Design Thinking - Introduction to Usability Testing - Revised

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

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This free Design Thinking - Introduction to Usability Testing course will teach you about usability testing, how to pitch design, and how to ensure prototype fidelity. In a clear and simple manner, you will learn how to carry out usability testing, who your usability testers should be, how to record the results of your usability tests, and much more. This will give your design skills a solid boost. Start your next learning journey, today.
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    2-3 Hours
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  • Certification

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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


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