Information Design

Usability Testing

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

First introduction into user-centred design and usability; sensitisation and motivation for this topic, usability testing of websites using the Thinking-Aloud-Method

Learning outcomes

Basics of Information Technology for designers as well as of 3D and Usability Testing

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Isaac Victor Kerlow, The Art of 3-D Computer Animation and Imaging, John Wiley & Sons 2003; Steve Krug (2009): Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-it-yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems.
Steve Krug (2014): Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability.
Journals, Websites:
User Experience Professionals Association:
German Usability Professionals Association:

Mode of delivery

Seminar, partly blocked

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Assignments, active participation in class, presentation and documentation of a final project