School of Digital Technologies offers following services for companies and other organizations:


  • Concultation about design of technology-enhanced learning technologies 
  • Design and development of learning environments (workplace and informal learning, higher and secondary education context)
  • Competency management - e-solutions for competencies, development of competency models, evaluation and management of competencies
  • Initial investigation of client needs in the field human computer interaction
  • Development and evaluation of different prototypes of software solutions in the field of human computer interaction
  • Usability testings and development suggestions for the clients in the field of human computer interaction



Interaction Design Lab

The Interaction Design Lab (ID Lab) was established in 2009, as a research, design and innovation unit contributing towards the knowledge and skills of the Institute in the field of Interaction Design.

The ID Lab represents Estonia on the European funded TwinTide Research Network, which aims to harmonize research and practice on design and evaluation methodologies for computing artifacts, across sectors and disciplines.

Currently, the Interaction Design Lab has an active team of researchers and practitioners, lead by Prof David Lamas. 

Fields of On-going Research and Development Activities

  • Bridging the digital divide with mobile digital libraries
  • Ubiquitous mobile interactions
  • A textbook metaphor for educational content aggregation
  • The design of m-government services

On the industry side, the ID Lab has actively participated in over 20 innovation and design, short-term projects.

The former clients of ID Lab’s have benefited from services. The main services include:

  • initial requirements elicitation
  • prototype development and assessment
  • usability studies and improvement recommendation

Academic Courses

Additionally the Interaction Design Lab plays a role in the School of Digital Technologies teaching activities, supporting a number of master level initial research projects and a growing number of bachelor and master level courses, the latter under the Master's programme Human-Computer Interaction.

The ID Lab is also contributing with interaction design courses in Tallinn University Summer School as well as Winter School.


In November 2012 the Interaction Design Lab hosted a Pan-Baltic World Usability Day, which will be carried out as an annual event during the following years. 

Research Team   |   Research and Development Activities

Contact us:

Location: Narva mnt 29, Astra building, room A-302.
Postal address:  Tallinn University, Narva mnt 29, Tallinn 10120, ESTONIA

Tel: +372 6409 355

Web-site: idlab.tlu.ee

Software Development Lab

SDLAB aims to support the exploration of current and state of the art software development approaches. SDLAB offers access to both expertise and resources necessary for implementing existing designs as functional prototypes or exploring new algorithms and enabling technologies for existing applications and services. SDLAB can support students working on their ongoing studies projects or thesis-related topics, as well as teams engaged in current research projects and industry partners wanting to explore specific software development related challenges.


Romil Rõbtšenkov | romil.robtsenkov@tlu.ee


Technology Lab

One of the main purposes of DTI Technology Lab is to support teaching processes in TLU DTI by providing necessary know-how and technical equipment for projects in the field of robotics, Internet of Things and automatization. The lab also provides instructors and working/study space for organizations and individuals who are interested in developing prototype solutions in abovementioned fields. DTI Technology Lab supports teachers and students with their projects and is ready to play supportive roll in research project that might need resources available.

Events in Labs calendar


Tanel Toova | tanel.toova@tlu.ee
Jaagup Kippar | jaagup.kippar@tlu.ee

Game Lab

The objective of the VR&Game Lab is to provide technological and intellectual support that is needed in order to learn existing VR applications and to develop new VR games.

Events in Labs calendar


Martin Sillaots | martin.sillaots@tlu.ee


Information Science Research Group

Information Sciences focuses on promoting the research, development and studies in information management, information behaviour, digital competences, digital libraries, digital humanities, digital cultural heritage, electronic publishing and electronic document and archive management. The goal of this field is to enhance and develop study programmes that would help Estonian and foreign students to obtain a degree based on information sciences on all levels that would be on a high level, internationally competitive and would serve the needs of the society. According to negotiations between the Ministry of Education and Research and Estonian Universities, the Information Sciences academic field is co-responsible for developing the area of information sciences in Estonia. The mission of this academic field is to support the sustainable development on Estonia through helping information science professionals and researchers, applying research, societal thought exchange and promoting academic partnerships. Related curricula: Information sciences (BA), Information sciences (MA) and Information- and communication sciences (PhD)

Head of Academic field: Sirje Virkus, professor of Information Sciences
E-mail: sirje.virkus@tlu.ee
Telephone: +372 619 9582
Location: S308

Mathmatics and Didactics of Mathematics

This academic field works with topological algebra, summarising methods and convergence of functions. Academic field contributes to the development of teacher education in the field of mathmatics. Related curricula: Mathematics (BA) and Teacher of mathematics (MA)

Head of Academic field: Madis Lepik, Associate Professor of Didactics of Mathematics
E-mail: madis.lepik@tlu.ee
Telephone: +372 640 9429
Location: A415

Technology Enhanced Learning

Technolgy enhanced learning focuses on planning, modelling and designing new learning systems with the support of technology. This academic field is characterised by interdisciplinarity, connecting informatics (education technologies, human-computer interaction, social and semantic technology), educational sciences (teacher education, curriculum development and competence-based education) with applied cognitive psychology, which in turn helps us see the big picture in such social-technical systems in constant dynamic change and development. Related curricula: Educational Technology (MA) and Digital Learning Games (MA)

Head of Academic field: Kai Pata, senior researcher
E-mail: kai.pata@tlu.ee
Telephone: +372 640 9355
Location: A317