What you'll learn
Want an opportunity to think big about products, design user experiences, build product experiments, collaborate with brilliant designers and engineers, and see your product change the lives of millions of people?
This workshop gives a practical, hands-on introduction to Interaction Product Design and UX principles and processes, including introductory HTML and CSS that can be immediately applied on-the-job.
Professionals looking to add Interaction Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, HTML, and CSS as additional skills. Graphic designers, creative directors, entrepreneurs, project managers, product managers, designers, developers. Individuals looking to enter the world interaction product world professionally or to apply the skills to current job/dream.
If you don’t have background in graphic design, UX, or web development, we will have some simple pre-requisites to get you ready.
There are few, if any industries out there do NOT have interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services: music, healthcare, transportation, education, entertainment, cable TV, publishing.
Capturing and keeping customers
Basic principles of interaction design
Learn how to translate graphic design to the web
Basics of HTML & CSS
“Fast, efficient, and enough” prototyping
Presenting and defending your ideas to clients and co-workers
Project planning and estimating
How to troubleshoot layout and code problems
Hiring the right person/company for the job
ScheduleTuesdays 6PM - 9PM
Location500 Interstate Blvd S, Suite 300 Nashville, TN 37210 [We are moving to 301 Plus Park Blvd, Nashville, TN 37217 in March 2019. Students will be notified of the move date once confirmed.]
DatesJanuary 22, 2019 - May 7, 2019
Hardware & Software
Laptop with browser
Paper and pen/pencil for note taking and sketching
No prior technical training or web development experience is required. We do however assume some design knowledge and experience. Pre-class material will be provided for anyone without visual and/or product design experience to get you “up-to-speed.”
Solid written and verbal communications skills
Basic computer skills and proficiency. You should know how to use common applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and have familiarity using the internet.
High school diploma or the equivalent
- 2 hours
- What is Design?
- UX is not UI
- User Centered Design
- Tools & Terms
Customer and User Research
- 4 hours
- What’s the Problem?
- Research Methods & Analytics
- Personas & Journeys
- Competitor Analysis
Storytelling & Information Architecture
- 3 hours
- Presenting (& Defending)Findings
- Elevator Speech
- Gap Analysis/SWOT
- Prioritize Features
- Science of Categorizing
- User Flows
Wireframes & Prototypes
- 6 hours
- Rapid Prototyping
- Page Layout
- Evaluating Designs
- Tool options and tool selection for wireframes and prototypes
- 2 hours
- Search & Results
- Cross-Platform Consistency
- Usability Testing
- 7 hours
- Graphic Design basics
- Color Theory
- Page Layout
HTML & CSS
- 9 hours
- Fundamentals of HTML
- CSS Selectors
- CSS Positioning
- Using frameworks (e.g. Bootstrap, etc.)
Product Management & Wrap-up
- 3 hours
- Final Project Presentations with panel
The cost for this course is $2500.
I am an Interaction Design & User Experience Specialist. I have years of successes proving that user-centric design is the key to a successful product and a successful team. I work with clients to bring to market commercially successful and user-centric products, businesses, and processes. Over the years I have been lucky to build a portfolio of large company clients like IBM, Roche Diagnostics, and HealthStream as well as small start-ups. I have been a mentor with Nashville Software School focusing on design for developers. I also was faculty and mentor for Jumpstart Foundry’s IT start-up accelerator. I like this mix of large and small, teach and create because it keeps my skills fresh and gives me the chance to keep learning from the experts and the newbies.
I am patient with creativity and innovation but have a low tolerance for inefficiency and money-wasting. After 20+ years of working in the industry, I have seen crazy bubbles of success and failure. One thing that has been true of all successful products and companies over that time is the lesson that “You can’t do it alone and you don’t know everything.”