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Human-centered product development

Individual course

Core content:

  • Human-centered design (HCD) process, user needs and requirements in product development. Knowing and choosing suitable basic HCD methods for different phases of product development. Gathering user and experience related information and simple analysis of the gathered data.
  • Human-centered design in lean product development. Methods based on HCD approach suitable for exploration of opportunities and needs, ideation, identifying and creating the value proposition, rapid prototyping, and testing with a learning launch artifacts and communication of value proposition. Creating artifacts, e.g. stakeholder map, story board, persona to support design activities based on the collected information.
  • The life cycle of software product development project, the parts of the life cycle and their meaning in interactive product development.
  • Phases of team formation. Functioning, communicating and collaborating in development teams. Roles of UX experts in product development.
  • Planning the human-centered design process in product development project together with the team members. Carrying out the work.
  • Identification and use of various sources of information for human-centered product development: academic, commercial, future technology trends, log data, competitive products, online and social media, and other relevant sources of information and inspiration.

After completing the course, the student understands how to take user needs and requirements into account when developing interactive products in general and in software projects in particular. Student can apply a lean human-centered design process in design and development activities.

The student also knows how to:

  • describe the whole life cycle of product development, the parts of the life cycle and their meaning in interactive product development
  • identify suitable human centered methods for different situations and phases of product development
  • evaluate analytically the functioning of a cross-functional team
  • apply human centered design in lean product development projects
  • plan the usability/user experience work in a development project together with the team members
  • identify and exploit academic, commercial, and other relevant sources of information and inspiration to support human-centered product development.

This course has an exam and a group assignment.

More information in Tampere University’s study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

käytettävyys, UX, käyttäjäkokemus, tuotekehitys, elinkaariajattelu, ihmiskeskeinen käyttäjäkeskeinen suunnittelu prototyyppi

Further information about the studies

Tampere University
Teemu Rauhala , ICT coordinator
teemu.rauhala(at)tuni.fi

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Jari Varsaluoma
jari.varsaluoma(at)tuni.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
ICT Studies
Topic:
Digitalisation
Course code:
HTI.230
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
11.1.–31.5.2021
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Blended,
Online
Place of contact learning:
Tampere
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Student knows concepts and methods of usability/UX and human centered design and can apply the methods in practice in task analysis, user studies, usability testing, and expert evaluation.
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