As professionals, we always need to be learning. The times have passed that we can just coast through our careers.
I recently attended an Interaction Course presented by CooperU in Los Angeles. They are often offering classes only at their facility in San Francisco. So I was excited to attend this workshop and to learn to new skills.
What did I like the most?
- Getting some time off of work
- Engaging in new activities
- Jump starting the brain and creative processes
- Meeting new people
What did I dislike the most?
- It only lasting 3 days. I could have learned more.
- Some exercises seemed too “on the surface” and I would have liked to have the chance to dig deeper or try the exercise again on a different topic for more practice.
- It seemed very “Cooper” focused and I am not sure there would be time to apply some of these tactics in the real-world agile environment.
What surprised me the most?
- How quickly the time would fly by in the breakout session.
- People were other disciplines besides UX design.
- Lunch was not provided as part of the admission fee. (It would have been a good opportunity to have break out sessions on other topics.
- How exhausted mentally I was by the end of the third day. I guess I was really giving my brain a workout.