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682415S Planning and managing information design projects, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 682415S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Planning and managing information design projects  Abbreviation Planning and ma 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline1101 English 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Preceding studies
all these courses/examinations
    A110102 English, Intermediate Studies
    682413A Information Design
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

Jenni Virtaluoto 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credit / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Autumn term 2016

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion, the student should have a solid understanding of:

  • Planning an information design project, from audience analysis to tool and output selection
  • Managing the timetables, schedules and resourcing of information design projects
  • The characteristics of structured vs. linear documentation tools and processes
  • Terminology and localization processes.

Building on 682413A Information Design, this course focuses on the theories and methodologies related to planning and managing information design projects and processes at the workplace.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures 22h, group work 63h, independent work 50h

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Presentations, project work, discussions and peer feedback

Target group 

Advanced-level students of English Philology interested in professional communication

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Intermediate Studies in English Philology; 682413A Information Design required.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

A selection of books and articles.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Students will be required to participate actively in class and complete the assignments according to the instructions. A detailed description of the assessment criteria will be available in the course workspace in Optima. Information on exams and alternative methods for taking courses can be found on the English Philology website. Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1–5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Jenni Virtaluoto

Working life cooperation 



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