Learn about new design patterns, UI trends, and the impact they have on the total user experience. Get evidence-based insights to help you decide which practices will work best for your site and how to apply them effectively. This course will look at patterns emerging from a broad range of websites and industries.
"I found myself looking back and evaluating design decisions more critically and informed. I can already tell there are several things we will refine and new ideas we will adopt."
Katherine Joplin, Associate Web Designer Blizzard Entertainment
"This was my second class with Therese and she does an amazing job keeping us engaged. I've learned so much from my two classes from her. This course was my favorite of the week."
Megan Fletcher, TID
"This course was excellent and refreshing, I now have material and new conversational points to utilize when it's time to push back."
"Loved the website comparisons and discussion of all the good, bad & ugly. Therese is awesome!"
Lynn Weiser, John Deere Financial
"Not just theory but Therese also provided great examples which helped me tie all the info together. She has high energy and a cheerful voice."
Maria Pettit, Kaiser Permanente
"Lots of interesting information to digest and consider."
Susan Carpet, Kaiser
"Really interesting insights which were strengthened by the experience of other participants. Great forum for learning."
Onnika Mitchell, P&G
"Very enjoyable and engaging course. Loved all the videos showed from tests. Really backs up the course with expertise and evidence gives a taste and reinforces how important it is to test any new trendy development."
Daria Gordeva, Visual Antidote
"Fun class! The sum is greater than its parts! This course covers a lot of trends and patterns and has applicable info on how we could use it wisely."
Tina Yiu, Wealthbar
"This is a tough concept to cover. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious. I'm glad for it, as a framework for judging trends was very useful, kudos!"
Matt Bittner, Southern Co
"Really enjoyed this — made me think more about using new tools/design ideas more effectively and objectively."
Andrew Pengelly, Wealthbar
"The course helps a lot to keep up with new trends and how to evaluate them. I liked that we evaluated a real website in class."
Carl Friedrich Huch, Inform GmBH
"Very useful. What I was wondering these days about are covered. Now I decide which I will adopt or not."
Sotoshi Kikuchi, Web Directions East ULC, Tokyo, Japan
"A perfect learner-centric structure and delivery, engaging and enjoyable. Doesn't get too caught up in any topic or minutia, would recommend 100%."
Mohammed Ibrahim, PWC
"Of all the courses I've taken, this one has been the most useful. It has innumerable real-world examples that offer quick insights into the work of industry leaders."
"Excellent course. Very relevant content to the discussions we have back in the office."
Christian Young, Aviva
"Really good summary of all things web. Never lost interest. Good pace and interesting topics/ conversations/ examples."
“伟大的演讲者 - 参与，信息丰富，易于遵循和沟通。课程速度也很高。”
Emily, Orchard, Sydney
"Great refresher course on UX best practice. Very good to see thoughts on all new trends."
Tim Absolon, QSuper
"Extremely comprehensive. Very relevant to applications currently in development. Katie was very personable, easy to follow, and led the class at a very good pace. Overall, very enjoyable class. Will recommend."
Felicia, GE Healthcare
"So many tangible, useful examples!! Well organized and great if you are interested in current trends for UX now and beyond. 7+++++"
Lance Bitner, Dev Technology Group
"A highly enjoyable and informative course. Katie provides several design pattern guidelines. I wish I had taken her course years ago!"
Bridget Jackson, Wells Fargo
"I appreciated that it wasn't simply facts but also teaching us how to think in the right ways. I think a great supplemental course would be on emerging technologies."
Catherine Angelini, Huntington Ingalls NNS
"I liked being brought up to date so quickly and easily."
Susan Raab, GCE, Seaside, CA
"Therese was an amazing speaker and very enthusiastic about the materials. I learned a lot! Thanks!"
"Therese's course on Emerging Design Patterns was very engaging and informative! She covered a variety of topics, yet was able to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each topic in detail enough to be applicable. I also really enjoyed the blend of instruction and break-out application. I highly recommend this course!"
"This course was so well run — structured but with enough flexibility for interesting discussions and questions. I really enjoyed the activities which embedded what we learnt throughout the day. I have a much better idea of how to use design in an interesting but usable way."
Sophie Taylor, Sopra Steria, UK
"A good look onto what's big in the industry, and how to consider them before you dive into implementing them."
"Really enjoyed the variety of examples on various trends and how Katie addressed them with the huge breathe of knowledge/research she's done. You can definitely tell she has a passion for understanding the purpose/usability of these trends and advocating what the benefit is for the user."
Steph Chung, DisplaySweet, Melbourne, Australia
"This course highlighted so many things I thought were good, but were actually just good trends to avoid. Wonderful. Thank you!"
Libbie Best, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
"I found this class really enjoyable and engaging. Seeing what new trends work, and also reviewing trends that don't — and how they arrived at these conclusions. This class reignited my interest in interaction design, for sure!"
Cristina Del Rosario, Aleph-Labs, Manila, Philippines
“凯蒂使用d her own experience from user tests, giving great insights into why an interface trend might work or not work for the user. Further more she has a great pragmatic approach and reflection on trends, making it straight forward to take the insights home and use them in your own organisation."
"It's a great course, packed full of interesting observations about emerging patterns. Clearly detailing why some patterns work and other do not, like always with NN/g, this is all backed up by tons of user research."
Richard O'Leary, UL, Dublin, Ireland
"A very good methodology to not only identify emerging patterns but to critically evaluate them."
Felipe Reinicke, Health Initiative for Men, Canada
Rohit Shukla, Black Pepper Limited, Leamington Spa; England
"Katie Sherwin was great! This was one of my favourite NN/g courses so far. Sherwin did an amazing job engaging us throughout the course, getting us to reflect on the impact of past, present and future design trends. The course felt very relevant and practical, since we were analyzing specific examples. It'd be interesting taking the course again in the future and examining how things have changed. Overall, very informative, interesting, and motivational."
Flo Wong, Corporate Finance Institute, Vancouver, Canada
"Taking this course has given me a different perspective of assessing at design patterns. This is definitely going to be very useful for me and my organization when I apply them in my real projects."
Monalisa Satpathy, SAP, Ariba, Dublin, USA
“这是一个伟大的课程对于任何设计师起床了dated with latest trends going on in the world related to interaction or visual design. Really love the fresh perspectives and amazing examples."
Vamsi Batchu, Truist Bank, Atlanta, USA
"I would stress that this course gave me new insights into how to identify what is the new hotness; and how to couple that with ROI on jumping in to the trend, and how it can impact usability. This is a must-take course."
"Love this class! This is my second time. It makes me feel like I'm on the leading edge."
Katie Sherwinis a Senior User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group. She specializes in helping organizations utilize principles of user-centered design and strategic communication to achieve their goals.
Therese Fessendenis a User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group, manager of the Online Seminar Program, and host of the NN/g UX Podcast. While she is not in the office, she spends some of her time as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. Her experience with varying industries and types of clients lends to a unique perspective of how user experience research can better inform design and business decisions.