Help students get into ux field | 12/2016 - current
Techbow is a training company. From 2014, Techbow started UX studios. I worked as a part time UX instructor and took charge of one of the UX studios, which concludes 15 students. In the UX studio, students learnt UX knowledge from zero basis and formed groups of three to work on two UX projects.
Process: Weekly lecture, Weekly project review
Resource: Jianguoyun cloud data, Blog and Syllabus
Length: 8 weeks
Outcome: Portfolio website, Two UX projects
STUDENT PROJECTS (SELECTED)
An app that can help people who like listening to music while running automatically adjust user's music volume according to the surroundings, history data and crowd sourcing data to keep safe.
- Zirui Wang (2017fall, HCDE at University of Washington)
- Yi Luo (2017fall, HCDE at University of Washington)
- Yumei Jin (2017fall, METALS, Carnegie Mellon University)
Techbow website which help attract student, help students understand and participate different courses.
- Heng ( Now a UX designer in Silicon Valley)
- Jiaqi Zhuo (2017fall, University of Michigan)
After this studio, each student should have already learned about the design knowledge and process and can independently develop more projects.
A portfolio website public online
Self-defined project: students defined a problem and developed a proposal.
Company project: worked with a company and developed a design within business constraints.
Every week I gave a lecture around UX design process. The lecture 1 (slides) is a public video and 3,500 people have viewed it.
Every week students got assignments and the weekly project review can help them on track. In review sessions, they presented their works to me. I gave comments and help them refine the design and get on the right direction.