Basic User Experience Workshop: Rapid Paper Prototyping Your Solutions

You know what you want when it comes to designing your site, but what about your users? In this workshop, you’ll get the opportunity to think through your current sites/projects from your users’ perspectives by physically mapping out their concerns in space. Utilizing various techniques to gather user research, you’ll be given an opportunity to practice these techniques in groups, organize the issues you face, and create a plan of execution.


This course is for people reviewing their current products who need address user issues or people who just need to integrate these techniques into their organizations. Designers, Community Managers, Developers and Product Owners are encouraged to enroll.


  • Evaluate core audiences for popular web applications to learn patterns.
  • Review problems in your own projects.
  • Gain new paper prototyping skills, along with some apps and methodologies to translate to digital materials.


Please bring a laptop as well as a pen, paper, and markers. Also feel free to bring the problems you need to work out in your product/project - we’ll take a stab at them.


CLASS SIZE: 16 Attendees max.
17 April 2013
TIME: 10.00 - 14.00 - Fenix room, ICAB
LOCATION: ICAB at 4 rue des Pères Blancs, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium
LANGUAGE: This workshop will be conducted in English.
COST: 55€ Early registration / 65€ Regular registration.
NOTES: There will be a 45 minute break for lunch (included). Wi-fi and refreshments are available.


Tricia Okin is a Product and User Experience Designer for Web & Mobile.

A designer with 11 years experience designing for web, mobile print and pretty much everything floating in between. She works with developers, copywriters, and all-round makers of good things to realize amazing projects.

She is currently an Interactive Product Designer at BlogTalkRadio in NYC where she is redesigning the interface, conducting user research and introduced paper prototyping to their user experience design process.

Tricia has taught User Experience Workshops at General Assembly in New York and London. This April, will also teach a new Twitter Bootstrap course at General Assembly Berlin and the UX Workshop in London once again.

Tricia also splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and Brussels, Belgium on a regular basis, calling Brussels her second home.When not staring at the computer incessantly, she loves traveling and cooking.

Twitter: @papercutny