Explore New Interaction Paradigms at UX Boot Camp: Wikimedia

Advance and apply your UX design skills to a meaningful real-world problem in this intensive, hands-on workshop


This September, join Wikimedia, Cooper, and design-thinkers from around the world as we find new ways to spread knowledge through mobile Wikipedia. In this four-day workshop, you’ll use new UX skills to make mobile content contribution more approachable, intuitive, and less reliant on traditional input methods like typing. If you’ve wanted an excuse to explore new interaction paradigms and stay ahead of the design pack, this is your chance. Best of all, you get to do all of that in the creative classroom setting of Alan and Sue Cooper’s 50-acre ranch in Petaluma, CA.

Register now: UX Boot Camp: Wikimedia September 17-20, Petaluma, CA

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn new interaction techniques and approaches under the guidance of industry leaders, including Alan Cooper
  • Learn how to think through a problem from both a design and business perspective, rather than blindly applying methods by rote.
  • Energize your practice and make new connections by working on a real-world challenge with peers from around the world.
  • Beef up your portfolio with a smart, new design concept
  • Pick up leadership and collaboration skills that will help you better navigate your work environment.

What is the UX Boot Camp?

UX Boot Camp is an opportunity for designers, developers, and project managers with some interaction design experience to take their skills to the next level. Over the course of four days, you’ll take a deep dive into Cooper’s goal-directed design approach and apply what you learn to a real-world problem. You’ll take your ideas from inception to design with the mentorship of our best teachers and active feedback from a real non-profit client.

Curious about what the UX Boot Camp is really like? Don’t take our word for it – hear what the students had to say about it themselves.

Inside Cooper's UX Boot Camp from Cooper on Vimeo.

About the Wikimedia Foundation

By Logo and trademark of the Wikimedia foundation, designed by Wikipedia user "Neolux" (SVG version created by DarkEvil, revised by Philip Ronan and optimized by Zscout370 and Artem Karimov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix, Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive more than 517 million unique visitors per month, making them the fifth-most popular web property worldwide (comScore, April 2013). Available in 285 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 25 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of roughly 80,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants. Learn more about the Wikimedia Foundation here.

Sound like a challenge you want to take on? Save your spot now for the UX Boot Camp: Wikimedia, September 17-20, Petaluma, CA.

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you joined the coevorsatinn, Patricia! I agree, it's a good way to start kids thinking, and that in turn paves the way to a written response, especially if a prompt just "works" for them.
I can tell I didn't express myelsf well enough let me try it again, and hopefully you guys can get a clearer picture.We live in a small social world, there is no denying that .people talk about privacy all the time and complain that we continously don't have any. On the grand scale however, I ask how much one thinks they have now .almost all of us know somebody who knows and cares for us, have a family (not in the sense of having kids, but in general) .I'm thinking, when I'm expressing myelsf like this, of privacy' in a much much more broader scale.The place we live, the people we meet, the taxes we pay, the TV channels we watch, the car we drive .every single thing we do expresses something about ourselves to somebody; somebody I've never can probably construct a whole profile of me just from the data on the internet in that extreme sense, we have no privacy .we never really did. Our lives are built socially, and even if we live very solitary lives, there is somebody out there who knows and is keeping tabs on you.That may sound like an exaggerated way of looking at the word, but I feel this way when I hear some people complaining about privacy because it feels in a sense like they act like, in a greater sense anyway, like they actually have any. Because, as I tried to express before, the only way to have the exaggerated sense of privacy some people wish they had .well .you'd have to live off the grid as I expressed living like a nomad or something in a lifestyle that will completely unnecessary and probably very difficult. There are probably several who do live this sort of life, and while far be it from me to criticize, I feel the need to point out this is unnecessary.Of course, truthfully, most people are thinking like this, even those complain endlessly about privacy they are happy about the benefits and happiness they receive by being and living in the social world that we do they just worry about their privacy in a smaller scale because they don't want to lose more of that, and a big issue with that is, responsibility and how much they put out there. In general though, on a grander scale, the point I was trying to make out is how vague privacy is in this day and age, why that is mostly a good thing, and that it undoubtedly will continue .because as the world continues to shrink, the benefits increase what benefits? Everything really .the ability to express ourselves (the Internet is one such example communication like no other, but it brought in a huge range of issues) for one the relationship between the government and individuals will increase (which of course, is more complicated then a single sentence could ever express, but their are scores of obvious benefits I like knowing I could call 911 and people will help me if I need it) .Think about it if Kurzweil's vision is correct, privacy will continue to cease to exist, but the intimacy and empowerment it brings when everyone is so connected will be unbelievable. Is it vastly more complicated then this and liberty/privacy still thinks to ever-fight for? Of course they are, I wasn't marginalizing that .I was speaking from a broad historical sense however the world has become smaller and more connected and it's been a give and take; constantly a huge range of issues my point was to always express, despite that, that the good far outweighs the bad I'm happy to be born in this complicated small social world .and while both the good and bad will amplify when this progresses, I'm not sure I'd mind the world of the future in which power become even more connected.

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