User Research Fundamentals

    EXSM 3923 is offered this fall:

Under­stand­ing your user is key to build­ing a suc­cess­ful expe­ri­ence. Learn how human-cen­tred design can guide quan­ti­ta­tive and qual­i­ta­tive meth­ods, and gen­er­ate the right’ research ques­tions and meth­ods for your client. This course will include prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence in brain­storm­ing, plan­ning and con­duct­ing user-cen­tred research, as well as cre­at­ing user per­sonas and affin­i­ty dia­grams. It will also touch upon legal and eth­i­cal con­cerns. Pre­req­ui­site EXSM 3920 and EXSM 3921
What you will learn

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Oct 30, 2023Dec 17, 2023
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Jesús RamirezID: jesús-ramirez-colmenarez

Jesús Ramirez has over a decade of experience in digital media, software, and interface design. His work spans web, mobile, and emerging technologies such as VR and AR across different industries. Currently, Jesús leads UX Research programs in the e-commerce space, applying a user-centred approach in a B2B ecosystem. With a computer science background, he found his passion working at the intersection of technology, design, and behavioural science, leveraging his professional skills obtained in different roles. He is an active member of the Edmonton UX community as a speaker, community organizer, and facilitator at local events.

Class info
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EXSM 3923 is offered this fall: