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AGI offers regularly scheduled public UX classes, private UX training and online UX courses. Our public UX courses are available at our Boston, New York City, or Philadelphia classrooms, or you can attend our online UX classes from anywhere. AGI also offers on-site and private UX training at your location. Our user experience courses provide a strong understanding of how to create successful apps and websites through the application of UX principles using real-world projects. Review our curriculum below and register online for public courses, or call 781-376-6044 to speak with a UX training consultant.

About our UX courses:

  • UX training for designers, developers, business analysts, product managers, UX professionals.
  • UX courses do not require any previous UX or design experience: our UX Design Principles course is a perfect starting point for learning UX.
  • UX classes help you work more efficiently and communicate requirements effectively with development teams.
  • Attend individual user experience courses, or enroll the UX certificate program.

UX Classes Offered

Attend introductory to advanced UX Classes in our training centers, online, or at your office.

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We have UX Classes for every schedule and budget.

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UX Class: UX Design Principles

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UX Class: UX Design Principles

In this UX course you'll gain an understanding of user experience design principles. This UX class provides the skills necessary to create outstanding user experiences. From brainstorming a UX strategy, to structuring an application based upon scenarios, to testing your user interface (UI), and incorporating feedback. In this class you'll discover how to ensure that your users have a great experience, whether they use your application on the web, tablet, or smartphone. In this UX workshop you'll not only learn about user experience, but also discover how to incorporate good structured design into your workflow.

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UX Class: Rapid prototyping training

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UX Class: Rapid prototyping training

In this rapid prototyping for UX training course you will learn how to quickly create, share, and test concepts and designs for websites and apps before you invest in creating final UX designs. Discover how to quickly create low-fidelity mockups and the process for an effective, rapid iteration of your designs. This user experience course is focused on helping you to work more efficiently through the UX design process.

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Windows 10 UX Design Training Class

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Windows 10 UX Design Training Class

This Windows 10 UX training course is for app developers and designers that need to understand the design principles of designing successful Windows 10 apps that work naturally with touch, input devices, and keyboard. This Windows 10 UX design class empowers you to create more appealing applications and high-caliber user experiences. You'll learn to apply design principles to a variety of devices and understand how to use Microsoft's modern Windows 10 design language to create spectacular user experiences in this class.

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UX Class: UX Design Principles

This UX course teaches essential user experience design principles. It is the foundation of our UX classes. In this course you will:

  • Discover the foundation principles necessary for creating successful user experiences.
  • Use hands-on exercises to explore space, form and function as they apply to successful UX design on every platform and device.
  • Gain experience in UX planning and prototyping.
  • Understand a typical user experience design workflow, including working with your own app or website concept.
  • Learn UX from experts that bring practical, real-world experience into the classroom.

This UX class is suitable for designers, developers, business analysts, and product managers. No previous UX training or design experience is required prior to attending this user experience class. This course can be taken on its own, or it can serve as the starting point for the UX Certificate program offered by American Graphics Institute.

UX Courses in Our Classrooms

You can take this two-day UX course in our classroom with a live instructor in the same classroom with you. It is available at our classrooms in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia. These regularly scheduled, public UX workshops include small groups of professionals from various companies. A typical live UX class involves a small group of between 6 and 10 participants, along with the instructor. These in-person UX classes include both individual and group exercises, along with reviews of user experience projects conducted in class. These in-person UX courses are two days in length, and open to the public. We can also deliver this as a private UX workshop for your group or organization.

UX Training Online

This class is also available as part of our live, online UX training from American Graphics Institute. The online UX courses are conducted with a live instructor, and are also limited to a small group. You can hear and see the instructor and their presentation, talk with them, ask questions, and participate in individual projects. The online courses differ from the workshops offered in our classrooms. The online courses are one day, compared to the in-person UX courses which are two-days in length. Both UX classes include the same lecture materials, and are led by the same team of experienced faculty from American Graphics Institute. The online user experience courses do not include the group exercises that are part of the live, in-person sessions. The same content is covered in both courses, and the same instructors lead both the in-person and online UX courses.

