The Pratt Institute’s AOS program has a large game design program that, along with Illustration and Graphic Design, requires an introduction of 2 semesters of UX/UI. I am instructing for the first semester. User experience design is the process of enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the usability, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the customer and the product. This course provides students with a general overview of User Experience Design(“UX”) and User Interface Design (“UI”), paying special attention to mobile usage contexts and building a career in the field.

We completed 3 large assignments along with many small exercises. The first assignment is a redesign of an existing webpage, or a detail of it, considering how to evaluate, research, re-build, and improve the user experience and user interface design. The second assignment is to build an actual website using HTML& CSS. The third piece is a one-sheet for a future technology or app, without any restrictions. You might want to listen to Willy Nelson songs, look at Astrid’s beautiful photography, or rub a cat belly. Here are some stills from the class of 2020:

2023 class

Fall 2023 Wed

Henry Baltz

Jo Ann Chai

Crystal Chen

Ezra Cumbo

Gavin Haberl

Christopher Juneau

Yahli Livni

Nick Malandrino

Chaya Meshchaninov

Zijin Murong

Dallon Sepci

Joshua Singh

2022 class

Fall 2022 Wed

Annabelle Brudon

Caitlin Dailey

Anselm Dastne

Jeff Deng

Jieyu Fu

Gina Han

Emily Katherine

Mmayen Lewis

Heidi Lin

Savannah Monaco

Vida Parasrampuria

Masha Potemkin

Elizabeth Sheehy

Aimy Ulmer

2021 class

2021 all Ux/UI classes were a hybrid of online and in-class, using the canvas platform and zoom.

Fall 2021 Wed

Coleby Acker

Lisette Andrade

Alejandro Espina

Robin Jee

Gaeun Jeong

Wahca Waste Win McNeil

Jessie Meng

Caroline Reedy

Calvin Tan

Yuning Wang

Sara Zimmerman

Fall 2021 Thu

Simon Barnes

Stephanie Chen

Yi Chen

Connor Coughlin

Harlis Feimster

Kimberly Hong

Anna Ju

Soo Min Jung

Nia Raissian

Dido Wang

Ximu Wei

Yi An Zhou


And Thanks! to the fabulous guest speakers this semester who were:

Anthony Wallace on Conversion (92 dream)

Cythia BrosnanWeb Design

2020 class

2020 all Ux/UI classes were fully online, using the canvas platform and zoom.

Fall 2020 Wed

Klaude De Castro

Helen Escobar

Pete Gibson

Julia Grippo

Elle McNamara

Julia Pines

Eloise Yalovitser

Fall 2020 Thu

Lona Adelphonce

Dana Baumgartner

Astrid Metta

Monica Trusha Phadnis

Lucca Salomone

Natalie Summers


And Thanks! to the fabulous guest speakers this semester who were:

Cindy Ahura on Web Design (Blam Partners)

Jürgen Salenbacher on Design for Good (CPB lab Barcelona)

Jamie Mustard on Blocks (the Iconist)

Gene Huang on Interaction Design (Whitney museum)

Anthony Wallace on Conversion (92 dream)

Ivana Randelhover on Game UX (portfolio, Ubisoft)

Jamie Edwards on Blockchain (linkedin)


Here is an outline:

Trying to keep everyone busy:

The zoom meetings are going well and I invited some guests. The first guest was Cindy Ahura, a UX designer who I met through Paul Boag’s UX Friday mixers.

Jamie Mustard is probably one of the best guests one could ever have in class. We at Pratt are humbled at his energy and he has an important message to students and every creative out there. In his book ‘The Iconist’ ( he describes how blocks help us to stand out and find our personal style. Great book, great guest, great person! THANKS!
Associate Degrees Pratt Institute, #prattinstitute, #uxuidesign, #iconist, #graphicdesign, #anselmdastner Astrid Metta, Julia Grippo


Fall 2019 Wed

Varun Mundra

Sabrina Yoo

Rachel Lee

Sean Williams

Emma Welch

Wendy Li

Scott Stegman

Cameron Aime

Phillip Yeldell

Daniel Herrera

Nikolai Glukhov

Nicole Schiulaz

Guest Speaker: Reid Hitt, Expand the Room

Fall 2019 Thu

Ally L. Bechtold

Alexander J.Caldwell

Jamie Edwards

Amber L. Garcia

Jean C. Gil

Claire M. Mason

Jassiel D. Philis

Bryan J. Willis

Candy Zhu

Mia Hong

Mofana Morojele

Guest Speaker: Reiko Sugitani, American Express Card

This is the Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon UX/UI class. We discuss why some websites work better than others, and why some look better than others too, how conventions make it easier and how to research and test conversions. For the first gib assignment, we re-designed a web page. Next, we study how a URL works on a server, and how to use HTML and CSS. After writing a concept and making mood boards for a simple webpage we build it using CSS grid and HTML, with some simple javaScript. The last assignment, it’s a one-sheet for a future technology that we wish we could invent.

assignments: 1. redesign a website, 2. build a working HTML microsite, 3. Future Technology

2018 Students

Fall 2019 Wed

Fall 2019 Thu

Fall 2019 Guests