Benefits of Private UX Training for a Group
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Published on December 24, 2014
Providing an entire team with UX training creates a common understanding across all roles and responsibilities, making for easier and more effective communications across the entire organization. A team can participate together in a private group UX workshop. These courses can improve communication across levels of the organization and create a common framework for approaching the design, development, and maintenance of apps and websites. Group courses create an environment that fosters team building, and provides a common framework for approaching future projects. User experience defines how customers engage and interact with your organization through websites or apps, which provides a strong incentive for improving these interactions, and the foundation for why UX courses area worthwhile investment.
As websites and apps are planned, designed, and updated, providing all team members with the same training creates an identical foundation for collaboration on how things should be accomplished. User experience courses provide a framework for a group to work together, even as participants may work across a wide range of roles, ranging from research, planning and management through design, development, and marketing.
What is included in a private user experience course for a group
Private UX courses for your group start with a foundation of understanding a site’s goals and objectives, and then guide you through the process of organizing, designing, developing, and iterating your projects. A useful UX course helps you to define the both the strategy and approach, covering both strategic and tactical processes for your design and development work.
A comprehensive UX course or training program should cover many of these elements:
- - Planning and research
- - Fundamentals of UX Design
- - Sketching for UX
- - Creating prototypes
- - Building wireframes
- - Creating mock-ups
- - User interface design
- - Documentation, validation and user testing
- - Testing and user experience research
- - Iterating your designs
If you have no formal user experience training, you’ll still be able to start with a foundational course, such as the Introduction to UX Design Principles course, which requires no previous experience with either UX or design. Even experienced UX Designers start with this course as the foundation for the UX Certificate program at American Graphics Institute. Regardless of your experience level and role, investing in UX education helps to provide value to the projects on which you work, while the professional development enhances your career as well.
About the author
Jennifer Smith is a user experience designer, Photoshop expert, educator and author based in Boston. She is the author of more than 20 books on design tools and processes, including Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies, Adobe Creative Cloud Digital Classroom, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. She has been awarded a Microsoft MVP three times for her work with user experience design in creating apps for touch, desktop, and mobile devices.
Jennifer delivers UX training and UX consulting for large Fortune 100 companies, small start-ups, and independent software vendors. She has been hired by Adobe and Microsoft to deliver training workshops to their staff, and has traveled to Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East, and across the U.S. to deliver courses and assist on UX design projects. She has extensive knowledge of modern Windows UX Design, having worked closely with the Windows team to create educational material and deliver UX workshops to key partners globally on behalf of Microsoft. Jennifer works with a wide range of prototyping tools including Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blend for Visual Studio, and Balsamiq.