IBUQ – International Board for Usability and User Experience Qualification
IBUQ improves and advocates user-friendliness, accessibility and usability of interactive human-machine-interfaces. Based on international and national standards, laws and widely accepted style guides the association develops modern usability standards and certifies service providers and personnel.
Good arguments for an IBUQ certification
Software and websites have to fulfill their goals and tasks effectively. Usability as a key skill for designers and developers guarantees a tailored usage of interactive applications by the intended target groups.
Arrangements to improve usability should always be started before launching a website or selling a software product. Misunderstood or failed usage increases support requests and is damaging to the general customer satisfaction. Also, fixes and patches results in a cost-intensive retouching of the software. Ultimately, those websites or products are in danger of losing customers in bulk.
A recognized and international accepted certification identifies the expert work and saves money for any software or website developing company. A scientific committee guarantees stable values and relevancy of the certifications, as well as keeping them up-to-date.