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3621533 User Centered Design, 5 Cp 
Code 3621533  Validity 01.05.2010 -
Name User Centered Design  Abbreviation KAS 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0530 Computer Science 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Computer Science (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

To understand the significance of user-centeredness in software development; to apply a range of user-centered design methods in practice.


The challenges, methods and standards of user-centered design. Human factors in design. User-centered design in software development process.

Modes of study 

Active participation in lectures and demo sessions, group project, presentation.

Teaching methods 

Lectures 16 h, exercises 16 h, other teaching 16h.

Study materials 

Sharp, H., Rogers, Y. & Preece, J. Interaction Design, 2. painos, 2006; Beyer and Holtzblatt. Contextual Design: Defining Customer-Centered Systems; Mayhew, D. The Usability Engineering Lifecycle.

Evaluation criteria 



Basic studies in computer science, Ihminen ja vuorovaikutteinen teknologia


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

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