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Monday, February 29 • 10:25 - 10:55
Teaching by Proxy: Redesigning General Assembly’s Part -Time Curriculum to Increase the Likelihood of Student and Instructor Success

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Career change is not something undertaken lightly. There are many emotions wrapped up in the process—uncertainty, anxiety, doubt. Students come to professional development courses like General Assembly’s because they need help and support to reach their career goals. Instructors join because they find it gratifying to help these students grow as designers. 

What happens when all those instructors have to redirect their efforts to lesson planning, because the curriculum is too bare bones? Students have wildly inconsistent experiences, and the barrier to entry for new instructors becomes very high. It becomes harder for everyone involved to succeed. How might we redesign the student experience to better reflect the experience of working as an interaction designer? Is there a way to better equip all instructors for success? 

Jessica Greco will share how she redesigned General Assembly’s part-time User Experience Design course curriculum to reflect significant changes in context for both students and instructors, and the lessons she learned along the way.


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Jessica Greco

User Experience Instructor, General Assembly
Jessica Greco is a design and research consultant dedicated to helping teams make better products. She uses her expertise in facilitation to get everyone on the same page about the practices and processes that support evidence-based decision making. | | Currently, she’s an Instructor at General Assembly, teaching the fundamentals of user experience to students with a wide variety of prior experience. She also consults for service design... Read More →


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