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Product Design Course Outline

I'm currently offering an light and intensive product design course in private tutoring/mentoring sessions. Please reach out if you are interested:

Meet & Greet

Casual 1 hour coffee/video/phone meet and greet.

 

Week 1

101 Introduction

Introduction to Product Design

  • What is Product Design?
  • What is the difference between UX, UI, UX/UI, Interaction, Visual, Product, User Research, Product Manager, Product (Digital & Physical), Prototype designer?

User Experience

  • What is 'User Experience' and why is it important?
  • In what ways is User Experience important to Product Design?
  • What are some examples? What are some patterns?

Design Roles and Responsibilities in a Large Company

  • What are the different roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
  • What are you measured on? What does success look like?
  • How to make an impact internally and in the community?

 

102 Finding Passion & Purpose

Finding Passion

  • Identifying personal goals & finding a skill focus
  • Identifying your strengths & areas of growth
  • Exploring career goals and trajectory
  • What can you do everyday with passion and without fear of failure?
  • Identifying your purpose

Strength Focus

  • How to showcase your strengths
  • Building a bridge of all your skills and experience
  • Tying it back to your purpose

 

 

Week 2 & 3

103 Design Sprint

Design Sprint

  • Product Strategy
    • Identifying market and/or business need
    • Differentiators
    • Key features
    • Business goals
  • Finding a problem
  • Setting goals
  • Design principles
  • Information gathering
    • Competitive analysis & audit
    • Pattern audit
    • Gathering current and past perceptions
    • Gathering feedback
    • Case studies and reverse-engineering
    • User interviews
    • Observational sessions
    • Surveys
  • Ideation 
    • Holistic thinking
    • Finding and gathering inspiration
    • Idea brain dumps
    • Organizing your ideas
    • Refining your ideas
    • Setting future vision
  • Writing a Hypothesis/Hypothese
  • Validating your idea
    • Considering outliers (accessibility and inclusion)
    • Gathering data
    • Setting key metrics
    • Observing signals
    • Documentation
    • Designing user tests
    • Triaging work
  • Prototyping
    • Design & prototyping tools
    • Methods
    • Scaling
  • Iteration and Refinement
    • Design systems
    • Platforms
    • Accessibility
    • Creating frameworks
    • Alignment
  • Gaining Traction Internally
    • Building a story
    • Sharing out
    • Getting feedback
    • Finding allies 
    • Refining your idea
  • Cross-Collaboration
    • Working cross-functionally
    • Working with other designers
    • Packaging and handing off work
    • Dealing with conflict
  • Ambiguity & non-linear processes
    • How to deal with ambiguity or lack of time/resources
    • Streamlining your process
    • MVP (launching with lowest amount of work, highest potential impact, gaining the most amount of key feedback)

 

 

Week 4

104 Portfolio Building

Portfolio Building

  • Personal branding
  • Showcasing work
  • Choosing projects
  • Gathering assets and supporting research
  • Creating new supporting material
  • Building a story
  • Keeping competitive
  • Presentation skills

Resume

  • Writing your resume
  • Conveying intent, emotion & personality
  • Extending your personal brand into your resume
  • Telling your story through your experience
  • Balancing technical skills, work history, goals and you as a person on one page
  • 30 second test

 

 

Week 5

105 Prepping for Interviews

Interviewing 

  • Choosing projects 1-3
  • Formatting presentations
  • About you
  • Presentation (Portfolio Review)
  • 1:1's
  • Abstract questioning
  • Presentation skills
  • White boarding sessions
  • Asking about the role and cultural fit
  • Negotiations
  • Managing offers
  • Moving forward from rejetion

 

 

 

Tuition: $60/hr

Intensive: $300/5 classes 

Time: 2 hrs per class

Classe schedule: 1 class per week (Saturdays)

Syllabus: Custom per person

Project: 1 end-to-end  project showcase

 

 

 
Tutoring offered
 

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