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Modelling a Digital Service (5 cr)

Code: R0328-3010

General information


06.02.2023 - 12.02.2023


01.03.2023 - 30.04.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual proportion

5 op

RDI proportion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Laurea Leppävaara, tiko


Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


40 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence, bachelor's studies in English (CCN2), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)


  • Kalpanaben Rathod
  • Asko Mononen

Teacher in charge

Asko Mononen

Scheduling groups

  • Avoin AMK (Size: 5. Open UAS: 5.)


  • TON222SY
    Laurea täydentävä osaaminen (amk-tutkinto), S22, Tietojenkäsittely ja tietoliikenne (ICT)
  • CCN222SY
    Complementary competence (bachelor’s studies), S22, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Small groups

  • Avoin AMK

Learning outcomes

Student is able
- to employ the user-centric techniques and description methods for designing and modelling a digital service
- to model digital services
- to conceptualise and produce appropriate and viable prototypes with reference to the design documents for the digital service

Teaching methods

Features of the course:
o This study unit is ONLINE learning with the possibility of offering online tutoring and counseling via Zoom with the teachers.

It is possible to combine Laurea Leppävaara Digital Living Lab (009) -capabilities for this course as well, including IOT, robotics, VR or drones.

Learning materials and recommended literature

In this course, we are using the following materials: (1) Video-based tutorials (2) Laurea Library materials
Ebook: About Face 3: The essentials of interaction design by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, and David Cronin

Alternative completion methods of implementation

This course can be done also as customer development-, R&D- or entrepreneurship project. If you want "custom-case", please contact the teachers for further information.

Co-operation with working life and/or RDI

This course can be done also as customer development-, R&D- or entrepreneurship project. If you want "custom-case", please contact the teachers for further information.

Important dates

See the scheduling in Peppi. First session mandatory.

Forms of internationality

This study unit is suitable for exchange students.

Students workload

Kindly notice the following carefully before registering for the study unit. This is a professional training study unit and it requires regular weekly learning effort.
The student is expected to be able to schedule his work according to the schedule of the implementation.
5 credits | Total 137.5 hours of student learning time | 8-10 hours per week.

Content and scheduling

The course consist of the following modules:
• Module 1: Project Management
• Module 2: User Research
• Module 3: Prototyping
• Module 4: Low-code/No-code/MS Powerapps
(optionally Figma/Axure Rp)

Grading scale


Evaluation methods and criteria

The student can collect points with online learning, online assignments. Following are evaluation components (more details in Canvas):

o Online Assignments (30%) - Weekly or biweekly

o Projects and learning reflection (70%)
-Teamwork 5%
-How they master the tools 15%
-Project deliverables 30%
-Learning reflection 20%