OpenView 2Q12 UX Workshop


A follow-on workshop to Marty Cagan’s Product Leadership forum we hosted last year. This workshop is aimed at the Head of Development, Head of Product and the UX team. CEO’s who are close to the product are also welcome.

A 2-day workshop tailored to your organization’s product design needs.  The workshop focuses on the UX process, and design (essential design principles, prototyping, assessing visual designs). The workshop will be  customized for B2B companies, and will include as many examples of portfolio companies products as we can accommodate (pre-workshop product evaluation included.)

Many people can identify a terrific user interface design when they see it. We are all customer and users, and we interact with products all the time, so it is easy to think therefore that anyone can also create a good design. But designing a product from a “blank sheet of paper” or trying to address problems in a problematic design is a serious challenge, and requires very specific skills and techniques. This UX Design Workshop will help your interaction designers and product management team learn to create great designs. Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of what separates a mediocre design from a great design, and how to achieve designs that customers love.

The UX Design Workshop includes hands-on exercises in site mapping, workflow diagrams, creating wireframes, developing personas, evaluating a current product or proposed design.

What makes this course different is that it is taught by an executive that has actually done the job and built the teams at some of the leading software companies in the world, including TiVo, Shutterfly, and eBay. Kyrie is a proven, professional product organization leader with a passion for building great products and developing great UI designers.


Kyrie Robinson of Silicon Valley Product Group

Kyrie provides a broad range of services to help small and large companies create
excellent user interfaces, including:


Day 1 – Tues, 05/15/2012

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Opening Reception – Extra Innings @ OpenView Networking Event

Day 2 – Weds, 05/16/2012: Principles

8:00am – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00am – 10:00am

UX at Company X

10:00am – 10:15am

Decoding UX Roles

10:15am – 11:15am

Design Principles

11:15am – 11:30am


11:30am – 12:30pm

Good Apps, Bad Apps

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:15pm

More Design Principles

3:15pm – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 4:30pm

Project Discussion 1

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Agile and UX

Day 3 – Thurs, 05/17/2012: Methods & Research

8:00am – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00am – 10:30am

Design Methods

10:30am – 10:45am


10:45am – 11:30am

Hands on: Task Analysis

11:30am – 12:30pm

More Methods

12:30pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Hands on: Workflow

2:00pm – 3:00pm


3:00pm – 3:15pm


3:15pm – 4:00pm

Project Discussion 2

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Closing Thoughts