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Ben Sykes

User Experience & Behavior Design Strategist

San Francisco

Ben currently serves as a User Experience Design Advisor to multiple start-ups including samesurf, and started taking web development clients in 1995 leading to the creation of his first design consultancy.

Ben has worked with such companies as Microsoft where he led multiple UX initiatives; Cisco where he managed and built the Irish UX team and helped integrate WebEx / CUPC; and Google where he was a lead designer on the AdWords team and was instrumental in the creation of multiple features such as the Display Targeting Tab, alerts, and Google Help. Ben then went on to lead the design of the big data visualization of self-service dashboards backed by the Google Data Warehouse.

Ben is currently facilitating the Apprentice Program and Job Search Standup for GA's UX Design Immersive students.

Previously (10):

Defending Your Design Amidst Product Wolves

Defending Your Design Amidst Product Wolves

This is the class that was never taught but should have been.

3 Times

Innovation Games : building innovative features & products using brainstorming games

Innovation Games : building innovative features & products using brainstorming games

In this workshop you'll have the opportunity to craft an original feature & product concept using multiple design gaming techniques.

3 Times

Designing Your UX Career (Lecture + Lab)

Designing Your UX Career (Lecture + Lab)

Interested in a starting a career as a UX Designer? Learn the fundamentals of getting hired in the field of UX from an expert on the topic.

Introduction to Human Centered Design

Introduction to Human Centered Design

Curious about Human Centered Design? Join us for this introductory lecture.

Getting Hired As A User Experience Designer

Getting Hired As A User Experience Designer

Looking for a job as a UX Designer? Want to know more about how to get there? Learn the fundamentals of getting hired in the field of UX from an expert on the topic.

User Experience Design Info Session

User Experience Design Info Session

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming User Experience Design Course? Come hear from the instructor and GA alumni and figure out if this course is a fit for you.

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