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 for user experiences that produce great results and resonate with 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: 30.05.2022 - 02.09.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Victor de Bruin

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 such as working with mobile, design and developers relationship, global and local design market

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Class participation
    Weekly assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( Course available as a part of the Information & Service Business track of the Information Technology Program. Application to the program through