The Applied UX Design Intensive is an opportunity for product or service design professionals to challenge their skills. In this 4-day course, you’ll work with stakeholders from Fair Trade Certified™ to envision new ways to scale their data collection process and maintain high data quality. You’ll tackle constraints like limited access to internet and language barriers, and think about ways to incentivize responding and create feedback loops for the producer organizations. Your solutions will help Fair Trade Certified farmers and workers in 45+ countries to make better, data-driven decisions about their communities and will show businesses and consumers the impact of their buying choices. You'll get lots of personalized coaching as you tackle this challenge with a small team of smart, savvy peers.

This workshop will be led by UC Berkeley Professor Thomas Lee, Jenea Hayes and Shannon McGarity

What’s in it for you:

  • Apply your skills to a completely new challenge outside of your domain
  • Advance your UX design 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!

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Thomas Y. Lee, Ph.D., Guest Instructor

Thomas Y. Lee is Associate Adjunct Professor of Operations and Information Technology Management and Director of Data Science at the Fisher Center for Business Analytics, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. He teaches courses in management science and product design. His research applies data analytics to identify and select opportunities for product and service innovation, marketing, and design. He has served as a Data Science Research Fellow at frog Design studying the intersection of Data Science and Design. He was previously assistant professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. His PhD from MIT studied attribution and provenance in heterogeneous queries on structured and semi-structured data.

Jenea Hayes, Lead Instructor

Jenea is the Practice Director at Cooper. Here, she uses her obsession for what makes people tick to synthesize key details while keeping the whole system in mind. She is passionate about making products easier for consumers to use, and believes design thinking can have a radical effect on business solutions. With an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard, and a Masters in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford, Jenea applies rigorous thought to each stage of design, helping companies get great products and services out into the world..

Shannon McGarity, Lead Instructor

Shannon is the Director of User Experience in the NY office. Her 20 years of product development experience cut across disciplines (visual design, UX, content, marketing) and environment (agency, startup, studio owner). Recently, she’s helped shape and market a variety of digital health products, designed an app for teachers to help guide student reading, labored in the service of democratizing art ownership, and peddled (pedaled!) the concept of bike-sharing to the denizens of NYC.

Shannon received her Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (when the web wore gray backgrounds and rainbow dividers). Throughout Shannon’s career, creating user-friendly brands and experiences has consistently been her North Star. (She’s also a chronic parentheses abuser and is trying to quit.)

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