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Jul
27
Wed
Remember Me LA Debut: Find Your Passion, Purpose & Power to Transform Your Life @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Remember Me LA Debut: Find Your Passion, Purpose & Power to Transform Your Life @ BLANKSPACES DTLA

Join us to celebrate our groups first meeting.

Meet like minds, and be the first in our LA chapter to learn how to turn your genius visions into actions. Meet your life coach, Katherine Alexiss, and learn how her coaching could teach you how to rock your own world.

Find your passion, purpose and power to transform your life.

• Share your vision

• Gain clarity

• Create a power plan that will change your life

• Build solid confidence that will impact your success

Turning an idea into reality is fun, and I want you to have a great time every time we meet for coaching.

You can think out loud, be messy, find a center and then piece together how to make things happen.

Bring something to take notes and the strongest coffee in town because you’ll want to be on point to keep up with the energy and tips brought to the table.

RSVP for more details.

Jul
28
Thu
Design Leadership Workshop
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Design Leadership Workshop

Design Leadership

Create a shared design vision through communication and leadership

Ever had an innovative and beautiful idea that never saw the light of day? Feel like your organization believes in the value of design, but prioritizes deadlines over fully developed ideas? These are symptoms of unhealthy communication and collaboration. If you feel frustrated, alone, or powerless, we can introduce you to principles and practices that will give you more influence.

In this intensive, 2-day course you will learn from Cooper experts who’ve been coaching companies to deliver better products and services for 20 years. Learn how to diagnose the unique challenges your team or organization is facing and get to the root of the communication roadblocks. Get hands on experience with communications tools like storytelling to promote big ideas and get buy in. Use collaborative techniques that help you create an environment that invites participation. Afterwards, you’ll have the ability to guide the creation of products and services that are financially viable, technically feasible, and that your customers love. Most of all you’ll have the skills to become a leader in your organization.

You’ll walk away knowing:

  • The qualities of great leadership and strategies for leading your team and your organization
  • Approaches for communicating effectively with stakeholders across disciplines
  • How to use your UX skills to understand the needs and goals of each team member to improve collaboration
  • Techniques for selling the product vision with great storytelling
  • How to design workshops and communications tools that facilitate shared project vision
  • How to evangelize User Experience (UX) in your organization

This course is ideal for: 
Designers who want to create buy-in and build credibility within their organizations. Product managers, developers, marketers, and technology experts. Anyone who is committed to a great user experience and wants to develop their leadership skills and communicate more effectively.

Jul
29
Fri
Design Leadership Workshop
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Design Leadership Workshop

Design Leadership

Create a shared design vision through communication and leadership

Ever had an innovative and beautiful idea that never saw the light of day? Feel like your organization believes in the value of design, but prioritizes deadlines over fully developed ideas? These are symptoms of unhealthy communication and collaboration. If you feel frustrated, alone, or powerless, we can introduce you to principles and practices that will give you more influence.

In this intensive, 2-day course you will learn from Cooper experts who’ve been coaching companies to deliver better products and services for 20 years. Learn how to diagnose the unique challenges your team or organization is facing and get to the root of the communication roadblocks. Get hands on experience with communications tools like storytelling to promote big ideas and get buy in. Use collaborative techniques that help you create an environment that invites participation. Afterwards, you’ll have the ability to guide the creation of products and services that are financially viable, technically feasible, and that your customers love. Most of all you’ll have the skills to become a leader in your organization.

You’ll walk away knowing:

  • The qualities of great leadership and strategies for leading your team and your organization
  • Approaches for communicating effectively with stakeholders across disciplines
  • How to use your UX skills to understand the needs and goals of each team member to improve collaboration
  • Techniques for selling the product vision with great storytelling
  • How to design workshops and communications tools that facilitate shared project vision
  • How to evangelize User Experience (UX) in your organization

This course is ideal for: 
Designers who want to create buy-in and build credibility within their organizations. Product managers, developers, marketers, and technology experts. Anyone who is committed to a great user experience and wants to develop their leadership skills and communicate more effectively.

Jul
30
Sat
The Brand Experience Workshop
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Brand Experience Workshop

The Brand Experience Workshop

Learn to create and facilitate a workshop that defines the brand experience of your product or service.

We all know how critical branding is to a company’s success. So why is it so difficult to talk about? Cooper’s “Brand Experience Workshop” will make future conversations about brand a breeze. In this course, you’ll learn Cooper’s time-tested approach to eliciting important information from stakeholders, and how to lay a foundation for deeper conversations about how your brand is expressed across a wide range of touchpoints.

In addition to helping stakeholders articulate their vision, the 1-day workshop will:

  • Equip you to plan and lead a Brand Experience Workshop at your company
  • Empower you to effectively engage with stakeholders throughout the branding/re-branding process
  • Encourage engaging conversations about how a brand should be experienced
  • Give you tools to express the emotional experience, form, and function of a product or service
  • Create a shared language for discussing brand
  • Generate actionable outcomes that inform decision-making

This course is ideal for:

  • Visual design managers and practitioners
  • Brand and marketing managers
  • Product managers
  • UX designers

* This class was previously known as Defining Brand Experience

Jul
31
Sun
Leading Creative Ideation
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Leading Creative Ideation @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Leading Creative Ideation

Facilitate breakthrough ideas, solve business challenges and inspire momentum within your organization.

