Study Guide 2015-2016

TIE-41206 Human-Centered Product Development, 5 cr

Person responsible

Jarmo Palviainen, Heli Väätäjä


Implementation 1: TIE-41206 2015-01

Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer


 2 h/week
 3 h/week
 15 h/per
+2 h/week
+3 h/week
+35 h/per


Lecture times and places: Tuesday 8 - 10 TB111 , Tuesday 8 - 10 TB111


The requirements include exam and group assignment.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Learning Outcomes

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

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Lecture slides             Yes   
Other online content           The articles related to lectures and other provided materials in the course web page.   Yes   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
TIE-04100 Käyttäjäkokemuksen perusteet Mandatory   1
YHTTAY-40030 Research Methods in HTI Advisable    

1 . 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.

Correspondence of content

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

Last modified 21.12.2015