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Uschool INTO pages are still under construction and minor changes are to be expected. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Basic information of the minor

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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: via eAge.

The application time is once a year in the spring. Instructions for applying will be found in Into: Instructions for applying

Please attach all the required application documents when you fill in the eAge application form.

For more information:
Anu Kuusela anu.kuusela@aalto.fi (SCI students)
Minna Paasio minna.paasio@aalto.fi or Virpi Roto virpi.roto@aalto.fi (ARTS students) 

The teachers 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 and any earlier relevant studies. A copy of such records must be attached to the free-form application.

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

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USchool homepage http://uschool.aalto.fi


Uschool

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Courses

 

CS-E3900

Uschool Intro (Compulsory)

2

 

Helsingin yliopisto, cognitive sciences:

Course list 1:

LDA-C5001 (HY)

Scientific reasoning

5

LDA-C5016 (HY)

Readings in Cognitive Science

5

LDA-C5011 (HY)

Cognition and Brain Function

5

LDA-C5010 (HY)

Perception Communication and Cognition

5

KIK-KK101 (HY)

Introduction to Cognitive Science

5


Aalto SCI:

Course list 2

CS-E4900

User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design (Compulsory option 1)

5

CS-E5200

Design Project

10

CS-C3120

Human-Computer Interaction

5

CS-E5210

Usability Evaluation

5

CS-E5220

User Interface Construction

5


Aalto ARTS:

Course list 3

MUO-E3024

User Inspired Design Knowing L (Compulsory option 2)

5

MUO-E3025

User Inspired Design Making

5

MUO-E3033

Strategic Co-Design L

10

MUO-E3008

Designing  for Services

5-10

MUO-E3020

Designing Interactions

10

MUO-E3034

Evaluating Interactions

10

MUO-E3030

User Experience Design in Practice (Uschool specific course, only for Uschool students)

3

 

Uschool Study Paths


ARTS students:

Compulsory 2 ECTS or 7 ETCS

This course is compulsory to all Uschool students:

CS-E3900

Uschool Intro

2


One of these courses is compulsory for Uschool students under the condition that he/she has not studied either one as part of his/her major. If the course is part of his/her major, it cannot be part of the minor, and therefore is not compulsory in Uschool. This means that a student, who has studied one of the courses below as part of the major, will only have 2 ECTS compulsory studies.

CS-E4900

User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design

5

MUO-E3024

User Inspired Design Knowing L

5


Select min. 5 ECTS from course list 1:

LDA-C5001 (HY)

Scientific reasoning

5

LDA-C5016 (HY)

Readings in Cognitive Science

5

LDA-C5011 (HY)

Cognition and Brain Function

5

LDA-C5010 (HY)

Perception Communication and Cognition

5

KIK-KK101 (HY)

Introduction to Cognitive Science

5


Select min. 5 ECTS from course list 2

CS-E5200

Design Project

10

CS-C3120

Human-Computer Interaction

5

CS-E5210

Usability Evaluation

5

CS-E5220

User Interface Construction

5


Choose max 8 ECTS from course list 3 ONLY if they are NOT a part of your major:

MUO-E3025

User Inspired Design Making

5

MUO-E3033

Strategic Co-Design L

10

MUO-E3008

Designing  for Services

5-10

MUO-E3020

Designing Interactions

10

MUO-E3034

Evaluating Interactions

10

MUO-E3030

User Experience Design in Practice (Uschool specific course, only for Uschool students)

3

If the courses above in course list 3 are a part of your major, you may not study them as part of your minor. In this case, you must choose the remaining credits from course lists 1 or 2.


 

Students from SCI students:

Compulsory 2 ECTS or 7 ETCS

This course is compulsory to all Uschool students:

CS-E3900

Uschool Intro

2


One of these courses is compulsory for Uschool students under the condition that he/she has not studied either one as part of his/her major. If the course is part of his/her major, it cannot be part of the minor, and therefore is not compulsory in Uschool. This means that a student, who has studied one of the courses below as part of the major, will only have 2 ECTS compulsory studies.

CS-E4900

User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design

5

MUO-E3024

User Inspired Design Knowing L

5


Select min. 5 ECTS from course list 1:

LDA-C5001 (HY)

Scientific reasoning

5

LDA-C5016 (HY)

Readings in Cognitive Science

5

LDA-C5011 (HY)

Cognition and Brain Function

5

LDA-C5010 (HY)

Perception Communication and Cognition

5

KIK-KK101 (HY)

Introduction to Cognitive Science

5


Select min. 5 ECTS from course list 3:

MUO-E3025

User Inspired Design Making

5

MUO-E3033

Strategic Co-Design L

10

MUO-E3008

Designing  for Services

5-10

MUO-E3020

Designing Interactions

10

MUO-E3034

Evaluating Interactions

10

MUO-E3030

User Experience Design in Practice (Uschool specific course, only for Uschool students)

3


Choose max 8 ECTS from course list 2 ONLY if they are NOT a part of your major:

CS-E5200

Design Project

10

CS-C3120

Human-Computer Interaction

5

CS-E5210

Usability Evaluation

5

CS-E5220

User Interface Construction

5

If the courses above in course list 2 are a part of your major, you may not study them as part of your minor. In this case, you must choose the remaining credits from course lists 1 or 3.

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Students from the University of Helsinki

Compulsory 7 ECTS

CS-E3900

USchool

Uschool Intro

2


And one of the following:

CS-E4900

User-

Centred

Centered Methods for Product and Service Design

5

MUO-E3024

User Inspired Design Knowing L

5


Select min. 5 ECTS from course list 2:

CS-E5200

Design Project

10

CS-C3120

Human-Computer Interaction

5

CS-E5210

Usability Evaluation

5

CS-E5220

User Interface Construction

5


Select min. 5 ECTS from course list 3:

MUO-E3025

User Inspired Design Making

5

MUO-E3033

Strategic Co-Design L

10

MUO-E3008

Designing  for Services

5-10

MUO-E3020

Designing Interactions

10

MUO-E3034

Evaluating Interactions

10

MUO-E3030

User Experience Design in Practice (Uschool specific course, only for Uschool students)

3

 

Choose max 8 ECTS from course list 1 ONLY if they are NOT a part of your major:

LDA-C5001 (HY)

Scientific reasoning

5

LDA-C5016 (HY)

Readings in Cognitive Science

5

LDA-C5011 (HY)

Cognition and Brain Function

5

LDA-C5010 (HY)

Perception Communication and Cognition

5

KIK-KK101 (HY)

Introduction to Cognitive Science

5

If the courses above in course list 1 are a part of your major, you may not study them as part of your minor. In this case, you must choose the remaining credits from course lists 2 or 3.