Run Usability Testing with Confidence


(4 ratings)


3 Days


Cohort-based Course

Learn from UX experts how to create and conduct effective usability tests. Drive evidence-based design decisions and improve your product.

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Course overview

Acquire the skills & confidence to build effective usability testing study

Are you familiar with usability testing but unsure how to apply it effectively?

This course goes beyond theory to real practice. Over 2 extensive live sessions, you'll learn to create a solid usability testing plan, conduct tests with confidence, and identify critical usability issues.

Learn from experienced instructors who have conducted hundreds of successful usability tests and apply insights to your next project.

• Learn to craft test plans that get stakeholder buy-in

• Recruit the right participants for project objectives

• Create tasks that uncover real user problems

• Select the best methodologies for each product stage

• Conduct insightful remote or in-person sessions

• Run tests following international usability standards

• Master the art of moderation for proper data collection

• Persuade others with useful insights

Gain access to the worksheets and resources to create your first usability test in hours.

This course is designed to be a well-rounded approach to usability testing and will include slide presentations, live Q&A, hands-on worksheets, and resources.

All sessions are recorded, so no matter where you are or what timezone you're in, you can learn the fundamentals of usability testing.


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Who is this course for


Junior and Mid-level designers who want to learn best practices on usability testing and bring them to a project or team.


UX professionals who want to improve business outcomes and get a seat at the table.


Executives and product managers who want to use usability testing to make better business decisions.

What you’ll learn from this 7-hour course

Create effective usability testing study from start to finish

Gain expertise in conducting usability tests and lead testing sessions to extract valuable insights.

Learn best practices for successful usability study

Learn how to efficiently execute usability tests and avoid common pitfalls. Understand tradeoffs like cost, speed, and accuracy, and gain insight into the best practices.

Gain confidence with hands-on learning through practical exercises

Learn through live sessions and workshops led by industry professionals Erika and Simonas. Experience real-time demonstrations and practical application of usability testing.

Address questions and doubts

Erika and Simonas will answer your questions and give feedback on how to execute usability testing professionally.

Save time with resources, templates & worksheets

Gain access to proven templates and worksheets you can use to run effective usability research studies from day one.

Future-Proof your career

Gain essential skills to identify usability problems and present findings to drive design impact.

This course includes

2 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

3 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    May 27—May 30

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • May


      Day 1: Foundations and preparing for usability testing

      Tue, May 28, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM UTC

    • May


      Day 2: Effective testing and result analysis

      Thu, May 30, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM UTC

  • Bonus


    • Resources


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What people are saying

        It was a pleasure to follow Erika's lessons, the explanations were clear and the practical exercises were essential to learning how to recognize the most common errors and test professionally. She was always available to explain and clarify concepts calmly and understandably. Can't recommend her enough!
Luigi F.

Luigi F.

Freelance UX/UI Designer
        I gained a whole new set of research skills in usability testing and iteration. The classes were enjoyable, and their teaching style made everyone feel welcome, engaged, and included. I would suggest it to all the designers that want to grow in research skills!
Valentina V.

Valentina V.

UX / UI designer and Photographer

Meet your instructors

Simonas Maciulis

Simonas Maciulis

UX & Product Advisor • Design Educator

Hey! I'm Simonas, a UX and product professional with over a decade of design experience.

During my career, I've led numerous usability testing initiatives, significantly improving user experiences.

I'm also the author of the Designer Magic newsletter, delivered to over 12k designers. In my spare time, I mentor designers to help them achieve their career goals.

Erika Lauro

Erika Lauro

Freelance Principal Strategic & Product Designer • Professor & Coach

I'm a seasoned Principal Strategic & Product Designer with a strong passion for Design Strategy and Data-Driven Design.

Over the last 12 years, I worked for companies like Zalando, AKQA, Siemens, Babbel, IKEA and many more.

In addition, I was a faculty member of Talent Garden Vienna until 2023 and mentored more than 60 designers for companies like Zalando SE, A1 Telekom Austria, Formel Skin, Young Platforms, TooGoodtoGo, Flaconi, Consensus, Integr8, Safety io and more.

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Course schedule

8 hours total over 2 sessions
  • Live Sessions

    Live sessions to introduce you to actionable tactics and frameworks. Don't worry about missing classes, all sessions will be recorded.

  • Live Q&A

    Q&A sessions with Erika and Simonas to answer your questions.

  • Resources and Worksheets

    Optional reading and resources to expand your learning.

Free resource

Usability testing plan and moderation guide

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Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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