Course Description

User Testing + Launch is the third micro-credential that completes the Human-Centred Design Series. This micro-credential builds on the research and design knowledge gathered in Ideation + Prototyping for Human-Centred Design Micro-credential. Students gain the skills required to conduct user testing, implement design iterations, and complete the final stages of design and development before launching a new product. This micro-credential explores how to identify and evaluate complex challenges and opportunities at the intersection of design, technology, and social theory.


  • Evaluate the design principles of why, where, and how,
  • Apply principles of design thinking into the final stage of a product design,
  • Apply inclusive and accessible design practices,
  • Employ the cycles of user research to iterate/validate ideas,
  • Apply embedded iterative design in response to constraints,
  • Conduct user testing, collect feedback, and apply new findings to update assumptions,
  • Employ relevant components to plan a product launch,
  • Apply interpersonal and communication skills required to collaborate with production teams and manage stakeholders,
  • Employ methods of evaluating and monitoring the success of a launch.


Empathy + Social Insight for Human-Centred Design Micro-credential
Ideation + Prototyping for Human-Centred Design Micro-credential
User Testing + Launch for Human-Centred Design Micro-credential

*This micro-credential is approved for OSAP assistance. Please visit the Financial Aid and Awards website for more details about the eligibility criteria and application process.

Earning Your Micro-credential Badge

As part of the modules in each micro-credential, you will complete assignments and exercises outlined in each micro-credential. These build towards the required evidence for each micro-credential that is submitted at the end of the micro-credential modules.

Successfully demonstrated application the key outcomes as part of the required evidencing will be recognized with a digital badge for the specific micro-credential. A link to the badge will be sent via email that can be added to resumes and posted on social media platforms.

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credential is a new model that uses short, focused credentials to verify mastery of a skill or competency, and is designed to target high-demand skills, leading to faster hiring.

The process offers a digital credential, which is the official certification of the acquisition of an individual’s skills or capabilities. It is awarded in a digital form, which is verified, secure and shareable with peers, employers and educational providers.

Why micro-credentials now?

Micro-credentials can be used to recognize both vertical and transversal skills. Coupled with the in-depth learning obtained in a field of study, micro-credentials can be used to present a more holistic view of an individual’s abilities and achievements.

In today’s fast-changing workforce and emerging gig economy, a nimble recognition system is essential for both professionals and employers, who are increasingly moving towards skill or competency-based hiring.

To learn more about micro-credentials, please visit the eCampusOntario website.

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