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Gray Area Grand Theater: Intro to UX Design: Bartering & Mutual Aid Strategies Workshop

July 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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How might design thinking help foster tools for collaboration and collective care? In this series of introductory workshops to UX design, participants are encouraged to create systems and applications centered around anti-capitalist models of bartering and mutual aid. Limited seats for enrollment. Six full scholarships are reserved for Black Creatives. Enroll & apply here: bit.ly/ux-mutual-aid Mondays & Wednesdays, June 29 – July 8, 2020 Time: 4 – 6:30pm PST // 7 – 9:30pm EST Cost: $240 Suggested Donation. Experience Level: The class welcomes participants of all backgrounds. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, or web or smartphone app technology is helpful. This online workshop will cover: • An intro to the user experience design process: from research, to interface design, to a testable prototype. • Exploration of human psychology and behavioral patterns, an understanding of the latest functionalities of iOS technology, development of UI design and patterning libraries, and general user experience design best practices. • Recurring discussion around themes of anti-capitalistic systems of exchange including currency-less economic systems, mutual aid, and bartering. • A critical look at what goes into creating the addictiveness of smartphone apps and platforms, and the ethical and moral obligations designers have towards the structures around us. Instructors: Fei Liu 刘斐 Product designer at The Intercept. Chinese designer, artist, and educator. Her art and research explores embodiment and telepresence, robotics, performance, civic engagement, and systems of care. Joelle Fleurantin Senior User Experience Researcher at JP Morgan Chase. Interested in how virtual environments augment our identities, bodies, and definitions of intimacy. James Vanié Senior Product Designer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Design strategist who builds inclusive products, services, and systems. Mala Kumar Interaction designer at Giant Machines. Artist interested in the wayward desires of systems and envisioning a more inclusive and just city. Evelyn Masso Software Engineer at Github Desktop. UI designer, a poet and a teacher. Steven Ziadie Freelance designer and art director. Finds solace in conveying his thoughts through images, sounds, stories and codes. Sandra Atakora Interaction designer creating AR/XR as UX Director at Perch. Nick Simmons Product Designer at Topic. Volunteer at Sunrise Movement. Limited seats for enrollment. Six full scholarships are reserved for Black Creatives. Enroll & apply here: bit.ly/ux-mutual-aid Questions? Email us at creativedev@grayarea.org


July 8, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Gray Area Grand Theater
2665 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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