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Organizational Training

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

2015 Cooper U Schedule

Jun 4-5, 2015
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Transforming Customer Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Jun 12, 2015
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Leading Creative Ideation
San Francisco, CA
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Jul 7-10, 2015
Interaction Design
San Francisco, CA
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Jul 13-14, 2015
Visual Interface Design
San Francisco, CA
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Jul 15, 2015
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Defining Brand Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Jul 20-21, 2015
Design Leadership
San Francisco, CA
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Jul 22, 2015
Designing Culture
San Francisco, CA
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Aug 5-6, 2015
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Uncovering Customer Insights
San Francisco, CA
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Aug 7, 2015
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Putting Personas to Work
San Francisco, CA
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Aug 11-14, 2015
UX Boot Camp: Girls Leadership
San Francisco, CA
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Aug 24-26, 2015
Interaction Design
New York, NY
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Aug 24-25, 2015
Visual Interface Design
New York, NY
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Aug 26, 2015
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Defining Brand Experience
New York, NY
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Aug 27-28, 2015
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Transforming Customer Experience
New York, NY
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Aug 27-28, 2015
Design Leadership
New York, NY
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Aug 29, 2015
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Leading Creative Ideation
New York, NY
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Sep 10-11, 2015
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Managing Product Definition and Design
San Francisco, CA
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Sep 21-22, 2015
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Transforming Customer Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Sep 23, 2015
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Leading Creative Ideation
San Francisco, CA
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Oct 6-9, 2015
Interaction Design
San Francisco, CA
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Oct 12-13, 2015
Visual Interface Design
San Francisco, CA
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Oct 14, 2015
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Defining Brand Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Oct 19-20, 2015
Design Leadership
San Francisco, CA
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Oct 21, 2015
Designing Culture
San Francisco, CA
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Oct 22, 2015
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Putting Personas to Work
San Francisco, CA
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Nov 2-4, 2015
Interaction Design
Columbus, OH
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Nov 3-6, 2015
UX Boot Camp
To be announced
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Nov 5-6, 2015
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Transforming Customer Experience
Columbus, OH
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Nov 16-18, 2015
Interaction Design
Los Angeles, CA
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Nov 16-17, 2015
Visual Interface Design
Los Angeles, CA
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Nov 18, 2015
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Defining Brand Experience
Los Angeles, CA
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Nov 19-20, 2015
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Transforming Customer Experience
Los Angeles, CA
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Nov 19-20, 2015
Design Leadership
Los Angeles, CA
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Nov 21, 2015
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Leading Creative Ideation
Los Angeles, CA
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Dec 2-3, 2015
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Managing Product Definition and Design
San Francisco, CA
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Dec 7-8, 2015
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Uncovering Customer Insights
San Francisco, CA
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Dec 9-10, 2015
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Transforming Customer Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Dec 11, 2015
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Leading Creative Ideation
San Francisco, CA
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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.