User Experience, 50 cr

Type of the study module

Advanced Studies


Kaisa Väänänen

Learning Outcomes

- The student can apply different user interface styles and interaction techniques to different contexts of use and application domains, including mobile and pervasive computing.
- The student can apply the findings of multidisciplinary research from both academic and professional sources. The student has basic skills in the research of user experience.
- The student can design, implement and prototype interactive systems according to human-centered design principles and processes, taking into account the goals of good user experience.
- The student knows the central methods and principles of user experience research and design, including the principles based on psychology.
- The student knows the central processes and methods of software engineering, and can apply user experience knowledge in software engineering processes.
- The student understands the main theories and practices related to user experience of interactive products and services. The student can take into account the user needs and characteristics in human-technology interaction.


Compulsory courses

TST-01907 Master's Seminar is compulsory, if UX is the major subject and the seminar is not included in common studies.

Course Credit points Class
TIE-40106 Psychology of Pervasive Computing 5 cr IV  
TIE-41206 Human-Centered Product Development 5 cr IV  
TIE-41306 User Experience: Design and Evaluation 5 cr V  
YHTTAY-40020 Usability Evaluation Methods 5 cr IV  
Total 20 cr  

Optional Compulsory Courses

Must be selected at least 5 credits of courses

Course Credit points Alternativity Class
TIE-13106 Project Work on Pervasive Systems 5-10 cr 1   V  
TIE-41106 User Interface Design 5 cr 2   IV  
TST-01606 Demola Project Work 5-10 cr 1   V  
YHTTAY-40066 Methods in Human-Centered Design 5 cr 2   V  

1. Select 1 courses. TIE-13106 Project Work in Pervasive Systems and TST-01606 Demola Project Work are alternatives to each other.
2. Select 1 courses. YHTTAY-40066 Methods in Human-Centered Design and TIE-41106 User Interface Design are alternatives to each other.

Complementary Courses

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 50 ETCS

Course Credit points
TIE-21107 Software Engineering Methodologies 5 cr
TIE-40306 Gamification: A Walkthrough of How Games Are Shaping Our Lives 5 cr
TIE-41106 User Interface Design 5 cr
TIE-41506 User Experience in Robotics 5 cr
YHTTAY-40010 Multimodal Interaction 5 cr
YHTTAY-40040 Experimental Research in Human-Technology Interaction 5 cr
YHTTAY-40050 Emotions and Sociality in Human-Technology Interaction 5 cr
YHTTAY-40066 Methods in Human-Centered Design 5 cr
YHTTAY-40080 Information Visualization 5 cr
YHTTAY-40090 Interaction Techniques 5-10 cr
YHTTAY-40206 Human-Technology Interaction Project Work 5-10 cr
YHTTAY-40700 Principles of Programming Graphical User Interfaces 5-10 cr

Additional information

This major is organised in cooperation with University of Tampere, under the common heading of Human-Technology Interaction (HTI).


Updated by: Järvinen Hannu-Matti, 04.02.2019