Co-founder & Trainer at UX Gym

I helped developed and sustain training and mentorship business with Bonanza Studios

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Co-founder

๐Ÿ’ป Business strategy

๐Ÿ“š Mentorship

โŒ Problem

Lack of option of getting practical knowledge as young designer

People want to get in-field experience, but no one wants to hire them without it. It was something like chicken and egg problem. Through 20+ interviews and over 200+ survey responses the most helpful was actually thing that wasn't mention

โœ… Solution

UX Training and mentorship focused specifically on practicing

We decided not to maximize practial training, instead of focusing on theory, through providing enough examples for the students to conduct daily redesign challenges and attending weekly mentorship sessions.

Process ๐Ÿ’ก

2 month discovery

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Problem discovery: We've conducted over 30 user interviews, and got 100+ survey responses. Main thing we wanted to achieve, was to make sure we understand a problem that designers are facing

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Affinity mapping It took some time, but I've managed to sort group and analyze results, that allowed me to define the problem

โ“ Defining solution: We've conducted several brainstorming workshops to align on the initial idea

๐Ÿ“š Creating course program & plan: I've defined the syllabus, created all lessons and neccessary files for the training

๐Ÿ’ป Development & pricing: Final, and probably the easiest part was to design, and develop the entire website for the project. At this point we also defined clear pricing

Working environment ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

Simple and effective environment

โœ… Daily reports: To make sure we are on the same page, I offered daily summaries of my work with the plan for upcoming days

โœ… Internal catchups: As I lead the project, I touch based with my team on a daily basis, to ensure we are on the same page

โœ… Clean environment Because whole Bonanza team was involved, I needed to make sure that environment is well-organized and clear for everyone

Challenges ๐Ÿš€

Focusing on the problem

The most challenging part, was not coming up with solution, but actually spending enough time on investigating the problem.

We've created affinity mapping, and grouped all of the findings, to properly state the problem and make sure that we are on the right track of creating a sustainable business.