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Host a training class for your team

We know you’re trying hard to design the best user experiences for your customers, but not every company has the luxury of an experienced UX team. 

We can help.

80 Watts offers targeted, personalized UX training courses to hit the biggest pain points to unlock your team’s potential.

Here are some ways we can help your team:

  • For product managers: We’ll train you in the basics of user research. How do get customer insights quickly and on a budget using the most common research methods.
  • For developers: If you don’t have UX designers, we’ll show you the basics of interaction design and usability, so that your products are designed using industry best-practices to meet customer expectations.
  • For everyone: We’ll teach you how to expand your products and service offerings by using practical design thinking techniques for innovation.

We have over 40 years of experience designing and research products we’d be excited to share our knowledge with you.

UX Research Training

In this training, attendees will learn when and how to use the the most common research methods. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to plan and execute a research project to understand their customer’s needs and behaviors while also keeping an eye on their budget.

Why research is important
Primary research methods
Quantitative vs. Qualitative methods
Bias in research

Aligning the team
Planning research
Finding participants
Asking questions
Analyzing data
Sharing findings and insights

UX 101 Training

In this two day training, attendees will learn the foundations of User Experience and best practices of interaction design. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities, attendees will walk away with the confidence to understand design problems, and plan and execute a design solution.

Practical Design Thinking Training

In this two day training, attendees will learn the foundations of the Design Thinking methodology. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities, attendees will walk away with a knowledge of how design thinking works and how to apply these tools and processes to their own work.

What our clients say

The 80 Watts training approach fit very nicely with the way our team engages. The information 80 Watts delivered was both timely and useful and kept our team engaged. After three targeted sessions, our team walked away with tools and tactics that will be used to build an overall design approach that fits our needs.
Silas Williams Director, Consulting Services, Stibo Systems

“For us, [the workshop] hit the mark. We had so many questions and such a large project that I don’t think we could’ve accomplished any more than we did in those 3 days.”
Jeff Flynn Vice President, Meals Plus

“Garren and Matt led a fantastic workshop. We covered everything from vision to design principles, to a tactical look at our customer experience. It was a great session for my entire team, pushing us outside our own box to bring some creative thinking to our process. Most of all, it was fun! I highly recommend [them] to any company, large or small.”
Dan McCready Founder, This Land

Teams We’ve Helped

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Meals Plus

Our team

Matt Wallens

Matt’s a design research consultant helping companies understand their customers and employees so they can make better products, software, and services. In 2009, he founded 80 Watts, a user experience consultancy focused on research, training, and experience design. Recent projects include conducting research to improve B2B service design and communication, the employee experience for a global call center, and the patient experience of a genome testing service.

When he’s not working, he enjoys hiking, whiskey tasting, and exploring Atlanta’s delicious taco scene. Matt is also a co-founder and co-organizer of the User Research Atlanta professional organization.

Garren DiPasquale

Garren’s experience with the design process leads to identifying problems and developing creative solutions that serve a purpose. His process and creative thinking skills have allowed him to design and develop innovative solutions for his clients.

He has helped to create and develop applications and user experiences for organizations such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Delta Airlines, and Duke Energy. 

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