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IHTE-3106 User-Centered Product Development, 5 cr

Person responsible

Jarmo Palviainen


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places


 4 h/week
 2 h/week
+2 h/week
+2 h/week

IHTE-3106 2012-01 Tuesday 8 - 10, TB222
Thursday 14 - 16, TB219
Tuesday 8 - 10, TB222
Thursday 14 - 16, TB219


Exam and practice assignments are the default requirements. Potentially the course is arranged in problem based learning -style. If so, the exact requirements are announced later.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Learning outcomes

The student understands how user needs and requirements need to be taken into account when developing interactive products in general and in software projects in particular. After completing the course the student kwnos how to: - describe the whole lifecycle of product development, the parts of the lifecycle and their meaning in interactive product development - recocnize different human centered methods suitable for different situations - explain the differences between product development and scientific work - evaluate analytically the functioning of a cross functional team - apply human centered design principles in product development projects - plan the usability/user experience work in a development project together with the team members and other stakeholders - exploit academic and commercial sources of HCI information


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
IHTE-1100 Introduction to Usability Mandatory    
IHTE-3201 Usability Research Methods Advisable    

Additional information about prerequisites
A student who takes his/her Bachelor's level studies at TUT should have taken the course "IHTE-1100 Käytettävyyden perusteet" before this course. In addition, taking "IHTE-3201 Käytettävyystutkimuksen menetelmät" is recommended. A Master's level or postgraduate student who has taken a Bachelor's degree elsewhere should have understanding of basic concepts and methods of usability and human centered design. (S)he can definine usability goals and conduct a simple task analysis and a user study. (S)he can conduct a small scale usability test in a laboratory and in the field. (S)he can apply expert evaluation methods in practice.

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
IHTE-3106 User-Centered Product Development, 5 cr IHTE-3100 User-Centered Product Development, 5 cr  
IHTE-3106 User-Centered Product Development, 5 cr TIE-41206 Human-Centered Product Development, 5 cr  

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Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
IHTE-3106 2012-01        

Last modified07.03.2012