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The Wikimedia Foundation Product & Design team is excited to announce that Wikipedia mobile editing will be the case study for an upcoming Cooper UX bootcamp.

Cooper, a design and strategy firm based in San Francisco, is organizing a four day intensive workshop to teach user experience methodologies to designers, developers, and product managers who have product design experience but want hone their skills further.

The bootcamp will focus on effective collaboration, product ecosystems, design research methodologies, creating empathetic personas, storyboarding, and designing for engagement rather than just features. Specifically students will look at making mobile content contribution more approachable, intuitive, and less reliant on traditional input methods like typing, as well as exploring other areas of interest.

Previous UX bootcamps have worked with the Edible Schoolyard Project, Marketplace Money, and Fair Trade USA, among others. We're looking forward to the ideas that are generated from having a great group of bright minds in one place focusing on complex real-world problems that our users face every day.

The class is built around hands-on activities, conducted in pairs and small teams, and will be held in Petaluma, CA on September 17-20, 2013.

More information about Cooper UX bootcamps is available on their site. Information on Usability workshops can obtained from their site. Jared Zimmerman
Director of User Experience, Wikimedia Foundation

A recent Cooper UX bootcamp