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Designing Solutions (CPUX-DS)

3-day practical seminar (plus optional certification test on the fourth day)

10% Early Bird discount*
Writing of CPUX-DS on a board

In this advanced level seminar you will learn how to design intuitive user interfaces with an excellent user experience, which specifications must be available in advance and how to systematically improve user interfaces through evaluations.

By focusing on designing solutions, or more precisely user interface prototypes, this seminar "Designing Solutions" (CPUX-DS) closes the gap between the advanced-level seminar "User Requirements Engineering" (CPUX-UR) and "Usability Testing & Evaluation" (CPUX-UT).

The seminar is based on the CPUX-DS curriculum of the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB), which is recognized by 5 professional associations of usability professionals: German UPA, UX Switzerland, UXpro Austria, UXPA UK and UX Danmark.


Depending on event location and date this seminar is available in German or English.

Target Audience

User interface designers, interaction designers, UX architects, information architects and all those interested in professionally creating human-centered design solutions.

A prerequisite for taking this seminar is having succeeded in the certification test for Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – Foundation Level (CPUX-F).

What You Will Learn

Day 1 - Introduction, Basics, Conceptual Modelling

  • Introduction to Designing Solutions

    • The basis for designing solutions
    • Design activities overview
    • Iterate as needed and as required by the project
    • Consider the whole user experience across all touchpoints
  • Design of User Interfaces: Task-Related Operation and User Assistance

    • Task-related operation to achieve user goals
    • User assistance (explicit action-guiding information)
  • Design Activity: Conceptual Modelling

    • Create task models for design
    • Create interaction specifications based on task models
    • Identify task objects with attributes and executable functions
    • Communicate use scenarios to users and stakeholders

Day 2 - Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Prototyping

  • Design Activity: Information Architecture

    • Develop the information architecture
    • Enhance task objects with signposts
    • Structure task objects by determining connection paths
    • Make the information architecture visible for evaluation
    • Create the navigation structure
    • Evaluate the information architecture
  • Design Activitiy: Interaction Design

    • Define task-related interaction sequences
    • Visualize interaction sequences
    • Structure the user interface based on all required views
  • Make Design Decisions Tangible to Get Feedback

    • Characteristics of visualisations across design phases
    • Typical types of visualisations
    • Guidelines for creating low-fidelity prototypes
    • Criteria for selecting prototyping tools

Day 3 - Refined Design: Interface Design, Informations Design, Sensory Design, plus Cross-Topics

  • Design Activity: Interface Design

    • Selecting, arranging, combining, and defining the behaviour of user interface elements
    • Appropriate use of user interface elements
  • Design Activity: Informations Design

    • Principles for the presentation of information
    • Specific design recommendations for comprehensibility
  • Design Activity: Sensory Design

    • Gestalt Laws
    • Colours, font sizes, and white space
  • Specific Human Needs

    • Accessibility
    • Design ethics
    • Cultural diversity
  • Aspects beyond the design activities

    • Managing stakeholders
    • Setting the frame for design work
    • Attending to implicit design tasks
    • Documenting design decisions

Your Trainer


3 days plus practical and theoretical certification exam

  • Day 1: 9:00 am til 6:00 pm
  • Day 2: 9:00 am til 6:00 pm
  • Day 3: 9:00 am til 5:00 pm
  • Day 4: Practical exam (for attendance seminars). For online seminars, the practical exam takes place in the week following the seminar, on Friday 9:00 am til 5:00 pm.

The theoretical exam takes place online by individual appointment.

Certification Test (optional)

After the training there is the possibility to acquire the CPUX-DS certificate. This requires passing both the theoretical and the practical exam. The exam is administered by the independent certification body iSQI (International Software Quality Institute).

The maximum number of participants for a seminar is 10.


For the 3-day seminar (incl. catering during the seminar times):

  • Early Bird*: EUR 1,790 plus VAT
  • Regular: EUR 1,990 plus VAT

The certification test fee is an additional EUR 615 plus VAT (EUR 553.50 plus VAT for members of UXQB associations like e.g. the German UPA).

* If you register up to 8 weeks before the start of the seminar, we will give you an early bird discount of 10% on the seminar costs (excluding examination fee).


This seminar is held at different locations and can also be booked as an inhouse seminar at your company. Please refer to the listing of dates for further details.

Dates for Seminar Designing Solutions (CPUX-DS)

Our seminars are also available as in-house training, in English or German.  Get quote

Date Duration Location Early Bird
18. Jun - 20. Jun 2024 3 days
ProContext Consulting GmbH Köln
No more discount
18. Nov - 20. Nov 2024 3 days
ProContext Consulting GmbH Köln
10% discount


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