UX Design Research Essentials

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Blended Course


Learn what a Design Researcher does and how to set up your first project.

At the heart of any strategic approach to solving problems, is a deep understanding of the problem.

In this course, you will learn about the essential components of Design Research that are used to understand challenges and create experiences that meet people’s needs.

You will learn from trainer Gerry Scullion who has over 12-years working in the Design Research space as an independent UX and Service Design in Europe and Australia. He has worked with Governments, Councils and Start ups - all with the same focus of wanting to create positive experiences for both the business and the person using the service (customer or citizen).

This is a blended course combining self-paced learning with a live, online question and answers session.

Self-paced learning

Work through core videos and activities at your own pace.

Video material: ~3 hours

Live, online Q&A

Meet the trainer and other participants during a live Question and Answers (Q&A) session. Together you will dive deeper into topics that are most interesting to you from the self learning.

Live session: 1 hour

Course task

Complete a short task designed to help set you on the path to confidently start your first project. You will receive personalised feedback and a course certificate upon competition.

What you will learn

Learn the difference between various research methods

  • Learn about observational, qualitative and quantitative research
  • Explore the role of triangulation in the research process

Develop a research plan

  • Set out research questions, objectives and hypothesis
  • Choose the right methods to meet your objectives
  • Create a discussion guide
  • Develop a recruitment screener and recruit participants

Plan a research session

  • Explore considerations for online and physical research
  • Plan for both qualitative and quantitive research

Make sense of and visualise data

  • Explore tools for sense-making
  • Explore journey mapping
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February 15, 2022
Dates and Times

Tuesday 8 February 2022
Self-paced videos released

Tuesday 15 February 2022
Live, online Questions & Answers (Q&A) session
09:00am – 10:00 UTC (Dublin, London)
20:00-21:00 AEDT (Sydney, Melbourne)

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Additional start dates available in March

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