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Basics of Design Research (Edition Q3/2017)

Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Before you start designing, get to know your user and what they need – join this free online course to learn how! To build a user interface that users enjoy using, you need to carry out field research to develop points of view. This course will provide you with a foundation for conducting design research in a people-centric way.

Please note, this course is running from Wednesday, September 06, 2017 09:00, to Thursday, October 12, 2017 09:00.

Course Summary

In this course, you’ll get an overview from SAP’s design research experts that will help you get the most out of your field research experience. From identifying users through conducting a field visit to developing points of view, this course will provide you with a foundation for conducting design research in a people-centric way.

In This Course You Will:

  • Understand the relevance of design research in the development of quality software products
  • Understand the roles of design researchers, moderators, and note-takers
  • Become familiar with how to gain empathy, which is key to understanding user needs
  • Learn the basics of design research: How to get ready for a field visit, how to run an interview, and how to capture and analyze your findings

Course Structure:

Each class is designed to support your learning

  • Video Lectures – Design practitioners present topics with real-world examples
  • Check Points – Short quizzes help you assess your understanding of the lectures
  • Hands-On Exercises – Small, manageable exercises related to and expanding on the class topics, to be completed individually or in collaboration with your fellow participants
  • Further Reading and Resources – Links to additional materials as well as domain experts

Throughout the course, you’ll receive points for weekly challenges. Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a document confirming your participation in the course.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: September 6, 2017, 9:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: 5 weeks (effort: 1 hour learning per week)
  • One peer-graded assignment
  • No final exam
  • Course closure: October 12, 2017, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English

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