TIE-40207 Cross-Cultural Design, 5 cr


Suitable for postgraduate studies. Ei toteuteta lukuvuonna 2018-2019.


Kaisa Väänänen, Aino Ahtinen


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
TIE-40207 2018-01 - Aino Ahtinen
Kaisa Väänänen


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, and critically apply the learnings from the course to the cross-cultural design in practice. One can communicate with representatives of different cultures and study their needs and expectations of technology.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. The meaning of culture in developing and using technology   Familiarizes with different cultures and makes points of the culturally dependent aspects    
2. The basic concepts of cross-cultural design   Generates insights based on the basic concepts of cross-cultural design and communicates them actively with others in the course   
3. Theories of cultural differences (e.g. meta-models and cultural models) and how they can be utilized in design   Interactively generate knowledge and insights about cultural differences   Combine information from different sources (learnings from the course, extra material, own experience) and apply insights innovatively to the cross-cultural design work 
4. Methods of cross-cultural design and evaluation in foreign cultures   Innovatively applies learned methods to cross-cultural design work in the course   

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

50% of the grade is determined by the assignment work, 50% by the examination. The grade of the assignments can be raised by submitting assignments with a very good quality. The acceptance limit in the examination is half of the maximum points or more.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Lecture slides             Yes   


Opintojakso P/S Selite
TIE-40106 Psychology of Pervasive Computing Mandatory    


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Päivittäjä: Torikka Mari, 09.03.2018