The Open Design Skills track is for you if you want to understand how to use versatile design thinking skills on a real world design project. You'll work through an accelerated design process from start to finish by solving an open source design challenge for a local nonprofit. You'll learn design by applying it, so that you can bring back concrete skills to your own work. No matter your role in your company, if you want to get better at creating well-designed, impactful products and solutions for your clients, users, customers, and colleagues, you'll get a lot of value out of these workshops.

By the end of these classes, you’ll understand how to:

This track builds on an Open Design Skills Workshop we designed at Bocoup for our colleagues. Get a full picture of the open design process we use with clients while working on a concrete product.

User Research


February 23rd, 2016 in New York, NY

Conduct and transform qualitative research into actionable insights that guide product decisions.

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Sketching & Wireframing


March 8th, 2016 in New York, NY

Use sketching and wireframing to develop and test clickable prototypes that will help you to advocate for users throughout product development.

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Visual Design and Documentation


March 22nd, 2016 in New York, NY

Own the visual design process while empowering your team to execute on a shared vision.

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Education at Bocoup

Education and continuous learning are part of our core values. With our educational offerings, we empower practitioners to continuously learn, particularly when they don’t have company support. Offering education is an important way for us as a company to grow our community of practice. Bocoup believes the web is for everyone, an we encourage new people to join our Open Web community and support the continuous development of members of that community through our educational and community offerings.

What are tracks?

Most of our workshops are offered as part of a track. Tracks connect workshops with related content together; each workshop stands alone, and also builds on previous workshops in the track. By registering for a track, you amplify your knowledge and skills—with time in between classes to absorb and apply new information—and you’ll save a few bucks too.

Code of Conduct

Learning something new can be a challenge in itself. It requires vulnerability and openness. That’s why we care deeply about creating a supportive, safe learning environment for everyone. We refuse to tolerate conduct that is detrimental to this goal. Please check out our Code of Conduct to learn more about what to expect. It’s everyone’s responsibility to actively work toward creating a better community that is conducive to learning.

Refund Policy

Can’t make it to your workshop? Not a problem! E-mail and let us know at least 7 days before the scheduled workshop date for a full refund. While we do not offer refunds after this timeframe, we can offer you credit for a future workshop, or a transfer if you find another person to take your spot.

Cancellation Policy

If, for some reason, we need to cancel a workshop, we will notify you at least 7 days before the scheduled class is offered and give you full refund.