Introduction to Workshop


Intro to UX Design


Lesson Info

Introduction to Workshop

Thanks everyone. Really, really excited to be back here for the second time with the same team to tell you guys about UX design and what it means. So, if you found this course, you know if you stumbled across us chances are you've heard about this hot new field of UX design, right? You might have heard that it's one of the constantly rated as one of the best jobs in America, you know, best pay, best work-life balance and you get to be creative, whatever that means. Right? So, you might be thinking to yourself, "Oh, wow I can work from home. I can make a hundred K a year. Let me get in on this." Right? And then after that you might have gone on to Google and tried to find out what UX design is and you'll find like hundreds of thousands of results, and you know, you might after going through that, you might be wondering, you know, who out of these people should I be listening to? Because, you know, as a lay-person you haven't yet developed that sense to be able to tell apart which one of...

these voices are good to listen to and which ones aren't, right? You don't know enough yet to be able to tell the bad from the good. So, you know, all of this probably sounds good to you. And, another problem is that, you know, there's a lot of new people been coming into the industry over the last five years and a lot of times unfortunately the people that know the least are the ones that talk the most. So, you've got people who have a very little experience telling people with no experience what the industry is like and that's how bad information spreads. So don't listen to those people. Listen to someone who's been in the industry for over a decade. Listen to someone who's worked with more than one global brand, right? But with a bunch of global brands, so this is not just luck at this point, and work with someone who is a returning instructor who has teaching experience, who wherever he goes gets top ratings as a teacher. So, the goal of this course is to give you a clear, concise, definitive overview of what UX is. And how we're gonna do that is, first I'm gonna talk about what UX design is. I'm gonna talk about why it's important, and we'll drill down into the six core disciplines of UX and we'll finish with the segment that's more about you guys than about me, where you're asking yourself, where we ask a series of questions for you to find out if UX is right for you. And at the end of this class you'll understand at a high level what UX is, if it's a good career choice for you, and so this course is obviously perfect for people deciding if UX is right for them. But I think it's also a great course for managers or non-technical people who work with designers and kind of want to get a better idea of what UX is beyond what you might find in a Google search. Or maybe like, your sister works in UX and you want to really find out what they're doing, right? And this course is perfect for that because it's short, it's to the point, and it gives you an overview of all the major sections. It's not like, some six hour course. You can watch it on your lunch break and get an overview of what UX is.

Class Description

User Experience or UX is one of the fastest growing and highest paying professions around. Whether you’re a seasoned designer, or just looking to speak the language of your colleagues or clients, the principles of UX design help you better connect with the users of your product or service. In this beginner class, industry expert Jamal Nichols will explain what UX is and how to incorporate it into your work to create more meaningful experiences. Designers tend to focus on how things look, when the focus should equally be on how things work.

In this class, Jamal covers:

  • What UX design is and why it’s important
  • Core principles and methods of UX design
  • The traits of a good UX designer

Don’t be intimidated when you see the term UX! By the end of this class you’ll feel confident and empowered to decide if UX is the right career choice for you.



One of the best "Intro to UX" classes I've ever taken. I love how Jamal makes it pretty easy to understand — even for those with no background in design whatsoever. It’s a good starting point for folks who are interested in learning about UX but might be frightened by all the buzzwords and technical terms. So this class is totally recommended, as well as his Interaction Design class. Thank you so much, Jamal, and hope we could learn more from you in the future classes!

Simon Sotelo

This is a great class that is easy to understand and digest. Jamal is witty, personable, and uses amazing analogies to connect the viewer to the process of UX design and its fundamental principles. I'm confident that more classes with Jamal would excelerate anyone's understanding in the field. *****

Debbie E.

Great into class to UX! Turns out my obsession with detail makes me right for a job in the industry (which is a good thing, because that's kind of what I already do :)