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Usability, User Interfaces and Interaction Design (5 cr)

Code: AM00CF00-3002

General information


01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022


31.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Institute of Design and Fine Arts (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Industrial Design


  • Ville Tervo
  • Virtuaaliopettaja LAB_virtuaaliopettaja_TEMU_01

Scheduling groups

  • UX+IxD (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • UX+IxD

Learning outcomes

The students are able to
- use knowledge of usability psychology and best practices in their design work
- choose, design and implement interactivity in a context savvy way
- recognize common interaction styles and patterns in graphical user interfaces and platforms
- analyze interaction design and explain design choices orally, literally and visually
- utilize user information in design.

Implementation and methods of teaching

Organised as MOOC (Massive open online course) requiring self-studying. Course is constructed with a series of six themes with their related exercise assignments. Each theme is completed weekly with assignment deadlines.

1. UX/UI introduction, psychological basis and terminology
2. Heuristics, usability assessment
3. Design thinking, how designer thinks
4. Basics of usability and usability testing
5. User experience design, UX evaluation
6. User interface design, via wireframes to prototyping

Assessment scale