Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2017 - 04.04.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - IV 2018-2019 (Spring), III - IV 2019-2020 (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thorough understanding of basic principles of research in the area of user interfaces. Ability to apply the principles to a concrete case.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Papers on advanced topics in HCI research.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, supervision of project, independent research, final presentation.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

32 meeting hours + 8 assignments + independent research + final presentation

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Selected readings in user interfaces and human factors.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E7860, S-72.2510

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E7850 or ELEC-E7851  (non-negotiable)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The maximum number of students is limited.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English

This course introduces research methodology in the field of human-computer interaction. Project topics come from the Finnish IT industry, the public sector, and research groups in the Helsinki area. Topics range from practical (improving or optimizing an interface) to theoretical and creative. The course contents deepen knowledge about mathematical and computational approaches and their application in user interface design. Students carry out an end-to-end project, starting from the definition of the research problem. The small group size of the course ensures intensive meetings with plenty of feedback, iteration, and a collaborative athmosphere. The past iterations of the course have been a great success: Some of the student projects have been published in scientific forums and some have been recruited to companies.