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Basics of Design Testing

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Overview

Learn how to test your designs and design ideas with feedback from potential users. This course, taught by design research experts from SAP, introduces all the steps, from planning a test through moderating it, with a special focus on asking good questions and taking proper notes. You will also learn how to analyze the notes you collected to iterate your designs.

Syllabus

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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