Usability and User Experience - Foundation Level (CPUX-F)

Seminar or online course to prepare for the CPUX-F certification

Usability an UX trainer in front of the seminar participants

In this seminar you will learn all the basics for a human-centered design of interactive systems. It sets up the foundation for the advanced level CPUX seminars CPUX-UR, CPUX-DS and CPUX-UT, where single activities of the HCD process are discussed in full detail.

UXQB - Certified Trainer 2020The contents and structure of the seminar are based on the CPUX-F curriculum from the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB), recognized and supported by 5 professional associations: German UPA, UX Schweiz, UXpro Austria, UXPA UK and UX Danmark.

Fachbuch: Basiswissen Usability und User Experience

Participants of a CPUX-F seminar at ProContext will receive a free copy of the book “Basiswissen Usability und User Experience” which is ideal for reviewing the seminar contents before, during and after the seminar. (The book is available in German only.) The authors are Thomas Geis (trainer CPUX-UR) and Guido Tesch (trainer CPUX-F), with cooperation of Simon Birke (trainer CPUX-F).


Language

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


Target Audience

All participants of development projects who are involved in the creation of user interfaces, e.g. product managers, product designers, user interface designers, software engineers, project managers, quality managers.


What You Will Learn

  • Basic concepts

    • Usability
    • User Experience and distinguishing it from usability
    • Interactive system
  • The human-centred design approach

    • Basic principles for human-centred design
    • The activities within human-centred design
    • Embedding human-centred design in development processes, especially agile development
    • Human-centred quality objectives
  • Understand the context of use

    • User groups, user group profiles and personas
    • As-is scenarios and task models
    • Methods for context of use analysis, especially interview and observation techniques
  • Specify user requirements

    • User needs versus user requirements
    • User requirements as part of the stakeholder requirements
  • Create design solutions – Usability principles and guidelines

    • Affordance
    • The users' mental model
    • Dialogue principles
    • Heuristics
    • User interface guidelines and styleguides
    • Design patterns
  • Create design solutions – Specify the interaction

    • Task modeling as a basis for an interaction suitable for the task
    • Use scenarios and storyboards
    • Task objects, information architecture and navigation
    • Prototyping
  • Evaluate using usability tests

    • Types of usability tests
    • Select and formulate usability test tasks
    • Prepare and execute usability tests
    • Document and communicate usability test results
  • Evaluate using inspections and user surveys

    • Types of inspection
    • Inspection criteria
    • Types of user surveys
    • Selecting and designing a questionnaire

Your trainers

  • Simon Birke

    Senior Consultant Human-Centered Design, Trainer

    Simon Birke studied communication design and works as a senior usability engineer and senior UX designer at ProContext Consulting GmbH. He has 10 years of experience in the conception and design of user interfaces / software in various application areas. Simon Birke is a real practitioner who masters both the methods of human-centered design and the professional design of user interfaces.

  • Guido Tesch

    Senior Consultant Human-Centered Design, Author, Trainer

    Experienced usability engineer, user experience architect and usability tester, National Expert of the professional association German UPA and member of the DIN committee for the development of the ISO 9241 series of standards. Guido Tesch combines well-founded specialist knowledge with a lot of practical experience and very good didactics.


Duration

For a 3-day seminar:

  1. Day 1: 9.00 am til 6.00 pm (attendance seminars start at 10.00 am)
  2. Day 2: 9.00 am til 6.00 pm
  3. Day 3: 9.00 am til 5.00 pm (attendance seminars end at 4.00 pm)

For a 4-day seminar:

  1. Day 1: 9.00 am til 6.00 pm (attendance seminars start at 10.00 am)
  2. Day 2: 9.00 am til 6.00 pm
  3. Day 3: 9.00 am til 6.00 pm
  4. Day 4: 9.00 am til 5.00 pm (attendance seminars end at 4.00 pm)

The 4-day seminar contains significantly more practical exercises and time to deepen and discuss practical examples of the participants. (We regularly get feedback from our seminar participants that 3 days is tight for a CPUX-F seminar and there is a desire for more practical exercises and discussion).

Certification Test (optional)

The certification test for becoming a UXQB® Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience — Foundation Level (CPUX-F) can be taken after the seminar. It is also possible to book the seminar without taking the certification test. The certification test fee is an additional 315 Euro plus VAT.


The maximum number of participants for a seminar is 10.

