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Design Thinking - Introduction to Usability Testing

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

Publisher: NPTEL
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.
Design Thinking - Introduction to Usability Testing
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    1.5-3 Hours
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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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