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Are you looking

to start or advance your UX design career? 

Project UX is our new learning format that connects professionals with companies to help you learn and apply User Experience Design together.

Project UX is a collaboration with Spabreaks.com

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Details

Introductory
Price

£2698

(Instalment payments available)

Start date

30 March 2021

Duration

18 weeks

Format

Online

Time

6:00pm - 8:00pm GMT

Registration is closed

A real

client project

Learn user experience design by collaborating with a company on a commercial project. 

Acquire

practical skills

By applying UX design to develop innovative product concepts that meet user and business needs. 

Learn, collaborate and grow

Gain confidence and start a conversation with employers or clients by demonstrating your approach to UX design.

Certify and

celebrate

Present your work in our special community event to grow your network and celebrate your achievements with a certificate.

Meet the client and
join a team to design beautiful product experiences

Project UX fills the gap between the traditional UX/UI bootcamps and courses by providing opportunities to learn and directly apply UX design in a commercial project.

Whatever your professional background or knowledge of design, Project UX will help you to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to start and advance your career.

For this project, we have partnered with Spabreaks.com, one of Europe’s leading spa booking platform. 

 

The company wants to collaborate with professionals who share an interest in wellbeing, and learn how to design solutions for the Spabreaks.com platform collaboratively.

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Project UX Benefits

Gain competencies and experience that go beyond the theory of UX design

Learn the UX design framework and how to apply it to a commercial project

Get support from an experienced team of facilitators who will guide you during sessions and provide feedback 

Meet and collaborate with stakeholders to learn about the opportunities and challenges specific to the wellness industry

Work with tools (Adobe XD, Miro, Notion, Slack, Zoom) that are used by UX professionals across industries

Gain insights into how commercial project are run, processes involved, and the specific terminology used

Present your work in our special community event to grow your network and celebrate your achievements.

Receive a Certificate of Completion

Sprint Overview

There will be weekly sprint sessions, where our facilitators will cover the 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.

 

We also offer feedback sessions for teams to get guidance and mentoring from our team of experienced facilitators.

What is a Sprint?

The project format is designed around the Agile approach of Sprints. It's an iterative process that aims to break the project schedule into smaller, manageable time blocks with achievable goals. 

 

In many commercial projects, this methodology is being used. By learning this method, you will understand how creative teams apply their design processes in projects.

Project Kick-off

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

Sprint 1

Learn about UX design, it's impact on the user and businesses and how it's applied.


Learning outcomes:

  • Explain what User Experience Design and how it compares to other design frameworks

  • Get insights into Spabreaks.com's design process to develop their products

  • List the opportunities that UX design can provide to businesses and users

Gathering and Analysing User Data

Sprint 2

Collecting user data to identify pain points and design opportunities.


Learning outcomes:

  • 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

Sprint 3

Using innovation techniques to develop ideas that meet user needs and business requirements. 


Learning outcomes:

  • 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

Sprint 4

Validating design solutions by creating and testing user journeys. 


Learning outcomes:

  • 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

Sprint 5

Translating design solutions into user interfaces. 


Learning outcomes:

  • 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

Prototyping

the Experience

Sprint 6

Developing low-fidelity interfaces into hi-fidelity prototypes. 


Learning outcomes:

  • 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

Usability Testing

Sprint 7

Gathering feedback and analyse data from user testing. 


Learning outcomes:

  • 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

Project Showcase

Sprint 8

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.

Meet your

Facilitators & Mentors

Chakib Labidi

Founder of UX Playground,

UX Consultant

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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.

Jas Seehra

Product Designer,

Spabreaks.com

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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.

Natalie Man

UX Designer,

UX Playground

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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.

Members' Stories

Discover what members are saying about learning at UX Playground.

Mark Oliver

Creative Director, at CNN

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“I recommend the UX Playground courses to

anyone serious about learning true UX Design.

The UX Playground fundamentally changed my view and approach to UX Design. 

"The course gave me a fantastic foundation and understanding of the core UX Design principles. Focusing on the entire process and revealing a much more scientific and systematic approach to understanding user habits, behaviours and insights.

 

Chakib is an inspirational leader, and his students are always his primary focus. He delivers a unique mix of traditional product design spliced with a contemporary user-centred approach."

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