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.
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.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.