Oct
18
to Nov 29

Fall, 2018: Seminar on Technology, Design, and Ethics

How do we, as a society, decide what is right, what is fair, and what is just? Who gets to decide these things, for whom else, and how? With the rapid growth of computing technology over the past century, we’re constantly faced with new problems, and new questions, at these intersections.

In this six-week course, designed for grownups with jobs, we will consider what it means to talk about ethics and morality in contemporary life, and what it means to apply ethics at the scale of contemporary technology. We’ll meet once a week, for two hours, in two sections: in-person in Portland, and online.  


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Jan
17
to Feb 22

Winter 2019 Workshop Series

This winter, join us in PDX on Thursday Nights for a fun, hands-on introduction to human-centered design! 

In UX Night School's Intro Workshops,  we'll learn skills and tactics for UX design and research. Then, we'll put our skills to use for good, with real-life projects
 
SCHEDULE:

TH 1/17- 6PM Usability and Accessibility - What is UX?

TH 1/24- 6PM- Talking to Strangers: Ethnographic Interviewing

TH 1/31 6PM - Journey Mapping and Service Design

TH 2/7 - 6PM - Prototyping

TH 2/24 - 6PM - Usability Testing

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Spring 2018 Workshop Series
Apr
4
to May 9

Spring 2018 Workshop Series

Join us for a hands-on introduction to User Experience and Design Research! 

Whether you're a designer, a developer, a manager, or thinking about switching careers, our workshops allow you to gain real-life experience and skills you can put to use on the job. 

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GLAM Weekend Intensive
Jul
22
to Jul 23

GLAM Weekend Intensive

A weekend intensive designed for GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum) professionals! Our Intro Series gives working professionals hands-on skills for human centered design and development.

Join us for a fun weekend in Portland, featuring site visits to local cultural institutions, guest experts, and new perspectives to bring back to your work.

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Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

DESIGNING FOR ALL: Accessibility and Usability

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In this workshop, we will work with our community partners to learn best practices and simple hacks for Usability and Accessibility. We'll learn this by doing, as we test and evaluate an app prototype using the RITE (Rapid, Iterative Testing and Evaluation) model.

First, we’ll learn about Accessibility hands-on, using the Cambridge Simulation Gloves and Glasses from the Inclusive Design Toolkit. Then, we’ll develop and execute a usability testing protocol, and put it into action by conducting a round of Usability Tests with real users.

Workshop is limited to 5 participants. Participants will receive the UX Night School Field Notebook and our Accessibility and Usability Guides to bring back to their own work.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Designing Services Workshop
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Designing Services Workshop

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In this workshop, we’ll partner with a community organization providing services to explore ways to design services, and create a Service Design Map and a lo-fi prototype.

First, we’ll explore data from the previous workshop to create a Service Design map, spanning solutions, tools and systems, technology infrastructure, processes, and metrics. Then, we’ll build on it to create a lo-fi (that would be paper) prototype to test in a future workshop.

Workshop is limited to 5 participants. Participants will receive the UX Night School Field Notebook and our Service Design Mapping and Lo-Fi Prototyping Guides to bring back to their own work.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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UNDERSTANDING USER JOURNEYS
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

UNDERSTANDING USER JOURNEYS

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In this workshop, we’ll work with a community partner to interview users and develop journey maps as a way to share and develop user insights.

We’ll start with consulting a community partner, then identify our objectives and questions. Next, we’ll develop interview questions and protocol. Then, we'll dive right in to interview a user and learn about their workflows and processes. Finally, we’ll debrief after the interview and create a User Journey map based on our data and findings.

Participants will receive the UX Night School Field Notebook and our User Interview and User Journey Map guides to bring back to their own work.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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