Meet Shebani Saxena, User Experience Design Immersive Instructor
Designing for Usability
Shebani Saxena’s interest in user experience (UX) design was sparked when, as an interface designer for an e-learning company, she realized her team didn’t have any student feedback in their process. She wondered whether the lessons were created in a way that students enjoyed. Once she learned about the field of usability, she hasn’t turned back. Shebani now works on the Client Experience team at Sunlife Insurance and teaches GA’s full-time User Experience Design Immersive course. Prior to that, she was a consultant with Human Factors International, where she worked for clients in domains including insurance, eCommerce, pharmaceuticals, and banking. Read her article, "A Beginner’s Guide to Usability Testing", here.
How would you define user experience design in two sentences?
UX design allows you to design products that people actually want, and will provide value to both consumer and business.
Why should someone learn UX at GA?
GA offers a great curriculum and accomplished faculty, and students will work with diverse teams to tackle real-world projects in their courses. UXDI is designed to cover all methodologies within UX and some beyond. The highlights are the instructors, who are industry veterans; their diverse experience is invaluable. Also the curriculum is designed to give students a lot of hands-on experience in a very intensive yet safe environment.
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