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812671S Usability Testing, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 812671S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Usability Testing  Abbreviation Usability Testi 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Dorina Rajanen 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits/134 hours of work


Language of instruction 

English and Finnish


1 st – 2 nd year of Master’s studies, spring semester, periods 3 and 4


Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student can:


  • Design and follow through a usability testing process;
  • Design usability test scenarios and tasks;
  • Select test subjects;
  • Plan and follow through usability tests as laboratory tests or field tests;
  • Analyse and report the findings from usability tests.

Basic terms and types of usability testing, usability tests process, usability test tasks and scenarios, test subjects, following through a usability test, analysing usability test material, reporting the findings from usability tests. 


Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24h, assignment tutoring 13h, assignment 90h, seminar 7h.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Student is familiar with most common user interface design terms, design and evaluation methods as in “811379A Introduction to Human-Computer Interactions” course.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Structure and contents of the course are based on:

  • Dumas, J. S. & Redish, J. C. (1993): A Practical Guide to Usability Testing. Ablex Publishing Corporation.
  • Rubin, J. (1994): Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment of the course is based on the learning outcomes of the course based on the written usability test plan, supervised usability tests, written usability test report and oral seminar presentation




Person responsible 

Mikko Rajanen

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Work placements: No


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun User Experience and Usability Evaluation  Course  Dorina Rajanen  14.03.22 -02.05.22

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