and bootcamps by providing an opportunity to learn and apply
UX design in a commercial project for a real client.
For this project, we have partnered with Spabreaks.com, Europe's leading spa booking platform.
Spabreaks.com want to collaborate with creative thinkers like yourself, who not only share an interest in wellbeing but also to learn how to design solutions for the Spabreaks.com platform collaboratively.
At the start of the project, you will be given a brief that outlines the business requirements, which will form the basis for user research.
In weekly sprint sessions, our facilitators will introduce you to a new topic, covering essential methods, techniques and tools of the UX design framework. The client and stakeholders will join the sessions regularly to provide feedback and share updates.
Each sprint comes with a set of assignments designed to help
you apply what you have learned.
For the project brief, you will be collaborating with other participants in a small group. Together, you will gain insights into user behaviours, develop ideas, prototype and test your concepts.
Besides the sprint sessions, we offer feedback sessions that allow for teams to share their progress and get guidance and mentoring from our team of industry experienced facilitators.
A real client
Be part of Project UX and learn user experience design by collaborating with a company on a commercial project.
Acquire practical UX&UI
Obtain practical experience by applying UX design to develop meaningful product concepts that meet user and business needs.
Gain the confidence to start a conversation with new collaborators and employers by demonstrating your approach to designing products successfully.
Showcase your work and expand your professional network by sharing your project at a special UX Playground community event.
Project UX is delivered in sprints, each running for 1-3 weeks.
Every sprint covers essential UX methods, techniques and tools needed for designing and evaluating product concepts successfully.
We will start with a Kick-off session where you meet the facilitators and everyone on the project. Get to know your teammates better through a playful ice breaker activity and learn more about Project UX and our client Spabreaks.com.
Introduction to User Experience Design
Learn about UX design and how to apply the framework to a project.
Furthermore, we will review the project roadmap and how you can prepare yourself for the sprints.
Explain what User Experience Design is and how it is applied to a commercial project
List the opportunities that UX design can provide to businesses and users
Use the project roadmap to plan for the upcoming sprints
Gathering and Analysing User Data
Collecting user data to identify pain points and design opportunities.
Plan and conduct user-focused research
Collect and analyse data
Use primary and secondary research to identify user pain points and needs
Create a summary highlighting findings and design opportunities.
From Insights to Design Solutions
Using innovation techniques to develop ideas that meet user needs and business requirements.
Use collaborative ideation techniques to translate research findings into product concepts
Synthesise ideas to create more impactful solutions
Prioritise and refine ideas using analysis and grouping techniques
The User Journey
Validating design solutions by creating and testing user journeys.
Define user goals and expectations for the proposed design solution
Use personas to create realistic scenarios and evaluate the impact of your ideas
Create storyboards to communicate, test and refine design concepts
Designing the UI
Translating design solutions into user interfaces.
Convert design solutions into accessible and enjoyable user interfaces
Plan how users will navigate and interact with the product
Create low-fidelity wireframes to determine the layout of content and UI elements
Define screen transitions and animations
Run initial tests to identify what works and what needs your attention
Developing low-fidelity interfaces into hi-fidelity prototypes.
Create high-fidelity prototypes and test your concepts with users
Work with design tools to create interactive prototypes collaboratively
Apply interface guidelines to ensure consistency in your prototypes
Refine screen transitions and animations
Test prototypes with members of another team to evaluate its impact and refine
the user experience
Gathering feedback and analyse data from user testing.
Identify the relevance of usability testing for a particular design solution
Determine the resources needed to run tests effectively
Plan and organise test sessions with users of your target audience
Collect and analyse test data to measure the impact of your concepts
Provide a summary of findings and recommendations
We will complete the project with a special online community event.
To celebrate our achievements, teams will showcase the work they have done in the project. Our facilitators will help teams to prepare and provide guidance on how to
present your work.
Facilitators & Mentors
Founder of UX Playground,
I will share my knowledge of more than
20 years working in the creative industry
to help you learn and grow. I have worked on a wide range of projects across the globe and taught teams how to use UX design, whilst enabling companies to adapt to a user-centred approach. I am excited about the prospect of you joining us and can’t wait for Project UX to start.
As a Product Designer and UX advocate, I have been working with Spabreaks.com for over 10 years.
As part of the team, I will be sharing my experiences of establishing a UX culture within a company that is new to UX, while providing insights into the day to day challenges and opportunities UX teams and businesses often face.
I am a UX Designer with a background in Front-end Development in digital advertising. I will be sharing my experience on working with technical teams when developing viable product solutions.
I will also be managing the technical aspects of the project to ensure everyone has a positive learning experience.
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