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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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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TKO_3110 Principles of Interaction Design 5 ECTS
Organised by
Computer Science
Person in charge
Erkki Sutinen and Tomi Suovuo

Learning outcomes

The course provides the students with abilities to use coherent design language on digital artefacts. The students obtain an expert posture in analysing design choices in a focused and insightful manner. The skills in understanding interaction principles, learned during this course, are beneficial for interaction analysts and designers in business, as well as in research.


The course introduces and discusses design principles that focus on the affordances of the digital medium. Interaction design is approached both as a cultural process and as a technical implementation. Taking the course alongside with the User-Centered Design of Information Systems course (Åbo Akademi, IS) or Usability Testing (Turku School of Economics, IS) is beneficial for both courses.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Janet H. Murray, Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interactions Design as a Cultural Practice, The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-262-01614-8.

Alan Cooper, Robert Reinmann, David Cronin and Christopher Noessel: About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, 4th edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014, ISBN 978-1-118-[76657-6/76640-8/76658-3].

Belongs to following study modules

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DP in Computer Science
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