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USchool

Basic information of the minor

Code: ARTS3060; SCI3072

Extent: ARTS 20 ECTS; SCI 20-25 ECTS

Language: Finnish or English

Teachers in charge: Professor Marko Nieminen, Aalto School of Science, PhD Virpi Roto, Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Professor N.N., University of Helsinki, Cognitive Science

Target group: Master's students in Computer Science and Engineering as well as CCIS and Information Networks master´s programmes at the School of Science, master's students in Collaboration and Industrial Design or New Media at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and master's students in Cognitive Science at the University of Helsinki.

Application procedure:

Students apply for the minor by means of a free-form application. The application period for the Usability School is in May.

The application should be submitted by 31 May to:
Aila Laakso Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. (ARTS students)
Anu Kuusela Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. (SCI students)

The professors in charge of the minor select the students. The criteria used to assess the applications are: academic performance and an interest in and possible familiarity with the topic area as well as any earlier studies. A transcript of records must also be attached to the free-form application.

Quotas and restrictions: Five students from each partner school are selected for the Usability School each year.

Prerequisites: Please see Application procedure and Quotas and restrictions.

Name of the minor in other languages: Käytettävyyskoulu, användbarhetsskola

Content and structure of the minor

Usability School/USchool is a joint minor organised by the Aalto University School of Science and School of Art and Design at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, providing the students with specialist skills in user-centred design.

The minor consists of studies in interface, usability and user-centred product development. The Usability School studies familiarise the student with working and collaborating in an interdisciplinary product design environment. The artistic and technical design competence learned at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture is supplemented by information technology and cognitive science studies at the partner schools.

USchool homepage http://uschool.aalto.fi/tietoa/usabilityschool.html

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Compulsory courses, 8 cr

CS-E4900

User-Centred Methods for Product and Service Design

5

MUO-E3005

User Inspired Design (This course is included in major studies for ARTS students)

5-10

Select min. 5 cr from the following

Cog101 (HY)

Johdatus kognitiotieteeseen (Introduction to Cognitive Sceince)

6

Cog421 (HY)

Tieteellinen päättely ja selittäminen (Scientific reasoning and explanation for cognitive scientists)

3

Cog115 (HY)

Kognitiivinen psykologia I (Cognitive Psychology I)

2,5

Cog116 (HY)

Kognitiivinen psykologia II (Cognitive Psychology II)

6

Cog212 (HY)

Havaintopsykologia I (Observation Psychology I)

6

Select min. 5 cr from the following

MUO-E3005

User Inspired Design L

5-10

MUO-E3006

Experience Driven Design

5-10

MUO-E3007

Strategic Co-Design L

5

MUO-E3008

Designing  for Services

5-10

MUO-E3002 Interactive Prototyping

10

MUO-E3016

Design Ethnography L

10

MUO-E3020

Designing Interactions

10

Elective courses

CS-E5200

Design Project 10

CS-E5210

Usability Evaluation 5

CS-E5220

User Interface Construction 5

CS-E5004

Individual Studies in Software and Service Engineering 2-10

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Aalto ARTS' Minors guide 2016-17 will be under construction until July 30th.

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