Weekend Bootcamp: UX 101 at MaRS

Saturday, March 19

Who's this weekend workshop for? This is an introductory workshop for beginners who have limited design experience. If you're a manager, a creative entrepreneur, someone who works closely with designers, or you're just curious about the modern design process, this bootcamp is for you. Here are some common questions this workshop will answer for attendees: What's the difference between 'design' and 'UX design'? How should my company approach design? Does what I know about design apply to modern, on-screen design? Is this something I want to learn more about?

What do I need to know or bring? At Bitmaker, we believe you can learn tech skills best by going hands-on. You don't need to have any prior knowledge of UX design, but you will need to bring a laptop. We'll be using Balsamiq, Sketch, and InVision during this workshop. Sketch requires a Mac computer, but we can make accommodations for a limited number of attendees without Macs. Please reach out to us if this is a concern for you.

Weekend schedule Saturday (10am to 4pm) This day will focus on establishing core knowledge of the UX process and its first stages. We'll go hands-on with wireframing in Balsamiq and adding design fidelity with Sketch. Lunch and snacks will be provided. What is UX design? Setting the stage for our project. Wireframing: Intro to Balsamiq (hands-on) Design Libraries with Sketch (hands-on) Customizing your design (hands-on) Q&A

Sunday (10am to 4pm) We've experimented with some potential solutions and created a mockup with enough fidelity to put to the test with potential users. Today we're going to add polish and interactivity. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Presentations: Share your design and thought process Prototyping: Intro to InVision (hands-on) Pitching your prototypes Next steps: recommendations on data collection Q&A + personal feedback

By registering for this event you agree to join to the Bitmaker community e-mail list. We respect your inbox and you have full control over your subscription settings. WHEN Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, 20 March 2016 at 4:00 PM (EDT) WHERE MaRS Centre - 101 College St. Room CR3. Toronto, ON M5G1L7 CA

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