The User Research Center offers training and workshops for Harvard University staff, along with a variety of resources to learn about best practices in user experience and accessibility testing.
Training & Workshops
Staff at the User Research Center offer regular training sessions to staff who are interested in conducting usability tests, accessibility tests, interviewing users, or performing other types of user tests. Usually, training will be tailored for a specific test project after an initial testing study consultation. Learn more about our consultations.
The URC hosts workshops to dive deeper into UX testing techniques, explore participatory design, and discuss approaches to ethnographic testing. We are partners with other campus groups to host guest speakers or special events. View upcoming workshops on our calendar.
To set up a training session or workshop for your team, staff, or project group contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard IT Academy and Harvard Web Publishing Classes
Harvard IT staff can attend IT Academy courses led by HUIT members. More information on the IT Academy website. Register through the Harvard Training Portal links below.
Harvard Web Publishing offers content writing courses for Harvard staff. Register through the Harvard Training Portal link below.
Books, Online Courses & More
There are many e-books, online courses, and videos available through Harvard that provide excellent insights into user experience testing. We have a small collection of UX books at the URC that staff can also borrow.
Recommended LinkedIn Learning Courses on UX basics
- UX Foundations: Usability Testing - 1h 29m
- User Experience for Web Designers - 1h 49m
- Writing for the web - 1hr 25m
Recommended E-Books on UX basics
A complete list of resources can be found on the internal UX @ Harvard Library Wiki.