UX Course Length

This UX class is two-days in length if taken in our classrooms, or one-day if taken as a live online class.

See the complete course topics listed below the class dates, or download the PDF below for complete course information.

UX Class: UX Design Principles Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Event Name Course Dates Location Fee Register
UX Class: UX Design Principles Wed, May 6 2015 to Thu, May 7 2015 New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$695.00
UX Class: UX Design Principles Fri, May 8 2015 Online
Live instructor-led class online
$495.00
UX Class: UX Design Principles Mon, May 18 2015 to Tue, May 19 2015 Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$695.00
UX Class: UX Design Principles Tue, Jun 9 2015 to Wed, Jun 10 2015 New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$695.00
UX Class: UX Design Principles Fri, Jun 19 2015 Online
Live instructor-led class online
$495.00
UX Class: UX Design Principles Mon, Jun 22 2015 to Tue, Jun 23 2015 Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$695.00
UX Class: UX Design Principles Mon, Jun 29 2015 to Tue, Jun 30 2015 Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$695.00

UX Course Outline for User Experience Design Principles

Lesson 1: UX design overview

How to incorporate essential design principles into your app or website.

  • How design relates to usability and UX
  • How usability relates to success of apps and websites
  • Choosing a course project: your own app, website, or a concept

Lesson 2: Planning the UX of your app

An overview of the typical UX design workflow.

  • Understanding the typical UX design workflow
  • Creating scenarios to understand user needs
  • Defining features
  • Sketching navigation
  • Creating basic information architecture
  • Storyboarding

Lesson 3: UX design fundamentals

Discover online design fundamentals that help your users reach their goals.

  • Basic design principles for a better user experience
  • Principles of typography for UX
  • Form considerations

Lesson 4: Sketching your screens for user experience

Using UX design fundamentals to build successful screens

  • Building the layout of your app or website
  • Working in an iterative UX process

Lesson 5: Building a UX prototype

Creating low-fidelity and high-fidelity UX prototypes

  • Gathering input and reaction
  • Narrowing the scope of the project
  • Evolving the design

Lesson 6: Building a wireframe

Creating the layout for your app or website

  • Understanding what makes a good wireframe
  • Creating an interactive wireframe

Lesson 7: Documentation, validation, and user testing

Testing your designs and communicating your designs with the development team

  • Final visual design and redlines
  • Types of UX testing
  • Creating clear and useful documentation

 

UX Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this user experience (UX) class. This course is suitable for all levels of business analysts, product managers, developers, or ux designers.

UX Course Materials

You will receive comprehensive UX training materials as well as sketchbook, pencils, and supplies when attending this UX class. UX course materials developed by Jennifer Smith, a highly skilled user experience designer and educator.

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UX Class: Rapid prototyping training

This rapid prototyping for UX training course teaches you to effectively communicate and test your concepts and ideas before making a larger investment in your final UX design. In this session you learn how to easily and quickly build low-fidelity prototypes using both analog and digital tools. Whether you are creating a website, mobile operating system (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), or a desktop O.S. (Windows, Mac OS), you’ll learn how to reduce the time to build, while improving the experience for your user. Part of this course uses Balsamiq Mockups, an easy-to-use rapid prototyping tool. No previous experience using this or any other prototyping tool is required.

This one-day UX course is suitable for anyone involved in the app design and development process, including: business analysts, UX designers, application developers, web developers, and product managers.

