3 hours-(group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/ *NEW* TIME: March 31st 2021 at 4:00 PM UTC; 9:30 PM IST; 8:00 AM PST; 11:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

Agenda:

Many teams that work with UX people silently struggle with two key issues: Deeply understanding UX roles and knowing how to best work with UX people. Understanding the role and ‘Jobs to be Done’ of UX teams is a big issue on its own. Knowing how to best work with a UX Designer, UX Researcher, UX Writer or UX Director is entirely another matter. The reality is most teams do not know how to correctly work with UX roles, activities, and processes. No UX Designer, Service Designer, or Researcher is immune to organizational misfiring and overstepping. In this MasterClass we will uncover patterns of dysfunction and address remedies for fixing broken team collaboration.

UX by nature is collaborative: we work with users to bring their voices to the decision-making process. At the same time, UX often has to fight to be seen, to be permitted to act, or simply to work in tandem with Product, Development, or Marketing teams. This is toxic and needs to change in your organization if you are going to have a high-performing UX team. Being clear about where, when, and what UX people really do, followed by tactical ways to collaborate with them will get you more results for your cross-functional team effectiveness. At the heart of UX collaboration is leadership, strategy, and organizational UX maturity. In this MasterClass Frank will unpack UX leadership from Visual Design to Lean UX to Service Design touching on common traps and sharing strategies you can apply to your daily and weekly team work methods and interactions.

About Monthly MasterClasses:

These monthly meet-ups are topic-driven live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussion. Monthly MasterClasses are included as part of your membership. They allow a deep dive into important UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practices and case studies from Frank’s two decades in the field.

Cost:

VALUE of $100…join the UX Inner Circle to get this and enjoy access to $10,385 worth of value- recording trainings from 20 years of Frank Spillers’s work.

FREE FOR INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS

Want to access the MasterClass? Join now starting at USD $49 Nonprofit-Student-Emerging Market/ $99 Individual/$349 Team of 4

DATE/**NEWTIME: March 19th 2021 at: 4:00 PM UTC; 9:30 PM IST; 8:00 AM PST; 11:00 AM EST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85062680725?pwd=RS9ubUtsVUNBTituWWZQYXVXNXhkZz09
Meeting ID: 850 6268 0725

Agenda:

Building on the MasterClass ‘Leveraging Service Design to repair broken journeys’, we zoom into the Service Blueprint, the most popular process and step in the Service Design toolkit.


Service Blueprints bring together the “plan” of how your organization intends to deliver the value proposition for the customer or to streamline value co-creation in ‘backstage’ (backend) systems.  Service Blueprints build on an understanding of customer pain points and where the breakdowns exist from a whole-systems perspective. This can involve workflow, rules, processes, and procedures; systems (IT/ Operations), and UX designs for digital touchpoints.

The focus of this workshop is not just the Service Blueprint, but on effectively understanding how to shape your Service Design process for improved effectiveness. Having an implementable Service Blueprint is critical. Frank will guide you through steps for creating an implementable blueprint. By attending this workshop, you will be able to create a Service Blueprint by using a real-life case study, with real customer data and a business problem to solve.

About UX Inner Circle Workshops:

These workshops are live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussions, with a more hands-on experience to learning the material presented. Online workshops are included as part of your UX Inner Circle membership. They allow a deep study of UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practices and case studies from Frank Spillers two decades in the field.

3 hours-(group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: February 24th 2021 at 2:00 PM UTC; 6:30 PM IST; 6:00 AM PST; 9:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

Video promo: https://youtu.be/f9B07EOSOR8

Agenda:

Core to UX research and UX design is understanding who you are designing for and why you are supporting them. In this live Zoom MasterClass, Frank Spillers will cover the topic of Journey Mapping and Personas: “Getting Journey Mapping & Personas right- tested tips and techniques on how to better design and deliver these vital deliverables”. Journey Maps and Personas sit underneath all product and service UX design. How you create them and how you use them determines your success levels with evidence-based UX decisions.

Customer Journey Mapping and Personas are a regular technique but they are sadly misused or misplaced by all too many UX practitioners. User data or evidence from the field is vital to good design decision-making, and to building organizational momentum around Outside-In Design. Good personas and journey maps can help to dismantle the culture of assumption that goes into most product and service design process. Frank will share many examples where personas were rejected, accepted and where they transformed organizational UX maturity and momentum.

In this MasterClass, we will get to the bottom of tried and tested techniques for developing Journey Maps and Personas. Frank will discuss essential lessons from dozens of projects and over a decade of learning how to get these techniques right. He will cover Lean UX research methods for “light and fast” online User Research including how to capture, analyze and synthesize user insights and user data to make the right choices for users.

About Monthly MasterClasses:

These monthly meet-ups are topic-driven live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussion. Monthly MasterClasses are included as part of your membership. They allow a deep dive into important UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practices and case studies from Frank’s two decades in the field.

