Data Driven Design Bootcamp

Cohort-based Course

How adding "Just Enough Data" to your design process can engage your team, and persuade them to act, and create meaningful change

Previously at

Designlab Learning
Northrop Grumman
Social Security
National Cancer Institute

Course overview

Learn "Just Enough Data" to make your Design Recommendations more persuasive

Are your design presentations failing to persuade your audience? It’s often not your work; it’s your delivery.

Have you ever felt the sting of a polite job rejection or seen your team ignore your design recommendations? You’re not alone. Many talented designers struggle to persuade their audience to take action.

But here's the secret: the issue isn’t your content; it’s how you present it. You do good work, but you’re not explaining it in a way that engages your audience.

This is where Data Informed Design can help.

Learning "Just Enough Data" to translate your design findings into something more easily understood can be the missing piece of the puzzle. In this course, you'll discover how to refine your data into insights, conduct efficient analysis, and find compelling stories within your data.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

- Address the 3 primary fears Designers have with Data

- Refine user findings into actionable insights for your team

- Craft a Data Story, a persuasive method for building empathy for users

- Effectively use Data Visualization to make your points easily shareable and persuasive

By mastering Data Informed Design, you'll not only learn to present insights in a way that motivates your team to act: you'll become a stronger job candidate with valuable skills like Data Visualization, Data Storytelling and Analytics.

Learn how to persuade your team to listen, through the power of data.

In this course, I'll teach you how to create insights and present them compellingly. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with your team, figure out the key messages, and create data visualizations that convince decision-makers to act.

By the end of this course, you'll have the skills to refine user findings into Insights,

craft Data Visualizations and Data Stories that inspire action and drive meaningful change. 

Ready to elevate your design process and captivate your audience? Join us now and turn your insights into impactful actions!

Who is this course for


Mid/Senior Designers who want to communicate with team and higher-ups (like executives) effectively.


Any UX or Design professional who wants to learn a rare and valuable skill that makes them a better job candidate.


Any UX team of One/Startup Designers who may have to present relevant information to multiple stakeholders or wear different hats.

What you’ll get out of this course

Break down negative emotions and fears around Data

Designers may not often work with data, making it intimidating or unfamiliar. We'll break down any fears you might have around data. You will learn the most important lesson when working with data and the skills needed to find "Just Enough Data" to address your problem.

Refine user findings into actionable insights with Data

You will learn why typical user findings fail to drive action based on 6 criteria for Actionable Insights. Then, you'll learn to identify gaps in knowledge and how to use additional data to turn your findings into insights.

Create 5-minute stories, compelling narratives you can use (with no creative writing experience) to craft persuasive stories

You will learn how to connect your insights into miniature stories through two possible frameworks. No creative writing experience needed.

Craft Data Visualizations that emphasize insights and make them easily shareable across your entire organization

Data Visualization is an incredibly valuable job skill that overlaps in many ways with Design. You will learn everything from choosing the right Data Visualization to tips on making the Visualization insightful and easily shareable across your entire organization

Create simple but effective Design stories around your Design portfolio to engage your audience

The frameworks you use to craft Data Stories and Data Visualizations are also great to craft a Design Portfolios which explains problems, engages audiences, and highlights your work in a persuasive way.

This course includes

7 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

92 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

22 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jul 15—Jul 21

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      Introducing Data-Informed Design, and why it's important

      Mon, Jul 15, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Jul


      Workshop 1: Refining your User Research into Insights through Data

      Fri, Jul 19, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC


    • Intro: Why Data Informed Design matters, and how designers can use it

    • Refine your data: Turning user findings into insights with Data-Informed Design

  • Week 2

    Jul 22—Jul 28

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      Workshop 2: Understanding the Data Story Framework

      Mon, Jul 22, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Jul


      Workshop 3: Building a 5-minute story around your data.

      Fri, Jul 26, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC


    • Finding a narrative among data

  • Week 3

    Jul 29—Aug 3

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      Workshop 4: Creating Data Visualizations to make your points more shareable

      Mon, Jul 29, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Aug


      Final Project review: Tying everything together into a Data-Informed Design package

      Fri, Aug 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC


    • How Data Visualization engages teams and makes your story viral

    • Putting your Data Storytelling together

What people are saying

        Working with Kai has been an absolute pleasure. He provided high-quality, engaging, educational content. He was also great at finding ways to bring the learning to life through storytelling and scenario-based writing. I highly recommend Kai for his writing skills, punctuality, thoroughness, and dedication to providing an excellent piece. 
Orla Williams

Orla Williams

Learning Experience Design Lead, Data-Driven Design, Designlab
        Kai is an outstanding writer. His articles are always thorough, with a clear narrative, and he always takes the time to dive into existing literature on the topic he’s covering before formulating his own point of view. His ability to craft high-quality content on a regular basis is something I truly admire.
Fabricio Teixeira

Fabricio Teixeira

Partner, Design @ Work & Co, Editor of Medium's UX Collective Newsletter

Meet your instructor

Christopher Kai Wong

Christopher Kai Wong

Senior Product Designer at Nanthealth. Top Design Writer on Medium (52k following). Data-Informed Design Expert. Designed for 1m+ users.

Kai has over a decade of UX experience in data-centric fields like Healthcare, Federal, and B2B/SaaS UX. His designs have impacted millions of vulnerable populations, including patients, senior citizens, and medical professionals.

He has often worked as UX team of one, communicating the value of UX to teams and organizations that may not fully understand. As a result, he has learned better, more effective communication by understand effective data-focused viewpoints.

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Course schedule

3-5 hours per week
  • Mondays and Fridays

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

    I will have live lectures with Q&A, reviewing this week's lessons. These will also be where I review student's exercise and provide live feedback

  • Pre-recorded lectures

    1-2 hours per week

    In these lectures, I'll dive into the specifics around Data, Narrative, Visuals, and more. This will be a more detailed videos on the stuff I cover live on Mondays and Fridays

  • Weekly projects and exercises

    2 hours per week

    These exercises, paired with the lecture, will help you practice the concepts you learn from lectures

Free resource

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Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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