TIE-40207 Cross-Cultural Design, 5 cr

Implementation TIE-40207 2019-01


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 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.


Period 3
Methods of instruction
Person responsible Aino Ahtinen

Assessment scale

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


-Group assignment including active participation to the tasks, literature review, report writing and presentation
-Individual assignment

For all of the partial requirements, half of the maximum points are needed to pass the course.

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN Additional information Language Examination material
Lecture slides English Yes