Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.


At this course the students learn user interface and interaction design. After completing the course, students are able to develop an interactive user interface that can be used for usability testing. Students know how to use user-centred principles, guidelines and patterns in the design and implementation of user interfaces.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2020 - 15.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Marko Nieminen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marko Nieminen

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:

    The design and construction of user interfaces. Use of basic user interface elements and style guides.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures and examination, exercises.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 20h, group group work 95h, independent work 20h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Materials are announced in course web site.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces former course CSE-E5820 / T-121.5300 User interface construction.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action



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