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  • Published on December 31, 2014

UX training is for more than just developers and designers: learning user experience is useful for managers involved in all phases of planning, creating, promoting, and maintaining apps and websites. Management from a variety of backgrounds and roles find UX workshop to be a valuable addition to their professional skills, while producing better products and helping their organization to work more efficiently. This makes UX training for managers a worthwhile investment of time.

How user experience courses help managers

User experience classes encompass a number of elements that assist business analysts, product managers, designers, developers, and marketing personnel understand the most efficient process for creating apps and websites that meet the needs of end-users while achieving business objectives.

UX workshops help those in management roles better understand the process for efficient design and development, from research through initial design concepts, testing, iteration, final product delivery, and eventual updates. While product managers and business analysts fit into these roles, marketing managers can also gain value from receiving UX training. As marketing encompasses understanding customer needs and explaining to those customers how a site or app benefits the customer, the involvement in the UX process proves to be valuable as they can craft more accurate marketing messages earlier in the process, and provide feedback to design and development teams.

By developing a process in which decisions for UX are based on evidence of customer needs and user engagement, UX training helps to create products that are on-target with fewer needs for revisions. An entire organization benefits from having its complete team participate in a UX workshop to establish the foundation for their design and development process.

Organizations that undertake UX training for managers along with the entire design and development team are better able to create and deliver websites, apps, games, and other digital products that meet user expectations and needs, while achieving business objectives. Every role that touches a digital product is important in developing a great user experience. Teamwork and consistency helps organizations and individuals all work together create successful user experiences.

About the author

 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.