It’s summer time! While traditional school is out, there is plenty of opportunity to learn something new at Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts. Founded in 1971 by the husband-and-wife team of illustrators, Dick and Cherry Brown, the mission of this vocational school is to advance the skills of designers and advertising related professionals. Larry Asher and Linda Hunt currently run the school.
I’m excited to announce that beginning June 24th, I began teaching the User Research class. The class (ending on July 22nd) is part of the first quarter of the User Experience Certificate program and takes place for 5 weeks.
Class topics include formulation of research objectives and hypotheses, and conducting generative and evaluative research (i.e., qualitative and quantitative methods). Heuristic evaluation, creating personas, and presentation tips are also covered.
The User Experience Certificate Program takes place over the course of approximately one year and includes several five-week modules. It includes classes of fundamentals in design, information architecture, soft skills for designers, and writing classes.
As I embark on this teaching experience, I’m excited to give back to the community. I’m thrilled to share my passion for gathering user insights. It’s exciting to be among such an impressive lineup of teachers and experts. Gaining insights from my students is exciting as well. I look forward to what we will learn from each other this summer.
If you have a User Experience project you’d like to discuss, feel free to reach out to me or Lynn Reed at hello@Hemispheres.com.
If you’d like to learn more about what the School of Visual Concepts has to offer, check out www.svcseattle.com/certificate-programs/.