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812334A Information systems planning, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 812334A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Information systems planning  Abbreviation Information sys 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

ECTS Credits 

6 ECTS credits/160 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Timing: 3 rd year, spring semester, periods 3–4

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course students are able to explain connection between the information systems designing and the development of operational activities. Students are able to apply development-oriented information systems design methodology.


A practical information systems design exercise is carried out in groups of 3–4 students. The focus is on phases of information systems design preceding software design. Assignment is carried out using a chosen information systems design methodology (currently Contextual Design).

Mode of delivery 

Lectures 24h, exercises 24h, course assignment 90h, seminars 12h, individual learning diaries 10h. Passing the course requires 80% attendance.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Face to face teaching.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

811169P “Introduction to Information Systems Design” and 812346A “Object Oriented Analysis and Design”.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Beyer, H. Holtzblatt, K. (1998): Contextual Design: Defining Customer-Centred Systems. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Group assignment and individual learning diary. The assignment is done according to the contextual design method. The exercises support the fulfilment of the assignment. The results of the assignment are presented in seminars, with comments from opponents. Based on the justifiable reasons, the course can be passed via individual work.



Person responsible 

Seppo Pahnila

Working life cooperation 



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