UX Saturday with Wahid
Nonprofit UX Workshops for University StudentsMarch 2, 2015
A total number of 121 universities are there in Bangladesh, out of which 85 are private and 36 of them are public universities. There is a mismatch of knowledge taught in the universities with what is required in the job market. The graduates are not equipped with the basic necessities required to sustain in the job market. Consequently, the number of unemployment is going up. In Bangladesh, there is a great demand for software engineering. Only a few of these universities’ curriculum offer a subject named “Software Engineering” does not really teach them what it is to design, innovate and code programs. It might come across as harsh but that is what we have seen here at Userhub while teaching students. Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is taught at some universities but the concept of how to make users want to interact with the software is not taught. There is a substantial gap between design and HCI and this missing link is User Experience (UX). Students who complete their Computer Science bachelors more often than not end up working for software firms. When these students directly go for coding without being trained for it, the end result is bad software hampering the businesses. Consequently, a lot of money is invested into fixing these poorly designed products and turning them into something good and beneficial for users.
Keeping in mind the youth and the future of the country, UX Saturday with Wahid started with the hope of reaching out to as many as possible to share knowledge and guide towards a bright future. It used to be held online but the widespread bandwidth issue caused it to come to a halt. UX Saturday with Wahid has reached out to as many as 3000 students since its inception in the late 2011. UX Saturday with Wahid open for all students and young professionals so that they can learn and build a better future for themselves and the country.