Study Guide 2015-2016

TIE-40206 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Christopher Harris, Aino Ahtinen, Thomas Olsson


Implementation 1: TIE-40206 2015-01

Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer


 2 h/week
 46 h/per



Lecture times and places: Monday 10 - 12 TB109 , Monday 10 - 12 TB222 , Friday 8 - 10 TB104

Learning Outcomes

After the course the student can explain what is multi-cultural design and how one can make sure that a product fits to different cultures. The student can define what culture as a concept means, what kind of levels of culture there are, how cultures differ from each other and how they affect on interaction with products. The student can explain different approaches and methods related to multi-cultural design. One can communicate with representatives of different cultures and study their needs and expectations of technology.

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

40% of the grade is determined by the exercise work, 60% by the examination. The grade of the exercise can be raised by participating in the discussion session of the results of the exercise. The acceptance limit in the examination is half of the maximum points or more.

Assessment scale:

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

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Lecture slides             Yes   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
TIE-40106 Psychology of Pervasive Computing Mandatory    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
TIE-40206 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr IHTE-7302 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr  
TIE-40206 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr IHTE-7306 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr  

Last modified 20.10.2015