Certified UX & Usability Specialist

UX Design & Interaction Design für Web, Tablet & Smartphone


User Experience & Usability Basics

From basics and backgrounds to the disciplines, concepts and principles of user experience design.

User Research & Task Analysis

Get to know your users and their needs with personas and user scenarios.

Product requirements & Scope

Requirements for features and content including user stories and content strategy

Information Architecture & Navigation

Developing information architecture and navigation design.

Interaction Design & Information Design

Interaction and information design with sketches, wireframes and interactive prototypes.

User Interface Design & Styleguide

From the definition of a visual style guide, to the design of individual screens, to animations, transitions and fadings.

Digital media have long been established in all walks of life. Internet, tablets and smartphones have become our constant companions. Content, features and applications will therefore be used across channels, and media convergent – information and services should be always and everywhere available. Numerous contents of various kinds should be brought to the various digital devices such as desktop PC, mobile and tablet in an adequate way.

What to expect

Knowledges and skills in the professions user experience design and usability are important and demanded more than ever. They are becoming increasingly extensive, differentiating themselves further and require special expertise. In this seminar, we enable participants to develop world class user interfaces for websites, apps and other screen-based applications.

What you will learn

This seminar enables you to successfully develop websites, mobile apps and browser-based software conceptually. You will learn the methods, phases and processes in the design of digital products and get specific tools“ and „Guidelines“ for designing interactive products with an excellent user experience. You will also learn to design contents, structures and functionalities for websites, mobile and software applications.

Who should participate

This seminar was developed for designers and design managers, project and product managers, web and software developers, presenters and editors, copywriters and concept developers, marketing and content managers, media and Information Officer, Information and Interaction Manager, social media consultants and managers, usability engineers, Scrum Master and Product Owner who are responsible for the conceptual and strategic development of websites and apps in agencies, companies and organizations.


Welcome, getting to know and warm up

Fundamentals & backgrounds
The human brain, the digital eco system, the mature business, the user experience designer’s profession

Definitions & disciplines
User experience design, human/user centered design, interaction design, usability, informa- tion architecture, user interface design

Phases, methods and tools
User analysis & design research, business goals & product strategy, product scope & re- quirements, information architecture & navigation, information & interaction design, user interface design & styleguide

Rules & standards
Mental models, eight golden rules, principles of interaction design, Don’t make me think, 10 usability heuristics, DIN ISO norms 9241-110, design laws, Apple interface guidelines, Google material design, Hick’s und Fitts’s law

Practical exercises: Collaborative UX research for UX & usability basics

User types, user segmentation, user goals and needs, market research vs. design research

Practical exercises: Developing personas, presentation, feedback and discussion

User Scenarios
User scenarios, use cases, use contexts

Practical exercises: Developing a user scenario with all use cases, presentation, feedback and discussion

Retrospective, reflection and integration

Review, Preview and calibration

Functional specification
Requirement analysis and definitions, capability and scope matrix, user stories, user story mapping

Practical exercise: Creating a user story map, presentation,  feedback and discussion

Content strategy
Content strategy, SEO, Content life cycle, voice of ton

Practical exercises: Developing a content strategy using the content strategy planner, presen- tation, feedback and discussion

Retrospektive, reflexion and integration

Information architecture, organization structures/schemata, sitemap, categorization and labeling, card sorting

Practical exercises: Developing a information architecture using card sorting, presentation, feedback and discussion


Navigation technique, navigation logic and hierarchy, search, filters and sorting

Process design, flowcharts (user flows, screen flows), cores and paths

Retrospective, reflection and integration

Review, Preview and calibration

Sketches, scribbles and sketchnotes
Sketches, sketchnotes, stenceling, paper prototypes, paper cutouts, Design Studio

Practical exercise: Creating first sketches and drafts of screens and features using the design studio-method (Lo- prototyping), presentation, feedback and discussion

Wireframes and prototypes
Atomic design, wireframing (site structure, grids and stencils, using, placing and prioritizing of interface elements), interactive prototypes (with Azure, UXPin, InVision, Pop)

Practical exercise: Selecting and refining sketches into wireframes (me- prototyping) with Balsamiq, Sketch and others

Design patterns, micro interactions, feedback and gesture operating, dynamic panels and states

Practical exercise: Refining and implementing wireframes into interactive, click-able proto- types (hi- prototyping) with Azure, UXPin, Proto.io, Principle and others, presentation, feed- back and discussion

Retrospektive reflexion and integration

Corporate design, color pallet, typography and fonts, UI patterns, graphical elements

Practical exercise: Creating a mood board with imagery, color pallet and font selection as design basis, presentation and feedback


Screen design & animations
Animations, transitions, fadings, micro interactions

Design & UI trends
One pager, flat UI, poster art and typography, image and video backgrounds

Final presentation, results, final feedback, exchange and discussion

Tips, links and sources, certificates, good-byes


10% discount for self-payers and up to 20% discount for the registration of several employees at one seminar

*plus 19% VAT *plus 19% VAT
Ask for discounts for the registration to multiple seminars
for the registration of 2 employees
for the registration of 3 employees
for the registration of 4+ employees
for self-payers




Facts & Figures
Duration: 3 Days
Language: English
Participant: Minimal | Maximum
Cancellation: Up to 14 days before the start of the seminar free of charge

Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact person
Stefan Schmitt


Certified UX & Usability Specialist

The certificate “Certified UX & Usability Specialist” of the XDi – Experience Design Institute is awarded for the completed seminar, the active participation in the practical exercises as well as the final presentation.

The certificate is recognized by the UXPA and the Interaction Design Foundation and enjoys an international reputation.



Our Services

We also offer the possibility of special in-house company training tailored to your needs. A company training is particularly suitable if you want to train entire teams in experience design methodologies and want to establish the appropriate knowledge in your company.

In-House Request


You achieve the most sustainable learning success with a good mixture of training, coaching and consulting. All XDi trainings can be combined with individual coaching and accompanying consulting services to form a "Continious Improvement Program" for continuous development.



In order to support your team or individual team members in a targeted way and to promote them more strongly, we have developed a special coaching offer. We coach you on all topics of our further training courses. Just let us know exactly how we can support you.

Coaching Request


We advise companies and their executives on the path to digital transformation. We prepare companies for the transformation of a networked, global world and accompany them in the development of new working environments, the use of digital tools and the setup of their teams.

Consulting Request

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