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UX Master Classes (Online Webinars)

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Games UX Foundations: Starter Edition

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Om Tandon, Head/Director Of UX, Wildlife Studios

The games industry revenue ($183 Billion in 2021) and the player base have grown exponentially since the launch of smartphones and app stores in 2007. Traditionally, people have always enjoyed playing games on PC, consoles and online platforms. However, with the popularization of smartphones, everyone now has a powerful and socially-connected gaming device at their fingertips at all times and wherever they go.

It’s common to perceive games as entertainment and leisure products with visually rich graphics, animated sounds, elaborate storytelling and varied interactions, so it’s easy to forget that they’re actually software products, and as such, they require the same good usability, interaction design and easy learning curve that users demand from any other software products. Moreover, the games industry is fast becoming more and more lucrative as a career—with millions of games out there and thousands more launched every year—causing demand for games UX design to skyrocket, in fact, right now the demand far outstrips the supply!

In this Master Class, Om Tandon will walk you through the fundamentals of games UX design, its differences from mainstream UX and what you need to learn to become a successful games UX designer.

You’ll learn:

  • What Games UX Design is.
  • Why UX in games is more about managing friction rather than eliminating it.
  • What makes people play and keep coming back to games.
  • The psychology of game habit loops - Core, Meta & Social loop design.
  • Game design and UX Design - Overlap and Collaboration.
  • Why player archetypes are more important than personas in game design.
  • And many more facets of games UX design.

This Master Class is for anyone who is interested in UX for games and for designers who want to transition from UX to games UX design.

Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!

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Beyond Design: Practical Tips for Freelancing & Creating Your Brand

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Nakita M. Pope, Chief Chick and Principal Brand Strategist of Branding Chicks

How do you build a professional personal brand without losing the personal part? You may often feel like you need to be someone other than yourself when you're in a professional setting. Building a personal brand can be organic but the best ones are built authentically and strategically.

Once you know who you are and what you stand for, your reputation will speak for itself. Whether it's where you go to find clients, what your client onboarding process is or what clients you choose to serve, all aspects of your freelance business matter.

In this Master Class webinar, Nakita M. Pope will show you practical tips for freelancing and building your own brand.

You’ll learn:

  • How to think like a brand even if you’re a solo freelancer.
  • How to apply the elements of an effective brand (like storybranding, brand voice, messaging and design) to create results.
  • How to define your niche and define your audience.
  • How to genuinely connect with your colleagues and clients.
  • How to get and keep clients.
  • How to develop a workflow, process and communication structure that makes working with you a pleasant experience.

No matter where you are in your design career, building your own personal brand authentically and strategically will always give you an advantage! When you learn how to think like a brand, what makes you unique and how to better connect with clients and stakeholders, you’ll be able to open up new and exciting opportunities for yourself!

Even if you can’t attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!

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How to Use User Research to Design the Best Products and Services

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Susan Weinschenk, Chief Behavioral Scientist and CEO, The Team W, Inc.
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Guthrie Weinschenk, COO, The Team W, Inc.

User research has become exceedingly popular over recent years. Companies big and small, established and start-up, are now conducting their own user research. But why is this happening now and how does research improve products and services?

In this Master Class, experts in behaviorial science, Susan and Guthrie Weinschenk, will demonstrate how user research can be used to create the best products and services.

You’ll learn:

  • The myths and realities about user research.
  • The different types of user research and when to use each.
  • How to leverage user research to improve the design of products and services.
  • Who should be doing user research.
  • What organizations need user research the most.

This Master Class is for anyone who is interested in user research and want to enhance their research skills.

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