Questions about this rapid prototyping for UX design class? Interested in a private or customized rapid prototyping training? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

UX Class: Rapid prototyping training Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Event Name Course Dates Location Fee Register
UX Class: Rapid prototyping training Wed, May 13 2015 Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$495.00
UX Class: Rapid prototyping training Wed, May 13 2015 Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$495.00
UX Class: Rapid prototyping training Fri, Jun 12 2015 Online
Live instructor-led class online
$495.00
UX Class: Rapid prototyping training Wed, Jun 17 2015 Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$495.00
UX Class: Rapid prototyping training Wed, Jun 17 2015 Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$495.00

Rapid Prototyping UX Training Course Topics Covered

In this Rapid prototyping for UX course you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to rapid prototyping
  • Creating your first low-fidelity prototype
  • Testing your prototype
  • Iterating your design
  • Creating your Information Architecture
  • Creating screens for your app or website
  • Building and testing your app or website navigation
  • Adding interactivity
  • Adding custom controls
  • Sharing and distributing your prototype for testing and review

There are no prerequisites for this UX course.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the UX instructors at American Graphics Institute. AGI instructors have authored many design and creative technology books, including the Digital Classroom series of books.

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Questions about UX Classes? Interested in private or customized UX Classes? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

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Windows 10 UX Design Training Class

This Windows 10 UX training course is for app developers and designers that need to understand the design principles of designing successful Windows 10 apps that work naturally with touch, input devices, and keyboard. This Windows 10 user experience design class empowers you to create more appealing applications and high-caliber user experiences. You'll learn to apply design principles to a variety of devices and understand how to use Microsoft's modern Windows 10 design language to create spectacular user experiences in this class.

American Graphics Institute instructors have been hired by Microsoft to deliver Windows UX classes at Microsoft's headquarters, and run Windows UX workshops across Europe, Asia, Australia, and in the U.S. You'll be learning from UX professionals who have extensive experience crafting modern apps, including Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows 10, and Windows 10 for Phone. Our UX design practice is led by Jennifer Smith, who has been awarded Microsoft MVP status three times for her work in Windows UX, design, and prototyping, including her work with Blend for Visual Studio.

This is one of our specialized UX classes and is focused on Windows 10 UX and UI.  In this Windows 10 UX course you'll discover how the modern Windows 10 design language gives you an opportunity to envision your application on new devices, with new interaction models, new ways to present information, and access to new services using contracts. This UX training class takes you through the essential design considerations you need to know when creating applications that will be used for both desktop and touch devices, and different form factors, ranging from touch-centric devices such as the Surface, to Windows 10 for Phones, along with desktop and notebook. After this UX training session you will be able create more successful Windows 10 applications that deliver a better user experience.

 

Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Fri, Jan 01 2016 - Online
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Windows 10 User Experience (UX) Training Class Complete Topics

Windows 10 foundation and background

  • Overview of Windows 10 Major components, features

Basic UX principles

  • Best-at statement
  • Creating scenarios
  • Building features based upon scenarios

UX Design guideline overview

  • Navigation guidelines

Layout guidelines for Windows 10 UX

  • Using the grid
  • Building the structure of your app based upon scenarios

Typography in a Windows 10 app

  • Selecting the typeface based upon scenario
  • Understanding the use of the typographic grid
  • Using the type ramp to create an information hierarchy

Working with different screen views and resolutions

  • Working in full, portrait and snap views
  • Using the grid to build scalable apps

Overview of contracts, Share, settings, search & share

  • Using the Share charm
  • Setting up account settings
  • Creating search experiences in Windows 10

Planning the location of your commands for improved UX

  • App bar overview
  • Understanding the difference between the top and bottom app bar
  • Identifying features and where they belong in the structure of your app

Touch and animation in the user experience

  • Building your app for touch
  • Relating controls to scenarios
  • Avoiding occlusion

Tiles and notifications

  • Building a dynamic tile
  • Guidelines for tiles
  • Understanding use and design of toast notifications

Branding your app

  • Understanding flexibility in grid and type
  • Techniques that help you to brand your app as your own

Building an accessible app: creating a UX for all

  • Understanding what is already available in Windows 8
  • Taking advantage of existing controls and template

Certification resources

  • Overview of certification process
  • Tools and resources

 

 

Microsoft Windows 10 UX Training Class Prerequisites

While we have Windows 10 computers and tablets for use in this class, you are welcome to bring your own device with Windows 10.

