Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

Human-Centered UX Design

when 1 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1490

Human-centered design is a methodology that places the user at the heart of the design process. The Human-Centered User Experience Design (Human-Centered UX Design) summer course offers students the core concepts of the human-centered design process in digital services development through designing and prototyping a software application. The course will equip students with essential user interface and experience design skills, emphasizing human-centered design through understanding and specifying the context of use and user requirements, producing design solutions, and evaluating the design.

Design projects in international teams

Students will work on a design project for a digital service from the initial phase to its completion. The projects are executed in small groups, covering different phases of the human-centered design process – including its interfaces and functional implementation using the digital prototyping tool Figma. The course and project are structured around assignments, lectures, in-class discussions, and design work in teams.

Course leader

Human-centered user experience design is crucial today because it places people at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring that products and services meet their needs and preferences.

Target group

graduate students and professionals

Course aim

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- understand the purpose and the process of human-centered user experience design.
- apply a human-centered design approach in the early phases of digital service development.
- develop a concept for an interactive high-fidelity prototype in Figma.
- evaluate the usability of an interactive prototype with potential users.

Fee info

EUR 1490: tuition fee


Unfortunately, Aalto University Summer School does not offer scholarships for participants.

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