HUGE Launches UX School for International Design Talent
June 1, 2011
Specialist Training Program Opens Its Doors to Aspiring Designers
BROOKLYN - HUGE is pleased to welcome students to the inaugural class of the new HUGE UX School, a graduate program for design talent interested in pursuing careers in User Experience. Beginning this week, ten students, selected from hundreds of international applicants, will join HUGE’s UX team in New York, where they will receive three months of hands-on training and learn the fundamentals of UX design.
HUGE started the school to help prepare design professionals for successful careers in interaction design and to find and cultivate industry talent. Students in this year’s class come from the United States, Korea, Italy, Dominican Republic and Germany and have backgrounds in industrial, graphic, and interactive design as well as architecture and human-computer interaction.
“We know from experience that it takes a while for even the smartest people to learn the fundamentals of interaction design — especially the way we approach it at HUGE,” said Michal Pasternak, Partner, User Experience at HUGE. “We saw an opportunity to take people who are just finishing school and help them make the jump into UX quickly. Our vision is to attract, foster, and grow the best emerging UX talent in the world. We’ve made a pretty different kind of training program: we’re teaching ID fundamentals and methodology rather than rules and it’s just as hands-on and unpredictable as agency life.”
UX trainees will be integrated into the existing HUGE UX team and each will be assigned a mentor. Students will learn the basics of interaction design, from developing user scenarios and wireframes to conducting competitive analyses and user testing, and learn how IDs at HUGE solve problems. Additionally, students will be responsible for executing a full project from brief through to design. Select students will be offered full time positions with HUGE following the completion of the program.
To learn more about HUGE’s UX School program or to apply for next year’s program contact firstname.lastname@example.org.