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521145A Human-Computer Interaction, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521145A  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Human-Computer Interaction  Abbreviation Human-Computer 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Simo Hosio 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 

In English.


Autumn, period 2

Learning outcomes 

1. Knowledge of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) fundamentals

2. Knowledge of evaluation techniques

3. Knowledge of prototyping techniques

4. Knowledge of how HCI can be incorporated in the software development process


Human and computer fundamentals, design and prototyping, evaluation techniques, data collection and analysis.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures (12 h), exercises (16 h), and practical work (105 h). The course is passed with an approved practical work (several assignments). The implementation is fully English.

Target group 

Computer Science and Engineering students and other Students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

While no specific courses are not required, elementary programming and design skills are desired.

Recommended optional programme components 

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

Recommended or required reading 

All necessary material will be provided by the instructor.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The assessment is project-based. Students have to complete several individual exercises throughout the semester: 1: Using questionnaires; 2: Fitts law; 3: Advanced, team-based design exercise and essay. Passing criteria: all exercises must be completed, each receiving more than 50% of the available points.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


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

Person responsible 

Simo Hosio (Dr. Tech.)

Working life cooperation 

If relevant, guest lectures may be organized (optional).


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Human Computer Interaction  Course  Simo Hosio  27.10.20 -15.12.20

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