1294 Kifer Rd, Ste 707
Sunnyvale, California 94086

Instructor: Andrei Herasimchuk
$699 per student

This full-day course will teach software professionals how to lead a collaborative architecture process for software products. Participants will be taken through the entire process using hands-on exercises designed to give a deep and real-world understanding. At its conclusion this architecture process results in a shared vision of the upcoming design by all stakeholders, including those far-removed from the design team, while creating a clearly articulated starting point for the design itself.

These methods inherently involve cross-disciplinary teams, so this course is appropriate for either individuals or teams who want to participate in the architecture and design vision of software products. This approach works well for redesigns as well as new designs; for web, desktop or mobile platforms, as well as cross-platform design; and is equally relevant for consumer, B2B and enterprise applications.

Key skills include:

Leading & Facilitating
Inventorying Content & Functionality
Group Card Sorting
The Box Exercise
Reaching a Shared Vision

Andrei Herasimchuk is a principal of Involution Studios, where he is responsible for the design practice of the company. Prior to co-founding Involution, Andrei spent a number of years at Adobe, where he was their first interface design hire. At Adobe his successes include providing the interface strategy for the initial creative suite, being responsible for the design of Photoshop, Illustrator and the original InDesign, as well as starting the internal UI team and growing it to more than 20 people. Andrei was also a co-founder of Specular International, and was the Design Director for a handful of early dot.com companies. His insights in design are published at Design by Fire.

Involution Master Academy is the first professional design school that focuses on providing practical, applied, real-world skills in micro-sized classes – never more than nine students per instructor. Every class is taught by a leading expert in their field, providing hands-on learning in a highly interactive setting. Involution Master Academy is specially designed for experienced professionals who take their career seriously.

Official Website: http://involutionstudios.com/?p=91&cat=8

Added by dknemeyer on September 24, 2007

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