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Interaction Design: From Scratch to Action

Course Starts:
Saturday, 30th of October 2021

Interaction Design: From Scratch to Action

Course Starts:
Saturday, 30th of October 2021

About this course

“UX Designer” is the third top needed job in 2020. Nowadays, it’s not hard to find some video or tutorial teaches you how to become one. The question is: Is this enough? Well, having the right information definitely paves your way to build your career, but what about applying what you learned? Being mentored by an expert in the field? And getting trained to acquire the suitable skill sets for the job? This is what you get when you join our mentees and tracks.
Interaction Design: From Scratch to Action
What You Will Learn
  • Learn the full UX process, starting from interviewing business stakeholders to pitching your work to them
  • Apply all the knowledge you’ve gained in a case study you build over the span of 2 months
  • Present your case study to international design gurus who will give you priceless feedback on your work
Skills You Will Learn
  • Research
  • Active Listening
  • Empathy
  • Analytical
  • Problem Solving
  • Empathy
  • Storytelling
  • Imagination


Mariam El-Shebokshy
Mariam El-Shebokshy
Co-founder & LX director @nxtu
Mariam is a CX/UX Strategist and design thinker who has been working in the design industry since 2008. She mentors students from all over the world at Coursera and Springboard, helps them starting their career path and strengthening their personal, technical and analytical skills to bridge the gap between humans, technology and the business!
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Course Prerequisites

Basic info about UX. It would be great if you working on one project before. If not, then don’t worry!


Day 1: Business Understanding

As opposite to what most people think, UX design starts with business understanding. What does that business offer? Value preposition? Target audience and competition understanding. Also, you’ll get to know the difference between UX, IxD, Ul and Visual design.. And finally, a clear process that you will follow for the rest of the workshop.

Day 2: Users Observation

UX design is all about designing for people. How to identify the right users type? How to understand them? Identify their needs? You will get to know about UX Research and how to conduct user interviews properly.

Day 3: Synthesis & Problem Solving

Business? Checked! Users? Checked! Time to gather what you found so far, build the big picture of the situation, and start defining problem statements and personas. You will also get a high-level info about Empathy Maps and Journey Maps.

Day 4: Ideation & Sketching

Ever felt in love with an app before? Well, that was no coincidence. To land on the perfect idea for a flow or a layout, you gotta go through iterations of ideation and have a lot preplanned like: User stories, user flows, red routes. This is so much fun and daunting at the same time!

Day 5: IA & Navigation

The easier uses can find what they looking for, the more they will use the app. There is a science behind how to structure information and how to test your structure (Card Sorting Test). You will also learn how to design site maps and content inventory.

Day 6: Wireframing & Prototyping

It’s time to put all that effort into visual outcome. You will learn about Typography, grid system, visual hierarchy and core design principles. You will design edge cases and create an interactive prototype that you can test, and brag about it as well!

Day 7: Testing & Feedback

There are more than 13 type of UX research/test. You will learn how about a couple of them, like A/B testing and Heuristic Evaluation. How to conduct those researches and actually get results from those is what this session is all about.

Day 8: Present Your Work

Your job is not only to design the product, but also to be able to negotiate and convince management as well. You will learn how to present your work to non-designers, how to professionally hand-off to engineering teams and finally how to write a case study for your portfolio!


The full tuition of the program is 7000 EGP on two installments

  • 1st Payment: EGP 4,000
  • 2nd Payment: EGP 3,000