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Short Courses and Workshops


Join us for hands-on, real-world practice and one-on-one coaching moments with seasoned professionals. Our courses are offered at our downtown San Francisco location, though we do travel, offering private corporate training and public courses on the road.
Class size: 15-25 Students.

Visual Brand Strategy

Define the vision for your brand experience.

Organizational Training

We come to you—wherever you are—with workshops and short courses suited to your organization's unique needs.

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Instructors


Our instructors bring a wealth of experience
from start-ups to global corporations.

Kendra Shimmell
Kendra Shimmell
Chris Noessel
Chris Noessel
Doug LeMoine
Doug LeMoine
Steve Calde
Steve Calde
Jason Csizmadi
Jason Csizmadi
Suzy Thompson
Suzy Thompson
Nikki Knox
Nikki Knox
Teresa Brazen
Teresa Brazen
Jenea Hayes
Jenea Hayes
Brian Stone
Brian Stone
Bobby Hughes
Bobby Hughes
Lauren Ruiz
Lauren Ruiz
Christina Beard
Christina Beard
Our instructors aren’t just knowledgeable teachers, they are active design practitioners with experience designing real products for real companies. We have a passion for sharing our experience. We thrive on collaboration, and encourage participation and discussion in every course so that we can map the processes, methods, and techniques to your real-world situation. Have any questions? Contact Kendra Shimmell, Director of Cooper U at kendra@cooper.com.

Organizational Training

Selected Course Topics

We’ll hand-pick just the topics you need from any of our courses and deliver tailored instruction on your turf or ours. Learn how to:

  • Create an experience strategy that aligns with your brand and resonates with your customers.
  • Identify the opportunities and obstacles within your service or product ecosystem.
  • Plan and conduct research to gain a deep understanding of users.
  • Translate research observations into goals, personas, and scenarios.
  • Develop requirements based on user and business goals.
  • Define the right structure and behavior for your product.
  • Use generative and evaluative exercises to craft a product vision and visual language.
  • Establish more effective design communication and collaboration amongst teams.

Problem-Solving Workshops

Is your team stuck on a particular design, strategy or business problem? We can guide you to a solution through our half or full-day facilitated workshops:

  • Research Synthesis: Organize, evaluate and turn your user research data into actionable insights to guide design.
  • Persona Development: Turn research insights into clear design targets (personas) that will guide and communicate design decisions.
  • Experience Blueprints: Understand how to document your existing service experience, identify pain-points, and create new process efficiencies.
  • Experience Strategies: Bring together diverse stakeholders to determine how your product or service should look and feel.
  • Exploration: Push past the obvious through brainstorming exercises that inspire rapid generation of design concepts.
  • Roadmap Development: Define long-term objectives, a product roadmap, and a sequence of releases that ensure a holistic user experience.
  • Evangelism: Our staff can also speak on topics like pair design, sci-fi interfaces, healthcare innovation, the future of technology, and more.

Let us know how we can help!

Call us at +1.415.267.3500 or email us at cooperu@cooper.com.