Here at Kind we were recently invited to present a guest seminar to visual communication students at Loughborough University, along with one-to-one critiques and tutorials to help guide them through the fundamentals of UX thinking and digital design.
Our aim was to offer an insight into the art of designing digital products that look and behave as if they were made for the user. The seminar was tailored to help students develop their thinking in a digital context and equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to design their personal website.
Together we explored examples of good and bad UX design, and the impact these experiences have on our daily lives. We then discussed different ways of translating concepts into useful and usable designs through research, wireframes and interactive prototypes.
It was hugely rewarding to share our knowledge and experience to support the next generation of designers and help bridge the gap between the traditional University learning model and our fast paced digital industry.
We’ll be very excited to discover what new talent comes out of the end of year exhibitions.