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Specialization in User Experience Design and Evaluation (2013-2015)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the specialization in User Experience Design and Evaluation the student
- knows the User Experience research and development methods,
- can apply this knowledge in research and development of new interactive technologies.

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 User Experience Design and Evaluation 20 cr
- TIEVS69 Human-Centered Design Project (TUT/IHTE), 5 op
- TIEVS60 Interaction Techniques, 5–10 op
- TIEVS53 Experimental Research in Interactive Technology, 5 op
- TIEVS52 Research Methods in HTI, 5 op
- TIEVS68 Cross-Cultural Design (TUT/IHTE), 3 op
- TIEVS82 Project Work on Pervasive Systems (TUT), 5–10 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.

• TIEVA36 Principles of Usability, User Experience, and User Interfaces 5 cr or TIE-41106 User Interface Design 5 cr in TUT
• TIEVS81 Usability Evaluation Methods (III-IV) (from TIEVA30 Methods of Usability Engineering)
• TIEP1 High level programming, 10 cr
• TIEA4 Project work or SISYA200 Innovation project, 5-10 cr
• TIE-02300 Introduction to Software Engineering

Preceding studies

Preceding studies
Additional information on preceding studies

Also TIE-02300 Introduction to software engineering from TUT.

Further information

Most of the courses of this specialization will be organized by TUT/IHTE in Tampere University of Technology.

NOTE students from UTA do not take courses TIEVS72 Master's Thesis Seminar and TIEVS73 Master's Thesis Seminar Presentation in TUT. The programme studies must be discussed with the study advisor in the School of Information Scieces. The Master's Thesis supervisor in this specialization will be from UTA.

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Specialization in User Experience Design and Evaluation (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 User Experience Design and Evaluation (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.
2. Core Module in HTI (2013-2015) 20 ECTS
Course TIEVS80 can be compensated by old course TIEVS57 Human Information-Processing and Interactive Technology
3.Specialization-specific Advanced Studies,User Experience Design and Evaluation(2013-15) 20 ECTS
20 cr of the following. Suitable courses must be discussed with study advisor.
5.Optional studies in the Specialization in User Experience Design and Evaluation(2013-15)
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:
School of Information Sciences