Amir is a user experience designer and startup advisor. Over the past 3 years, he has designed more than 12 startup products, including DocVerse (Acquired by Google), Delve Networks (Acquired by LimeLight networks), TalentSpring (acquired by TalentTech), UStream, blist, and several others.
He is also the creator of Keynotopia user interface prototyping libraries for Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Prior to his work in user experience, Amir worked as a software engineer, a program manager, and conducted research in human computer interaction and information visualization.
Here's what some entrepreneurs who collaborated with Amir say about his work:
“Amir is an expert in the area of crafting product UI to be easy to use, easy to understand, and have high conversion rates. He is a pro to work with and I would always enjoy working with him.”
- Bryan Starbuck, Founder & CEO, TalentSpring (Acquired by TalentTech)
"We hired Amir to create a full Interaction and Graphical design for an application we are launching. It was a big, complex project on a startup timeline, requiring the design of web-facing and client side components, to be built fast. Amir delivered beautiful, outstanding work. Most of all, Amir ended up doing a better job of managing our timeline than even we did."
- Shan Sinha, CEO, DocVerse (Acquired by Google)
"Amir is a phenomenal interaction designer and information architect. He's a rare talent who has both the visual graphic design skills and a strong technology foundation. He has great business instinct and is an unwavering advocate for the end customer who will use the software he helps design."
- Kevin Merritt, Founder & CEO, Blist (now Socrata)
Do you believe that great user experience is a competitive advantage, and want to learn how to design your own product? Ever had a great idea for a web or mobile app, but didn’t really know how to start? Or are you wasting a lot of time and money on freelancers that aren’t producing the results you’re expecting?
This step by step course takes you from the idea stage into creating a simple and intuitive user experience blueprint. There is no theory involved, and no use of design jargon. In this course, I demonstrate how I move from the idea stage and through the various steps of designing the user experience, then I provide you with actions to follow at the end of each step. No creative skills needed, and no design tools required. Just a pen and paper or a whiteboard and markers, and you’re all set to go.
By following the simple steps provided in this course, you’ll create your user experience in one week!
This is the sample application idea that we will be designing throughout the course
Many thanks to Vladmir Dubovskiy for creating this diagram
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This course was a great intro into the world of UX. I've been wanting to crossover into this field for sometime and now I feel comfortable making that transition. All the concepts were broken down into manageable steps and the websites he recommended were really helpful and inspiring.
Extremely clear and effective methodology shared by Amir. Highly recommend this course.
The course is fine and the trainer walks you through the process of putting your web site idea into a tangible and structured diagrams and sketches . What i liked about it : it is all practical and hands on. What i didn't like : 1- I think it is slightly overpriced. 2- Lecture 10 had an incorrect summary which he promised to fix long time ago but unfortunately it is still unfixed.
I enjoyed the flow of this course and thought that the screen capture of the design process were great. I am completely new to user experience design but was able to catch on quickly. I was able to apply what I learnt here to create a prototype that was presented as part of a business plan at university. I will definitely be watching some of these videos again to improve my skills as we plan on having our app developed!
Very effective course. The content and methodology are very straight forward and solid. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in properly figuring out and putting together their ideas into documents and prototypes needed to take your idea to product. Thank you, this has been very useful to me!