Feb 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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UX 361 - UX Research

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The course will introduce you to UX research methods within a product development process. You will learn how to choose the right research method, or methods, based on the product’s maturity, the development phase, and organizational constraints. You will also have an opportunity to conduct research using the methodologies learned in class. Students cannot receive credit for both UX 361 UX research and UX 3011 UX Research I. (prereq: GS 1002 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • ​Understand the basics of UX research methods and its importance in creating positive user experiences and business outcomes
  • Recognize the importance of clearly defining the problem and audience for a research study
  • Understand how to plan and facilitate usability research studies
  • Analyze results and present the outcomes to product stakeholders
  • Identify and navigate environmental factors surrounding UX research

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Foundations of UX
  • Basics of conducting research

Course Topics
  • Course topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Overview of UX research and methodologies
    • Traditional and specialized UX research methodologies (e.g., usability testing, card sorting, eye tracking and click testing, surveys, user personas, etc.)
    • Choosing a research type: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed
    • Defining target users for research
    • Defining problems for research
    • UX research in product development
    • Choosing a design testing approach (e.g., in-person research vs. remote, moderated vs. automated techniques).
    • Design testing with users; visual design mock-ups and usability testing.
    • Conducting a UX research project
    • Considerations for global UX research
    • Analyzing and presenting research findings
    • Facilitating a design workshop

Amii LaPointe

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