Minor in User Experience, 25 cr

Type of the study module

Intermediate Studies


Kaisa Väänänen

Learning Outcomes

- The student can design and implement basic user interfaces.
- The student can work as part of a human-centered design team and communicate design needs in the role of a customer.
- The student knows the central methods in human-centered design and can apply them in her/his work. (S)he can explain the value and procedures of human-centered design to others, including corporate management.
- The student understands the central concepts of user experience, human-centered design and psychology. (S)he can apply basic concepts from psychology to designing technology.


Compulsory courses

This minor is organised in cooperation with University of Tampere, under the common heading of Human-Technology Interaction (HTI). See: http://hti-tampere.fi/ The compulsory course YHTTAY-40020 Usability Evaluation Methods is given at University of Tampere.

Course Credit points Class
TIE-04107 Basic Course on User Experience 5 cr IV  
TIE-40106 Psychology of Pervasive Computing 5 cr IV  
TIE-41106 User Interface Design 5 cr IV  
TIE-41206 Human-Centered Product Development 5 cr V  
YHTTAY-40020 Usability Evaluation Methods 5 cr V  
Total 25 cr  

Complementary Courses

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 25 ETCS

Course Credit points
TIE-41306 User Experience: Design and Evaluation 5 cr
TIE-41506 User Experience in Robotics 5 cr
YHTTAY-40010 Multimodal Interaction 5 cr
YHTTAY-40050 Emotions and Sociality in Human-Technology Interaction 5 cr
YHTTAY-40066 Methods in Human-Centered Design 5 cr
YHTTAY-40090 Interaction Techniques 5-10 cr
YHTTAY-40700 Principles of Programming Graphical User Interfaces 5-10 cr

Additional information

Only intended as a minor

Updated by: Väänänen Kaisa, 10.12.2018