 

Microsoft Windows 10 UX Training Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by three-time Microsoft MVP and Windows User Experience expert Jennifer Smith

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Questions about UX Classes? Interested in private or customized UX Classes? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

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  • Why learn UX

    - December 9, 2014
    Benefits of UX training Even if you have limited time and budget, there are still many benefits in enrolling in UX classes and learning UX design principles. Although you’ll be investing your time and budget in a UX course, there is a... read more
  • Application developers often create programs that are easier to write, rather than those that are easy to use. The focus is often on meeting the specific business requirements of an application rather than the usability and functionality. This... read more
  • Designing and building a website to conform to today’s demands takes research, a thorough understanding of your users and the know-how to deliver. As the success of websites hinge on a customer’s ability to successfully interact,... read more
  • Why UX is important

    - December 7, 2014
    User Experience is more than enabling users to easily complete everything they need with a product or service. Exceptional UX creates an emotional bond, from the first interaction to the moment a user powers-down and signs-off. A fantastic UX... read more
  • UX courses for developers

    - December 6, 2014
    Learning user experience and its foundational principles helps developers of websites and apps provide users with a better experience that meets their needs, along with the needs of their business or organization. The user experience (UX) refers to... read more
  • Why take UX classes

    - December 6, 2014
    Many application developers and web designers take UX for granted, and don’t consider participating in UX training or attending UX courses until they have a complex project that is beyond their abilities, or until after they start to hear... read more
  • If you've been thinking of taking UX training, either by participating in classes or attending a user experience workshop, it's useful to understand how they can help with your work, your career, and benefit your overall business. User... read more
  • The Difference between UX and UI

    - November 13, 2014
    Websites and apps that work well are often complimented for having a great UX or fantastic UI. This article explores the difference between UX and UI. When you hear someone criticize or praise either the UX or UI of a site, they may appear to be... read more
  • The Boston community is participating in world usability day today with a user experience fair taking place at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development (NERD) center located just across the river in Cambridge. Senior staff from... read more
  • UX prototyping for mobile apps.

    - September 28, 2014
    A new tool for prototyping UX designs for mobile apps is being developed by Pixate. This prototyping app is designed to address the difficulty of creating functional prototypes for mobile apps. Most UX designers create early stage wireframes that... read more
  • UX Prototyping Tools Offer Expanded Value to BusinessesUser Experience (UX) prototyping allows product managers, business analysts, and others creating apps to get feedback on their app ideas without needing to code the application before it can be... read more
  • The individual UX classes at American Graphics Institute have been expanded into a comprehensive user experience certificate program. The certificate programs prepares professionals for user experience design and user interface design roles.The... read more
  • The user experience design process in an agile development environment supports the agile philosophy of iterating your work. With an agile development process, testing and revisions are ongoing, and the UX process is able to follow this same course... read more
  • Microsoft is encouraging student developers and designers to give consideration to ux design with their 2015 User Experience challenge. The competition requires students to create many of the components used in a traditional user experience design... read more
  • When thinking of user experience design, most people direct their attention to websites and apps. Sometimes the field of industrial design also get some attention, but that is often limited to discussion of kitchen equipment or automobiles. Most... read more
  • With the important role that fonts play in user experience, it is surprising that a universal font that works across most languages, browsers, and operating systems doesn't yet exist. Google and Adobe are looking to change this as they are... read more
  • Microsoft has announced layoffs of 18,000 employees from the 128,000 employees currently in their workforce. Many of the job cuts are a result of Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia phone business, with approximately 12,500 coming from... read more
  • All indications are that Microsoft’s big experiment with a modern, touch-focused user experience is coming to an end on desktop devices – but not on tablets or mobile screens. While the move to the modern user interface by Microsoft that... read more
  • On touch devices, the user experience behind the most recent version of Windows has gained accolade by many designers , but it’s likely to see some changes within the next year aimed at traditional desktop users. While the Windows user... read more
  • This week I had the opportunity to kick-off the educational sessions for the new Fellows at Venture for America (VFA) by delivering a session on UX Design at Brown University. The VFA Fellows are recent university graduates who have committed to... read more
  • UX testing tools

