Tampere HTI Programme

Your one stop to all the information you need regarding the HTI Programme in Tampere

“It’s not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and yes, beauty to people’s lives.”

Don Norman

HTI Programme

HTI Program encapsulates two sides of technology that complement each other, the Human-Technology Interaction side (HTI) and the User Experience (UX). On one hand, the programme focuses the various forms of interaction between humans and different types of technology, On the other hand, the programme focuses on making interactions memorable through User Experience studies.

The programme can be completed in two-years time, and includes a total of 120 ECTS/credit hours for the fulfilment of the degree. The HTI Programme is a collaboration between two universities in Tampere: The University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Courses are taken in both universities. In this way, students have the power to tailor their learning experience to fit their own unique study goals and career path. In 2018, new students are taken in Tampere of University. In 2019, these universities will merge together.


HTI Programme Outcome

By combining HTI and UX, and by applying the right formula of what to use, how to use it, and when to use it, we can make the difference between a mediocre product that is soon forgotten and short-lived versus a superstar product or service that dominates the market on a worldwide scale.

After graduating from the HTI programme, students have a unique opportunity to be part of the people who design the future.


What do our current and former students say about our programme?


Chelsea Kelling

2nd Year HTI Student
"The HTI programme has given me the opportunity to learn about UX design with hands-on projects applicable to where I want to take my career.  Plus, the atmosphere at the University of Tampere is focused on giving students the best learning experiences possible, and I couldn't be more satisfied with my choice to study here."

Otto Kauhanen

2nd Year HTI Student
"I chose the HTI programme in Tampere because I wanted to specialise in UX design. The programme has allowed me to improve my skills tremendously with theoretical and hands-on experiences."


Second Year HTI Student
"Throughout the Human-Technology Interaction Programme I have learned the importance and relevance of many technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality, and haptics to name just a few. I really appreciate the fact that the programme has provided me with the necessary resources needed to carry out real projects."

UTA Team

Our Team of Faculty at UTA


Anna Tuusa

Study Coordinator
Heli Rikala

Heli Rikala

Study Coordinator
Thomas Olsson

Thomas Olsson

Associate professor

Poika Isokoski

Roope Raisamo

Roope Raisamo

Markku Turunen

Markku Turunen

Professor, Head of Programme (UTA)

TUT Team

Our Team of Faculty at TUT


Anna-Mari Viitala

Academic Officer

Aino Ahtinen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Heli Väätäjä

Postdoctoral Researcher