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Designing Better Products Masterclass

Stéphanie Walter
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Workshop includes:
  • 🔖  Examples to take away
  • 🗣  Active participation
  • 🎁  Workshop recordings
  • 🏅  Smashing Certificate

Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A Mon & Tue, November 28 – December 12
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT 19:00 – 21:30 CET Check your time zone

How do you make sure your product matches your user needs and goals? Where and how do you start your design process? And how can you structure that process best?

Stéphanie’s masterclass provides a step-by-step guide to design and build digital products, from initial user research to implementation with the development team.


Here’s What You Should Be Expecting:

  • Interactive live sessions

    5 × 2.5h live sessions

  • Practical insights

    Step-by-step guide to design and build digital products

  • Hands-on exercises

    With reviews by your teacher

  • Life-time access

    To all video recordings and examples

  • Dedicated Q&A time

    To ask all your questions

  • Smashing Certificate

    A well-deserved reward for your work


$450 .00Register for this workshop →5 × 2h live sessions + Q&A. Nov 28 – Dec 12.
With all video recordings & slides. Get a ticket.

🎪  Save up to 25% on this workshop with a Smashing Membership.

The masterclass is based on a four step user-centered process to build better websites, apps, and products:

  1. Analyze and understand,
  2. Explore and design,
  3. Evaluate and test,
  4. Implement.

We will apply this process from start to finish on your own practical example, during the whole masterclass.

You will be introduced to the most common user research methods and we will cover how to build user flows to better plan your pages and product structure. You will dive deeper into information architecture concepts, and how to define a content model. This will help you prioritise content to design reusable components and pages. We will also cover the basis of usability testing and how to iterate and improve products once they are ready.

This practical workshop contains UX theory, and is built around practical group exercises around your own products. You will get access to Stephanie’s Miro template framework to guide you through the whole process, and a cheat sheet to help you keep going.

Who Is This For?

This workshop is for product and UX and UI designers, for project managers and product owners, or developers who want to improve their current product design process. And anyone who wants to build better, more user-centered products.

You will walk away with a set of tools and methods to help you structure your work better, including knowledge of user research and testing. After this workshop you can promote those, and advocate for your users in your own company.

$450 .00Register for this workshop →5 × 2h live sessions + Q&A. Nov 28 – Dec 12.
With all video recordings & slides. Get a ticket.

🎪  Save up to 25% on this workshop with a Smashing Membership.


What will attendees learn in this workshop?

  • UX Research Methods — Introduction to different UX Research methods, with a focus on user interviews and building User Journey Maps.
  • User Flow — Why and How to build a User Flow.
  • Content Model — Defining the content model.
  • Building Components — Prioritizing the content in order to build low fidelity modular components and pages.
  • Information architecture - how to identify and build re-usable components at different sized
  • Mockups and Prototypes — Creating high fidelity mockups and prototypes.
  • Usability Testing — why you need them and how to run them, using the prototypes for testing.
  • Documenting Design Decisions — Documenting your design decisions to help implementation.

About Stéphanie Walter

Stéphanie is a world renowned User Researcher and Designer. She focuses on enterprise UX, building user-centered, inclusive and accessible products and services. She helps clients deliver successful projects. She has been sharing her knowledge on her blog, in conferences and workshops. She discusses a wide range of topics: mobile UX, enterprise UX, cognitive biases to accessibility, inclusive design and designer-devrel.

You can follow her on social media for qualitative curated UX design content. In her day-to-day life, Stéphanie enjoys drawing, riding her bike in Luxembourg, exploring new recipes and playing video games. She’s better at keeping her teammates alive in video games than her plants. But, she tries.

Time & Schedule

This workshop is split over five days. Our virtual doors open at 8:45, we start at 9 AM PT.

The workshop sessions will run on the following days:

  • Mon, November 28, 09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (18:00 – 20:30 CET)
  • Tue, November 29, 09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (18:00 – 20:30 CET)
  • Mon, December 5, 09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (18:00 – 20:30 CET)
  • Tue, December 6, 09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (18:00 – 20:30 CET)
  • Mon, December 12, 09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (18:00 – 20:30 CET)

Schedule

Day 1 — Introduction to User Research and Interviews

8:45 AM PT
Virtual doors open, registration, chat, and introduce yourself.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Introduction to different user research methods.
  • Concept of quantitative vs qualitative and indirect research.
  • Why and how to build a research plan.
  • Focus on the user interview method (+ my cheat sheet to help you).

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with Stephanie on the day’s material. Chat with each other.

Day 2 — User Journey Maps and User Flows

8:45 AM PT
Virtual doors open, registration, chat, and introduce yourself.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Mapping the whole experience with User Journey Maps.
  • Focus on user tasks at interface level: why and how to build a user flow.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with Stephanie on the day’s material. Chat with each other.

Day 3 — Definition of the Content

8:45 AM PT
Virtual doors open, registration, chat, and introduce yourself.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Different methods to analyse the content on an existing site.
  • How to build a content model for a new site / product.
  • Content priority: how to prioritise the content to build reusable components and responsive pages.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with Stephanie on the day’s material. Chat with each other.

Day 4 — Building Modular Components and Pages

8:45 AM PT
Virtual doors open, registration, chat, and introduce yourself.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • The concept of detail vs list pages.
  • Information architecture at different sizes: how identify re-usable components.
  • Using our content priority to build a low fidelity wireframe.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with Stephanie on the day’s material. Chat with each other.

Day 5 — From Wireframes to Mockups to Usability Testing

8:45 AM PT
Virtual doors open, registration, chat, and introduce yourself.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • How to use some of Figma’s features to help build more reusable components for your design systems (styles, variants and components).
  • An introduction to usability testing: why and how to test your mockups with actual users (+ my cheatsheet).

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with Stephanie on the day’s material. Chat with each other and goodbyes.

$450 .00Register for this workshop →5 × 2h live sessions + Q&A. Nov 28 – Dec 12.
With all video recordings & slides. Get a ticket.

🎪  Save up to 25% on this workshop with a Smashing Membership.