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Lean Customer Research: Usability Testing for New Managers

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Course Description

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Products and features won't gain traction unless they are intuitive and highly usable, which is why learning how to create high-quality usability tests is crucial to your company's success. 

In this expert course, Learningly Expert Steven Cohn takes us on a stimulating journey through the strategic process of conducting lean customer research with usability tests.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply usability testing best practices to your work with digital products
  • Strategically write a great usability test task
  • Assess and determine when, where and how usability tests should take place (remote v. in person)
  • Recognize and avoid a poorly written usability test task
  • Interpret usability test results to improve your digital products

This course is for:

  • UX Designers
  • Product Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  1. Getting Started - 8 minutes

    1. Your Learning Objectives, Should You Choose to Accept
    2. What do You Already Know?
    3. Introduction to Usability Tests
  2. Writing a Usability Test - 5 minutes

    1. How to Write a Usability Test Task
    2. The Key to Asking Good Questions During a User Test
    3. Don't Lead the Witness
  3. Who and Where? - 12 minutes

    1. Who to Conduct a Usability Test On
    2. Where to Conduct a Usability Test
  4. Timing is Everything - 6 minutes

    1. When to Conduct a Usability Test
    2. The 5 Minute Rule
    3. Ship Faster Hack: Test on Your Developers First
  5. Interpreting Results - 3 minutes

    1. How to Interpret the Results of a Usability Test
  6. Avoiding Common Mistakes - 3 minutes

    1. How to Avoid Common Mistakes with Usability Tests
    2. Read it Instead: How to Avoid Common Mistakes with Usability Tests
  7. Wrap Up - 8 minutes

    1. What do You Know Now?
    2. Additional Resources

About the Expert

Steven Cohn

Steven Cohn

Steven Cohn is a father, husband and serial entrepreneur. His latest venture, Validately, backed by Steven Blank, makes it easy and affordable to conduct lean customer research on new digital products.

Prior to launching Validately, Steven sold his first two startups to LivingSocial and TripAdvisor. He has also worked at DoubleClick, Quantcast, and IBM. He is an alumnus of George Washington University and Harvard Business School. Follow Steven on Twitter @spcohn or learn more about him on LinkedIn.

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