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Specialization in Interaction Design and Research (2013-2015)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the specialization in Interaction Design and Research the student
- knows the central themes in past and present interaction techniques,
- knows the theoretical foundations of human-technology interaction,
- can choose and apply appropriate research methods in evaluating interaction techniques, interaction design, and user interfaces.

See also the general learning outcomes of the Master's Degree and Master's Degree Programme in Human-Technology Interaction.


1. General Studies 6-17 cr

2. Core Module in HTI 20 cr
- TIEVS80 Psychology of Pervasive Computing (TUT/IHTE), 5 op
- TIEVS79 Multimodal Interaction, 5 op
- TIEVS67 User Experience: Design and Evaluation (TUT/IHTE), 5 op
- TIEVS66 Human-Centered Product Development (TUT/IHTE), 5 op

3. Specialization-specific Advanced Studies in Interaction Design and Research 20 cr
- TIEVS52 Research Methods in HTI, 5 op
- TIEVS60 Interaction Techniques, 5–10 op
- TIEVS53 Experimental Research in Interactive Technology, 5 op
- TIEVS54 Emotions and Sociality in Interactive Technology, 5 op

4. Master's Thesis 40 cr

5. Complementing and optional studies 23-34 cr


If the students have not taken these or equivalent studies in the previous degree, the studies must be taken as complementing studies. The requirements are defined for each student on the Personal Study Plan.

• TIEP1 High Level Programming
• TIETA9 Introduction to WWW Techniques
• TIEVA36 Principles of Usability, User Experience, and User Interfaces
• TIEVS81 Usability Evaluation Methods (from TIEVA30 Methods of Usability Engineering)
• TIEA4 Project Work or SISYA200 Innovation Project

Preceding studies

Preceding studies
Additional information on preceding studies

TIEVA30 or TIEVS81 and TIEA4 Project Work or SISYA200 Innovation Project.

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Specialization in Interaction Design and Research (2013-2015)

General Studies in Master's Degree Programmes given in English 2013-2015 6–17 ECTS
General studies in the Master's degree programmes given in English are different depending on the student's educational background.
SISYY006 Orientation, 2 ECTS
KKSU1 Elementary Course 1, 3 ECTS
KKENMP3 Scientific Writing, 5 ECTS
YKYYKV1 Finnish Society and Culture, 1–5 ECTS
2-4.Advanced Studies in Interaction Design and Research (2013-2015) 80 ECTS
Advanced studies totalling 80 ects. If core module studies are less that 20 ects, the difference can be compensated with the specialization-specific advanced studies.
5. Optional Studies in the Specialization in Interaction Design and Research (2013-2015) 23–34 ECTS
Complementing studies from the prerequisites part above or from the list of advanced studies or other studies as agreed with programme study advisor. Recommended studies are listed below:
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