To celebrate World Usability Day this year, Google will host a number of programs and workshops around the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, there will be two concurrent events in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya. Here at Areedi, we’re great fans of using design to make the world a better place. User Experience (UX) design is crucially important to improving the way people interact with our products and services.
Here’s a description from the event page:
In recent years, design and user-centered thinking have been embraced by business leaders–not just as a way to do design, but as a way to create an effective product development strategy. By attending this class with your cross-functional team, you will learn basic user-centered design processes and how to apply them throughout your entire product development cycle. We will cover the process of taking product ideas from concept to launch, including sketching, user testing, prototyping, and making continuous improvements after launch to keep your users engaged and satisfied.
Topics at this year’s World Usability Day workshop in Lagos will focus on the following:
- The process of taking product ideas from concept to launch, including sketching
- User testing and prototyping
- How to drive continuous improvements after launch to keep your users engaged
This year’s event is geared towards startup development teams that have 4 – 6 team members. If you’re interested in the Lagos, you must turn in an online application by midnight, November 18th. For the Nairobi event, please check out the main Usability Day website (application by November 18th is also required).
Events will hold the week of November 27th, 2017. Good luck!