Crack your head open (stay with us, it gets better), and release a surge of creative ideas with engaging activities that promote clarity, inspiration, and buzz within you and your organization. In this 1-day workshop, we’ll cover methods and facilitation tools to ensure you run fruitful brainstorming sessions, leading your team to more and better ideas. You’ll learn to frame the problem you’re solving, come up with an exploration strategy, and facilitate the session, giving you and your teams new ways to get inspired and energized when looking for solutions. Careful: the energy contained in this workshop is contagious.

You’ll walk away knowing how to:

  • Gain facilitation tools to run effective brainstorms
  • Use exploration workshops throughout the product development process
  • Rally your team and get the most out of a group mind
  • Work with constraints to spark ideas rather than limit them
  • Use competitive and comparative research to differentiate your brand and product

 

This course is ideal for:

Organizational leaders, product managers, business executives, developers, design practitioners and teams from different departments who want or need to unite for greater impact. And/or anyone who needs to:

  • Generate an abundance of fresh ideas
  • Infuse long product cycles with new thinking
  • Problem solve and generate ideas
  • Spread inspiration
Aug
1
Mon
Advanced Design Research Techniques
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Advanced Design Research Techniques @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Unlock key customer insights and drive high-impact product design

Push your research skills to their fullest potential and uncover what makes customers tick. Through this 2-day interactive workshop, you’ll get hands-on practice with a range of methods, including stimulus, ideal journey mapping, collaging, prototyping, and usability tests. We’ll coach you on questioning strategies, body language, and other new and powerful research methods. Then we’ll show you how to custom tailor research techniques to your projects. With these skills in hand, you’ll help your company be more targeted, strategic, and connected to its customers’ needs.


* This class was previously known as Uncovering Customer Insights

 

You’ll walk away knowing how to

  • Gain deeper understanding of your customers’ goals and behaviors
  • Conduct exploratory and generative research studies, beyond traditional interviews
  • Choose the right research methods for your goals
  • Use synthesizing techniques to shape insights that drive product design decisions
  • Share findings with stakeholders to create common understanding
Aug
3
Wed
Interaction Design Training
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Interaction Design Training @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Learn how to use Goal-Directed Design to create products and services that people love.

Are your products failing to resonate with users? Too many features creating bloat? Many of today’s products are driven by spreadsheets, technology constraints, and feature lists. They leave frustrated customers wanting more.

We believe a better approach to design focuses on the human needs first and technology second. In Cooper’s Interaction Design training, we can help you envision, plan, and build products and services that are financially viable, technically feasible, and that your customers will love.

Grounded in Cooper’s foundational Interaction Design training, the 3-day course will provide an overview of interaction design practices and techniques. You’ll learn how to understand customer needs at a deep level, explore new product opportunities, and define the qualities of an ideal user experience.

You’ll walk away knowing how to: 

  • Define the various human touchpoints (hardware, software, and service) that comprise a product ecosystem
  • Map the product ecosystem to hunt for and identify product opportunities
  • Conduct user research with powerful ethnographic techniques
  • Translate research observations into goals, personas, and scenarios
  • Develop and priortize requirements based on user and business goals
  • Quickly turn requirements into a concrete product concept
  • Sketch design framework and interface elements
  • Communicate your design effectively at different stages of the process

This course is ideal for:

Product planners, developers, marketers, usability professionals, design practitioners, and managers who are committed to creating a great customer experience.

TaskRabbit Orientation @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Remember Me LA Debut: Find Your Passion, Purpose & Power to Transform Your Life @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Remember Me LA Debut: Find Your Passion, Purpose & Power to Transform Your Life @ BLANKSPACES DTLA

Join us to celebrate our groups first meeting.

Meet like minds, and be the first in our LA chapter to learn how to turn your genius visions into actions. Meet your life coach, Katherine Alexiss, and learn how her coaching could teach you how to rock your own world.

Find your passion, purpose and power to transform your life.

• Share your vision

• Gain clarity

• Create a power plan that will change your life

• Build solid confidence that will impact your success

Turning an idea into reality is fun, and I want you to have a great time every time we meet for coaching.

You can think out loud, be messy, find a center and then piece together how to make things happen.

Bring something to take notes and the strongest coffee in town because you’ll want to be on point to keep up with the energy and tips brought to the table.

RSVP for more details.

Aug
4
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Aug 4 all-day
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Aug
9
Tue
UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship with Susan Oslin @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 10 @ 9:30 am
Aug
18
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Aug 18 all-day
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Aug
23
Tue
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
25
Thu
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
30
Tue
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
1
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Sep 1 all-day
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
3
Sat
Holiday Closure: Labor Day
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

Closed in observation of Labor Day.

Sep
6
Tue
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
8
Thu
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm