User Interface Design for Games, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, Mixed, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 6 November 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-54867 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Final school grades (60%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40%)

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 9 October 2023 – 30 October 2023

Entry requirements: General entry requirements


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 13,750

Tuition fee, total: SEK 13,750

About the course

User Interfaces are designed with specific intentions and goals. Whether one is designing a Heads Up Display for a console game or a front-end interface for navigating huge datasets, a good amount of planning, and testing is involved. This course will introduce students to the concepts and design processes inherent in designing user interfaces and facilitating good user experiences.

You will begin by scoping a project with User Interface (UI) diagrams and design briefs. Before delving into specifics, you will map your UI design at the systems level with attention to balance and patterning. As a point of reference, the class will consider a number of theories and architectural techniques for building UIs. With this knowledge, you will build assessments and target criteria that will focus on the scaffold-making or wire/framing of your UI design.

Outline for distance course: The course is net-based and has no mandatory physical meetings. To follow the course, you will need a computer with internet connection.

More information


Department of Game Design

Strandgatan 1b (Residenset) 621 57 VISBY

Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland, 62167 Visby


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