Usability testing training

The essential method to gain powerful user insights

Our hands-on usability testing training is a good start for your user centred design journey – small class sizes, highly interactive and taught by experts. During the course you will:

  • Plan a usability test based on your own project, from identifying research objectives through to session structuring.
  • Understand the practicalities of running a usability test: recruiting participants, testing environment setup and moderation skills.
  • Practice moderating usability tests with fellow attendees.
  • Discover how to analyse the data collected and report your findings.
  • Find out why usability testing is important and discuss how it fits into the user-centred design process.


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What will you learn?


  • Definition of usability tests
  • Types of usability tests
  • The outcome of usability tests
  • Typical session structure
  • The essential steps to conduct usability tests


  • Create a research plan using your own example
  • Different methods for recruiting participants
  • Write the neutral scenario without directing the participants
  • Practice moderating tests with other group members
  • Experience being a participant in research


  • Testing environment set up
  • Optional software for testing
  • Note taking tips
  • Practise moderating again in groups
  • Analyse research findings in a group


  • Brainstorming recommendations
  • Report research findings
  • Variations of usability tests set up
  • The importance of usability tests
  • Usability tests and user centred design process

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Have us come to you and train your teams. We'll work closely with you to design a relevant training programme.

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United Kingdom

It was a great course and felt that I came away with ideas to take back to my team

Is this the right course for you?

This course is particularly suitable if you are:

  • Looking to plan and run usability testing studies, either directly or about to commission others to do it.
  • Working as a product manager, digital marketing professional or webmaster and you want to use this method to engage in a more user-centred approach to digital design.
  • Looking to understand user behaviour and how your users interact with your digital product.


Meet Richard Johnston, your trainer

Since 2009 Richard's been conducting user experience research, strategy and design for leading brands across the UK and internationally. He's Webcredible's main proponent for lean UX and has spent the past few years as a Senior Experience Consultant embedding lean methodologies into our UX processes.

Most of Richard's days are spent helping our clients understand their customers' requirements and then designing digital experiences based around their needs. In keeping with the lean UX spirit, he can often be found carrying out guerrilla research or locking himself in a war room with a team to rapidly sketch out innovative solutions.

Richard is a really passionate trainer and is well aware that less is more... he's careful to avoid information-overload, focusing on making sure you learn the practical skills to apply lean UX practices in your day job.

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Who is our training for?

  • Individuals who want to learn in interactive classroom sessions

  • Teams can come to us or have a private course at their workplace

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About the day


Courses start at 10am and finish at 4.30-5pm.


Breakfast, lunch and cakes, all from the amazing PAUL's bakery plus as much fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruit as you like. Oh, and unlimited Prosecco at the end of the day.

Class size

No more than 10 participants - enough so you have other people to learn from but not too many that you're lost in the crowd.

What to bring

As well as your lovely self, you'll need a laptop and charger. Once you've booked, let us know if you don't have a laptop and we can lend you one of ours.

  • Venue: Purpose built for hands-on learning

  • Refreshments: Get very well fed whilst you're here

  • Community: Meet like-minded people

  • Hands-on: Activity-based learning

How to find us

Come and meet the whole team whilst you're here and hang out in our open plan office. We're right on the door step of Borough Market and The Globe Theatre.

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