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MDEN0118 Participatory design and Interactive prototypes, 3 ECTS cr. 
Code MDEN0118  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Participatory design and Interactive prototypes  Abbreviation Participatory d 
Credits3 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeSubject studies Subject0065 Industrial Design 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Faculty of Art and Design 


After the course, the student
-understands the basics of interactive prototyping and how it can be applied to the design of interactive systems and participatory design
-can recognize and assess benefits and limitations of interactive prototypes
-can apply selected interactive prototyping methods in the design process


The course introduces basic methods of interactive prototypes and their benefits and limitation. During the course, interactive prototypes are considered as an integral part of participatory design, and prototyping techniques are applied in the design process. The course included small assignments in the area of interactive prototyping.


Lecture and practicums 21 h, independent exercises 60 h.


Active participation to the course work, passed grades of assignments, presentations and presentation materials, and a written report

More literature information and extra material 

Course literature will be assigned at the course. The literature concerns selected prototyping methods and relevant research.


5–1 / fail


 4th period of first year Master studies


Jonna Häkkilä

Language of instruction 

Finnish and English


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Finished Participatory design and Interactive prototypes  Lecture course  Caglar Genc 
29.04.20wed 09.00-13.00
06.05.20wed 09.00-13.00
08.05.20fri 09.00-13.00
13.05.20wed 09.00-14.00
20.05.20wed 09.00-13.00

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