IBUQ International Board for Usability and User Experience Qualification
Acquiring basic knowledge will warrant that fundamental insights into human patterns (e.g. perception, mental models, handling of errors) as well as the techniques required for the development of interactive systems (e.g. styles of interaction, modeling methods, dialog development) are obtained. Standards and norms as well as style guides are also included. One of the central topics is the development process: Based on the interpretation of the term Usability Engineering it will become evident that ergonomics do not evolve only at certain points or is only proven at the end, for instance with the assistance of user questions, but that complete engineering compliant processes have to exist, which include everything from requirements analyses to prototyping and specification to the implementation and evaluation as well as the test.
At this time, the program consists of a Foundation Level, which will be complemented by several Advanced Level modules in the near future. Consequently, you will have the choice to align the certification with your career progression for the IBUQ program as well.
The basic level of the Usability Professional certification program is of interest to all individuals and occupations involved in the topic of software or internet applications development, e.g. software developers, GUI programmers, project managers and project staff, organizers, executives, employees working for specialized departments, IT auditors and quality assurance officers. Initial development experience is a requirement. For participants to acquire eligibility to take the Usability Professional Advanced Level (Advancement Level) certification exam, they have to have Foundation Level certification.