Interaction Design Training (non web preferred)

10 Feb 2010 - 9:59pm
4 years ago
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yong hwa
2009

Hi all

Have you attended any professional interaction training courses (2-4
days max) that you will highly recommend to fellow interaction
designers?

My work area are mainly in software and mobile devices design (mainly
interaction & occasional visual designs).

I currently looking at Cooper's training program. If u hv attended,
how is it? Is the approach practical? I hope to fine tune my skills
and if possible implement the best UX practises progressively to my
company.

thank you.

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10 Feb 2010 - 10:25pm
Audrey Crane
2009

Nearly all of what I've heard and experienced about all of these
kinds of things is that you end up with people who aren't designers
(engineers, product managers, etc.) and because of the audience do a
lot of basic stuff and then a good chunk of group exercises that
aren't all that useful if you're already a practicing designer.

If I were you I'd explicitly ask what kind of people will be
attending.

Will be interested to hear if anyone recommends anything for people
who are already reasonably competent practitioners.

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10 Feb 2010 - 11:19pm
Hilary Bienstock
2009

Yonghwa,

I've attended one of the Cooper Interaction Design Seminars and found it very interesting and useful -- but at the time I took it, several years ago, I was not as far along in my career as I am now. Nevertheless, I did find that there were a variety of good people there -- including people already working in the industry in different capacities. I thought it was a great experience and would probably recommend it. It is very persona-focused, however, and personas are pretty political, so I'd definitely be sure that you think you'd be able to develop and use personas in your workplace before you take the course, or you'll be frustrated.

Hilary

Hilary User Experience
Hilary Bienstock, Principal

hilary at hilaryue.com :: 310.883.5818 :: fax 310.829.2839

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