Watch UX lessons on Designing AR/VR Apps
What is User Experience?
UX is about how people experience and feel about a product or service. Great UX has the features and functionality that you need, is very easy to use, and loads and responds quickly.
Patricia teaches this program every summer, recommended for high school students ages 14-18. They can learn and apply fundamental design concepts and discover UX disciplines like user research, interaction design, and visual design. Registration is free for people of color or with any EJI.org donation.
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
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
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
Find an opportunity and discover your app idea
Sketch your idea and test your design prototypes
Polish your app and get it ready for programming
UX in a Nutshell
Learn more about UX/UI design, UX careers, how designers and programmers work together, and getting into coding from the Deconstructing YouTube video series, recorded for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Virtual Tech Camp hosted by my good friend Dr. Alana Platt.
See you next summer!
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