Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 11.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I – II (Autumn)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, you know the basic methods for user research.
You understand and can describe different methods for use in the beginning of the user-centered design process and select appropriate methods for a given user research problem. You know how to apply a number of methods in a simple user research case.
You will be able to find and analyze relevant new information in the field and concisely present research results to an audience. You are comfortable with reading academic articles and will be able to write and reference an academically paper properly.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces the commonly used user-centred user research methods for early stage product and service design, and provides tools to analyze and visualize the gathered data to fuel product and service design.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Individual assignments (50%) and group work (50%).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures and workshops 20h, reading study materials 10h, writing and reviewing assignments 30h, group work 75h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture materials, selected journal and practitioner articles and complementary materials. Materials are announced in course web site.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Substitutes the former course CSE-E5800 User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design and T-121.5151 Methods for User-Centred Product Development.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CS-C3120 Human-Computer Interaction / CSE-C3800 User Interfaces and Usability or equivalent basics in user-centred design and usability.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5, may be graded with pass/fail

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Enrollment in WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The number of participants will be limited (60). Registrations will be prioritized in the following order:

1) The students that have the course as a mandatory part in SSE, Information Networks, ICT Innovation, and uSchool majors,

2) The students that have the course as a mandatory part in SSE, Information Networks, ICT Innovation, and uSchool minors,
3) The students that have the course as an elective part of their major,

4) The students that have the course as an elective part of their minor, and

5) All other students based on registration order.

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