April 9, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central Daylight Time

Fast and Budget-Friendly User Research and Testing

Paul Boag

Paul Boag

Fast and Budget-Friendly User Research and Testing

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Explore practical approaches to user research and assemble a toolkit of testing techniques you can use throughout the design cycle with Paul Boag.

Key Takeaways

By participating along with us in the workshop, you'll learn:

  • The principles of lean user research and testing and how to make a case.
  • When research and testing can be avoided, and how to determine if you need them.
  • Different approaches to user research and testing and why you should favor certain ones.
  • How to conduct upfront user research efficiently, including leveraging existing sources of information and using surveys.
  • Techniques for planning effective information architecture, including top task analysis and card sorting.
  • Methods for testing design concepts include surveys, first-click, and 5-second tests.
  • Best practices for testing prototypes, including remote vs. in-person usability testing and the importance of sample size.
  • Strategies for testing existing websites or apps through analytics, heatmaps, AB testing, and adapting testing for low-traffic sites.

Is This Workshop for Me?

This workshop is for anybody who works on a website or app’s front end and wants to improve it. It is also the ideal course for those who find themselves stuck in endless discussions with stakeholders about the right approach or mired in iteration hell.

Workshop Details

We don’t live in an ideal world. Most of us have too much work, too little time, and too small a budget. When it comes to digital projects, it seems like our clients or bosses always prioritize speed over quality.

To make matters worse, we read countless articles telling us how we should do things. These articles emphasize research and testing but do nothing more than leave us disillusioned and add to our imposter syndrome.

In this workshop, we want to try a different approach. Instead of telling you the best practices, we will explore some practical approaches to user research that we might be able to fit into our existing projects.

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Fast and Budget-Friendly User Research and Testing

Event Details


  • One Full Day Workshop Session
  • Replay Videos (available immediately)


  • April 9, 2024 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central Daylight Time


  • Option 1: Attend online on our full HD live stream
  • Option 2: Attend in-person at HQ in Minneapolis, MN

Daily Schedule

  • 9:30AM
    Introduction to UX Testing
  • 10:00AM
    The Principles of Lean User Research and Testing
  • 11:00AM
    Doing Upfront User Research
  • 12:00PM
  • 1:00PM
    Planning Your Information Architecture
  • 2:00PM
    Testing Your Design Concepts
  • 3:00PM
    Testing Your Prototypes
  • 4:00PM
    Testing Existing Websites or Apps

Your (Awesome) Instructor

Paul Boag

Paul Boag

Paul Boag is a leader in conversion optimisation, digital strategy and user experience design. He has been working with diverse organisations such as The European Commission, PUMA and Doctors Without Borders for over 25 years. Through consultancy and training, he helps organisations better connect with today’s digital consumers.

Paul is also a well-respected figure in the digital sector. Author of six books, including Click, Digital Adaptation and User Experience Revolution. Finally, he is a prolific writer for numerous publications, including his blog, and regularly speaks internationally.

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