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812650S Advanced Topics in Human-Centred Design, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 812650S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Advanced Topics in Human-Centred Design  Abbreviation Advanced Topics 
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 



1 st – 2 nd year of Master’s studies, autumn semester, period 1


Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students can evaluate the usefulness and efficiency of various specific methods and frameworks used in human-centred design, and they can use a specific framework or method to collect data and analyse it to provide novel information for design.


The content of the course will change with time. The initial set of topics includes:

  • The role of field studies in human-centred design;
  • Post-cognitivist theories of interaction;
  • Information ecologies and infrastructures;
  • User experience as an object of analysis and design;
    • Participatory design, end-user design and living labs.
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching


Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 20h, assignments 100h, seminars 14h


Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Course “812335A Interaction Design” or similar knowledge.


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

A collection of research papers supported with lecture materials. Students may also need to collect some study material by themselves.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Depending on the implementation group and/or individual assignments, evaluated according predefined evaluation criteria and in some implementations a participation activity may also be important.



Person responsible 

  Kari Kuutti

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Advanced Topics in Digital Cultures and Design  Course  Dorina Rajanen  12.01.22 -02.03.22

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