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Design Thinking - Introduction to Usability Testing - Revised

Learn about usability testing, pitching, and prototype fidelity with this free creative digital design course.

Engineering
Free Course
This free online Design Thinking course will give you an introduction to usability testing. Usability testing is a technique used in user-centred interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on real users. You will learn how to carry out usability testing, record the results of your usability tests, and identify who your usability testers should be. You will also learn how to pitch designs and ensure prototype fidelity.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Usability testing is a technique used to evaluate a product by testing it with real users. This is typically done in the presence of the researchers so they can see where the users encounter problems and experience confusion. This course will introduce to you the importance of usability testing and show you why you should have users evaluate your design. You will also study the Think Aloud Protocol, design freedom, and prototype fidelity.

Design rationale is the reasoning and justification behind a design decision, including the alternatives and tradeoffs considered and the logic that led to the decision. This course will clearly explain to you how design rationale works. You will learn that product design and development is a combination of creativity and analysis but is also dependent on communication. You will then learn the importance of recording your results from usability testing and study how to pitch your design.

This Design Thinking - Introduction to Usability Testing course focuses on the importance of usability testing, the right way to carry it out, and on whom it should be carried out. It will equip every digital creative designer with the knowledge they need for professional digital media design. With its clear and easy-to-follow lessons on debriefing, design freedom, prototype fidelity, and design pitching, the course will get you up to speed on some really important topics. So, check out the course today, and keep moving forward.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Describe the importance of usability testing
  • Explain why you should have users evaluate your design
  • Explain design freedom and prototype fidelity
  • Discuss why you should record your results from usability testing
  • Explain the purpose of pitching your design - Describe what a design rationale is

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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