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UX Crash Course
June 12 @ 5:00 pm - June 14 @ 8:00 pm
About the Event:
The workshop is designed for web/app developers and internet entrepreneurs alike. No prior experience with design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch is required, but any knowledge of any of these helps. All you need is a strong interest in designing user-friendly interfaces and a desire to learn the tools to do it effectively. The course is meant to be interactive with DIY modules to reinforce learning.
• Why Design Matters: Crash Course in UX (Jun 12)
• Introduction to Sketch (Jun 13)
• Build an Interface in Sketch (Jun 14)
You are expected to bring a Mac laptop with you (Sketch works only on Mac OS) with pre-installed Sketch (you can download a trial version from here: https://www.sketchapp.com/get/). There are ways to install Sketch also on your Windows laptop (Hackintosh or via Virtual Machine). As a last resort, we’ll provide you with machine, however we have a limited number of those.
Please note, that in case if you are not a Sketch user, or even if you are not going to use Sketch, it doesn’t mean that you won’t benefit from the course. You’ll be able to apply the UX principles learnt during the course also in another software.
About the Speaker:
Silvie Nshanyan is a Product Management and User Experience expert visiting from Venice Beach, California. She’s passionate about bringing digital products to market that build value and utility. What that entails is immaculate understanding of the end user needs along with clear definition of business goals and setup of lean processes specific to each team. She has earned her stripes in enterprise IT consulting, serving clients such as Disney Parks and Resorts and Warner Brothers. She also been on the front lines in the startup world through her own venture and via consulting numerous startup clients over the years.
Born in Yerevan and having lived in the U.S. for the past 16 years, she has broadened her cultural and professional skill-set in over 20 additional countries across 6 continents, but still considers Yerevan her favorite city in the world. She returns to Armenia every few years and is keen on seeing it prosper. As an tech professional, Silvie is particularly motivated to contribute to the advancement of the Armenian tech sector and sees UX a major gap that is ripe for development. She holds a dual Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Science (specializing in Human Computer Interactions) from University of California, San Diego and believes that proper application of UX principles will save the world.