The Interaction Design Foundation describes user experience (UX) design as “the process of creating products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users.” UX was recently identified as one of the most sought after tech skills in Waterloo Region in the Breaking into Tech report.
Communitech Academy offers programming to introduce people to the field, and to deepen other’s understanding through learning labs on specific aspects of UX.

UX Learning Lab: User Story Mapping

In this one-day hands-on learning lab, you’ll experience a mix of short presentations and activities on how to use story maps to facilitate conversation and gain alignment, including how to:

  • Frame the problem and align it to a target user, using proto-personas
  • Construct a story map backbone, articulating the user’s high-level goals and activities
  • Author user stories effectively, layering details into the map and breaking down complex tasks into sub-tasks
  • Slice the map into a series of prioritized releases
  • Move forward with this technique in your company – you’ll leave equipped with tips and tricks and more resources.

Who is it for?
This course is designed for professionals working in a product organization who want to:

  • Learn how to better share ideas and gain alignment through storytelling
  • Improve their teams’ understanding of the user and prioritize their agile backlog accordingly
  • Work collaboratively with product managers, researchers, designers, developers and testers to effectively break down complex business projects into smaller, consumable releases

How big is the class? A maximum of 20 participants
Session Details:
Location: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H6
Date: May 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day
Includes light morning snack and lunch
Registration* fees:

Includes parking.

*Note: To encourage diversity of thought in the classroom, we cap participant enrolment at a maximum of three employees per company. If you would like more people from your organization to benefit from this program, let us know and we can talk about a potential team session.
Facilitated by: Davis Neable, UX Leader
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Introduction to User Experience Bootcamp

Come explore what a career in UX could be at our two-day bootcamp. The bootcamp introduces you to the daily work of a UX Designer through engaging and interactive discussions and activities that simulate real-life scenarios.
What you’ll learn:

  • Through an introduction to theory, definitions and processes you’ll develop a working knowledge of UX principles and how to apply them
  • You’ll gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques to solve real world design problems, including: user research, foundational design, prototyping and testing
  • Take away practical tips on how to impact the user experience throughout the product life cycle

Who is it for? This course is designed to inspire people considering the field of UX in tech and for those who are curious and passionate to learn how to positively impact the user experience in their current role.
How big is the class? A maximum of 20 participants



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Questions? Contact Us

Email the Communitech Academy or call 519-888-9944

Email the Communitech Academy
or call 519-888-9944