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Design for Digital Behaviour Change Interventions

School of Digital Technologies

The aim of the micro-degree is to provide knowledge about research design and evaluating digital products that have aim for behaviour change for the people working in industry in a field of design of digital product.


Training code DTC0175

Registration deadline

Credits 20 EAP

Minimum number of participants 5

Price 2000

Document issued upon completion of training Certificate

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The Study Program

The micro-degree study program consists of master's-level study subjects that form a unified whole for the learner. The micro-degree consists of five subjects: Psychology for Interaction Design, Cognition and Emotion of Digital Media, Interaction Design Methods, Design for Behaviour Change, User Experience Evaluation. Assessment is done separately in each subject.

In order to receive a micro-degree program certificate, you must pass all the subjects of the program.

Who Are We Looking For?

We gladly welcome students with a wide variety of backgrounds in a related field: interaction designers, UX researchers, digital services and products designers who have a bachelor´s degree.

Why Study With Us?

Unlock the potential of creating impactful digital experiences with our cutting-edge course focused on the emerging field of behaviour change design. This exciting discipline combines expertise in interaction design and behavioural intervention, paving the way for transformative digital products.

Learn from the best as our course instructors are practising researchers at the forefront of this field. They bring together the worlds of academia and industry, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application.

Throughout the course, you'll gain valuable insights into the latest design and research methodologies employed in this rapidly evolving domain. Discover how to leverage the power of technology to influence user behaviour and create meaningful, long-lasting change.

Join us on this journey to acquire the skills and expertise necessary to design digital products that make a difference. Enrol in our course on designing digital products for behaviour change today!

How Learning Happens?

Embark on a transformative learning journey with our comprehensive 3-semester micro degree program. Immerse yourself in the vibrant classrooms of the Tallinn University campus, where the courses take place. 

Flexibility is key, and we understand the demands of a busy schedule. That's why our classes start after 2 pm on working days, allowing you to pursue your studies while managing other commitments.

Throughout the program, you'll engage with expert instructors and industry professionals who are passionate about nurturing your digital design skills. Gain hands-on experience, receive personalized guidance, and collaborate with like-minded peers, all within a dynamic learning environment.

ASIO calendar you will find here.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course you:

  • Utilize human-centred design and research methods to understand user context and generate innovative solutions.
  • Develop prototypes aligned with usability principles and design patterns.
  • Apply evidence-based psychological approaches to behaviour change in digital technologies.
  • Plan and design effective strategies for behavioural change.
  • Evaluate user experience using appropriate UX evaluation methods and interpret the results.

Study program and courses

  • Cognition and Emotion of Digital Media (4 ECTS) AUTUMN 2023. The aim of the course is to introduce you basic themes of human cognitive and emotional processes. Using this knowledge, students will critically analyze and shape multimodal experiences delivered by media and digital games through assignments.
  • Interaction Design Methods (4 ECTS) SPRING 2024. After graduating the course you understand the fundamentals of human-centered interaction design process; you choose and adjust interaction design methods for the specific design challenge; you use human-centered design and research methods for understanding the context, framing the problem and exploring possible solutions; you create low- and high-fidelity prototypes, according to usability principles and design patterns.
  • Design for Behaviour Change (4 ECTS) SPRING 2024. During the course you will learn how to provide theoretical knowledge about behaviour change theories, and develop skills for implementation of digital interventions. On the base of that knowledge students will train skills in designing digital interventions for health behavioral change.
  • User Experience Evaluation (4 ECTS) SPRING 2024. Studying on this course you will be aware of the main UX evaluation methods and is able to select them. You will know how to apply selected UX evaluation tools and you are able to interpret and analyze the results of UX evaluation.
  • Psychology for Interaction Design (4 ECTS) AUTUMN 2024. By the end of the course you can understand various perspectives of psychology and their application in Interaction design; can understand the role of human cognitive processes, motivation, emotions, social influences, and their applications in the Interaction Design; can apply various laws of psychology relevant to the Interaction Design process.



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Get in touch with us!

Head of In-service Training:

Kersti Maidra

addressNarva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn

phone(+372) 640 9428








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