FREE

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DESIGNING

MOBILE APPS

3-Day Virtual Camp

For High School Students

Wednesday, July 8 - Friday, July 11, 2020
  • @YoUthXDesign
  • learn@youthxdesign.org
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STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN


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, information architecture, and visual design.

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SKILLS TAUGHT AT YOUTHXDESIGN CAMP

 

Creativity by coming up with novel solutions for problems

Communication by effectively expressing their ideas and presenting their projects

Collaboration through group brainstorming sessions and cooperative projects

Leadership through decision-making and ownership of their designs

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ACTIIVITIES AT YOUTHXDESIGN CAMP

Problem Discovery is the process of uncovering real-world problems

Design Thinking is a human-centered iterative process designers use to tackle problems

Rapid Prototyping for design is an iterative approach to quickly improve user interfaces

Usability Testing methods improve designs with continuous feedback from end users

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TOOLS THAT WE'LL BE USING (ALL FREE)

Google Meet and Google Hangouts for conferencing and messaging

Google Docs for collaboration, documentation, and presentations

Figma for mobile app design creation and prototyping

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

CAMP SCHEDULE

Wednesday

July 8

User Research

Find an opportunity
Find your app idea

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

 

Offline office hours

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Thursday

July 9

Interaction Design

Sketch your idea
Test your design

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Offline office hours

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Friday

July 10

Visual Design

Polish your design

Information Architecture
Get ready to code

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Final presentations

Starts at 1:00 PM CST

INSTRUCTOR: PATRICIA BASUEL


Patricia has been designing for 15+ years and currently works in the railroad industry as a User Experience Manager at Wi-Tronix, an IoT company in Bolingbrook, Illinois. She's worked for both large (Motorola Google/Lenovo) and small companies in tech, transportation, and advertising. She has been teaching summer camps with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater since 2014 through the Cyberhigh program, which is going virtual this year.

 

Her passion is to encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM and help bridge the educational opportunities gap for people of color and minorities. She also mentors through UX Coffee Hours, a volunteer-based program that offers career advice to college students and aspiring UX professionals.

YoUthXDesign Virtual Camp is free with receipt of donation to the Equal Justice Initiative and completely free to all Black high school students.
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CAMP RESOURCES


Are you attending the camp? Download and print out the camp activities guide below and request access to our Google Drive folder where we will be collaborating on projects.

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