KOGS5335 Design of Everyday Things (2 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Information Technology
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



In this course, a book (Design of Everyday Things) by Donald Norman serves as course literature for a book exam. From cognitive scientific perspective, the contents of the book deal with how design serves as communication in interaction between a design artefact and a person. It is essential to pay attention to what issues are needed to consider in designing understandable, but also experientially pleasurable artefatcs to be used on a daily basis.

Completion methods

Exams in general exam days in periods Autumn 2 & Spring 2

Learning outcomes

The learning objectives of this course is to provide understanding of why and how people need to be acknowledged in designing everyday objects.


  • Norman, D. (2013). The design of everyday things: Revised and expanded edition. Basic Books (AZ). ISBN: 9780262525671; ISBN: 9780262525671

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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