Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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TKO_3118 IxD Seminar 5 ECTS
Organised by
Computer Science
Person in charge
Erkki Sutinen, Jouni Smed, Mikko-Jussi Laakso

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student is familiar with the state-of-the-art R&D in the field of interaction design (IxD), with their own contributions to the area: MSc thesis and a set of peer-reviewed papers. The student has also developed their written and oral presentation skills, and established their identity as an academically trained interaction design professional. Moreover, the student has got linkages to the application of IxD in industry.


The course is based on the contemporary academic and professional material in and related to IxD.

Modes of study

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

The course gathers once a month during the study year.

Student presentations, invited visiting scholars' lectures, field trips.

Reviewing academic literature and professional materials in IxD, preparing peer-reviewed papers, giving and commenting upon presentations, participation in debates, workshops and meetings with users of modern IxD in industry, schools, NGOs, writing research proposals. The learning process is followed up by a learning portfolio, on the ViLLE platform.

The seminar is a roundtable of IxD graduate students and researchers.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
The students need to attend to seminar 15 times. The student starts the course at the beginning of their MSc studies

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
TKO_3118 IxD Seminar
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Computer Science
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn.(Communication St)
DP in Information and Communication Technology
MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences (Tech.)
Finnish Study Modules