The course covers the core steps of the usability engineering process. After learning the theoretical steps during the online course, you will be able to put them in to practice during the classroom session(s). You will write a use specification, work towards the first formative test, plan a summative study and conduct a root cause analysis on the errors. This will provide you with the hands on experience and confidence to get you going in usability engineering.
14-15 Sep 2022
1PM – 4:30PM CET
This course consists of two parts:
1. The Introduction to Usability Engineering and IEC 62366-1 online course
2. A live virtual classroom session held by the course creator
First, you complete the Introduction to Usability Engineering and IEC 62366-1 online course. It covers topics such as the general requirements of usability engineering, preparing the use specification, establishing user interface specification and evaluation plan, designing user interface, and performing formative and summative evaluations.
You can start the online course immediately and have access to it for 6 months, but you must successfully complete the final exam prior to the classroom session. If you have already completed the online course, you can register for the classroom session only.
The unique, highly interactive live virtual classroom session is facilitated by Dr Michaela Kauer-Franz, who is an expert in this field. During the session, you get to apply the theory you have learnt via case studies, workshops, and discussions. There is plenty of time for Q&As, and with a maximum of 8 people per classroom session, all participants have the opportunity to learn first hand from an industry expert.
A printed course companion is included, as well as time-saving templates on how to implement design control effectively and efficiently.
We recommend this course to those who are working in product management, such as R&D and QA engineers, product and application specialists, and product owners.
Our blended learning courses combine the best of both worlds: online training and a live virtual classroom session(s) afterwards.
The online training allows for the flexibility in the way you learn, so that you can learn in a way which suits you best. You can access it whenever and wherever you want, and you can stop, start, and repeat the lessons and quizzes as often as you would like. To help maximise your learning, you can check your knowledge and understanding every step of the way by taking the assessment test beforehand, as well as the checkpoint quizzes that are found throughout the course. Ultimately, you will take a final exam at the end of the course.
The classroom session is highly interactive and focuses on applying the theory you have learnt during the online course with the guidance of the expert instructor. There are real life case scenarios to work through and plenty of time for discussions and questions.
Dr. Michaela Kauer-Franz is the CEO of Custom Medical, an award-winning company that designs user interfaces for medical devices and conducts formative and summative usability studies for all classes of medical devices. She holds lectures on the design of medical and critical user interfaces at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and is part of the national standardization committees in Germany for Usability and User Experience.
Dr. Michaela Kauer-Franz is a highly regarded trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur in the medical device industry. She has extensive hands-on experience, having developed, amongst other things, monitoring devices for ICU and NICUs, diabetes care products, and women’s health products. She has also received numerous awards including the Red Dot Winner Interface Design Award and being nominated for the UX Design Award.
The online course comprises a mixture of pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and a final exam. You have the access to the online course for 6 months. It is self-paced and flexible in that you can start, stop, and repeat as much as you like. When you have finished the online course, you will be taking the final exam.
The Introduction to Usability Engineering and IEC 62366-1 online course consists of 15 lessons which are outlined below.
You will attend this 1-day or 2 half-day live virtual instructor-led classroom session(s) via Zoom. The focus is on practicing the new skills, knowledge, and understanding learnt during the online course, in a relaxed environment, with the guidance of an expert instructor. There are real-life case scenarios to work through, and plenty of time for discussions and questions.
The live virtual class will cover the whole usability engineering process via examples and templates which you will learn how to use effectively.
The maximum number of people in a classroom session is 8.
Included is a printed course companion and the following time-saving templates:
The blended course consists of two parts: the online course, and a live virtual classroom session.
The online course is made up of carefully scripted pre-recorded videos in order to maximise your learning. The live virtual classroom session is a virtual face-to-face 1-day session where you will be interacting with the instructor and the other course participants via Zoom. You are required to be visible on video when taking the classroom session.
Yes, you can.
The time spent on the course varies greatly. If you are a beginner or have very high ambitions, you will typically spend more time on it. If you are already experienced in the field, you will probably finish it more quickly. The online course takes 8-16 hours to finish on average.
You do not have to watch the whole course at once. In fact, you can pause, resume, and replay as often as you like. The live virtual classroom is a 1-day session, or 2 half-days, and lasts approximately for 7 hours.
You will be receiving a course certificate after completing the final exam. The course certificate is available when you log in to your account. Go to “My Courses”, and scroll down. You will find it under “Your Course Certificates”.
After successfully completing the classroom session, you will receive a course certificate covering both the online course and the classroom session by email.
There is no pass/fail score on the exam as such, but you are required to achieve 85% or more on the final exam to be allowed to attend the classroom session. The check-point quiz questions that are available during the online course will be a good model of what you will get on the final exam.
If you do not achieve 85%, the final exam can be reset for an administrative fee of 50 EUR, and you can take it again.
If you have already completed the online course and taken the final exam more than 3 weeks prior to the classroom session, and regardless of whether you have achieved >85%, we will reset the final exam for you for free.
You will need to retake the final exam by 3pm CET the day before the classroom session. This is because we insist all participants have the information fresh in their mind in order to maximise the learning experience in the live virtual classroom session.
The fastest and easiest way to pay would be to use your company credit card. If you cannot do that, then you can select Direct bank transfer at the very end of the checkout process. You will receive an invoice instead, and you can pay by bank transfer.
IMPORTANT – The course will be associated with the account that the purchase is made from. Are you taking the course or is someone else?