Training – Foundation level user experience

These courses introduce participants to the world of usability and user experience based on the CPUX-F Curriculum.

Both courses cover the four pillars of usability: Analysis, user requirements, design and evaluation.

Two versions of this course are available:

  • A two-day course
  • A half-day crash-course

Content

The courses cover all 125 terms in UXQB’s CPUX-F curriculum. Key terms like usability, interview, user requirement and usability test are covered in some detail. Throughout the course, participants can check their understanding through quick quiz questions.

Both courses prepare students for the CPUX-F certification exam. If you take the crash-course, I strongly recommend some additional study before the certification exam.

UXQB is the International User Experience Qualification Board
CPUX is Certified Professional for User Experience

Time plan for the two-day course

The two day course includes exercises and frequent quiz questions. About 50% of the course time is spent on 10-12 exercises

Foundation level user experience, CPUX-F, two days

First day

  • 09.00 – 10.10    Introduction and Basic concepts
  • 10.25 – 11.00    Exercise: Examples of usability problems
  • 11.00 – 11.30    The human-centred design process
  • 11.30 – 12.15    Lunch break
  • 12.15 – 13.30    Analysis: Understand and specify the context of use
  • 13.40 – 14.25    Exercise: Plan and conduct interview
  • 14.25 – 15.00    Exercise: Describe the context of use
  • 15.15 – 16.15    Specify the user requirements
  • 16.15 – 17.00    Exercise: Specify user requirements for a system

Second day

  • 09.00 – 10.05    Design & prototyping
  • 10.20 – 10.45    Exercise: Dialogue principles
  • 10.45 – 11.30    Dialogue principles & user interface guidelines
  • 11.30 – 12.15    Lunch break
  • 12.15 – 14.00    Exercise: Build and test a low-fidelity prototype
  • 14.00 – 14.45    Exercise: Usability testing
  • 15.00 – 15.45    Usability testing
  • 16.00 – 16.30    Inspection and User survey
  • 16.00 – 16.30    Exercise: User survey
  • 16.30 – 17.00    Exercise: Selling usability in your organization

Time plan for the half-day crash course

Foundation level user experience, CPUX-F, 3½ hour crash course

The crash-course includes frequent quiz questions and a mock-exam but no exercises.

  • 09.00 – 09.35    Basic concepts; human-centred design
  • 09.35 – 09.40    Break
  • 09.40 – 10.25    Specify the context of use & user requirements
  • 10.25 – 10.40    Break
  • 10.40 – 11.30    Design, prototyping &  dialogue principles
  • 11.30 – 11.35    Break
  • 11.35 – 12.05    Evaluate the design: usability tests & inspection
  • 12.05 – 12.15    Break
  • 12.15 – 12.35    Mock exam, 18 exam questions  in 20 minutes
  • 12.35 – 12.45    Answers to test questions; questions from students
  • 12.45 – 13.30    Lunch break
  • 13.30 – 15.30    Certification exam