Virtual Design Camp on Friday, July 22, 2022

Ages 14-18

Recommended for high school students

3 hours

Friday, July 22, 2022 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM Central Time

FREE

Registration is free for people of color or with EJI.org donation

What is User Experience?

User experience (UX) is how people feel about their experiences with a product or service. A great user experience, for example, is when a mobile app has the features or functionality that you need, is very easy to use, and responds and loads quickly. Students will apply fundamental design concepts and learn about UX disciplines like user research, interaction design, content strategy, and visual design.

Skills

Creativity - Come up with novel solutions for problems

Communication - Effectively express ideas and present their projects

Collaboration - Group brainstorming sessions and cooperative projects

Leadership - Practice decision-making and ownership of their designs

Activities

Problem Discovery - Process of uncovering real-world problems

Design Thinking - Human-centered iterative process designers use to tackle problems

Rapid Prototyping - An iterative design approach to quickly improve user interfaces

Usability Testing - Methods to improve designs with continuous feedback from users

Tools

Google Meet & Docs - For collaboration, documentation, and presentations

Figma - Mobile app design creation and prototyping

POP (Prototyping on Paper) - An option for those who want to sketch by hand and prototype with a smartphone

Activity 1: Research

Find an opportunity and discover your app idea

Activity 2: Design

Sketch your idea and test your design prototypes

Activity 3: Build

Polish your app and get it ready for programming

UX in a Nutshell

Learn more about UI/UX design, UX careers, how designers and programmers work together, and getting into coding from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Virtual Tech Camp video series on Deconstructing YouTube hosted by my good friend Dr. Alana Platt.

Watch the video series

Do It Yourself

Get the camp activities guide to check out what I'm teaching so you can try it out on your own.

Students will get a new 2022 guide for our new VR app design theme this year.

Download the 2020 Camp Guide PDF

2022 Theme: Designing Virtual Reality (VR) Apps

Get tickets for your high school students today. Limited seats available.