User Centered Design methods training


Course goals: The goal of the course is to introduce you to user centered design best practices and methods. This course will guide you to an understanding of Task Oriented Design starting with personas and ending with usability testing.

You will also learn how to think about requirements, user needs and strategy for approaching UI design issues in a way that puts users first. By the end of the class you will have gained an in-depth understanding of how usability can be achieved in your application user experience.

After attending this class you will be able to:

·Gain an in depth understanding of User Centered Design, its methods and aims.

·Learn how to do UCD with the 3 Top techniques: Field Studies, Interaction Design, Usability Testing.

·Learn how to conduct user interviews and create personas.

·Understand how requirements are validated with user research and the role of empathy in design.

·Develop a plan to translate user needs into wireframe concepts for quick UI prototyping.

·Learn Interaction Design best practices and approaches to creating usable designs.

·Create quick wireframes using a Task Oriented Design approach.

·Distinguish between poor design and usable design elements.

·Understand how to evaluate your design with a usability test.

·Learn how to conduct usability testing for clean data capture using expert moderation skills.

What You Get: 
  1. Unlimited Archive Access (online version).
  2. PDF Notes (PPT); Training Manual for onsite classes.
  3. Access to Trainer with any questions.
  4. UX T-shirt and UX Poster to help evangelize your efforts.

Frank Spillers, MS (CEO, Founder & CXO)

Frank Spillers is a distinguished speaker, author, and internationally respected Senior UX practitioner and UX Master Trainer. He is a world expert in improving the design and user experience of products, services, and experiences across numerous industries and applications. A recognized leader in the field, Frank has successfully applied 22 years of advanced knowledge of UX and Human-Centered Design methodology in Fortune 500, non-profits, and corporate environments globally.

A recognized subject matter expert by the U.S. Department of Labor, Frank has developed new UX techniques for understanding user needs, assessing user experience, and conducting rapid design prototyping. Recently, he has contributed ground-breaking research on the impact of design and emotion. His current work has been profiled in leading industry publications including The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction, MarketingSherpa's Landing Page Handbook, and the book-- The Persona Lifecycle.

Before founding Experience Dynamics in 2001, Frank managed usability consulting for WebCriteria (now IBM Analytics) and worked with students of Dr. Donald Norman (the grandfather of Human-Centered Design) at Intuitive Design, a San Diego-based User-Centered Design consultancy. His current clients include Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Logitech, GE, Hewlett-Packard, KeyBank, Four Seasons, Chase,, and He has trained over 70,000 UX designers globally and continues to teach through his mentoring group:

Frank received his Master's in Cognitive Science (MS) from Birmingham University, UK in the user experience of virtual reality with an emphasis on collaborative virtual environments.

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Who’s Attending our Training?

American Airlines
American Express
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Business Objects
Calvin Klein
Capital Group Companies
Capital One
Drexel University
EMC Corp
GE Healthcare
Geico Insurance
Hartford Insurance
Hilton Hotels
Hitachi Consulting
Home Depot
John Deere
Mentor Graphics
Providence Health System
Research In Motion
State Farm Insurance
State of Michigan
State of New York
Sun Microsystems
Tulalip Tribes
US Bank

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Others Who Attend Say...

“Seeing examples and best practices was great. Compared to other trainings I’ve attended, in this training I learned a lot! This training gave me a different perspective on how to think about UI’s. I really like the fact that the training showed the science behind the study and testing of usability”.
— GE