Redesign a Dog Adoption App: Hands-On UX Workshop

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You'll learn some new UX skills and build an impressive portfolio piece to help improve the experience of adopting the perfect dog!

About this Event

Learn UX skills by designing right alongside your friendly guide and instructor, Joe Formica, and other designers-in-training.

🚀 What We’ll Do

In this live stream UX design workshop, you'll take on the role of Lead UX Designer for CityPups - an app that helps people living in cities find the perfect dog to adopt.

Together, we'll learn and practice some of the most essential concepts in UX design in our challenge brief and work in teams to design an amazing solution based on a recorded usability test, where we'll improve how CityPup helps people adopt dogs.

✅ Agenda

👥   First, we'll learn about User Testing, and get a quick crash course on how to prepare, and moderate a great user test.

🔍   Next, we'll watch a real usability test, and find the areas where we can most improve this app.

📈   We'll learn how to conduct a competitive analysis, to get inspiration from other websites that offer a better experience.

🎨   Then, we’ll work together to solve the usability issues with sketching and high fidelity designs in Figma.

🌟  Finally, we'll put everything together in a beautiful case study template that you can use in your portfolio!

🐶 Your Client

In this challenge, you'll be working for CityPups, an app that helps people living in cities find the perfect dog to adopt.

🤝 Who is this for?

🐤  UX Beginners who want to learn UX skills by actually doing it!

👩🏽‍💻  UX Designers-in-Training who want to add a new project to their portfolio, and practice some of their skills.

😎  UX Pros who want to sharpen their UX design skills or take a break from their daily work.

🌟 Recent Member Reviews of this Workshop

💞  "Really loved this workshop - can't wait for the next one!!"

💫  "Really awesome - very obvious that Joe put thought and care into the experience of this class, it was super smooth, coordinated, and useful. Love the online platform, Joe really managed to incorporate almost all the benefits of an in-person class while cutting out the downsides like commuting and wearing pants :)"

📈  "Woah! I did more for my portfolio in this 2hr workshop than I have in the past 2 months 😳😂 !"

💚  "Loved this challenge! Please do more Joe!!"

🌱  "I'm a total beginner and was a little nervous going in. I felt really comfortable the whole time, and had so much fun challenging myself with this new material. Thanks for making these so simple, welcoming, and HELPFUL"

🔨 What you’ll need

👍  Some UX experience is helpful, but not required. Beginners are welcome!

✅   You will need to create a free account at https://www.figma.com/

🖥️   Laptop or computer with Internet access, preferably in a quiet space.

📝   Pen & Paper for sketching exercises

👩🏽‍🏫 Your Instructor

Joe Formica

Founder of Bitesize UX

Lead UX Instructor at General Assembly NYC

Senior User Experience Designer

"When trying to break into a career in design, there is no substitute for hands-on experience - but there are way too many unnecessary barriers to getting that initial experience. Traditional courses are expensive, time consuming, and largely based on theory. Internships are competitive, and unrealistic for would-be career changers who are already employed.

Joe has taught UX Design at General Assembly in New York for five years as a Distinguished Faculty Member, and has created and taught Entrepreneurship courses at Fordham University Business School. Through these roles, he has worked with thousands of designers-in-training to help them take the next steps in their career.

In addition to teaching, Joe has been a self-employed Senior Product Designer for the past eight years. He has worked with dozens of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to new startups, where he has played an integral role in their growth and success.

Joe believes that there is no substitute for learning by doing - all Bitesize courses are hands-on, project based, and beginner friendly. If you take a class with Joe, you’re guaranteed to walk out with a tangible project that you're proud to show off to the world.

Joe works every day to solve "need experience to get experience" problem that prevents people from exploring new skills, roles, and careers in technology, and believes that learning as an adult should be exciting, fun, and rewarding - not daunting.

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