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812671S User Experience (UX) and Usability Evaluation, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 812671S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name User Experience (UX) and Usability Evaluation  Abbreviation User Experience 
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 / 133 hours of work.

Language of instruction 

The language of instruction of the course is English.


The course is held in the spring semester, during period 4. It is recommended to complete the course in the 1st spring semester of the Master's studies.

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student will be able to:
* design and follow through a UX/usability evaluation process,
* design test scenarios and tasks,
* select participants,
* plan and follow through the evaluation in laboratory or in the field, as well as
* analyse and report the findings from the evaluations.


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

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24h, assignment tutoring 12h, assignment 90h, seminar 6h.

Target group 

MSc students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The recommended prerequisite is that the learning outcomes of the following courses and their predecessors are accomplished: Servitisation, Co-Creation and Business Development.

Recommended or required reading 

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. The students will write a usability test plan, conduct and supervise usability tests, write a usability test report, and present their work in a seminar.


Pass or fail

Person responsible 

Dorina Rajanen

Working life cooperation 

Students learn how to collaborate with real customers, real users and work on real cases.

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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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