The UX Design Strategist

Design Studios


Design Studios are UX training workshops built and delivered around the internationally recognized practice of Design Thinking.  

Facilitating in NYC

World Usability Day workshop for The Interaction Design Association in Cincinnati

One of 6 teams working in a NYC workshop

They are custom designed to fit the specific user experience needs of your challenge and can be delivered in one to three day onsite sessions, with a team that we build before the onsite work begins.  

The outcome is always a focused direction and set of UX guidelines that combines:
  • UX research done to understand the customer or user challenge
  • data insight via KPIs (key performance indicators), calculated fields or algorithms, terms usage
  • understanding of development constraints and possibilities
  • management, stakeholder, product, and end user alignment
  • UI design wireframes that fit the overall UX goals and intention

These workshops are applicable for any industry and have been successfully given around the world to just under 1000 people.  Here are some industries that have benefited:

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  • Transportation
    • Airlines
    • Automobiles
      • Manufacture
      • Rentals
    • Shipping
  • Manufacturing
    • Consumer Goods
    • Commercial Goods
  • Financial
    • Investments
    • Banking
    • Credit
  • Education
    • Colleges
    • Service Providers
    • Student Debt Management
  • Medical/Healthcare
    • Hospitals
    • Insurance
    • Service Providers
    • Research Labs
    • Pharmaceuticals
  • Insurance
  • Retail
    • Consumer
    • Distributors
  • Law Enforcement
    • Local and Regional Police
    • State Police
  • Food Service

Let's move on to the specific parts of the studio training and the benefits gained.

Design Studio 3 Main Components


The first aspect of every design studio is an understanding of the stakeholders, the users and the data involved.

Research Page


In the Focus part, we take everything we've learned in the research phases and narrow down to the most important, pervasive findings coming from the users and the data.

Design Thinking Focus Page


Next we move onto design - low rez wireframes that depict what we've learned from the research in a way that a quick overview with the users and or stakeholders will let us know if we're on the right path.

Interface Design Page