BEGINNERS
BEGINNERS
BEGINNERS

BECOME A PRODUCT DESIGNER

Start an awesome career or switch it up. Perfect for super talented visual designers who want to help build really dope websites and apps.

Applications are open for our future cohorts, which will use a similar approach as below.

EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
EVERy MONDAY, 6 to 8pm est, for 12 weeks
SEP 5

WEEK 1

AGENDA

Student intros

Review course outcomes

Developing your design POV

Decolonizing & divesting from traditional (European) design perspectives, methods, and approaches to design

Global design aesthetics

Debrief on individual case study

HOMEWORK

Create a visual moodboard that represents your personal and cultural identity

Design a poster spread that celebrates a POC-centered creative, institution, or social cause

Write down your personal and professional mission statement, 3 challenges you have right now, 3 reasons you should get hired, your ideal career path in the next 3-6 months, 4 key identity questions, and 3 personal design principles

Q&A

Secret Guest

SEP 12

WEEK 2

AGENDA

Building confidence

HOMEWORK

Create a deck using the previous assignments, record and present to 1 professional, and write down 3 areas of improvement

Q&A

Secret Guest

SEP 19

WEEK 3

AGENDA

UX visual design principles

Sketching and wireframing in Figma

HOMEWORK

Critique an app

Write a summary of critique with visual callouts

Q&A

Secret Guest

SEP 26

WEEK 4

AGENDA

Identifying customer needs

HOMEWORK

Interview 3 users of an existing product or service and create a User Journey Map of their experience

Draft a one page document outlining insights and opportunities for feature improvements

Q&A

Secret Guest

OCT 3

WEEK 5

AGENDA

Microinteractions

Sketches and clickable wireframes in Figma

HOMEWORK

Sketch and create clickable wireframes for a microinteraction in Figma

Q&A

Secret Guest

OCT 10

WEEK 6

AGENDA

Creating UI

HOMEWORK

Create UI draft for microinteraction

Q&A

Secret Guest

OCT 17

WEEK 7

AGENDA

Getting user feedback

HOMEWORK

Get feedback from 3 users and 3 professionals and make 3 changes to your design

Q&A

Secret Guest

OCT 24

WEEK 8

AGENDA

Handling feedback in difficult situations

In-class UI critique

Great presentations

HOMEWORK

Make 3 changes to design based on feedback

Create case study presentation in Figma and Google Slides

Create/update your portfolio site

Q&A

Secret Guest

OCT 31

WEEK 9

AGENDA

Accessibility

Finding and applying to roles that are right for you

HOMEWORK

Make 3 changes to design based on accessibility presentation

Apply to 5 new roles and/or set up time to discuss with manager about promotion/additional responsibilities

Q&A

Secret Guest

NOV 7

WEEK 10

AGENDA

Networking, finding a sponsor, interviewing, great portfolios, cover letters, resumes, and LinkedIn tips

HOMEWORK

Write your cover letter and resume (using only fonts by POC)

Update your Linkedin, resume, and website portfolio

Find photographer for headshot

Q&A

Secret Guest

NOV 14

WEEK 11

AGENDA

TBD based on class needs

HOMEWORK

TBD based on class needs

Q&A

Secret Guest

NOV 21

WEEK 12

AGENDA

Graduation activity!

HOMEWORK

Final case, portfolio link, and headshot due

Other homework TBD based on class needs

Q&A

Secret Guest

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