Richard Anderson is a human-centered design (thinking) practice, management, and organizational strategy consultant with international management, cross-organizational development, and more than 20 years of experience. He started and directed the Experience Center at Viant (an e-business innovation consultancy), as well as the User Research & Experience Strategy discipline at Sapient and Studio Archetype (both experience design/strategy firms). He also managed user research personnel and facilitated product development process improvement at Yahoo!, and is a Principal of OE Strategy, providing human-centered research, strategy, and design thinking for organizations seeking to make a positive difference in the world.
He was Editor-in-Chief of interactions magazine with Jon Kolko, helped start and grow numerous human-computer interaction research and design communities around the world as ACM SIGCHI’s Local Chapters Chair, and advises and organizes events for Stanford Medicine X, an initiative focused, in part, on transforming the healthcare system via patient-centered design.
He has taught design and design management throughout his career in many ways and in many places, including the University of California Extension (Berkeley & Santa Cruz), the Academy of Art University, and General Assembly (where he taught the 10-week, full-time User Experience Design Immersive course 7 times). He presently teaches interaction design and social entrepreneurship at the Austin Center for Design and gives talks and leads workshops around the world on effectively designing for social impact.
User Experience Design Immersive
Ten weeks. All day. Monday through Friday. Learn the skills of a UX designer and put them to work while building a comprehensive portfolio.
Intro to UX Design
This is an introduction to user experience design. Whether you understand the basics or have just heard the term, you'll explore the topic and how to learn more.
Transition to UX Night
Join us for a night of exciting conversation that will give you a rich introduction to the field of UX, design thinking and the design process.
Breaking into UX Design
This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is, while also explaining some of the core concepts of user centered design.
Intro to User Experience Design (Morning Workshop)
What is UX design? Why is good UX design important? What skills are required of a good UX designer?
GA + SXSW 2016 Workshop Programming
Get truly interactive at SXSW and dive into FREE classes on today's hottest tech topics like web development, digital marketing, business development, user experience design & more
Spark Fest 2018: Designing More Effectively for Social Impact
Learn how design can make a difference in this interactive Masterclass
Are Designers Becoming the New Activists?
Join GA SF for this expert panel on how designers can and will continue to advocate for social innovation.
Designing More Effectively for Social Impact
Learn how design can make a difference in this interactive workshop.
User Experience Design
In this course, students learn to build wireframes, implement best practices for common design patterns and analyze business goals from a user perspective.
An Unconventional Path in Design
Join General Assembly for a special afternoon discussing an unconventional path in design with Meghan Schofield, Experience Design Lead at Google.
Introduction to User Experience Design
This is an introduction to user experience design. Whether you understand the basics or have just heard the term, this interactive class explores the topic and how to learn more.