Master’s studies

User-Centred Systems Design 2018/2019 (5 credits)

Spring 2019 weeks 04-12 - 33 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-10-15

Enrolment Code: UU-61600 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits in science/engineering including an introductory course in human-computer interaction.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

Within almost all professions, computers are used to support part of the work. Some users are satisfied with their IT systems but many  experience the IT systems to be unnecessarily cumbersome and that they are making work more difficult. This is also one of the main reasons why many deployments of new IT systems fail.

This course is about methods for finding out how IT systems should be designed, focusing on supporting professional users to do their jobs. In the course, theories from human-computer interaction are applied to the process of developing prototypes and systems. The terms usability and user-centred design are put in context with the systems development process. A project is also performed in the course, to give practical experience of techniques for observation studies and interviews, needs analysis, contextual design, as well as evaluation.

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Department of Information Technology

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