User experience design training by


6 hours | 9:30am - 4:30pm


Friday 17 August 2018 |
Thinkspace - 3 Glenside Crescent, Auckland


Friday 7 September 2018 |
BizDojo Wellington - 115 Tory Street, Wellington

User testing designs through prototyping helps us to safely explore risky ideas, get a feel for how real people will respond to our designs and most importantly lets us fail cheaply and privately instead of publicly and expensively. But how many users do we need? How do we identify what to test? How do we know the way we designed and ran the test is producing valid results? How do we recruit people? How do we integrate user testing into a project without adding unsustainable expense and time to a project?

user interface specification

This 6 hour course teaches current best practice for user testing digital products and services. It gives you hands on experience of designing and running effective user testing sessions suitable for both new designs and existing products and services.

It covers:

    Current user testing theory
  • How to identify when user testing is required
  • Common user testing techniques
  • Identifying the most appropriate technique for your needs
  • How to ascertain the number of users you need for valid results
  • How to recruit users
  • How to design effective tests
  • Common prototyping tools
  • Using modern prototyping tools
  • How to create prototypes
  • How to interpret test results

You get practical experience in:

  • Identifying areas for testing
  • Designing user tests
  • Creating low fidelity paper prototypes
  • Creating prototypes using a modern prototyping tool
  • Running user tests
  • Interpreting test results
  • Iterating your design based on your test results

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone looking for an evidence based approach to validating their existing digital products or new design ideas. It is particularly suitable for:

  • Designers and developers
  • Product owners
  • Project managers
  • Entrepreneurs and startups


  • No previous design or coding experience is required.
  • You will need a laptop capable of connecting to a wireless network. We may be able to provide you with a laptop if you don’t have one - please contact us at least two weeks before the course date.
  • All other materials are provided.

Terms & Conditions

20 people maximum.

This workshop requires a minimum of 9 people to run.

We will notify and refund you if this event is cancelled.

No refund for withdrawal within 24 hours of the workshop date.

50% refund for withdrawal within 8 days of the workshop date.

Tickets are transferable to other people but not to other UX Gym courses.