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UX Boot Camp

UX Boot Camp students gathered for training.

Advance your design chops by solving a real-world problem for a reputable social good client.

The UX Boot Camp is an opportunity for designers, developers, and project managers with interaction design experience to apply Goal-Directed Design skills to a current problem. Each UX Boot Camp is unique in that we partner with a local non-profit or startup organization to determine a real-world problem that can be helped with a digital application.

Over the course of four days, we’ll conduct user research, create personas, use scenarios to determine a product vision, and begin to flush out high level design solutions. On the last day, you and your team will present your design ideas back to our partner.

Cooper’s Next UX Boot Camp

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn by doing: you already know the basics but now you’ll apply your skills to a completely new challenge outside of your domain
  • Advance your interaction techniques under the guidance of industry leaders
  • 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
  • Surprise yourself with how much you can do in a matter of days!

Who should attend

Design practitioners, developers, product managers, usability professionals, and decision-makers who are familiar with the basics of Goal-directed design (such as personas and scenarios) but want an opportunity to challenge and refine their skills by working on a focused project together.

Inside Cooper’s UX Boot Camp

See how participants in past UX Boot Camps designed digital tools to ignite demand for fairly traded goods.

What people are saying

“I will (and have) told my colleagues that this course was one of the most valuable experiences I've had professionally. I learned a lot about how to get more meaningful information during user interviews, how to build more accurate design targets through the spectrum mapping during personas creation, and the experience of collaborating with a team and then presenting our ideas was phenomenal.”

“Our collaboration with Cooper has brought tremendous value to our teams as well as our organization. Their energy and passion has made each session an absolute joy.”

“One of the best take aways is using Cooper's methodologies in a real world scenario and problem solving. I've been reading textbooks, tweets, blogs on the subject for months, but nothing beats getting your hands down and dirty.”

“A must!”

Organizational Training

If you have a large group or you want a combination of courses and workshops suited your team’s unique needs, we can bring Cooper U to you.