Cooper U: We preach what we practice

UX Boot Camp

UX Boot Camp students gathered for training.

Advance your UX design skills by applying them to a meaningful real-world problem.

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.

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

“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.”

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.

2015 Cooper U Schedule

Apr 27-28, 2015
Visual Interface Design
San Francisco, CA
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Apr 29, 2015
New
Defining Brand Experience
San Francisco, CA
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May 18-19, 2015
Design Leadership
San Francisco, CA
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May 20, 2015
Designing Culture
San Francisco, CA
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May 21, 2015
New
Putting Personas to Work
San Francisco, CA
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Jun 1-2, 2015
New
Managing Product Definition and Design
San Francisco, CA
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Jun 4-5, 2015
New
Transforming Customer Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Jun 12, 2015
New
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
New
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
New
Uncovering Customer Insights
San Francisco, CA
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Aug 7, 2015
New
Putting Personas to Work
San Francisco, CA
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Aug 11-14, 2015
UX Boot Camp
To be announced
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Aug 26-28, 2015
Interaction Design
New York, NY (venue TBD)
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Aug 26-27, 2015
Visual Interface Design
New York, NY (venue TBD)
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Aug 28, 2015
New
Defining Brand Experience
New York, NY (venue TBD)
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Aug 29, 2015
New
Putting Personas to Work
New York, NY (venue TBD)
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Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2015
New
Transforming Customer Experience
New York, NY (venue TBD)
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Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2015
Design Leadership
New York, NY (venue TBD)
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Sep 10-11, 2015
New
Managing Product Definition and Design
San Francisco, CA
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Sep 21-22, 2015
New
Transforming Customer Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Sep 23, 2015
New
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
New
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
New
Putting Personas to Work
San Francisco, CA
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Nov 3-6, 2015
UX Boot Camp
To be announced
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Nov 11-13, 2015
Interaction Design
Los Angeles, CA (venue TBD)
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Nov 11-12, 2015
Visual Interface Design
Los Angeles, CA (venue TBD)
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Nov 13, 2015
New
Defining Brand Experience
Los Angeles, CA (venue TBD)
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Nov 14, 2015
New
Putting Personas to Work
Los Angeles, CA (venue TBD)
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Nov 16-17, 2015
New
Transforming Customer Experience
Los Angeles, CA (venue TBD)
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Nov 16-17, 2015
Design Leadership
Los Angeles, CA (venue TBD)
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Dec 2-3, 2015
New
Managing Product Definition and Design
San Francisco, CA
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Dec 7-8, 2015
New
Uncovering Customer Insights
San Francisco, CA
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Dec 9-10, 2015
New
Transforming Customer Experience
San Francisco, CA
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Dec 11, 2015
New
Leading Creative Ideation
San Francisco, CA
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