In our vocational training, we provide you with the essential tools for a profound consulting activity in usability engineering. You will learn the concepts, methods, and procedures of usability engineering in a practice-oriented manner.
The course pays particular attention to methods of development and testing of interactive products. The techniques follow ISO 9241-11, -110, -210, which are internationally recognized usability standards. Further practice-relevant methods as well as principles of information presentation and user guidance supplement the contents of this training.
Our coaches work in the Usability Engineering and User Experience Design department. Since they were involved in the development of usability standards with the corresponding committees of DIN, Dakks and the UXPA (Professional Association of German Usability and User Experience Professionals), participants will learn from inventors and long-time practitioners. They, too, will be enabled to apply Usability Engineering methods in their everyday project work.
Practice-oriented, compact teaching concept
Our one-week training is designed to be compact and practice-oriented. Due to the strong practical relevance and the technical depth of detail, the training corresponds to the "Advanced Level" of the general IT education structure. Participants take on the role of a usability consultant in a fictitious, but typical IT company and must come up with their own ideas to design products more usable. During the process, they learn which usability interpretations are useful for this purpose and how to manage the balancing act between usability theory and the requirements of the operative business. The goal is to create an efficient usability engineering process throughout the company.
Universal knowledge - suitable for all industries and products
The training enables you to carry out all relevant user-oriented design activities of a usability engineering cycle. These activities can be employed for the design of usable interfaces and to modify an existing software development process. The knowledge learned in this training is applicable across industries and media - in the web environment, for medical devices and for mobile or desktop application alike.
Support beyond the training
Even after completing the training, Fraunhofer FIT's usability specialists are available to answer your questions. In addition, you will gain access to a community of usability engineers where you can exchange practical experience.
Study proves practicality
An extensive study proved the effectiveness of the course: 82 percent permanently use the knowledge and skills imparted in the training in their professional life. This is due to its high number of practical components, which prepares students for real-life work situations.