UX Boot Camp: Canine Companions for Independence

Join Cooper, Canine Companions for Independence and designers from all over the world, November 19-22 in San Francisco, CA, for the last UX Boot Camp of 2013.


The Goal:

Create interactions and experiences that stimulate memory and cognitive functions to facilitate communication between veterans and their service dogs

The Team:

Designers, Product Managers and Developers from around the world will converge on the Cooper offices for 4 days to immerse themselves in Cooper’s Goal-Directed Design methods and take their design-thinking to a whole new level.

The Client:

Canine Companions for Independence, a California based non-profit, enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support.

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What’s in it for you?

  • Learn how to think through a problem from both a design and business perspective, rather than blindly applying methods by rote.
  • Learn new interaction techniques and approaches under the guidance of industry leaders, including Alan Cooper.
  • 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.

What is the UX Boot Camp?

The UX Boot Camp is an opportunity for designers, developers, and project managers with some interaction design experience to take their skills to the next level. Over the course of four days, you’ll take a deep dive into Cooper’s Goal-Directed Design approach and apply what you learn to a real-world problem. You’ll take your ideas from inception to design with the mentorship of our best teachers and active feedback from a real non-profit client. In past UX Boot Camps, participants have 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.

More about Canine Companions

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.

More about Cooper

Since 1992, Cooper has partnered with clients to design everything from medical devices to consumer products to sophisticated business tools. Our specialty has always been bringing clarity to complex situations. Ten years ago, we decided to expand our impact by teaching and mentoring clients and design professionals. Drawing from our 20 years of experience, we offer custom training for companies and public classes in interaction design, visual interface design, design leadership and our intensive UX Boot Camp.

Convinced yet? 

Save you spot now for the UX Boot Camp: Canine Companions, November 19-22 in San Francisco. Early bird discount runs out on October 22nd.

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.

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