Feb

1

  • Half day 09:00 - 13:00
  • FFM / Remote (Hybrid)
  • German
  • M1ND Deep Dive
  • 2 Months
  • Felix Guder
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Citizen Designer For Digital Applications

Unleash your hidden talents for design in innovation and product development.

Tight budgets, scarce resources but a project that can't wait? Use this M1ND Deep Dive and take advantage of modern design systems, guidelines, component libraries and no-code tools to implement ideas independently and successfully. Guess what – anyone can be a designer! We call it a “citizen designer”.

Who is this for?

You are interested in UX/UI design, you enjoy creativity and you want to make a difference? Yet, you can’t seem to muster up the courage or feel you need more knowledge to get started? Let’s tackle this together: overcome uncertainty, practice your skills with hands-on exercises and expand your design horizon. You will surprise yourself!

What will it look like?

Designing means that we are both thinking and doing. And this is exactly what will happen: Within this Deep Dive, you will complete a project and learn the design basics along the way. Innovative approaches such as design patterns, systems and guidelines will give you a quick sense of achievement, while there is also enough time to share the learnings as a group.
It’s both a personal journey to discover new skills within yourself and a collaboration exercise where you’ll learn how to effectively compare notes, develop improvements and assess results. And of course, we have your back: This course has been designed to easily integrate into your busy working life.

Outcomes
- Understand the design mindset
- Learn how thinking and doing are interconnected
- Release your design talents and apply them directly
- Learn how to collaborate on design tasks in a team
- Make professional contributions in the development of digital applications and websites

Contribute to this program with your session

We provide cutting-edge training programs for everyone who wants to use design as a strategic instrument for innovation. We are looking for trainers, practitioners, design experts, coaches and facilitators who want to share their skills in a new environment.


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Schedule

M1ND Basecamp & Good UX Design

Part 1: Warm-up, introduction, exchange expectations and getting to know the M1ND Deep Dive schedule. Understand the toolchain setup and take a first glance at the design basics. Set the definition and scope of your Deep Dive workshop project.

Part 2: What is good UX design for you? Analyze the group’s collected examples (prep work) of successful applications and websites, find commonalities and special features. Discuss modern concepts of design and learn how to assess and talk about design.

Facilitators:
Yara Dobra & Felix Guder
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
In-person

Working with Design Patterns & Design Guidelines

Part 1: User problem, context, solution – you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Design principles and patterns help us master new challenges with existing solutions. Get to know the most important UX design patterns and apply them to your project.

Part 2: Modern design guidelines support users in making important UI and UX design decisions. Learn how to get the most out of these guidelines, discover their limitations and how to integrate them into your own design work. Get introduced to design systems and component libraries and apply them to your project practice.

Facilitators:
Felix Guder & Anna Welzenbach
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
Remote

The Designer’s Toolchain & Getting from User Research to User Flows

Part 1: Which tools do you use, when and why? Creative work is not only a question of mindsets, but also a question of tools. Look into the most important tools and gain first experiences in using layout applications like Figma and Sketch.‍

Part 2: Observing users and understanding their goals are important – but how do you go from research to layout? Delve into mental models, metaphors and how to develop visual solutions from requirements, i.e. creating user flows.

Facilitators:
Felix Guder & Jochen Denzinger
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
In-person

From User Flows to Screens

With your user flow, you can now tackle the details of visualization. This session is about precision and discipline. And it will shed light on how far you have already come in your process to become a citizen designer.

Facilitators:
Felix Guder & Joscha Ilge
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
In-person

Design Review

This is a show & share session. How is your project coming along? What has already been improved and what can still be optimized? In an open yet empowering exchange you will learn how to talk about design, give constructive feedback and collaborate on developing improvements.

Facilitators:
Felix Guder
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
Remote

Design Workflow & Prototyping Ideas

Part 1: Prototype, click dummy, layout, mockup, iteration, viewport? An efficient workflow is key – both to not getting bogged down as a citizen designer and to create a routine in achieving your goals. As a group, we analyze and explain the individual design steps and deepen our skills in practical exercises.

Part 2: Hands-on work on your project. You will create prototypes based on your user flows and requirements documentation. Solve UX challenges through iteration and a systematic design approach and have your course peers review your design work.

Facilitators:
Felix Guder
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
In-person

Prototyping

Next level hands-on project session to incorporate your peer-review feedback. Further improve and optimize your design and get a second round of feedback from your class peers.

Facilitators:
Felix Guder
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
Remote

Design Review & Closure Session

Part 1: The final show & share session. How is your project doing? What has been improved, where do you still see challenges? A last chance to collect constructive feedback from your peers and facilitators.

Part 2: Joint discussion of the Deep Dive as well as its results and experiences. Time to reflect on your expectations and learnings and to explore future opportunities to try out your brand-new skills as a citizen designer.

Facilitators:
Yara Dobra & Felix Guder
Duration:
240 Min.
Homework:
Type:
In-person

Feb

1

  • Half day 09:00 - 13:00
  • FFM / Remote (Hybrid)
  • German
  • M1ND Deep Dive
  • 2 Months
  • Felix Guder
ContributeRegister