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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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TIEVS81 Usability Evaluation Methods 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Computer Sciences
Interactive Technology
Preceding studies
or a corresponding course.

General description

Only for the HTI students starting in Master's degree studies in UTA or TUT.

Note, this course can not be taken if student has done the course TIEVA30 Methods of Usablity Engineering: Usability Evaluation Methods or VTEKA206 Usability Evaluation Methods.

Learning outcomes

After taking this course the student
- is familiar with different usability evaluation methods and knows how to use them during the product development process,
- understands major ethical considerations of usability studies,
- knows how to carry out a heuristic evaluation and a usability test in a laboratory, and write a usability test plan and report the findings,
- has participated in a hands-on usability evaluation project which is carried out as team work,
- knows how to carry out a usability test of a given product using good practices,
- has developed team work skills needed in working life.


The importance of usability evaluation in different stages of the of product development, the influence of different types of user interfaces and user groups in the selection of the methods, ethical considerations in usability studies, heuristic evaluation, usability evaluation in the lab, making a test plan, conducting usability tests, analyzing and reporting, team work skills.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences