Faced with an industry-wide talent drought, HUGE took drastic measures to snare new prospects for our UX department. The solution? One summer, 10 Trainees from around the globe, and some good ol’ UX Fundamentals. If we can't find people, we will create them. This presentation covers how we built an unprecedented school to teach trainees the basics of interaction design and the way HUGE approaches challenges of all kinds. It includes how we designed the program: what’s in the curriculum (and what’s not), other aspects of the training experience, and how we worked the best minds at HUGE into the mix.
Presented at Internet Week in London 2011.