What is UX Design?
User experience design focuses on creating products and digital environments that are easy and enjoyable for people to use. It involves thinking about the needs of the person using it and making sure the design meets those needs.
The goal is to create products that not only work well but that people love to use!
UX design is one application of the broader concept of human-centered design. Learn more about human-centered design in the below video from IDEO.org on Vimeo.
The 2023 FLEX INTO UX! Program:
What We Offer
Live Lectures And Workshops
With Flex Into UX!, you will learn design thinking fundamentals from current industry experts. With live lectures and hands-on projects, you'll flex your brain muscle with topics including:
Intro to the UX design process including user research methods, wireframe prototyping & testing approaches
Human-centered design concepts
Visual design principles and tools
Lectures and workshops will be hosted at the Brooklyn Public Library Central location and offered either in-person or virtually.
All workshops and lectures are facilitated by industry experts currently working in User Experience Design. Brooklyn Public Library and Kingsborough Community College staff will also be available to offer career development and educational support.
As students proceed through the program, an array of support services will be available, including soft skills prep and assistance finding and enrolling in further educational programs.
Prospective Participants . . .
Whether you are new to UX or have some design experience, our events will offer knowledge and skills for your career.
Interested in participating or want to know more? Register to attend a virtual or in-person information session to learn more about the program.
Flex Into UX! Information Sessions
Virtual via Zoom:
Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, June 22 @ 6:30pm
In-Person at Brooklyn Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Saturday, June 24 @ 11:30am
Saturday, June 24 @ 2pm
Prospective Volunteers . . .
Are you a UX practitioner interested in lending your expertise to our program?
Lead a workshop, give a lecture, mentor participants. We have multiple ways to contribute to the program. Time commitment is up to you.
Fill out the form and choose to teach, mentor, judge or provide support (topics and session dates/times are listed). Heck, you can choose them all!