    - June 22, 2014
    An important part of user experience design is usability testing. There are a wide range of UX testing tools and services, regardless of the size of your user experience team or company. Whether you work for a large organization, or small, there... read more
  • Usability testing is a critical component of user experience design. UX testing starts early in the design process. You can start to test with initial sketches and paper prototypes, long before you’ve built your first interactive prototype.... read more
  • Knowing how to articulate is essential for companies looking to bring their brands to life through digital designs. While functional tools and stunning visuals are necessary for drawing people to your website, the text is an equally important aspect... read more
  • Popular sites put UX first

    - April 17, 2014
    Some of the Internet's most popular sites recently underwent significant design overhauls that simplify the user experience.Spotify alters its color scheme, navigation and typographyThe most immediately noticeable change to the popular music-... read more
  • More than 53 percent of marketing professionals are concerned about their ability to deliver digital marketing effectively because they lack the resources and know-how to create meaningful content, according to a recent survey conducted by Adobe.... read more
  • When studying the business benefits of UX design, we’re often looking at reports from major universities, academics, or large multinational corporations with entire design teams. The results typically show the varying ways in which investing... read more
  • Constructing an effective website or app requires planning and forethought along with knowledge of the goals and objectives for the site or app. User experience, or UX, is at the heart of this process, and no matter what your expertise is on the... read more
  • UX Design processes can help many businesses. While we generally think of UX design as impacting the user experience of websites and applications, it also relates to everything from appliances in our home to the controls in an automobile. The... read more
  • I just completed a week of delivering a UX training course to an internal design team at a large company. The public UX classes I deliver draw a cross-section of designers, developers, business analysts, and project managers, while many of the... read more
  • Tell a good story with UX

    - March 12, 2014
    The ability to tell a good story is important in a broad range of careers. Educators, for instance, use their ability to communicate complex ideas to students every day, using everything in their arsenal to impart their wisdom intelligibly. Even... read more
  • If you've ever used a smartphone before, you may be familiar with a few different website designs. Some might be more attractive than others in very specific ways, but you might not immediately know why or how these seemingly similar webpages... read more
  • Top design trends for 2014

    - February 21, 2014
    With 2014 well under way, designers are taking the innovations of the past and blending them with new, improved digital elements that are quickly becoming this year's top trends. While this does not necessarily mean that your burgeoning skills... read more
  • Although user experience design is sometimes dismissed as the latest marketing gimmick or just another buzzword, the reality is that UX is essential to the success of a product. In today's media environment, companies must do everything they can... read more
  • Whether you've got a firm grasp on the fundamentals of user experience design after taking UX training at the American Graphics Institute or are just starting to explore this exciting creative discipline, there is little doubt that demand for UX... read more
  • Although the concept of user experience design, or UX, has been around for more than 50 years, the principles of UX are very different today than they were in the past. While UX is often considered an integral part of the overall design process, the... read more
  • By taking UX classes at the American Graphics Institute, you can learn what sets great products and services apart from the competition. In today's digital society, UX - a common abbreviation for user experience - has become of paramount... read more
  • Whether you work in marketing, sales or virtually any other sector of the modern workforce, there is little doubt that today's business environment is more competitive than ever. Many companies have transformed the way they do business thanks to... read more
  • Although the principle of user experience is central to virtually all aspects of modern design, few people really know what this discipline entails. User experience, commonly abbreviated as UX, is essential to any good product or online experience,... read more
 
 

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