UX Evaluation Methods course @ CHI’12

We are happy to invite you all to attend a half day course on UX evaluation methods at CHI conference (Austin, Texas) in May.

If you are overwhelmed by the number of UX evaluation methods on this site, we will explain how to choose a suitable method for your evaluation case. You can register to this course at the same time as you register to CHI conference (registration not open yet). More details on the course:

User Experience Evaluation Methods – Which Method to Choose?
Virpi Roto, Aalto University
Arnold Vermeeren, Delft University of Technology
Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Tampere University of Technology
Effie Lai-Chong Law, University of Leicester
Marianna Obrist, Newcastle University

High quality user experience (UX) has become a central competitive factor of products in mature consumer markets. Improving UX during product development and research requires evaluation, but traditional usability testing methods are not adequate for evaluating UX. The evaluation methods for investigating how users feel about the tested system are still less known in the HCI community.

Since 2008, the instructors have been collecting a comprehensive set of 80 UX evaluation methods both from academia and industry, which is now available at www.allaboutux.org/all-methods. During this course, we will present an overview of the set of methods and present some methods in more detail.
By the end of this course, you will be able to choose suitable methods for your specific user experience evaluation case. You will understand the difference between UX evaluation and traditional usability evaluation methods, as well as the variety of UX evaluation methods available.

This course will cover the following topics:
– the general targets of UX evaluation
– the various kinds of UX evaluation methods available for different purposes (an overview)
– how to choose the right method for the purpose
– the basics of a sample of UX methods of different types
– guidance on where to find more information on those methods

Our target audience consists of researchers and practitioners who want to get acquainted with user experience evaluation methods. The participants should have basic understanding of the user-centered design process, and preferably experience on usability studies.

The course presentation will take various forms: lectures, videos, exercises, and group discussions.


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