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Cooper: Applied UX Design Intensive

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Applied UX Design Intensive

Exercise your design chops by solving a real-world problem for a client doing social good.

The Applied Ux Design Intensive is an opportunity for product or service design professionals to challenge their skills. In this 4-day course, you’ll work with stakeholders from Fair Trade Certified™ to envision new ways to scale their data collection process and maintain high data quality. You’ll tackle constraints like limited access to internet and language barriers, and think about ways to incentivize responding and create feedback loops for the producer organizations. Your solutions will help Fair Trade Certified farmers and workers in 45+ countries to make better, data-driven decisions about their communities and will show businesses and consumers the impact of their buying choices.

You will walk away from this four-day intensive workshop knowing how to:

  • Apply your skills to a completely new challenge outside of your domain

  • Advance your UX design techniques under the guidance of industry leaders

  • Energize your practice and make new connections by working on a real-world challenge with peers from around the world

  • Pick up leadership and collaboration skills that will help you better navigate your work environment

  • Surprise yourself with how much you can do in a matter of days!

Your Instructors:

This workshop will be led by UC Berkeley Professor Thomas Lee, Cooper Practice Director Jenea Hayes, and Cooper Director of User Experience Shannon McGarity.

About your client:

Fair Trade is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. They provide farmers in developing nations the tools to thrive as international business people. Instead of creating dependency on aid, they use a market-based approach that gives farmers fair prices, workers safe conditions, and entire communities resources for fair, healthy and sustainable lives.

This course is ideal for:

Designers, developers, and product managers from around the world who want to immerse themselves in design methods and build their design toolkit.

*This course was previously known as the UX Boot Camp

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"Working directly with a real client and conducting research interviews with real people was unlike any of the other training experiences I've had over the years. Learning with written case studies is good, but there’s no substitute for the real deal. People are unpredictable. Cooper is giving students a chance to learn, fail fast, and not lose their job in the process.”

- Megan Ellinger, National Academy of Sciences

“The workshop training was grounded in delivering real value to stakeholders. The expectation of a concrete deliverable created a positive stress that motivated learning, engagement and team building amongst attendees.”

- Shawn Crowley, Atomic Object

"Most conferences are set up to give you a shotgun of bite-size information as you move from session to session. UX Boot Camp was critical to me in that it was comprehensive and consistent with its teaching. I got the whole picture of UX skills alongside some in-the-trench experience."

-Matthew Ensor, The Lampo Group

About Cooper training:
Founded in 1992 by Sue Cooper and Alan Cooper, the "Father of Visual Basic", Cooper is an award-winning design and business strategy consultancy, with offices in San Francisco and New York. Our mission is to help organizations think big, create delight, and achieve success. We approach every engagement with fresh eyes and a proven framework. Through Cooper Professional Education, we share the best practices we developed, and empower participants and clients to create superlative products and services.

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Design Research Techniques
Leading Creative Ideation
Design Leadership

Interested in even more Cooper training?
Find out about the rest of our courses & workshops here: www.cooper.com/training

Cancellation Policy

We know things happen. If you need to cancel your registration, notify us by emailing training@cooper.com at least 30 days prior to the course and we will refund your full payment. Less than 30 days prior to the course, there are no refunds available. Alternatively, you can transfer your registration once to another course within one year of the date of cancellation or assign another individual from your organization to take your place. Once your registration is transferred, you may no longer receive a refund.

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