User Experience for products and services
Don’t leave UX to the professionals. Work with experienced specialists and like-minded professionals on improving the UX of your product.
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If you’re in charge of a product, a service, or even a startup, you need to understand your users – their behaviour, pain points and motivations – to be able to design a successful experience.
In this masterclass, you will spend two days with experienced specialists and like-minded participants on improving your product.
This is not a theoretical UX introduction – it’s a hands-on experience that creates immediate value.
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To whom this course is addressed
This workshop is designed for product owners, project managers or other professionals responsible for solutions or products. You have a couple of years of experience within your area of expertise.
You may also already be working with graphic or print design, architecture, web development or engineering.
At the end of the Growth Hacking Marketing Masterclass you will be able to:
- Kick-start and scope a UX process – based on your product.
- Plan a user study: Identifying and recruiting users, interview themes, test materials, time schedule and budget.
- Benefit from a new UX tool box customized to your product or service.
- Use conceptualisation and visualization methods and tools like: The five whys, photojournals, journey maps, mash-ups, storyboards and rapid prototyping.
- Apply UX involvement methods from think aloud testing to observation techniques.
- Get insights from online UX tools like Hotjar, Feng-Gui and POP
- Know how to improve communication and alignment between product management and UX.
- Use strategic user experience thinking in your projects.
- Perform an ideation process and select the right ideas.
Strategic user experience thinking
In this talk on strategic user experience thinking, we establish an overview of how to think user-centered and how this way of thinking will influence the development of your product/service. We will look at frameworks such as design thinking and user journeys, and talk about terms such as pain points, user stories, frontstage and backstage. You will learn how to look at a project through the glasses of user experience, and how to think and describe the development of your product/service using these frameworks.
Why and how is UX a strategic tool for succeeding in product/service development.
In groups, we discuss our individual projects and the value of UX going forward. The groups are constructed with project relevance in mind. Each group will pick one project to discuss in plenum. The discussions will be facilitated by members of the faculty.
Tools for conceptualization and visualization
How do you make convincing visual representations of your concept? When is a low-fi prototype the most effective tool to present your concept and when will you need more detailed and advanced presentations? Get inspiration to different ways of creating concepts and presenting them in a convincing way from user stories to wireframes, video, mood boards and co-creation.
Plan a user study
In groups, you will put the methods from the talk into a plan for a user study that fits your project. Planning a study includes the choice of method(s), identifying and recruiting users, interview themes and test materials. The plan also includes time schedule and budget. During the work, you will get coaching and input from the presenters to make a plan for a user study that you can conduct on your own product.
Ideate, prototype, iterate, repeat
This talk focuses on the design thinking skills of ideation, prototyping and iteration. We will present different tools and techniques that will enable you to visualize and test your ideas and bring others in on your vision of the future. We will embrace the concept of rapid prototyping as an instrument to either fail fast or innovate now.
Visualize and test your own business ideas
After an inspirational talk, it’s time to:
Perform your own ideation process and select the right ideas.
Create your own prototype and share it with your group members.
Perform a quick and dirty user test, and adjust the prototype.
Meet the Faculty
Anna Cappi, Learning Manager at Talent Garden Innovation School
Born in Sweden and educated at Lund University, Anna holds a Ph.D. in History of Ideas with a minor in Education Studies.
She has more than a decade’s worth of experience as a course director, learning designer and lecturer from both Sweden and France. She is passionate about talent development, education and about ideas – their origins, dissemination and innovative ideas that spark change.
Anja Thrane, Client Director at Advice
Anja is an expert in UX with a special focus on user involvement. Anja has worked with financial solutions (banking, pension, insurance) and other complex products. Anja is now a partner at Advice, but has previously co-founded a UX consultancy
Niels Tybjerg, Head of MarTech at Advice
Niels combines his 10 years of digital marketing experience with a talent for turning raw data into valuable insights and actions for customers like LEGO, Danfoss, IKEA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Novo Nordisk. As a MarTech specialist, he’ll help you operationalize the customer journey through the right combination of digital data, marketing channels, and automation tools, so you get better leads and happier customers.
Jon Boysen Cetti, Client Director at Advice
Jon has worked with UX for more than 15 years within Telco, Finance, Media, Real Estate and the public sector. Jon has broad experience with all the tools that are involved in a good UX process, from user involvement and stakeholder management over wireframes to securing the value of a UX-project from business development to finalization.
Nicolai Hauge Knudsen, Senior Advisor at Advice
Nicolai is an experienced UX designer and strategist. For over two decades Nicolai has been helping businesses and organizations transform their strategies into high-impact solutions, giving advice on how to stand out in the digital world. As an advisor and a UX specialist, Nicolai has enjoyed working with clients such as ECCO, Nordea, Danske Bank, Tryg, Chr. Hansen, Spar Nord Bank, Novozymes, Biogen Idec, Kino.dk, Realdania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, The City of Copenhagen and many more.
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A very well prepared course, with knowledgeable instructors. This course has a good mix of theory and hands-on training and it is possible to attend no matter at what knowledge level you have – I had a great experience.
Ibrahim Kamstrup-Akkaoui, Novo Nordisk
I’ve been blown away with valuable tools and practices to apply in my business. I can’t return to conventional marketing practices knowing what I know now. If I apply just a handful of the learnings from today, I am positive that I will quickly get ahead of my game.
Line Pihl, Cphnordic
It was amazing how much content and advice that was presented and equally impressive was the enthusiasm with which it was delivered.
Daniel Andersen, S-cubed
This masterclass takes place in our Talent Garden Rainmaking campus on Holmen. Built in 1888, it used to be the facility where the Royal Danish Navy equipped their men for battle. While we like the idea that we prepare our students for challenges, the uniform requirements have loosened since then.
Date: September 24-25th 2019
Duration: 2 days, 8:30 – 17:30
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