User Experience:
The Ultimate Guide to Usability

Master user experience in this practical, video-based, online training course.


Kick start your career in user experience

Gain hands-on practice in all the key areas of UX — from interviewing your users through to prototyping and usability testing your designs.

Build a UX portfolio to boost your job prospects as you complete five real-world sample projects.

Gain industry-recognised certification by preparing for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience.

Matthew Magain

The depth and breadth of content covered in this course is seriously impressive. All of the major UX techniques are covered in a way that anyone could take this advice and apply it to their own projects or organisation. If you want to learn how to do user-centred design, this is the course to get.

Independent review by Matthew Magain, co-founder, UX Mastery

You’ll discover how to:

  • Bake UX into your workflow by following a proven, user centred design framework based on the usability standard, ISO 9241-210.
  • Plan field visits to end users.
  • Create personas, user stories, red routes and user journey maps.
  • Uncover and describe users’ mental models.
  • Choose appropriate schemes for classifying and organising information.
  • Design and conduct online and offline card sorting sessions.
  • Select appropriate user interface design patterns.
  • Develop cheap, throwaway prototypes to get quick and frequent feedback from your users.
  • Create user interface designs that exploit universal principles of visual design.
  • Design usability tests to measure time on task, success rate and user satisfaction.
  • Moderate a usability test and prioritise the observations.
  • Evaluate the usability of systems by applying usability heuristics.

UX Mastery reviewed dozens of online courses in UX, but they gave just one course 10/10: this one.

I looked all over the internet to get a concise overview of what UX Design was all about. I couldn't find anything until I came upon this course. It was worth every penny. This course answered every question I had about UX Design. I now feel like I have a path to follow.

Course review by student Ash Waechter

Build Your UX Portfolio As You Work Through 5 User Research and Design Projects

The sample projects in the course include:

  • Find my pet: a product that allows people to track down wayward pets who have got lost.
  • Tomorrow’s shopping cart: a device that lets customers find any product in a supermarket.
  • The Citizen Journalist: a system that will allow ordinary people to film events, take photographs, write a story and create a crowdsourced, online newspaper.
  • Gift Giver: a gift recommendation system based on an extremely accurate product recommendation technology.
  • The Digital Postcard, an app that will allow users to create and send their own postcard, either by using a photograph they have taken on their phone, or by selecting a professionally taken image of a local beauty spot.

A career in User Experience is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the technology sector. This online training course will give you the background you need to make a go of it.

I already had some in-house, quasi-UX mentoring, but taking this course is what truly opened my eyes to seeing everything in the world from a design and user goals perspective. I promote this course anytime I see or hear anybody asking where they should get started in UX Design/Research.

Course review by student Geoff Wilson

Prepare for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience

This course covers the comprehensive syllabus for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience and contains 90 multiple-choice quiz questions to test your knowledge and prepare for the exam.

117 video lectures and 9 hours of content.

A 82-page student workbook packed with design exercises, tutorials on UX methods, templates to record user research observations and stencils for UI prototypes.

Access to our thriving Facebook group where you can network with fellow students, ask questions and submit assignments for peer review.

Optimised to work on all devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones so you can take the course at work, at home, or while travelling.

A written transcript of every lecture. Comprising 191-pages and 74,857 words, this document is useful if English isn’t your native language or if you just want a readable and searchable version of the course.

Downloads of everything. If you have a slow internet connection, or want to take this course with you on your laptop, smartphone or other portable device, sign up and download all the videos and other course materials now.

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Thousands of user researchers and designers have successfully completed this course, and as a result are out there creating great user experiences every day. You can do it, too.

Dr. Travis shows his love of UX Design with this carefully prepared course. The progression of information is easy to follow, full of examples and exercises, and provides a pathway to a fundamental understanding of UX Design. The follow-up and support he provides after the course is great and adds to the helpful contribution he has made to anyone interested in pursuing UX. I strongly encourage anyone interested in getting a good handle on UX Design to take this course.

Course review by student David Colquitt
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Who’s the instructor?

Hello, my name is Dr David Travis.

I'm on a mission to create more user experience professionals.

I've worked in the fields of human factors, usability and user experience for over 25 years and I've published two books on usability. I've provided usability support to top brands like HP, Microsoft, Whirlpool, Orange, Skype, eBay and Yahoo! and I've also consulted with public sector organisations like The Greater London Authority, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, UK Government and the World Health Organization.

This training course represents what I would cover in a 3-day, $9,500 in-house workshop. But since I can only offer a package like that to large organisations, I’ve distilled those three days of training into a self-paced workshop that individual students can purchase for $199.

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The support materials are really comprehensive and I liked the fact that Dr Travis provides access to practically every bit of material that is used and referred to. I truly believe that anyone (no matter what level of experience they have) will gain a massive amount of value from this course. As you can probably tell, I absolutely loved it.

Course review by student Jon Yon

When does it start?

Today! This is a self-paced course, so you can start anytime and view the lectures anywhere. Sign up now and you could be watching the first video in under 5 minutes.

How long will it take?

With over 117 lectures and 9 hours of content, this is an in-depth course. If you allocate 60-90 mins a day, and do all of the activities, it will take 2-3 weeks to complete. And if you want to spread the course out over a longer period, that’s fine too.

Is it for me?

This course is for you if you want to get hands-on practice in all the stages of user experience. Perhaps you’re starting out in the field of user experience. Or maybe you want to transition from your current job role to a career in UX. Whatever your background, you’ll apply your skills to a real world project that will become the first entry in your UX portfolio.

What if I get stuck?

As you move through each of the steps in the design process, you’ll be able to test your knowledge and compare your work with other students so you can see what “good” looks like. I review the course forum every day and I answer all student questions within 24 hours. So if you struggle with any of the material, just ask a question and I'll help you out.

Can’t I learn this stuff from a book?

It’s certainly possible to build your user experience expertise by reading books and blog posts, but that can be a slow process and it makes it hard to see the big picture. With this workshop, it’s you and me together working for a client, and I’m giving you the same tips, the same advice, and sharing the same techniques I’ve learned over the years on hundreds of design projects.

What if I don’t like it?

Over 4500 people have taken this online course and it has over 250 five star reviews, so I'm confident that you'll love this course. Just in case, I offer a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee. So sign up today, it's risk free!

Question not answered? Please drop me a line and I’ll do my best to answer it.

Deborah Mayhew

Dr. Travis has created a very thorough, very engaging overview of the UX Lifecycle, with lots of great real world examples and war stories from his own considerable experience to illustrate the guidelines and techniques he teaches you. Well worth the time and money.

Independent review by veteran usability consultant Dr. Deborah J. Mayhew

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