The course is a self-study course with your personal schedule (1.5.-31.8.). The course consists of two parts:
1. Theoretical part. Reading material about the common practices of usability testing (course book) and about a freely selected method of UX evaluation. Students will answer questions and exercises based on readings.
2. Practical part. Conducting a UX evaluation / usability test for freely selected (software) product with a few potential users. Students will plan the evaluation and report the results as the final work, which is graded.
Both parts are compulsory. Part 1 is preferably passed before beginning the part 2. That is because in part 1 you will learn how to plan and conduct an evaluation that is needed in the practical work. See the course timeline below for related deadlines and the most optimal self-study schedule. The teacher provides supervision and feedback with the practical work.
The course grade is given based on the final evaluation report (as a result of part 2). The criteria and content for the final report are in Optima e-learning environment.
The course is managed virtually. In addition to Optima, we will use Ville-system (ville.utu.fi) in theoretical part. The practical UX evaluation in part 2 can be performed in several ways, yet a common requirement is that you need to involve potential users and audio/video record the sessions (with laptop, web-camera, smartphone etc.). The teacher will help you in planning the evaluation. Practical work can be done in small groups of students, especially when the target and context of evaluation require more resources.
Students of Turku University of Applied Sciences enroll on the course in SoleOPS as usual. Students from other Universities enroll on the course using the following link:
Turun AMK-opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat suoraan SoleOpsissa.HUOM!Muut kuin Turun AMK - tutkinto-opiskelijat, rekisteröityminen Turun AMK:n kesälukukauden opiskelijaksi tästä linkistä: