UX designers are in great demand these days. Why? What is UX design? Why is good UX design important? What skills are required of a good UX designer? There is much confusion about what good UX designers do and the roles they should play in organizations. This class aims to demystify UX design by giving a practical introduction to what good UX design and UX designers are all about.
Prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts that will broaden your understanding of UX design.
Johanna Ostrich is a freelance designer in DC, specializing in UX and visual design for the web. She helps organizations tell their stories in a clear and actionable way.
Before starting her business, Johanna was the Creative Director at Beekeeper Group, a DC public affairs firm (think PR for causes). She also worked on the in-house design team at Kaiser Permanente and has teamed up with some great clients like the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, the Sweetlife Music + Food Festival, and The Indivisible Project.
Originally from Pensacola, FL, Johanna graduated from Tulane University with a BA in English and German. She also holds a Graphic and Web Design Certificate from the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. She is a proud three-time semi-finalist in the Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest.
In recognition of her exemplary service in the classroom, Johanna has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.
Inspired by contemporary cultures, Daijah uses her global knowledge to empathize with users and curate inclusive research and experiences. Her work is driven by principles of authentic diversity, leading to intentional ideation and sensible designs. Daijah is a General Assembly UXDI Alumna, and focuses her post-grad efforts on lowering the entry point for UX Design and tech. She has worked as an Instructional Associate for General Assembly, participated as a tester for the Google Professional Certificate program, and is an Events Lead for the Hexagon UX DC Chapter.
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