Certified Experience Researcher (CXR)

Going the digital experience research route? Learn how a human centric approach to digital transformation results in a positive experience for all involved.

We offer an in-depth User Experience Research certification program that will help you get recognition in your organisation.
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 26-27 Sep & 3-5 Oct 2022  
 9:30am-5pm (UK)
 21-22 & 28-30 Nov 2022 
 9:30am-5pm (UK)


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  • Expert instructions
  • Exam
  • Certificate
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 Is this program right for me?

We assume little awareness of the user experience or usability field. Our courses are appropriate for anyone working in the creation of digital products who wants to learn about the process, tools and techniques to create successful user experiences. The courses are not focussed on how to use specific software applications like Photoshop, Sketch or Axure.

 Cancellation policy

Things don't always work out! After you register, if something changes and you have to cancel:
  • 30 business days prior to the start date the fee is totally refundable minus a 5% administration fee.
  • 20 business days prior to the start date is 50% refundable, plus a 5% administration fee.
  • 10 business days before training start day, no refund. Acceptance of transfer of dates is at XT collective's discretion and may incur a nominal fee.

 General information

We require a minimum of four participants for a course to go ahead. In the unlikely event that we do not attain the minimum class size, we retain the right to cancel the course. If this happens, we will inform participants at least five business days before the course date and either issue a full refund or re-book your course to a later date, if preferred.

Certified Experience Researcher (CXR) Curriculum

Intro to UX Design and Experience Thinking - 1 day

  • User and customer experiences, what are they?
  • The components of an effective UX research and design process
  • How to leverage the UX design process to create remarkable experiences
  • Techniques to balance business, customer and user requirements
  • Strategic experience thinking principles and best practices
  • Hands-on experience utilizing UX process steps

UX Research - 1 day

  • Customer and user experience research techniques
  • Guidelines for creating an effective research approach
  • Methods for collecting user and customer experience requirements
  • How to focus research to guide experience design and development efforts
  • Methods for planning effective research projects
  • Hands-on experience utilizing UX research techniques

Journey Mapping - 1 day

  • What value journeys maps bring
  • Journey mapping techniques and principles
  • Guidelines for integrating experience lifecycle thinking into your process
  • Possible journey mapping outcomes
  • How to use experience maps as a tool for organizational change
  • Hands-on experience utilizing mapping principles

Usability Testing - 2 days

  • The role of usability testing in the UX design process
  • Usability testing techniques and how to set up a usability test
  • Approach to identify and recruit appropriate test participants
  • How to facilitate test sessions and analyze the resulting data
  • Methods for turning usability test results into recommendations
  • Practice conducting usability testing through hands-on exercises

Exam - 3 hours

  • Arrange the exam date at your convenience
Patrick Jones - Course author

Leo Poll, PhD

President Akendi UK
Technically everything is possible; making it work for people is where the real challenges are. Addressing these challenges from an end-user perspective in a way that makes business sense is what has driven Leo throughout his career. With more than 20 years of experience he is able to bring an ability of strong lateral thinking combined with very broad domain knowledge of applications/ markets and technical enablers.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Philip Watson

Senior Experience Designer
An experienced product designer, Philip has worked in the education, government, healthcare and technology sectors. The last twelve years have seen Philip take several roles, from freelance product designer, to front-end developer and UX designer. As a fully trained teacher, Philip taught Design and Technology at secondary and tertiary level for over nine years.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Tedde van Gelderen

Tedde infuses Akendi, its services and methodology with his drive to make customer and user experiences go beyond a singular product or service. Experience Thinking starts with the holistic experience customers and users have with an organisation over time, then guides the enabling technologies and content to create intentional experiences. In his view, Experience Thinking should become deeply rooted in an organisation’s creation processes.

Live virtual training experience

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