Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
Language of instruction
Data Processing and Information Technology
Mode of study
Methods in Human-Centered Design, 5 cr
Language of instruction: English
Upon completion of the course, the student will
understand the key principles of the human-centered design process and be able to conduct a full human-centered research and design process in practice.
be able to apply the methods in different types of design processes and application areas.
have enough experience to take responsibility for a small design project.
be able to analyze and model different types of user research data from various sources, and identify the most relevant user-related aspects that affect the design of ICT.
The most common human-centered design (HCD) methods are learned both in theory and practice. The methods are introduced and discussed in weekly meetings and learned in practice during the course work in small design projects.
The student will learn techniques for gathering, modeling and analyzing user research data, methods for specifying and designing products and services, and principles of interaction and interface design, and prototyping. These include, among others, observation, interviewing, consolidating models for interaction, artifacts, physical and cultural models, affinity diagrams, personas, scenarios, sketching, storyboarding, wireframes, design patterns, interactive UI mock-ups, etc.