Upon successful completion of the course, the Certified Usability Engineer has at her/his disposal the essential tools for a well-founded consulting job in usability engineering.
S/he is familiar with usability engineering concepts, methods and procedures and can apply the methods compiled by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) for developing interactive products and for assessing if interactive products and their development processes conform to the international Usability standards ISO 9241-11, -110 and ISO 9241-210.
The usability experts at Fraunhofer FIT who designed this course were involved in the development of the DAkkS (formerly DATech) methodology and they use it in their design and consulting projects. Besides the DAkkS methodology, our experts discuss additional elicitation and evaluation methods as well as internationally accepted principles for the presentation of information and for user guidance.
A compact format for teaching what you really need to know
In the workshops, participants take the role of a usability consultant in a fictitious – though typical – IT company. Thus, they find out which interpretations of 'usability' are actually useful, and how they can succeed in balancing usability theory against the 'harsh realities' of running a project, while they work on introducing an effective company-wide usability engineering process.
Knowledge for a wide range of application fields
After successfully completing the course, the participants are able to carry out the user-oriented design activities to create ergonomic user interfaces. Furthermore, they know how to enhance a software development process by introducing the design activities of an effective usability engineering cycle. This competence is useful across a wide range of industries and media, e.g. for Web-based services, medical devices, mobile apps or desktop software.
Support after the course
After the end of the course, the usability experts at Fraunhofer FIT are available to answer your questions. In addition, you will gain access to a community of professional usability engineers that are prepared to share their expertise.