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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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HTIS81 Usability Evaluation Methods 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Human-Technology Interaction
Preceding studies
or a corresponding course.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2015 – 2017

General description

The course gives an extensive overview of available usability methods. Two most common methods are covered in more detail and learned in practice through the course work. Lectures and course materials are in English but the course work can be conducted either in English or Finnish.

The course is intended for UTA or TUT students in the Master's Programme in Human-Technology Interaction and for other students interested in user-centered design and evaluation methods.

Corresponding course unit in the curriculum 2015-2107, School of Information Sciences:
TIEVS81 Usability Evaluation Methods 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

After taking this course the student
- is familiar with different usability evaluation methods and knows how
to use them during product development process,
- is able to apply the most common methods in practice,
- understands major ethical considerations of usability studies,
- 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

Teaching language


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
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Grade is based on exercise project and activity level in weekly exercises.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Communication Sciences