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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 



Autumn semester, Period II

Learning outcomes 

Upon completing this course, students will possess:

  1. Knowledge of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) fundamentals
  2. Knowledge and practical experience of user-centric computer interface and usability evaluation techniques, such as questionnaires and interviewing
  3. Knowledge and experience of prototyping techniques (both paper-based as well as digital)
  4. Knowledge of how HCI can be incorporated in the software development process



Fundamental knowledge of human cognition and perception, and how that relates to the design of computer systems and interfaces. Learning design in 2-3 different ways, and conducting evaluations of the designs. Evaluation constitutes data collection and analysis, including qualitative and quantitative data.

Mode of delivery 

Distance teaching (fully online), using Moodle as the learning environment.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures (12 h), exercises (16 h), and practical work (105 h). The course is passed with approved classroom/reading package reflections, and the homework assignments that all must be passed to complete the course. The implementation is doable fully in English.

Target group 

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No prerequisites. Participants will need access to a computer to complete the design exercises.

Recommended optional programme components 

All necessary material will be provided by the instructors.

Recommended or required reading 

No required pre-reading. A reading package will be provided during the first lecture.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The course completion relies on a completed short reflection of the reading package contents (pass/fail). The numerical assessment is based on a multi-part design-oriented homework (individual) that consists of ideation, design, evaluation and documentation of an application interface.

Person responsible 

Associate Professor Simo Hosio

Working life cooperation 

Potential guest lectures from local industry. Depends on timing and how the course progresses.

Other information 

We use Moodle as the teaching platform.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Human Computer Interaction  Course  Simo Hosio  02.11.21 -16.12.21

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