The UX Week: 5 workshops with 5 experienced designers

24–28 May 2021, 13:00–18:00 (UK)
Remote via live video
Beginners–Advanced
£159–£699

What's on

5 days of hands-on workshops on UX and UI design by 5 experienced designers.

One week of practical workshops on User Experience and User Interface design run by professional designers: from inclusive design and behavioural psychology to UX writing, creating design system and UI library.

Who runs it

The School of UX speaker Hayley Hughes

Hayley Hughes – UX manager at Shopify. Formerly pioneered the design language at IBM, and led the evolution of the design system at Airbnb. The companies Hayley worked with

The School of UX speaker Felice Hawley

Felice Hawley – Content Designer & Strategist with vast experience working with organisations like Transport for London, CNN and London Councils. The companies Felice worked with

The School of UX speaker Aarron Walter

Aarron Walter – VP of Design Publishing at InVision. Previously UX Director at MailChimp. Author of Designing for Emotion book. Advised organisations like American Express and The White House. The companies Aarron worked with

The School of UX speaker Patrick Fagan

Patrick Fagan – Behavioural Scientist at Brainchimp turning mind into magic. Author of Hooked book. Previously Lead Psychologist at Cambridge Analytica. The companies Patrick worked with

The School of UX speaker Iannish Posooa

Iannish Posooa – Senior Product Designer at what3words. Previously worked for brands such as BBC, ITV, Olympic Broadcasting Services and Time Inc. to name a few. The companies Iannish worked with

Day 1 — Designing UX for Emotion

In this workshop run by Aarron Walter you'll learn how to produce more engaging products and how design shapes customer experiences. This workshop will provide practical knowledge that can be applied to work in your companies right away. Show moreShow less

  • designing for diversity and inclusion
  • principles of psychology that lead to effective design
  • designing moments in the customer experience that drive engagement
  • learning engagement methods to create memorable experiences
  • case studies of popular brands design for emotion
  • integrating emotional design into your design process
  • how other companies design for mistrust, fear, and sadness
  • making the business case for emotional design

Day 2 — Creating Design Language System

In this workshop by Hayley Hughes you'll walk away with guidance on how to create a system that can enable creativity, serve whole teams, and be resilient in the face of organizational change. Show moreShow less

  • First, we’ll share steps on the creation of a system. With purpose, process, and patterns in mind, we’ll walk through the details that tie your design language to a holistic brand experience.
  • Second, we will deep dive on adoption strategies. Together we’ll create a maturity model that breaks the whole system into parts teams can adopt over time.
  • Lastly, we’ll talk about how to maintain and measure the health of a system. We’ll focus on service design topics like feedback loops, contribution, and sustainable infrastructure.

Day 3 — Designing Style Guide & UI Library

In this workshop by Iannish Posooa you'll learn how to create your own style guide & UI library in Figma. From setting up & sharing UI libraries with teams and keeping its structure atomic, to prototyping & micro-interaction possibilities in Figma and developer handover. Show moreShow less

  • The basics of setting up a team in Figma
  • Determining what should be a component with development handover in mind
  • Keeping the atomic structure of your library simple so you don't create unnecessary complexity
  • How to share libraries with teams and what privileges to give to different parts of the business
  • How to update them so you don't break your team's hard work and crucially don't lose the data in each instance of a component
  • Autolayout: tips and tricks for responsive layout that can reduce your workload by about 60%
  • Prototyping and micro-interaction possibilities in Figma
  • Dev handover. The basics and the advanced things that developers don't tell you but will improve your relationship with them
  • Remote working: Who to share your designs and get stakeholders to follow
  • Finally: How to share your design library with other teams and companies

Day 4 — Personalising UX with Behavioural Psychology

In this workshop by Patrick Fagan you’ll learn how to turn technological signals into psychological insights, turning these into persuasive and engaging user experiences; how to use behavioural science to ‘nudge’ the behaviours you want, and how to use data to do this in a personalised way. Show moreShow less

  • behavioural science principles of decision-making
  • taking nudging digital
  • inside Cambridge Analytica
  • predicting the future from behavioural cues
  • using digital footprints to understand your users
  • designing personality-targeted user experiences
  • the power of the personalised nudge
  • faces, cheeks and eyes: New tech opportunities
  • the ethics of it all

Day 5 — Content Design & UX Writing

This practical workshop by Felice Hawley will teach you digital copywriting skills and basic content strategy techniques. The idea is to get you to think like a content designer: from how to structure text and write plain English to decluttering text and content strategy. Show moreShow less

  • writing and editing skills/digital copywriting: tips and tricks for taking bad, boring corporate speak copy into something that works for users and helps with SEO. Lots of practical exercises on front-loading and decluttering text and writing headings, links and in plain English etc.
  • think like a journalist: a lot of content designers started as journalists, trained to look at information critically, filling in the holes and checking the logic.
  • working with stakeholders: advice on working with stakeholders on copy. It’s kind of train the trainer – showing how to make stakeholders confident that you know what you’re doing if you edit their bad copy!
  • plus some basic content strategy to underpin any project

What's included

👩🏾‍💻 Live video & real-time interaction when remote
🧠 Hands-on exercises
individual & group
📑 Handouts & slides
for you to download
🎙️ Q&A session
with experienced designer
📚 Books & tools recommendations
✋🏽 One-to-one mentoring
(bookable separately)

Our 3000+ students come from different backgrounds and countries

Complete beginners, graphic / UX / UI designers, developers, PMs, BAs, marketers. From big companies and startups to independent freelancers – read student reviews

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