May Event: Teaching UX Design: A Peek into a University of Minnesota Graphic Design Class

  • 10 May 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • McNeal Hall, Room 33, Saint Paul U of M campus


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Join us Thursday, May 10 to hear Angela Wang, adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, discuss how user experience methodology is being incorporated into her course, GDes 2385: Design and Factors of Human Perception.

Angela will walk us through the teachings of the course including the process, methods, and evaluation techniques. To help you integrate this information into your own projects, her presentation will showcase the course’s focus: a final group project with an outside client, which enabled students to apply their lessons in a real-world setting. Students from Spring 2011 and Spring 2012 courses will share their final design projects, offering insight into the lessons learned during the semester.

This session will also advance your 'forward thinking' skills as you learn about future directions for UX curriculum at the U of M.



- Meet and greet, with refreshments: 6:30 – 7:00 PM
- Presentation and discussion: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location and Parking
McNeal Hall, Room 33
(33 McNH) Saint Paul U of M Campus
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Parking at Gortner Avenue Ramp and nearby meters.
Angela Wang is a practicing graphic designer and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Design. In her practice, she partners with local small businesses and non-profits to strengthen their graphic identity and streamline communications plans. Her teaching portfolio consists primarily of studio classes focused on identity, interactive design, and user experience. Recently, she was on a team of designers and educational researchers to be awarded a College grant to fund the beta development of “Design High,” an online design curriculum for Minnesota high schools. Angela received her BS in Graphic Design and MFA in Interactive Design from the University of Minnesota.

Angela has graciously allowed us to post her presentation online for downloading and viewing.

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