Cost:

VALUE of $100…join the UX Inner Circle to get this and enjoy access to $10,385 worth of value- recording trainings from 20 years of Frank Spillers’s work.

FREE FOR INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS

Want to access the MasterClass? Join now starting at USD $49 Nonprofit-Student-Emerging Market/ $99 Individual/$349 Team of 4

3 hours-(group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: January 29th 2021 at 2:00 PM UTC; 6:30 PM IST; 6:00 AM PST; 9:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

VIDEO OVERVIEW (2min 40 sec)

Agenda:

In this live Zoom MasterClass, Frank Spillers will cover the topic of Service Design. Service Design is a Human-Centered Design approach to: a) Identifying broken systems (eg. customer service/product experiences or interfaces; workflow, processes, and procedures; IT/ Operations systems/data; )…and, b) Improving inefficiency, friction, and wasted opportunities to connect employees or systems more deeply with customer needs and experiences across channels equally.

In this monthly meet-up of the UX Inner Circle, Frank will show you how Service Design can go where UX on its own can not. We will contrast UX to Service Design techniques and then review typically broken service journeys with an emphasis on Homelessness, COVID retail experiences, Healthcare and Government-related experiences, and service responsiveness. Frank will guide you through Service Design approaches to repairing broken journeys and reconnecting omnichannel value across stakeholders and services (Touchpoints, Moments, and Interactions).

About Monthly MasterClasses:

These monthly meet-ups are topic-driven live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussion. Monthly MasterClasses are included as part of your membership. They allow a deep dive into important UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practices and case studies from Frank’s two decades in the field.

Cost:

VALUE of $100…join the UX Inner Circle to get this and enjoy access to $10,385 worth of value- recording trainings from 20 years of Frank Spillers’s work.

FREE FOR INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS

Want to access the MasterClass? Join now starting at USD $49 Nonprofit-Student-Emerging Market/ $99 Individual/$349 Team of 4

 

3 hours- (handouts, group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: January 19th 2021  at 2:00 PM UTC; 6:30 PM IST; 6:00 AM PST; 9:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

Topics covered:

  • Roadmapping your UX maturity
  • Re-working your current process to improve UX effectiveness
  • Staffing key UX Roles
  • Organizational charts and org placement of UX teams & resources
  • Building UX momentum
  • Creating a strong culture of UX
  • Gaining operational traction with DesignOps & ResearchOps.

Cost: VALUE of $499

Your cost: FREE TO INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS (Non-members join now starting at $49/$99 www.uxinnercircle.com).

About this online workshop:

Free for UX Inner Circle members, this workshop provides tools to identify UX growth areas and to create a systematic process for building maturity. UX maturity is critical to gaining the ROI from UX investments. Understanding UX and UX roles is the first step, but having a roadmap for growth based on your organizational conditions is pivotal for good UX management.

3 hours-(group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: December 30th 2020 at 2:00 PM UTC; 6:30 PM IST; 6:00 AM PST; 9:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

Agenda:

In this live Zoom MasterClass, Frank Spillers will cover the topic of Making the triple Business UX business case: UX Design, Accessibility & Service Design. More than any other activity (Marketing, Engineering, Product Mgmt etc), UX activities need to be justified, rationalized, and defended for their business value. In this month’s MasterClass we delve into the tactics and strategies for getting organizations and leadership to “come around” to UX. The lack of understanding of UX causes many problems for UX Designers and UX Researchers and it all starts with justifying UX by the numbers. In this monthly meet-up of the UX Inner Circle, Frank will teach you how to make the business case for UX, including Return on Investment (ROI)and UX and will extend this to even more challenging UX practices which add tremendous value to users and to organizations: Accessibility and Service Design.

About Monthly MasterClasses:

These monthly meet-ups are topic-driven live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussion. Monthly MasterClasses are included as part of your membership. They allow a deep dive into important UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practice and case studies from Frank’s two decades in the field.

Cost: VALUE of $100 Your cost: FREE TO INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS (Non-members join now starting at $49/$99 www.uxinnercircle.com).

The sessions will be recorded and will appear in your Digital Library under the “MasterClasses (monthly)” left navigation link.

3 hours-(group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: November 11th 2020 at 3:00 PM GMT; 8:30 PM IST; 7:00 AM PST;10:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

More about the event: https://youtu.be/93MhHu08yEE (Video 1.5 min)

Agenda:

In this live Zoom MasterClass, Frank Spillers will cover the topic of Anti-Patterns starting with UI anti-patterns and their functional and ethical failures and concluding with UX process. Consistent and strategic UI/UX is absolutely critical in today’s competitive business environment. Better yet, being able to deliver consistent and strategic UI/UX is the holy grail. Research shows that having a consistent and defined UX process that you can turn to is a sign of UX maturity. UX maturity means your organization is benefiting from the documented ROI of UX, not just working the tactical level of buttons and menus. In this monthly meet-up of the UX Inner Circle, Frank will take you through a playful discovery of how to create good UI/UX through bad UI decisions, and even worse how to build UX process by making all the mistakes “epic fail” organizations make!

