UX Design Bootcamp
This 18-week Bootcamp has been designed to teach you the core concepts of User Experience Design. Every week, you’ll do two evening sessions that blend lecture and practical labs to ensure you get practical experience and develop your portfolio to accelerate your career.
Building your design portfolio is extremely important, and getting the opportunity to work with ambitious companies in this space will help you to create a valuable network. This is why we have developed two project components for our Bootcamp:
- Bring Your Own Design (BYOD) challenge: based on a challenge from your organisation or a side-project of yours.
- Industry Project: sourced by Talent Garden for you, from external industry partners including Dublin Airport, Rediscovery Centre, Robotify and Marino Software. This is where you, your team and the project partner build validated solutions to UX challenges over 6 weeks to deliver actionable results.
Who is the Bootcamp for?
You will learn the skills of a UX Designer and apply them across a wide range of platforms such as Web, Mobile, Wearables, AI, AR/VR, Medical, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Gaming. You will leave with the skills needed to conduct UX research, develop hypotheses, validate them using prototypes and run design sprints.
The demand for UX Design skills has never been higher. Increasingly, Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Software Engineers and Product Managers need to truly understand their users before they can create the right solution.
Info & Cost
Throughout the course, students will:
- Apply end-to-end UX principles and research strategies.
- Apply specific UX standards, conventions and work practices across a wide range of areas such as Web, Mobile, SaaS, Wearables, Medical and Gaming.
- Conduct UX Audits using current frameworks (journey maps, personas and customer value curves) to articulate the existing customer experience.
- Learn about the future of UX and emerging media such as voice, haptics, 360 video, chatbots and the new opportunities and skills required.
- Understand the importance of evolving business models and how to collaborate with key stakeholders and customers to drive product direction in a commercial environment.
- Design, develop and run collaborative design sprints tailored to various contexts.
- Build their portfolios, their network and accelerate their design careers.
SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE
UX Design is core to the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, as it is built upon key interactions between the user and the product/service. Our Bootcamp takes a deep dive into how to optimize your SaaS user experience and deliver higher adoption rates, lower initial costs, and painless upgrades. Learn about the process of designing SaaS systems, validating product/market fit, UX frameworks and principles, onboarding, UI design, premiumisation of features, right through to creating go-to-market and customer retention strategies.
Designers have to leverage many forms and styles of media in order to connect with new users and retain existing ones. With this Bootcamp, learn how to reimagine and redefine for audiences that will engage with your work. Transmedia goes beyond text, visual and screen elements to explore emergeing forms of voice, 360 video, VR and haptics in a design context. This reflects not only on how we design for users but also on who will engage and consume our offerings.
Learn the theory behind what exactly a design sprint is, and crucially, how it has evolved into the world of practice. Learn from industry experts on how to run your own sprint and the process involved in fulfilling real user needs. This agile method helps you to see finished products and understand customer reactions before making any expensive commitments. Sprints are a valuable part of a designer’s toolkit, and with the right approach, they enable iterations and interactions with real customers and cross-functional teams, in a short time period.
The designer’s toolkit is large and forever evolving. We will teach you how to use many tools and, most importantly, when to use them. Learn about core user-centred methodologies including design thinking, lean UX and customer co-creation practices. Understand how to choose the right prototype and the right level of fidelity, learn the best interactive prototype tools and understand what Artificial Intelligence holds for the future of UX.
Meet the Faculty
Mark is an international product thought leader with a UX/CX background, delivering product management and vision to blue chip companies, growth stage companies, tech startups and a VC portfolio. Mark specialises in B2B/B2C SaaS creation for tech start-ups, enterprise B2B/B2C software redesign leading product vision, customer driven product UX and company roadmap processes.
Trevor is an expert in design-driven innovation process and discovery, and regularly works with public and private organisations in this area. He has developed a number of radical and disruptive surgical innovations, among these, his work on Single Site surgery for Olympus was named in the Cleveland Clinic’s top 10 innovations of 2009.
Dr. Shirley Coyle
Shirley Coyle is a Designer, Creator and Engineer who enjoys tackling innovation challenges. Shirley has a diploma in Fashion Design and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. She founded Common Ground Design in 2018, a consultancy start-up, providing expertise in wearable technology and UX design.
Prof. Barry McMahon
Barry is an award winning Inventor and Innovator in the medical device space. Barry believes that the principles of collaborative innovation should be ubiquitous across community and society and strives to make this a reality every day.
Garrett is an experienced designer focusing on UX and digital product design. With a background in Multimedia and Design Innovation he has worked across industries including social media startups, vehicle routing systems, banks and telcos.
Gill is an expert when it comes to creating a customer focused experience. She is currently based in Malmö, Sweden, working at IKEA’s Global Headquarters in the Home Furnishing Retail Design Department.
Dr. Declan Tuite
Declan is Lecturer and Course Director of the popular Emerging Media Masters in the School of Communications in DCU. He delivers a broad range of modules and currently teach these on the BSc.in Multimedia, B.A. in Communication Studies and B.A. in Journalism.
Steve is a business coach and international author, specialising in storytelling and creative thinking. As a former BBC TV journalist, Steve reckons he has told around 20,000 stories in his career and wants to help you tell yours.
Talent Garden is the leading European digital innovation hub and co-working ecosystem. Founded in Brescia, Italy, Talent Garden has now grown its network across 18 European cities and is hosting over 3,500 digital professionals in 26 campuses across 8 countries.
Unlike real estate driven international co-working operators, Talent Garden puts education and innovation at its core in developing its tech community. It focuses on new ways to transform and connect the flexible work and education environments that are being demanded by digital entrepreneurs and businesses undergoing a digital transformation.
Date: Coming soon 2020
Time: Every Wednesday & Thursday evening (6.15pm – 9.15pm)
Duration: 18 weeks
Why join Talent Garden Innovation School?
GET FUTURE READY
More than 50% of companies suffer from a digital talent gap within their teams, and 29% of employees believe their skills are redundant, or will be within the next two years. We are here to upgrade your knowledge, career opportunities and toolbox for your future work challenges and help you and your company grow.
Our faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds including IT, Business, Emerging Media, Education, Design, HR, Psychology, Philosophy, Creative Arts and many other related areas. We are educators who are committed to the student learning experience and to taking an ‘action learning’ approach to teaching. We do this by delivering interactive lectures and practical workshops that are grounded in theory, but focused on real-world application.
COMMUNITY OF ENTREPRENEURS
Our Innovation School is located at Talent Garden Dublin in Glasnevin, a 3,200sqm campus that is home to 350 entrepreneurs. The campus is designed to enhance creativity and provide the ideal setting for professionals to work and learn but also facilitates great networking opportunities with other digital and tech professionals.