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VSF01 Workshop: UX Design for Developers: Basics of Principles and Process


8:00am - 5:00pm

Level: Intermediate

Billy Hollis

Developer. Designer. Speaker. Author.

If you create screens in your application without detailed wireframes, then you're doing UX design. Why not do it better? This full-day session will teach you two dozen foundational principles of design, based on science of the visual system and human psychology. Then you'll see a lightweight process for understanding needs, observing users and sketching to produce compelling, innovative experiences. The day is exercise-heavy -- come prepared to do hands-on, creative work. Many attendees have said this workshop changed their whole approach to software development.

You will learn:

  • The principles of design through experience, taking tests to understand how your own mind and visual system work
  • See a variety of bad UXes, and learn how to pinpoint the principles behind their flaws
  • A basic process for proceeding through UX design, starting with problem definition, and proceeding through user observation and design via sketching, wireframing and prototyping