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Pragmatic UX Design Critique: Heuristics to Audit Reporting

Pragmatic UX Design Critique: Heuristics to Audit Reporting

Focusing on usability, a heuristic analysis is an evaluation method in which one or more experts compare a digital product's design to a list of predefined ...


What you'll learn

  • Apply the NASA risk matrix inspired framework for prioritizing UX issues.
  • Learn critiquing frameworks that will help you systematically earn buy-ins from stakeholders & leaders
  • Apply Nielsen Norman heuristics to critique UX designs effectively.
  • Learn through real-world industry-centric case study presented by industry leader
  • Prioritize UX issues based on their impact on user experience.
  • Differentiate between symptoms and root causes of design problems.
  • Communicate design critiques constructively to stakeholders.
  • Use a common vocabulary for UX design critique.
  • Identify key elements of effective UX design through case studies.
  • Implement a structured approach to UX design evaluation.
  • Develop strategies for defending design decisions.
  • Enhance problem-solving skills in UX design contexts.
  • Utilize frameworks to identify the context of UX design issues.
  • Master the art of pragmatic product design critique.
  • Understand the role of heuristics in UX design critique.
  • Learn to align design critiques with business goals.
  • Navigate the process of heuristic evaluation in UX design.
  • Gain insights into effective stakeholder communication.
  • Learn the key critical skills that no one clearly talks about.
  • Develop a UX career plan focusing on critique skills.
  • Enhance UX portfolios with evidence of critical analysis skills.
  • Understand how to avoid designing by committee through effective critique.
  • Learn to create influence in an organization through skilled design critique.
  • Synthesize UX design concepts to transition effectively from other design fields.
  • Analyze and apply the concepts learned in the course through a comprehensive QUIZ.
  • Practice on assignments tailored for your practical understanding & portfolio building.
  • Downloadable critiquing checklist to apply to any digital product.


  • Basic understanding of design principles and concepts.
  • Familiarity with digital technology and web platforms.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new concepts in practical scenarios.
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with common software tools.
  • For UX professionals, a willingness to strengthen their core skills
  • For professionals from other fields, a readiness to adapt to UX design principles.
  • For beginners, enthusiasm for starting a career in UX design.
  • No advanced technical skills required; suitable for all levels of design experience.


Adhering to the "Minimum Theory, Maximum Outcome" ethos, this course marks the second phase of the UX Skill Builder Series by Collej, focusing on advanced UX design critique techniques. This segment transcends fundamental heuristics to delve into root cause analysis and leverage the NASA risk matrix for issue prioritization, empowering you to conduct thorough UX audits and significantly improve your professional portfolio. It's tailored to enrich your analytical prowess, enabling you to present findings effectively to stakeholders and secure a pivotal role in driving user-centric design forward.

By undertaking this course, you'll not only upskill but also gain substantial respect in your workplace, distinguishing your UX portfolio with profound insights beyond heuristic evaluation. You'll learn strategies for identifying and articulating the core issues in designs, equipping you with the acumen to influence design outcomes positively. This advanced training promises to transform you into a UX Designer capable of evaluating a design and effecting change, ensuring your contributions are both valued and impactful.

Why This Course?

  1. Minimum Theory, Maximum Outcome: Cutting through the noise, it streamlines learning to focus on practical, actionable skills, ensuring you can apply advanced UX critique methods effectively and efficiently in real-world scenarios.
  2. Real-World Digital Product Case Studies: Incorporates case studies from well-known digital products, providing practical examples of UX challenges and solutions, enhancing learning with familiar contexts.
  3. Advanced Critique and Analysis: Focuses on advanced critique skills, teaching you to conduct root cause analysis and use the NASA risk matrix for UX design prioritization, crucial for making informed decisions in the field.
  4. Expertly Curated by Industry Leader: Led by Prasad Kantamneni, a seasoned UX professional with a significant track record in the industry.
  5. Beyond Basic Heuristics: Moves beyond traditional heuristic evaluation to equip you with skills for deeper analysis and strategic insight, addressing complex design challenges.
  6. Integral Part of a Comprehensive Series: Continues the journey of the UX Skill Builder Series by Collej, designed to systematically enhance your UX expertise and career trajectory.
  7. Exclusive, Cutting-Edge Content: Offers insights into advanced UX critique methods not typically covered in conventional courses, setting you apart in the field of UX design.

What’s in it?

  • Exploration of in-demand company tasks and the inefficiencies of traditional approaches.
  • Engaging classes and quizzes on basic heuristics.
  • Guidelines to understand digital product context.
  • Strategies for writing effective scenarios.
  • Techniques for identifying root causes of issues.
  • Prioritization of issues using a NASA-inspired framework.
  • Practical prioritization quizzes.
  • Methods for presenting findings to stakeholders for approval.
  • Access to valuable examples and additional resources.

Who this course is for:

  • UX Professionals seeking skill enhancement for career advancement.
  • Those aiming for faster promotions through mastering key UX skills.
  • Designers transitioning from basic tasks to impactful UX work.
  • Professionals focusing on workplace effectiveness in UX.
  • UX Designers looking to break career stagnation.
  • Designers from other fields looking to start a UX career.
  • Professionals outside UX seeking fundamental, job-ready skills.
  • Beginners aspiring to become skilled UX designers.
  • Individuals learning strategic entry into the UX field.
  • Those focusing on practical over theoretical UX learning.
  • Beginners eager for a quick start in a UX career.
  • Those aiming to secure their first UX role.

Pragmatic UX Design Critique: Heuristics to Audit Reporting