TIE-41206 Human-Centered Product Development, 5 cr

Implementation TIE-41206 2019-01


Learning outcomes of the course: The student understands how to take user needs and requirements into account when developing interactive products in general and in software projects in particular. Student can apply a lean human-centered design process in design and development activities.

After completing the course the student knows how to:
- describe the whole lifecycle of product development, the parts of the lifecycle and their meaning in interactive product development
- identify suitable human centered methods for different situations and phases of product development
- evaluate analytically the functioning of a cross-functional team
- apply human centered design in lean product development projects
- plan the usability/user experience work in a development project together with the team members
- identify and exploit academic, commercial, and other relevant sources of information and inspiration to support human-centered product development.


Period 3 - 4
Methods of instruction
Person responsible Jari Varsaluoma

Assessment scale

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Individual assessment of skills and learning, and group assignment.

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN Additional information Language Examination material
Lecture slides English Yes
Other online content The articles related to lectures and other provided materials and links. English Yes