Learn with us in PDX this Summer!

 

When:

Night sessions meet Thursdays from 6-9 PM starting June 29; our Weekend Intensive happens July 22-23. We’re also hosting a movie night July 11. (Our online course is coming soon!)

You can register for the entire series or for individual workshops:

June 29, PLANNING USER EXPERIENCE PROJECTS

July 6, INTERVIEWING USERS AND JOURNEY MAPPING

July 20, ACCESSIBILITY AND USABILITY

August 3,  DESIGNING SERVICES

Where:

Sessions happen at CENTRL Office Eastside (329 NE Couch) and at other community sites in central Portland (locations and optional readings will be shared before the series begins). In Spring, we visited the Radio Cab HQ and Mile 7 Labs.   

What:  

Workshops are small- limited to 7 participants. We focus on in-demand UX skills and topics such as ethnographic interviewing, accessibility, prototyping and wireframing, usability testing, user journeys and other design techniques. Everyone works hands-on, gaining experience and skills they can use on the job. (Learn more about the Intro Series).

We operate as a community-based design workshop, meaning we are engaged with community locally and globally, in 3D and online. We work with local PDX business owners and local leaders to examine real-life problems and social issues. 

Why?

UX Night School operates under the idea that agile design process can make teams stronger, more equitable and more productive. (The Harvard Business Review agrees with this: https://hbr.org/2017/01/use-design-thinking-to-build-commitment-to-a-new-idea.) 

Participants learn user research and UX design techniques that they can implement to gather diverse perspectives about the impact of design and technology in everyday life.  

Who? 

Our workshops are designed for managers, creatives, and technologists. Anyone who works with or is interested in design or technology, and all skills and experience levels are welcome. 

Participants included designers, accounts managers, strategists, creatives, customer support, engineers and developers from teams at Salesforce, Wieden + Kennedy, New Relic, Nike, Intel, Mozilla, along with a handful of startup folks!

Founder and facilitator Amelia Abreu is a PDX-based design researcher who has taught UX skills since 2007 to students at the University of Washington and at professional conferences. 

 

 

How much? 

Tickets for the series are $379 ; individual workshop registration is $119 (not available for weekend workshop). Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Group registration is available on request. 

Want to convince your boss?

Here’s a letter you can use (in Google Drive)