UX Design Cal Poly
Learn to apply design principles and ethical considerations to the decision-making process to design the best user experience for mobile digital products.
June 25, 2023 July 7, 2023
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
People are viewing their digital media content across a multitude of platforms these days. Today’s UX designers are trained to understand how to design webpages and digital media to easily adapt to the wide variety of devices and platforms that exist in the marketplace. With a focus on a more inclusive mobile user experience, students will learn current technologies and production tools used for the mobile user interface design and prototyping that will expand accessibility for a diverse end-user audience. Students will also learn to apply design principles and ethical considerations to the decision-making process to design the best user experience for mobile digital products. They will spend a majority of their time in the Cal Poly labs using Figma while creating mock mobile web pages that easily function across multiple device platforms.
Meet your instructor
Dr. Xiaoying Rong
UX Design Cal Poly SLO
Instructor for Cal Poly SLO - Dr. Xiaoying Rong earned her Bachelor of Engineering from Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, a Master of Business Administration from Beijing Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Printing from Western Michigan University. She is currently teaching printed electronics and product development, specialty printing technologies, and consumer packaging at Cal Poly SLO.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).
Students will tour the University Graphic System (UGS) - the in-house student-run print business. Students will have the opportunities to meet and interact with UGS managers (junior or senior GrC students) and see the print and finishing equipment in operation and workflow. Students will spend a majority of their time working in the Cal Poly labs working on their hands-on project design.