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Course Catalog 2012-2013

IHTE-3256 User Experience: Evaluation and Design, 4 cr

Person responsible

Timo Partala


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places
 20 h/per
 20 h/per

+52 h/per
 4 h/per



IHTE-3256 2012-01 Tuesday 12 - 14, TB223
Wednesday 12 - 14, TB219

Learning outcomes

Evaluation and design of user experience takes into account all the different aspects, which have an effect on human usage of product and services. After passing the course the student can define, what the user experience of products and services means and which kind of factors contribute to positive user experience. The student is also familiar with the methods most commonly used in user experience evaluation, design, and research, and can apply those methods in practice.

Evaluation criteria for the course

The course is graded based on the exercise project.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course


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". In addition, taking "IHTE-3201 Käytettävyystutkimuksen menetelmät" is recommended before this course. 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 before entering the course. (S)he can define 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.

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
IHTE-3256 User Experience: Evaluation and Design, 4 cr IHTE-3250 User Experience: Evaluation and Design, 4 cr  
IHTE-3256 User Experience: Evaluation and Design, 4 cr TIE-41306 User Experience: Design and Evaluation, 5 cr  

More precise information per implementation

Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
IHTE-3256 2012-01 IHTE-3256 User Experience: Evaluation and Design, fall 2012   Lectures
Practical works
Contact teaching: 0 %
Distance learning: 0 %
Self-directed learning: 0 %  

Last modified02.03.2012