Live Client Project
As part of the student learning experience on our part time 10 week UX Design course at Develop Me, we work on live projects and we are very proud to have given two Bristol charities a complete UX Design overhaul of their websites. This collaboration has resulted in each organisation receiving highly valuable consultancy services; resulting in several clickable wireframe solutions free of charge which they can implement immediately into their website.
Benefits to the Client
Whichever design they choose will:
– Improve the experience for their website visitors
– Increase the ‘desired actions’ executed on the website
– Improve profits
The students on our course benefit from working alongside a real client from day one by being exposed to real life research, client communication and learning to collaborate and design as part of a team delivering user-centred solutions.
New Client needed!
We are now looking for another local charity to offer this service to and are welcoming applications to be part of this exciting jointly beneficial venture.
Essentially our students, with the involvement and guidance of our outstanding will run a full UX process with you, on your project.
– Unpacking your challenges and what you want to achieve with your website/app
– Defining your audience and their needs
– Audience research
– Website usability testing
– Information architecture (site map)
– User stories and user journey mapping
– Interactive prototypes of new features for your new website
– Final presentation and handover
Past UX Clients
To date we have collaborated with Penny Brohn and The Matthew, both Bristol charities. They have been overwhelmed by the variety of insights, research and applied wireframes they were presented; many already developed and ready to be implemented into their website structure.
‘It really felt like a gift being offered this level of quality work free of charge as we would never have been able to afford to pay for this ourselves’ (Penny Brohn)
Both clients would be happy to discuss with any organisation considering applying for the September project, how they found the process and give advice on how to prepare for the process.
To apply please have this set up, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements for a great UX Design Project Client
You would need to attend 3-4 sessions on a Thursday night, between mid September and November:
1. Discovery workshop
2. Audience research
3. Information architecture workshop
4. Project presentation
We discuss with you how the research will be conducted – this would really best suit a website with a fairly complex structure and/or one that serves multiple audiences. Or a site that has been around for a while and needs to be evolved to keep up with the expectations of today’s website visitors.
Register your interest
The best thing to do is let us know if you are interested and we can discuss this further. You are also welcome you to pop down to our campus at Develop Me to meet the team!
Our part-time User Experience Design (UXD) course teaches all the key skills required to research, define, design and develop digital services based upon user-centred design principles. It has been developed to help anyone looking to up-skill or change career and move into the ever increasing number of roles in UX Design.
For more information please register your interest here.