521490S Interactive Systems Technical Design, Spring 2005

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Teaching personnel:
  • Lecturer: Prof. Timo Ojala

  • Assistant: Jani Korhonen


  • Contents:
  • Lectures (20h)
  • Seminar work (20h)
  • Design exercise (20h)
  • Course book: Newman and Lamming, Interactive System Design, Addison-Wesley, 1995, ISBN 0-201-63162-8
  • Final exam on 17.5.2004


  • Volume: 3.0 cr

    Lectures: on Tuesdays at 16:15-17:45 in room TS127
  • Exceptions: no lecture on 27.3.2005 (Easter break)
  • All lecture material will be in English
  • Lecture notes will be available in Optima
  • Schedule:

  • 15.2. #0: Introduction of the course
    22.2. #1: Interactive system design process
    1.3. #2: UML primer (introduction of the design exercise)
    8.3. #3: Interaction styles
    15.3. #4: Usability engineering
    22.3. #5: Web, mobile web and web services (assignment of seminar work topics)
    29.3. no lecture
    5.4. #6: Context-aware interaction with mobile devices
    12.4. #7: WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Networking) & MANET (Mobile Ad hoc Networking)
    19.4. #8: Content-based multimedia retrieval systems
    26.4. #9: Interactive video
    3.5. no lecture
    10.5. Presentation of seminar works (part #1, at 16-18 in TS127)
    11.5. Presentation of seminar works (part #2, at 16-18 in TS126)
    12.5. Presentation of seminar works (part #3, at 16-18 in TS126)

    Seminar work: Usability analysis of a given SmartCampus service using a particular usability assessment method
  • Seminar work is done in the same groups of two students as the design exercise
  • Required outcome: usability analysis report and slides for a 10 minute presentation
  • Presentations will be given on 10-12.5.2005
  • Outcome (report + slides + presentation) is graded (20% of total grade)


  • Design exercise: Plan and design an interactive service for a mobile user
  • Design exercise is done in the same groups of 2 students as the seminar work
  • Design exercise will be introduced on the 1.3.2005 lecture, together with UML primer
  • Students may choose the service
  • Topic has to be approved by the assistant
  • Design exercise is graded (20% of total grade)


  • Final exam: Required material
  • Spring 2001 lectures (software engineering aspect)
  • Spring 2005 lectures


  • Grading:
  • Exam: 60% of total grade, min 10 (passed), max 30 points
  • Seminar work: 20% of total grade, min 1 (passed), max 10 points
  • Design exercise: 20% of total grade, min 1 (passed), max 10 points

  • Total: max 50 points, min 20 points required for passing the course
  • Final course grade is awarded once all three components (exam, seminar work, design exercise) have been passed.