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.
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
Facilitated by: Davis Neable, UX Leader
Careers in UX
In this panel discussion, Wilfrid Laurier University’s UX Design students hear from three UX experts and employers about their careers in UX, including Warren Duffy, Capital One, Bob Barlow-Busch, Google and Fluxible, Hudson Pridham, Bridgeable; hosted by Dr. Abby Goodrum.
Prepping for a
In this follow-on to the Careers in UX panel, WLU UX students ask about how to deal with: mental burnout, intrapreneurship, how to make your portfolio stand out when you don’t have a lot of work experience, transferable skills, portfolio advice, opportunities in 12-16 month co-op terms, challenges in UX roles and and narrative in a portfolio.