There's certainly a shortage of UX designers these days. If you'd like to explore becoming one, or you're having a hard time hiring one, or can't afford one, or you have one and would like to speak the same language, (lots of reasons why!) you can learn some of the basic principles yourself.
This class will cover:
- basic design principles
- tricks and tools that solve common UI problems
- list of resources for further learning
The class will lean towards designing for e-commerce and consumer-facing types of sites and applications.
I have been a ux designer for 14 years and have designed the user experience for companies such as LVMH, Time Warner, Williams-Sonoma, Ancestry.com and Hotwire.com. I have also worked on a handful of startups and am currently Head of User Experience at my own startup. I have been teaching UX and giving lectures for a few years now and have proudly seen some students successfully start their own UX practice.