Designs that change lives

The UX Boot Camp: Kiva

Kick off your spring at the Cooper studio with our upcoming UX Boot Camp with Kiva, held March 11-14, in San Francisco, CA. This deep-dive promises to be one of our most inspiring, as designers, developers and project managers work together to support Kiva’s mission to eliminate poverty worldwide by connecting people through microloans.

Sound like a high bar? It is. Wait until you hear your mission.

On Your Mark...

During the fast-paced four days you’ll design web concepts that help Kiva lenders decide which loans are best for them and facilitate the loan selection process. Lenders need to feel empowered as they strive to share their resources with others, rather than overwhelmed or discouraged by the number of borrowers and different types of loans.

To get there you’ll explore how people make decisions around money, and how lenders identify the right borrower and loan. You’ll consider how Kiva lenders evaluate risk and determine impact, and identify the challenges that prevent new or seasoned lenders from continuing to invest new funds.

Sounds great. What is Kiva?

Kiva is a non-profit organization that works to alleviate poverty by connecting people through lending. Kiva envisions a world where all people have access to financial resources that empower them, including those living in remote regions. Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva makes it easy for individuals to lend as little as $25 to others in support of their dreams. Opportunities to support borrowers range from rural farmers around the globe, to small business startups in the United States, to educational loans that can support the next generation of leaders in a developing country.

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Cool. So what’s in it for me?

At Cooper’s UX Boot Camps, students confront a real-world problem through intense collaboration under the guidance of industry leaders and top designers. The new skills and benefits you bring home can be transformative:

  • Methods for applying Cooper’s Goal-Directed Design.
  • Approaches to thinking from both design and business perspectives.
  • Interaction techniques shared by industry leaders, including Alan Cooper.
  • New connections with peers from around the world.
  • A refreshed portfolio, with a smart design concept.
  • Leadership and collaboration skills to help you better navigate your work environment.

Inside Cooper’s UX Boot Camps

See how participants in past UX Boot Camps have designed mobile concepts to engage a new audience, created new applications to help facilitate learning, designed digital tools to ignite demand for fairly traded goods, and explored how radio programs of the future can engage with their audiences.

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

Take a look behind the scenes at Cooper’s 2013 UX Boot Camp with Fair Trade USA as designers, developers, and project managers take their skills to the next level.

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Ready? Join Us!

Save your spot now for the UX Boot Camp: Kiva, March 11-14, in San Francisco. 

If you’re interested in the UX Boot Camp, but can’t make it to this one, sign up to be notified about future classes here.