Research Methods

Usability Week Courses

Usability Week offers courses about a broad range of web and application design topics. Most courses are also available as in-house training. Each course counts toward UX Certification.

Analytics and User Experience

Helping UX practitioners understand how to incorporate web analytics into their work

  • How to complement traditional UX/Usability qualitative testing methods with analytics data
  • Understanding UX interpretations of key analytics metrics
  • Figuring out where to start with analytics

Measuring User Experience

UX metrics and quantitative usability studies to measure the effectiveness and business value of your design

  • Learn when you should be measuring usability
  • Learn how to measure usability with core UX metrics and how to use metrics to compare different designs
  • Understand how user experience improvements translate into ROI

The One-Person UX Team Tool Box

Usability techniques and strategies to maximize your impact when you are the sole UX specialist on your project or in your organization

  • Learn how to structure your user-centered design research in a cost-effective way
  • Review more than 15 research methods that can be run quickly and inexpensively
  • Learn how to prioritize your time to maximize your value to the company instead of being spread too thin
  • Determine how to communicate and sell your results in your organization to get future funding

Usability in Practice: 3-Day Camp

Hands-on instruction for executing user-centered research and processes

  • Fine-tune your hands-on usability skills with expert guidance from instructors with more than 65 years of combined experience
  • Learn strategies for working with teams, identifying research opportunities, and choosing the right research methods
  • Take home sample study plans and research materials to help you conduct your own studies

Research Beyond User Testing

Attitudinal and behavioral research methods

  • Learn about the importance of non-traditional (lab-based) user research methodologies
  • Determine which methodology to use for your projects and when it’s most appropriate
  • Experiment with research methodologies through hands-on exercises