Katja Rutz

Basel, Switzerland

Katja Rutz graduated Baymard’s 37-hour ‘Tier 3: UX Practitioner’ degree in 2023, testifying foundational knowledge of Baymard’s UX research findings.

The ‘Tier 3: UX Practitioner’ degree is Baymard’s entry-level UX training program, covering 30% of the core findings from Baymard’s large-scale research. The degree provides the foundational UX knowledge needed to avoid the biggest UX pitfalls and ensure core site functionality performs well with end users.


Exams Passed (6)

This is not a “get a certificate for showing up” training program — trainees must pass 6 challenging UX exams to acquire certification, each of which require significant study of Baymard’s UX research findings.

December 2023

Accounts & Self-Service: UX Practitioner

Foundational knowledge of how users access and interact with account and self-service pages, including how the types of account features provided and their discoverability and ease of use impact users’ ability to locate desired information and effectively manage their accounts.

June 2023

Cart & Checkout: UX Practitioner

Foundational knowledge of all the things that can go wrong in the last stage of the user’s purchasing cycle “from cart to completed order” and how to design a checkout that causes as few needless abandonments as possible.

June 2023

Product Page: UX Practitioner

Foundational knowledge of how users interpret and interact with product pages, including how different types of page layouts and features and the product images, specs, and descriptions impact users’ product evaluation and purchasing decisions.

May 2023

Product Lists & Filtering: UX Practitioner

Foundational knowledge of how sites can improve users’ ability to find, evaluate and select just a handful of products relevant to their needs from the hundreds of products shown on the product listing page. The findings apply to both category-based and search-results-based listing pages.

May 2023

On-Site Search: UX Practitioner

Foundational knowledge of what users expect as they perform searches on e-commerce sites, what typically goes wrong in the process, why it goes wrong, and exactly what changes to make to avoid these issues. It covers search logic, search field design, autocomplete, and the results page.

May 2023

Homepage & Category: UX Practitioner

Foundational knowledge of how users perceive your homepage, interpret category taxonomies, interact with the main navigation, and rely on intermediary category pages — all with the intent of arriving at the list of products that matches what they are looking for.


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