As a UI/UX Design Mentor how you can Organize your Design Class?
28 January 2021
28 January 2021
Becoming a prominent UI/UX designer in this era can be hard, but being a UI/UX design mentor is way more daunting. Not only does one have to be an astonishing designer, but he also needs to know the art of designing the perfect lesson plan.
A UX/UI design mentor needs to have industry experience along with technical skills. He needs to be empathetic to the students and have patience with their lesson outcomes. His skills must be a combination of technical and creative skills with the ability to organize regular lessons that will guide the students to grow as designers.
While planning and organizing a UX/UI design class, a mentor must consider the following factors:
Defining the course goal before starting a lesson is crucial to understand what you want your students to learn and achieve. Having a goal will help you focus on what you want to introduce to your students.
Determining a course goal will help you plan the curriculum, deciding what to include, what methods to use, and the kinds of assessments you need to implement. Being clear about the course goals will assist you to make planning decisions on the teaching and learning activities useful for learning UX/UI designing.
Once you determine the goals for your lessons, it is time you focus on your teaching method. Designers need to use appropriate tools for their design works. Selecting and teaching the right tools to the students is an important factor to consider before starting a design class. Many designers start with Sketch, Craft, Invision Studio, or Figma. These tools are easy to adapt to and are convenient for collaboration.
UX/UI designing is a long and complicated process to learn. To teach it in a limited timeline, a mentor has to select the most appropriate process and create a schedule to implement that process. Time management can be a challenging aspect as it requires the mentors to keep track of what to teach inside the classroom and what tasks to assign to the students to do outside the classroom.
One way to improve time management is by asking the students to work in groups after each lesson so that the students can get a deeper understanding of the topic.
As a design mentor, you will have to create an environment where students will feel confident to learn by conducting their personal style. Your transparent and constructive feedback is important for their improvement. This feedback you provide must be relevant, thorough, organized, and tailored to the specific student’s learning style.
As you organize the UX/UI design class for your student, make sure to follow the above rules to ensure a perfectly planned class. An organized learning environment can help the students to learn a lot faster.