LEARN TO DESIGN BEAUTIFUL USER EXPERIENCES
Affordable hands-on design courses and events that teach you the UX design skills needed to develop products and services that your customers will love.
HELLO, I’M CHAKIB LABIDI
UX Playground is here to support those wanting to learn how to use UX design methods, to develop products and services that meet both, business requirements and user needs.
Alongside the playground, the heart of what I do is consulting in user-centred design. I facilitate design experiences within a range of companies internationally and across sectors, from healthcare, publishing to entertainment and academia.
My teaching background has taken me to classrooms in adult education, university campuses, corporate boardrooms and the creative spaces of Google Campus.
I hope to welcome you to UX Playground.
LEARN HOW TO APPLY UX DESIGN PRINCIPLES TO CREATE PRODUCTS THAT MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.
Flexible learning, classes that adapt to your work-life balance: collaborative, online and/classroom.
Learn the UX design process with industry-shaping techniques and standards.
Start or enhance your portfolio.
Affordable, easy to pay options.
Upgrade your UX design knowledge with free and regular workshops at locations such as Google Campus in London.
Meet other creatives, network and prepare for exciting opportunities.
Be part of one of the fastest growing UX design community.
Are you looking to improve your products and services to exceed your customer's expectations?
Great, let's get started.
Bespoke training for small and large teams
UX implementation strategies
Creative professionals share their experiences of working with and learning from UX Playground.
"Eye opening. It's going to make me really stop and think before I leap into design.
Thanks to Chakib's manner, knowledge and patience - ensuring that we all understood every step of the process - I'm confident I'll be able to apply this in my everyday work. Thank you Chakib".
Creative Director, at The Times
“I recently attended the UX course run by Chakib and thoroughly enjoyed the course. Chakib is an excellent tutor, it is clear he is very knowledgeable about UX and the many industries it touches. His manner was always friendly and approachable and he endeavoured to answer every question to the highest standard to ensure we gained the answers we desired. I look forward to relaying all I have learnt from Chakib to my colleagues at Dorothy Perkins and begin to implement UX there. I look forward to hopefully working with Chakib again in the future”.
Senior Designer at Wednesday, London
"In the short space of a week, Chakib took a class of strangers on a wonderful week long journey through the User Experience process. From research to hi-fidelity prototypes, each step was explained just enough, allowing us all to think through the solutions and resolve any design concerns pragmatically within the group. By then end, we felt confident in how we would approach new UCD problems. This was all down to Chakib's dedication and experience, which reignited my passion for UX. Thank you so much".
Creative Director, Digital at Time Inc, UK
"Chakib is a kind, thoughtful and brilliant person to work with. He always has time to discuss ideas, possibilities and share his experience. He really understands people (and hence internet users) and would be an asset to any team".
CEO, The House, London
"Just want to say a big thanks for all the help and tuition you gave on the ux course.
I recently had an interview with the BBC and got a role as one of their ux trainees! So pleased!
UX Designer at the BBC
WHO IS UX PLAYGROUND FOR?
UX Playground offers an opportunity for those new to UX design, as well as those already working in this field. If you are considering to become a UX designer, want to introduce UX to your team or company, but are not sure what skills and knowledge you need, then UXPG is ideal for you. If you are already a UX expert, UXPG will offer you a platform to grow further and expand your skill set allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of user needs, desires and limitations.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM LEARNING AT UX PLAYGROUND?
Learn professional techniques and principles that are needed to create a great user experience for the web, mobile or any other product. The UX Playground offers regular free events that are sponsored by Google and take place in London. Also, there are affordable paid courses where members apply UX design methods as part of a project. Benefit from the tips and tricks demonstrated and learn new skills that you can use to improve the quality of your work, create a portfolio or simply gain confidence.
HOW ARE THE COURSES DIFFERENT TO THE EVENTS?
The events are designed to introduce you to a new UX design topic through a mix of presentation, Q&As and exercises. Exercises are brief and simple, allowing you to apply what you have learned during the presentation. The events are usually for a larger audience between 80-130 members.
The UX Playground courses take this idea much further. You will be given tasks that are more complex and based on a particular project. The aim is to learn new skills by developing a new or improving an existing product, similar to how you would do in a real project.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It's very easy, all you need to do is to enrol on a course or attend any of the events that we offer. This way you will benefit from the UX Playground community and receive regular updates on all courses and events.
There is no membership fee. Course vary in price depending on format and duration. More details on prices here.