User Experience Design Bootcamp with Amazon UX Designer, Amara Hulslander
13

Saturday, 13 July

10 am – 4 pm MDT

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
$175 USD
Regular Ticket
$175 USD
Total
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Questions? Read our FAQs

User Experience Design Bootcamp with Amazon UX Designer, Amara Hulslander

Amara Hulslander Photo


User Experience Designer, Amazon.com

13

Saturday, 13 July

10 am – 4 pm MDT

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
$175 USD
Regular Ticket
$175 USD
Total
`

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability. This is a field that affects all areas of business — prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on the human-computer interaction experience.

Takeaways

  • Practice the design thinking methods and strategies that lead to successful products.
  • Understand how UX fits into your team's workflow.
  • Gain knowledge of the terminology of UX Design along with useful tips and resources (i.e. How to become a UX Designer).
  • Hands-on exercises including: research, scenarios, personas, card sorting, user flows, prototyping, and user testing.
  • Practice your collaboration, brainstorming, and sketching skills.

Preparation

Bring your laptop & cell phone.

About the Instructor

Amara Hulslander Photo

User Experience Designer,
Amazon.com

I'm currently at Amazon working as a UX designer for retail shopping experiences, specifically for hardlines and consumer electronics customers. I previously worked on the Windows shopping app, Amazon Assistant, email marketing, Amazon Smile, internal brand, Amazon Associates, and more. I also spent time working on a top secret project, which ultimately launched as Amazon Go, the cashier-less grocery store.

At Sphero, I focused on product design interusability and distributed user experiences across multiple devices. I worked on the experiences of Sphero’s family of products -- the Star Wars BB-8 app-enabled droid, Star Wars Force Band, Sphero 2.0, Ollie/Darkside, SPRK, and other new emerging projects. I led the user research program across all connected play experiences, generally on a near-$0 budget. My varied responsibilities included human factors design, interactive design, concept testing, and usability optimization.

I also have experience running my own design studio, where I worked as a consultant to a handful of LA-based startups, while pursuing my own startup. When I'm not designing, I enjoy running, reading, traveling, photography, and playing video games.

I currently teach Interactive Design at University of Colorado-Denver and UX Design Bootcamps at General Assembly-Denver.

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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