UX Boot Camp on User Experience & Design Thinking, organized by User Research & Training institute Userhub & UX Learning platform Learn UX, was held on 21st January 2017, Saturday, at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB).
Dhaka January 22, 2017: Userhub (User Study & Experience Research Hub) is the leading voice in research and education in the fields of user experience and user-centered design.
Nilim Ahsan, the CEO and Co-founder of Userhub stated, “We are very happy about organizing the UX Boot Camp. We successfully gave day long training to about 250 professionals, students and freelancers, who are interested in building a career in User Experience. ” Wahid bin Ahsan, Co-founder and Head of Design & Research of User Study & Experience Research Hub (Userhub), Facilitator of the UX Boot Camp said, “60% of the participants were professionals working in the fields of IT and NGO’s. The presence of so many professionals and students from all corners of the country was truly inspiring. They learned about User Experience and Human-centered Design, and they have practiced Design Thinking in a workshop as a team. We plan to organize more of such events in the future.”
The event started off with an opening speech by Nilim Ahsan (CEO, Co-founder, Userhub) followed by a motivational speech by Hasin Hayder (Chief Technology Officer,GG, Bashundhara Group). Hasin stressed on the importance of learning User Experience Design for creating better customer experiences. He encouraged professionals from all fields to study User Experience Design and then apply it to their work for better results.
The interactive lecture session and the Design Thinking workshop was directed and facilitated by Wahid Bin Ahsan (CXO, Co-founder, Userhub). Participants formed teams and worked on real world problems. They learned the process of identifying problems & their cause through root cause analysis and brainstorming. They learned how to carry out parallel design to reach a final interaction design that provided the user with the best possible solution. The event ended with the teams presenting their work for a review. Certificates were then distributed to the participants, mentors and volunteers.
There was a multidisciplinary team of mentors from different industries in design and development. They assisted the participants in the workshop with contextual feedback and ideas. Amongst the Mentors were Mustafa Zaman (Head of Design, Reve Systems Ltd.), Kashfia Zaman (Content Operations Analyst, Newscred), Kamrul Hassan (Software Engineer, Euro Foods Group), Reham Karim (Graphic & User Interface Designer, Userhub), Tony Rozario (UX Designer, Rozarioux), Tahmid Hasan (CEO, Techalarmbd), Muhammad Golam Azam (Senior Graphic Designer, Rocket Internet), Tanbin Islam Siyam (Lead Software Engineer, Cubex Ltd., Co-founder, Nerdcats & Spiregy) Tanbeen Amin (Faculty, Daffodil International University, CG Artist, Studio Pixel Dhaka) Muhammad Rabiul (Founder & Creative Head, Branding Institute and Development) & Shajed Evan (Front-end Developer, Escenic Asia Limited).
The UX Boot Camp was organized by Userhub, Learn UX and UX Saturday with Wahid. Media Partner of the event was Techmorich. Sponsors were Payoneer & Twister Media Technology Ltd. AV Partner was Oriental Services Av – BD. Ltd. & Printing Partner was Rokomari.com.