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Basics of Design Testing

via openSAP

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Learn the basics of design testing in this 5-week course, with a workload of 1 hour per week. By the end of the course, you will be able to prepare and moderate a test session, take effective notes, and analyze feedback to improve designs. The course teaches skills such as planning test logistics, designing tasks, recruiting participants, and identifying and fixing design issues. The teaching method includes lectures, practical exercises, and real-world examples. This course is intended for individuals interested in design, user experience, product development, or quality assurance.


Week 1 – Introduction to the Course
Meet the teaching team; get an overview of design testing, key terms, and roles.

Week 2 – Preparing a Test
Get ready for a test session; plan logistics, design good test tasks, recruit test participants.

Week 3 – Moderating a Test
Run a test session; learn how to put test participants at ease and elicit useful feedback from them.

Week 4 – Taking Notes
Prepare to take notes, take notes during a test session.

Week 5 – Analyzing Notes
Summarize your notes, find the top issues, learn how to iterate to fix the issues.

Taught by

Sam Yen, Andrea Anderson and Carolin Flesch


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