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Introduction to UI

Individual course

The course introduces the student to the basics of user interfaces and the principles of designing one. The student is introduced to concepts like color selection principles, presenting of images as part of other content, text formatting and visual content mapping to the user interface.

This course is especially aimed as introductory content for high school students. The course is designed to help the student to be ready to continue self studies on the topic without guidance. The course introduces area-specific terminology and principles to help to seek additional information and knowledge, related to elements of user interfaces.

Course contents

  • Basic building blocks on user interfaces and elements to consider when designing a user interface.
  • Locating and placing UI elements in proper order and places.
  • Effect and design utilization of human senses as part of user interface implementation process and planning.
  • Considering the user base and e.g. their cultural background and specialties in the selected or expected focus group of the user interface.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully, the student will understand the basics of user interfaces and the principles of designing one. The course helps the student to be ready to continue self studies in user interface and user experience context.

Course material

All course material is available on the online course platform.


The summer course can be completed self-paced until 31.7.2022. The course is organized fully digitally, content access is given trough Moodle platform.

More information in the LUT University study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

User Interface, User Experience, Web programming, Web development, Website, WWW, UX, käyttöliittymät, käytettävyys, design, suunnittelu

Responsible teacher

LUT University
Ari Happonen, Associate professor

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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ICT Studies
Software engineering,
User interfaces and usability,
Web programming
Course code:
0 €
Teaching period:
Application deadline:
Host university:
LUT University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Readiness for self-studies.
Study suitable for:
Especially aimed at high school students
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