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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.

Takeaways for Attendees

Our workshops focus on hands-on, activity-based training. Attendees will learn and practice the basics of interaction design and usability, so that your products are designed using industry best-practices to meet customer expectations.

Attendees will:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of the entire design process from idea to implementation.
  • Learn interaction design principles and best-practices.
  • Practice using information architecture techniques.
  • Learn how to evaluate designs using industry standard heuristics.
  • Learn how to measure the experience for customer success.

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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Custom training

Interested in providing training to your team or organization? We can help!

We’ll work with you to create a custom-fit workshop to meet your goals and budget. We can tailor our workshops from 2-5 days and can travel to cities worldwide.

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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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