In-Depth Training for Developers

If you are a developer, engineer, programmer, architect, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive!'s Virtual Training Seminar provides focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field, in your home or office. Attend this virtual event and learn how design and develop interfaces that are more productive and effective for your users.

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Developer's Guide to Getting Started in UX Design
July 23, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM CT
Level: Introductory

With rising expectations among users, you can stand out by adding basic user experience skills to your talent stack. In this full day, lecture-based, virtual workshop, developer-turned-designer Billy Hollis will show you how to take the first steps.

You might think that, as a developer, you lack the talents for UX design. You don't. Billy has trained hundreds of developers in UX design. He has proven that typical development teams can design and develop interfaces that are more productive and effective for their users. You don't have to be a professional designer to understand common sense design principles and learn a lightweight process for design.

Packed with examples from real projects, showing good and bad designs, you'll learn in this workshop how to evaluate designs and pinpoint their design flaws. You'll also see how to integrate design into your overall development process, and iterate your way into better user experiences.

In this workshop, Billy will teach you:

  • About the two dozen most important design principles that apply to software interfaces
  • How to gain experience in assessing designs, by highlighting design flaws and the violated principles associated with each flaw
  • To become familiar with a short, light weight design process which can precede typical development processes

Meet Our Speaker

Billy Hollis
Agent Provocateur

Billy Hollis is a software designer and developer with a contrarian streak that often challenges conventional wisdom in the industry. He has a consulting practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his team focus on user experience design (UX), advanced user interface development, rules-based architectures, and healthcare systems. He teaches design classes for UX and technical classes on XAML for the Universal Windows Platform and XAML for WPF. @billyhollis

Virtual Classroom

No travel necessary with VSLive! Virtual Training. Learn More

VSLive! has partnered with MicroTek to offer a virtual classroom to our attendees. The Virtual Training Room enables remote attendees to experience the benefits of instructor-led training without having to travel. Remote participants experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as a physical classroom. VSLive!'s Virtual Training Room technology allows all students to:

  • See and hear everything that is presented by the instructor in the classroom
  • Raise their hands and ask questions
  • View and interact with course content (presentations, videos, code, and more)
  • Experience real-time collaboration

Virtual Classroom Requirements
All remote users need to participate in a Virtual Training Room event is a computer with camera, wired Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone -- it's that easy.

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  • Standard Registration through July 23
  • 1-Day Package
  • $695

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees and educators. For more information, contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840.
Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

You may substitute one person in your place by contacting [email protected] at least five business days prior to the event. If you must cancel all or part of your registration, your refund request must be sent no later than 20 business days prior. Your fee will be returned, less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued within 20 days of the event.

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