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Evaluating Designs with Users

Learn how to evaluate your designs using effective UX testing methods on this UX design course from the University of Michigan.

Evaluating Designs with Users
  • Duration5 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $74Find out more
This course is part of the User Experience (UX) Design and Research program, which will enable you to Get UX training in integrating UX research and design to create great products.

Conduct user testing that informs and enhances your UX design

When it comes to designing a product or system that works for your users, there’s no better way to understand what works – and what doesn’t – than by watching them using it.

Discover effective tools for user testing

This course will teach you how to create and conduct user testing that will provide you with the information you need to decide how effective your product’s UX is.

You’ll learn how to identify whether the product is adequately helping your users do what they need to do as well as how your users feel about using it.

Get to grips with measuring UX

As well as exploring the best user testing methods and approaches, you’ll learn how to design a user test which enables you to extract the most information you can from the time you have with a user.

After you’ve evaluated your designs with your users, you’ll learn how to build a usability testing report which allows you to track, report on, and analyse your user testing.

By the end of the course, you’ll feel confident in your ability to conduct effective user testing that enables you to evaluate and improve upon a product’s UX.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is User Testing
  • User Test Basics
  • Getting More out of User Testing
  • Analysis and Reporting
  • User test and Report

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify different approaches to user testing and their appropriate use
  • Explore how to design an effective user test
  • Perform an effective user test to get the most information possible out of each encounter
  • Report on and analyze user testing

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to gain experience in UX principles, techniques and processes, but specifically in the areas of user experience testing and evaluating your UX design.

This course is part of the University of Michigan’s User Experience Research and Design.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established1817
  • LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World rankingTop 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

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