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
Project UX is re-opening for sign up in Q3/Q4 2021
Learn user experience design by collaborating with a company on a commercial project.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, it's impact on the user and businesses and how it's applied.
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
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.
Discover what members are saying about learning at UX Playground.
Creative Director, at CNN
“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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