TIE-41106 User Interface Design, 5 cr

Person responsible

Kirsikka Kaipainen, Jari Varsaluoma, Kaisa Väänänen


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
TIE-41106 2018-01 2 Jari Varsaluoma
Electronic exam (first exam will be open 1.12-21.12.2018), group assignment and mandatory attendance in half of the lectures and weekly exercises. Mandatory attendance at two of the four lectures. Mandatory attendance at three of the six weekly exercises. Returning a pre-task is required to get the 'attendance' from weekly exercises.

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student can - explain the basic terms in the domain of user interface design and evaluation - give examples about different types of user interfaces, interaction types and interaction models - apply usability heuristics and design guidelines to user interface design and evaluation - construct a plan and a prototype for the graphical user interface in collaboration with group - explain the design rationale based on user requirements


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. 1. Design principles for user interface design and heuristics in evaluation.     
2. 2. Task analysis, user requirements     
3. 3. Types of user interfaces, interaction types, and interaction models     
4. 4. Standards, guidelines and principles related to user interfaces     
5. 5. Basics of user interface prototyping     

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

The exam focuses on knowledge of the basic concepts and principles in user interface design and their applicability to design. The practical assignment evaluates applicability of the knowledge on user interface design.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Interaction Design, beyond human-computer interaction   Rogers, Y., Sharp, H., Preece, J.       Wiley, 2011, 3rd ed.   Yes   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
TIE-04101 Käyttäjäkokemuksen perusteet Mandatory    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
TIE-41106 User Interface Design, 5 cr IHTE-2100 Introduction to User Interface Design, 3 cr  

Updated by: Torikka Mari, 09.03.2018