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811379A Basics of Human Computer Interaction, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 811379A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Basics of Human Computer Interaction  Abbreviation Basics of Human 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Helena Tokkonen 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits/134 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Timing: 2 nd year, spring semester, period 4

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, a student is able to define the basic concepts of user interface design, introduce the basic design process and its steps, the most common design and evaluation methods and tasks, and apply them in the context of graphic user interface design.


The terminology and fundamental concepts of the area, user interface, usability, interaction model and context, elements and navigation related to common windowed systems, basics of interaction design process, common usability and design rules, evaluation techniques, universal design and user support.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching/blended teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 20h, assignments and tutoring or one larger assignment 67h, exam preparation and an exam 47h.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Course “Humans as Users and Developers of Information Technology” (811171P) or similar knowledge.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Dix et al. (2004, 3rd edition or later edition) Human-Computer Interaction or related course books and study materials.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment methods: assignment 50%, exam 50%



Person responsible 

Anna-Liisa Syrjänen

Working life cooperation 



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