Big Design Week 2011 is filled with five workshops to increase your knowledge of existing tools, learn practical methods, and build new skills. Workshops are Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18.
- Monday, November 14 (9AM-4PM)
Kickstarting Your Design Project--From Concept to Prototype
Preston McCauley illustrates several methods for getting your concept quickly fleshed out, identifying hidden agendas, determining requirements when you see only fuzzy ones, and rapidly moving to prototyping in this hands-on workshop. You will get the opportunity to play some familiar roles during the workshop.
- Tuesday, November 15 (9AM-4PM)==CLOSED
Developing Your Content Strategy & Effectively Writing Content
Keith Anderson explains how to design an effective content strategy to reach your customers. You will develop personas in this workshop, which you can use for writing content. During the last part of the day, you will go through a series of hands-on exercises where you will write content to attract new customers and keep your existing customers coming back.
- Wednesday, November 16 (9AM-4PM)
Agile Usability Boot Camp--Scrappy UX Methods & Tools To Use Right AwayYou want to perform some scrappy UX on your project, but you are not sure where to begin. Brian Sullivan describes several scrappy UX methods and tools you can use on your next project. This interactive workshop provides you with the latest methods and tools to quickly inject some scrappy, smart UX into any project with the tightest deadlines. You will see several low-cost, or no cost, UX tools in this workshop.
- Thursday, November 17 (9AM-4PM)
Efficient Workflow Techniques: Tips & Tricks for Mastering CS5There is a reason A.J. Wood is called "The Adobe Wan." His mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite is only exceeded by his uncanny ability to make those software tools accessible to everyone. Join A.J. as he demonstrates workflow tips for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign as well as Adobe beta products such as Edge & Muse. Take control of your software and enjoy the time an efficient workflow can give back to you.
- Friday, November 18 (9AM-4PM)
Putting It Into Motion: Understanding Design Principles Applied to Motion Graphics
J. Schuh the "Texas Animator" always a wild and crazy guy, will show you how to apply design fundamentals to motion graphics and take your designs to the next level. Using After Effects, J. will incorporate Photoshop and Illustrator designs to show animation principles and demonstrate key concepts for creating motion graphics.
When & Where
This event is organized by DFW-UPA. Additional information about DFW-UPA is available at www.dfw-upa.org.