2-Day Product Design Bootcamp
25

April 25 – April 26
2 Sessions

GA Chicago @ 150 N Wacker

150 N Wacker, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
$375 USD
Regular Ticket
$375 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

2-Day Product Design Bootcamp | April, 25

Carmen McDonald Photo


Product Design Lead (UX), CDW | User Experience Design Part-Time Instructor, General Assembly

25

April 25 – April 26
2 Sessions

GA Chicago @ 150 N Wacker

150 N Wacker, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
$375 USD
Regular Ticket
$375 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class Series

In this intensive, two-day bootcamp participants will gain an understanding of the entire product development lifecycle, the role of UX in software development, modern requirement gathering techniques, fundamentals of software architecture and design and user testing practices.

Students will learn Lean UX approaches to help both designers and non-designers rapidly define stakeholder needs, design and test solutions and synthesize feedback to create competitive, user-centric product experiences.

Outline:

Day 1

  • Introduction to Lean UX + Bootcamp Project (30 minutes)
  • Gathering and Story Mapping Requirements (2 hours)
  • Lunch (1 hour)
  • Concepting/Sketching/Storyboarding for Target Audience (1 hour)
  • Interviewing + Concept Validation (30 minutes)
  • Requirement Prioritization + Refinement (30 minutes)
  • Storytelling Methods and Articulating Design Decisions (1 hour)
  • Working Session (1 hour)

Day 2

  • Working Session (30 minutes)
  • Concept Pitches (30 minutes)
  • Interaction Design Fundamentals + Heuristics (30 minutes)
  • Common UI Patterns (30 minutes)
  • Lunch (1 hour)
  • Prototyping Tools Overview (10 minutes)
  • Mock-ups Tutorial (30 minutes)
  • Sketching + Prototyping (1 hour)
  • Prototype Testing (30 minutes)
  • Prototype Design (1 hour)
  • Presentations (45 minutes)

Schedule

Apr 25
Saturday, 25 April 10 am – 5 pm CDT Day 1
Apr 26
Sunday, 26 April 10 am – 5 pm CDT Day 2

Preparation

No prior knowledge is required. Aspiring, novice and intermediate product design, development and product management professionals will find this most beneficial.

Students will need a laptop.

About the Instructor

Carmen McDonald Photo

Product Design Lead (UX), CDW | User Experience Design Part-Time Instructor, General Assembly

"Carm” has had a love affair with all things design as early as she could remember. Formally trained in Architecture, she transitioned into Web & Graphic Design and as her career progressed, she found herself immersed in Information Architecture and later User Experience Design. Active in Chicago's tech and design communities, she is Co-Founder of DesignTech, teaches UX Design courses part-time at General Assembly and offers UX mentoring at 1871. Carmen also serves as an advisory board member for ITA's Women Influence Chicago initiative.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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