About Monthly MasterClasses:

These monthly meet-ups are topic-driven live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussion. Monthly MasterClasses are included as part of your membership. They allow a deep dive into important UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practice and case studies from Frank’s two decades in the field.

The sessions will be recorded and will appear in your Digital Library under the “MasterClasses (monthly)” left navigation link.

3 hours-(group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: October 23rd 2020 at 2:00 PM UCT; 7:30 PM IST; 6:00 AM PDT; 9:00 AM EDT

Format: Zoom

**Sign-up to get this class for FREE, membership starts at $49/month. Free for members. 

Agenda:

In this live Zoom MasterClass, Frank Spillers will cover the topic of User Research best practices, approaches and techniques. Conducting User Experience Research (also called “UXR”) is critical to challenging assumptions and keeping a stream of insights from customers coming into your product or service development efforts. Doing UXR under conditions of poor user access, or during the pandemic requires rapid pivoting to move research activities online. UXR does not require enormous amounts of effort or cost. Conducting in-person or remote interviews, diaries or Ethnography online is possible to scale to any size organization with the right skills. Frank will cover how to conduct Lean user research and tips for scaling your UXR efforts with high-impact and low cost.

About Monthly MasterClasses:

These monthly meet-ups are topic-driven live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussion. Monthly MasterClasses are included as part of your membership. They allow a deep dive into important UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practice and case studies from Frank’s two decades in the field. The sessions will be recorded and will appear in your Digital Library under the “MasterClasses (monthly)” left navigation link.

3 hours-(group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: September 17th 2020 at 3:00 PM GMT; 8:30 PM IST; 7:00 AM PST;10:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

Agenda:

In this live Zoom MasterClass, Frank Spillers will cover the topic of Emotion Design and Emotional Value gained from a product or service experience. Emotions are critical to any user experience. UX Designers need to understand how to leverage Emotion Design concepts, tools, and methods for capturing, enhancing, and measuring Emotional Value generated from a design or Customer Experience. Frank will cover his Emotional Value in UX Framework and discuss ways to apply Emotion Design to your UX strategy.

About Monthly MasterClasses:

These monthly meet-ups are topic-driven live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussion. Monthly MasterClasses are included as part of your membership. They allow a deep dive into important UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practice and case studies from Frank’s two decades in the field.

The sessions will be recorded and will appear in your Digital Library under the “MasterClasses (monthly)” left navigation link.

6 hours- over two days (handouts, group activities, 1:1 access to Frank Spillers)

DATE/TIME: 29 September and 30th September 2020

3:00 PM UTC; 8:30 PM IST; 7:00 AM PST;10:00 AM EST

Format: Zoom

Overview video (NEW VIDEO): 3D Design Workshop

Topics covered:

  • 3D Interaction Design for Movement, Gesture, Gaze, Speech, Sound
  • 5 Strategies for designing presence and immersion
  • Emotion Design: narrative and spatial interaction
  • Usability of 3D Navigation, Menus, and techniques for moving experiences/ narratives forward
  • Using 3D Personas in design
  • 2D to 3D UX Design: Issues and considerations in Spatialized UI Design
  • Designing affordances in VR/AR
  • Storytelling for Immersive media
  • Leveraging storytelling in consumer vs B2B experiences
  • Rapid Prototyping for spatial UI’s
  • Imagineering techniques for VR
  • User testing in VR/AR
  • Testing and measuring presence
  • Social VR/AR: issues, guidelines, and heuristics
  • Check out this Video discussing the importance of storytelling for VR/AR

Note: This will be a Zoom session over 2 days.

Cost: VALUE of $649  (DISCOUNT PRICE: $399)

Your cost: FREE TO INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS

About this online workshop:

    1. 3D UX Design is an online workshop is aimed at learning the essentials of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality usability and applying them to a variety of real-world scenarios. This is especially important with the new priority lens COVID-19 has created, pointing to a need for strong AR/VR tools that solve critical problems. Whether you are working with so-called “XR” experiences (AR/VR or Mixed Reality), it is crucial that you apply meaningful 3D Interaction Design techniques to the creation of powerfully immersive and semi-immersive experiences.
    2. This course is based on Frank Spillers 25 years of experience in UX and 3D. It promises to be a fun and “changing the way you look at life” online workshop (past participant comment).
    3. This course is aimed at designers, developers, and content creators that want a grounded methodology for designing emotionally compelling and differentiated user experience in VR/AR. Innovators, R&D teams, and immersive content creators will benefit from this bootcamp.