Price

For a 3-day seminar (for attendance seminars incl. catering during the seminar):

  • Early bird*: EUR 1,350 plus VAT
  • Regular: EUR 1,500 plus VAT

For a 4-day seminar (incl. catering during the seminar):

  • Early bird*: EUR 1,600 plus VAT
  • Regular: EUR 1,800 plus VAT

The examination fee is an additional EUR 315 plus VAT (EUR 252 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).

Note: As a member of UIG e.V. you will receive an additional discount on the seminar price: For a 3-day seminar you pay EUR 1,275 plus VAT for early bird booking and EUR 1,350 plus VAT for regular booking. For a 4-day seminar you pay EUR 1,500 plus VAT for early bird booking and EUR 1,600 plus VAT for regular booking.

Location

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 Usability and User Experience - Foundation Level (CPUX-F)

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

Early Bird Date Language Duration Location
10% discount 05. Jun -
07. Jun 2024
English 3 days
B_Fabrik Heidelberg
www.bfabrik-coworking.de
10% discount 11. Sep -
13. Sep 2024
English 3 days
B_Fabrik Heidelberg
www.bfabrik-coworking.de
10% discount 25. Nov -
27. Nov 2024
English 3 days
ProContext Consulting GmbH Köln

Registration

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Online course participant in front of her laptop

This online course in English or German is a fully-fledged alternative to our 3-day seminar of the same name, only without the hassle of travel and without a set schedule. This means that you can determine your own learning pace. With the help of short learning units of 5 to 30 minutes, you can learn the contents of the online course individually and flexibly. After each completed chapter, you independently answer realistic exam questions, just as you will be asked in the certification exam.


Scope of the Online Course

You get 6 months access to:

  • 14 hours of learning videos (didactically prepared by our CPUX-F trainers)
  • 13 learning tests with a total of 192 realistic exam questions
  • General rehearsal for the CPUX-F certification exam (with helpful practical tips)

Note: The slide set of all contents of the online course is available to you as a PDF file for an unlimited period of time.

Price

Per participant: 420 Euro plus VAT.

Your Advantages Over a CPUX-F Seminar

  • You decide when, how long and where you learn
  • You repeat learning units as often as you like
  • You have no time limits and no exam stress
  • Systematic exam preparation with realistic exam questions at the end of each learning unit
  • Didactically optimally prepared online course by our experienced trainer Guido Tesch
  • Answers to content questions on a limited basis by the trainer of the online course

Content of the Online Course

These topics are covered in the online course:

  • Introduction
  • Human-centred design
  • Basic terms and concepts
  • Understanding and specifying the context of use
  • Specifying user requirements
  • Producing design solutions
  • Evaluating the usability of design solutions
  • Preparation for the certification test
  • Wrap-up and outlook

Find more details on the online course page


Preview: Free Learning Video "Introduction to Producing Design Solutions in HCD"

To give you an idea of how the learning videos look like before you buy the online course, we have put two learning videos online free of charge as a preview.

Preview: Free Learning Video "The Interaction Principles"


Testimonials from Participants

Placeholder participant statement

Minh Young Ha, career changer in Usability / UX
"As a career changer in the field of usability and user experience, I am pleased to be able to take advantage of the new online course "Usability and User Experience - Foundation Level (CPUX-F)", because it allows me to learn flexibly and gives me time to internalise the content at my leisure. My impression of the online course is very positive: the short teaching units don't give you the feeling of being overwhelmed and you can look at individual chapters again at a later time. The online course and the book "Basiswissen Usability und User Experience" form a very good basis for further training."


Your Trainer

  • Guido Tesch

    Senior Consultant Human-Centered Design, Author, Trainer

    Experienced usability engineer, user experience architect and usability tester, National Expert of the professional association German UPA and member of the DIN committee for the development of the ISO 9241 series of standards. Guido Tesch combines well-founded specialist knowledge with a lot of practical experience and very good didactics.


Online Certification Exam

Once you feel well prepared, register for an exam with an exam provider (iSQI or Certible). The cost is between 150 and 315 euros plus VAT.

We recommend that you take the CPUX-F exam online from home or your workplace. You simply arrange a desired date with the examination provider of your choice and you will receive access to the examination on your PC/notebook at this date. The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and takes 75 minutes. After passing the exam you will receive your certificate "UXQB© Certified Professional for Usability and user Experience - Foundation Level" (CPUX-F).

For further information see the UXQB info about certification precedure and costs.

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