Certified Practitioner for Usability and UX - Foundation Certification (CPUX-F)

This course is based on content from the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB). We will look at usability, user experience, analysis, interaction design and a lot more interesting stuff, to both get you certified, and up to date on user experience! We will have a practical approach to the material, with hands-on exercises, quizzes, debates and questions. About 50% of the course time will be spent on exercises and quizzes. Let´s give the users what they deserve.

Is It For You?

Absolutely! The Foundation level certification is appropriate for anyone who works with UX or wants to understand the methods that UX professionals use. It especially suits those who want to become familiar with the basics of usability, for example, Product Managers, Software Developers and Designers of all interactive systems with an user interface.

If you want to…

  • Ensure that your knowledge of usability and user experience is completely up to date
  • Acquire knowledge and skills that follow the established conventions
  • Have recognised proof of your knowledge of usability and user experience

Then CPUX-F is for you!

What you will learn:

  • Basic terms and concepts of usability and user experience
  • UX process management, usability maturity and how to “sell” usability to management
  • Understand and sprecify the context of: use
    • Procedures for analysis
    • Observation
    • Interviews
    • Personas
    • Scenarios
    • User groups
  • Specify the user needs and requirements
  • Define accurate qualitative and quantitative requirements for usability
    • Low-and- high-fidelity prototypes
    • Dialog principles
    • Heuristics
    • User interface guidelines
    • Design patterns
  • Step by step approach to usability evaluation:  
    • Usability test
    • Inspections,
    • User surveys,

    with focus on typical errors and how to avoid them

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About the instructor Rolf Molich

The course is run by Rolf Molich, one of the pioneers of usability. He has worked in the field since1984 and together with Jakob Nielsen created the method of heuristic evaluation. Rolf has helped to develop the certification program and he is the editor of the CPUX-F curriculum. In 2013 he was named “Teacher of the year” by his students at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen for his usable approach to teaching. Rolf uses a highly interactive style for teaching and devotes about 50% of the course time to exercises.

 

  • First day

    • Basic concepts
    • Basic concepts (continued, exercises)
    • The human-centred design process, Plan the human-centred design process
    • Understand and specify the context of use
    • Specify the user requirements

    Second day

    • Design: produce design solutions to meet user requirements – Specify the interaction
    • Design: produce design solutions to meet user requirements – Dialogue principles and user interface guidelines
    • Prototyping exercise
    • Evaluate the design against user requirements – Usability testing
    • Evaluate the design against user requirements – Other evaluation methods
    • Mock exam and answers
  • The International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB) is a consortium of internationally recognised experts in usability and user experience. UXQBs objective is to develop, maintain and manage the certification program (Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – Foundation Level (CPUX-F)).

    CPUX is an international standard for qualification of people working professionally within UX. So far, unions in six European countries have joined UXQB: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Holland and Denmark.

    Read more about UX certification at www.uxqb.org/en where you can also find curricula and examples of the tasks that you have to solve if you want to be certified. The course includes many additional, and unpublished examples of test tasks.

  • The CPUX-F, Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – Foundation Level is the basic UX certification. This gives you the qualification needed to advance to the higher certificates in the areas of usability testing (CPUX-UT) and user requirements engineering (CPUX-UR).

    In order to gain the CPUX-Foundation certification, you must pass a 75-minute test that consists of 40 multiple choice questions. To pass, you need at least 28 points out of 40.

    You can find a complete example of a certification test on the UXQB website.

    NB! The certification is not included in our course fee. After the course, you can sign up for the certification in our locations in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.

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