Credits: 10

Schedule: 10.01.2020 - 22.05.2020

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

All course staff: cs-e5200@aalto.fi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - V (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, you will be able to understand and explain the user centered design process for digital services. You can select and apply the correct tools and methods for the various phases of the process. You learn to apply the acquired user knowledge to solve a real-life design problem. You gain insight and experience on how to analyze and evaluate the intermediate design deliverables in an iterative design process. You will know how to present the designs and argue your design decisions in a clear and concise form. You will acquire industry best practices for product and service design with the ability to adapt them to your specific needs.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course teaches the overall process and practices of user-centered design of digital products and services. The students’ projects produce interactive prototypes starting from the scratch. The course has a hands on learning-by-doing approach with strong industry participation (tutoring).

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assessment is based on the group effort and all members receive the same grade . Each intermediate pitching session is graded 0-5, the final grade is the arithmetic mean of all scores. An extraordinarily excellent final presentation and prototype may raise the grade by 1.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 27h (9x3h), workshops 24h (3x8h), group work 180h and pitching sessions 36h (9x4h).

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): 

Replaces the former courses CSE-E5888 Design Project, T-121.5350 Strategic User-Centred Design and T-106.5750 Aalto Service Camp.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CS-E4900 / CSE-E5800 User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design.

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 (50). 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.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Schedule is published as a separate MyCourses section.

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