Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


This course will teach students the timeless principles of the human perception and how to apply that knowledge in practice. They will learn the basics of evaluating usability, and systematically design user interfaces that produce great user experience for the end users. Further, students will learn the best practices of working with technology and business stakeholders to make it all happen.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 29.06.2020 - 17.07.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Rossi

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Rossi

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Key topics:
    ● What is usability and user experience?
    ● Timeless rules about human perception
    ● Evaluating usability with and without users
    ● User-centered design process and UX design patterns
    ● Designing for accessibility
    ● Adding a touch of wow: emotional design, motion design, visual design best practices
    ● Data-driven design
    ● UX design in agile software development
    ● Topical themes in the field of UX design

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Class participation
    Weekly assignments

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Total 160 h (6 ECTS)
    Lectures 42 h
    Independent and teamwork: 118 h
    Compulsory attendance, max. 3 absences


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Articles and other materials provided on the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prerequisites

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption