Advanced Interaction Design

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MD001

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Human-Computer Interaction A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including 60 credits in IT-related fields of study, including human-computer interaction, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

The main goal with the course is that the student should be able to formulate and design interactive systems with a starting point in the user's needs. The course will give a deeper knowledge in interaction design and its practical application.

On completion of the course, the student should:

- be able to formulate design problems and limit the scope of the design

- be able to carry out field studies and contextual analyses

- be able to lead design workshops

- be able to carry out evaluation work

- be able to understand technical limitations and produce deliverables adapted to those limitations

The student should be able to relate to overall design theory and important concepts such as user experience, creativity and reflection


- Studies of users

- Requirements analysis

- Methods that support design

- Creativity

- Design in different shape and materials

- Prototyping

- Design documentation

- Evaluation


Lectures, supervised workshops and group-based field work


Doing design, in groups. Oral and written presentation (documentation) of project work.

Active participation in theory seminars.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.