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.


  • Knows the broad history and evolution of designing and developing software for a wide range of devices.
  • Understands the principles of designing user interfaces and interactions for a variety of devices.
  • Evaluates the capabilities and commonalities of different devices and identifies key challenges in designing and developing device-agnostic software for different devices.
  • Understands the concept of device-agnostic design and applies software development techniques for device-agnostic design.
  • Designs, creates, reflects on, and evaluates applications that work on multiple devices.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.09.2022 - 13.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mika P. Nieminen, Arto Hellas

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:

    Methodologies and evolution of device-agnostic design, including how software has been designed and developed for the wide variety of devices in the past, how software is designed and developed for the multitude of devices in the present, and how software will (likely) be designed and developed for the plethora of devices in the future.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is offered as two versions:

    1. The version offered in the first period has weekly lectures, assignments, and projects.
    2. The version offered from the third period to the summer is an open online course with assignments and projects.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2022-2023 Spring III - Summer
    2023-2024 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Spring III - Summer