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Explore the vital role of user research!
Despite what many might think, getting to the heart of user experiences isn’t easy. It’s a cerebral adventure that requires preparation, innovative methods, artful interviewing skills, sharp analysis, and empathy. This bootcamp will teach you how create an effective research plan, manage the logistics, recruit the right participants, craft research questions that unearth meaningful insights, and more. After this class, students will be able to immediately apply their skills to a variety of research projects and leverage research tools and templates now and over time.
This workshop uses a combination of engaging lecture and interactive in-class exercises.
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Founder & CEO,
Michele Ronsen is an executive with 20 years of experience in Fortune 500s, academia, and start-ups. Her earliest memory is of driving down the highway with her father. He asked her to look at a McDonald’s sign – the quintessential golden arches. He then asked her to draw what she thought the gear inside the sign (that made it spin) looked like. She was three years old.
A professionally trained graphic designer, Michele worked at top design firms before moving to Nordstrom where she built two creative teams from the ground up. From there she built a career helping numerous entities strategically design and grow their businesses.
In 2010, Michele founded Ronsen Consulting, a design and strategy firm specialized in human-centered research and development. In 2020, she founded Curiosity Tank to further expand the team's research consulting and education efforts. Recent clients include Slack, Zillow, Blue Shield of California, Xero, Facebook, Gusto, Invisalign, Microsoft and Kaiser Permanente.
Michele has inspired hundreds of students and professionals at UC Berkeley, the California College of the Arts, the Academy of Art University, and General Assembly teaching design, research and strategy classes and workshops. Learn more about Michele and Curiosity Tank consulting and workshops at www.curiositytank.com.
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