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Understanding of computational and model-based approaches to user interface design; Knowledge of major predictive models and theories in human-computer interaction; Ability to formulate and solve realistic user interface design problems using formal and computational approaches;

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jussi Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jussi Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta

Contact information for the course (valid 29.09.2020-21.12.2112):

Antti Oulasvirta

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:

    Lectures on models, and theories; Assignments solved with Python; Assigned readings

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, assignments, bonus tasks, exam

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Assignments, exam, participation in lectures. See course homepage

  • Applies in this implementation:

    See course homepage


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes, assignments, and readings in MyCourses. Starting in 2018, the course will use as course book "Computational Interaction" (Oxford University Press, 2018).

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Python notebooks, readings, slides

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Mandatory: Python, basic courses in programming. Recommended: probability theory, data structures, algorithms, AI or machine learning. Strongly recommended: A previous course on human-computer interaction, interaction design, or human factors.

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Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    See course homepage