I taught a Sketch + InVision design tools class as a kickoff for a cohort of apprentices as part of Amazon's first UX apprenticeship program in 2021. 32 students spent a year going through a rigorous program where if they passed successfully they were guaranteed a full-time job at Amazon.
I'm a huge fan of Brooks running gear (having trained for and completing my first marathon on a pair of Brooks Levitate 2's in 2018), and was honored to be able to conduct a couple of Figma Fundamentals workshops with the Brooks UX team in Seattle in 2021.
DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOPS
Partnering with the Vice President of Customer Experience at Aeris, we created three design thinking workshops whose goal was to move an engineering-forward company towards design thinking and create a feedback loop for continuous improvement and innovation validated by internal teams and external customers.
Employees from engineering, support, sales and marketing (15 in Chicago, 15 in San Jose, and 25 in Noida) broke out into small teams and tackled a card sort and wire framing exercise, and presented their findings to the rest of the group. The workshops were well-received, and instrumental in moving the company to a design and customer first strategy.