An efficient user-testing strategy is an important element of the design project life cycle. User-testing seeks to ensure that issues are identified and addressed during the development process, as well as after release.
Depending on the scope and scale of the project, user-testing methods may include, but are not limited to, concept testing (focus groups), prototyping, peer review, usability tests, field trials and acceptance testing.
The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to develop strategies for user-testing in relation to project development and deployment. Through the application of different types of user-testing, students will develop skills and knowledge in the ways that user experiences inform design, as well as enhancing their own design practice.
- This course is offered in 60 contact hours
By the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Explain the potential user-testing phases of a design project lifecycle.
- Assess a user-testing strategy; confirming its suitability for a chosen design project.
- Implement a user-testing strategy for a chosen design project.
- Evaluate the success of an art & design project based on outcomes of user-testing.
Unit level: 5
Credit value: 15
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design
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Build and validate your interest, knowledge and skill in creative design processes with the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design at SBCS. This internationally recognized, practical qualification prepares students for employment in the design sector, in areas such as Web Design, Animation, Marketing, Illustration, Multimedia. Not just focused on the creative side of things, it also covers the business aspects of Corporate and Freelance design.
Learn and practise a variety of techniques to develop a substantial portfolio of work, as well as set the foundation for an exciting career in the creative industries. The programme comprises 14 units; 6 core units of which are core in addition to the mandatory units, you will be able to choose the remaining units (8) based on your chosen specialism in either Graphic Design, Digital Design or Arts Practice.
Graduates of this Level 5 Higher National Diploma are accepted onto to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design offered by the University of Sunderland.