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.
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
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.
- 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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