Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Computer Sciences
Course Leaders:
  • Georgios Marentakis
  • Susanne Koch Stigberg
Teaching language:
½ year

ITI46318 Interaction Design (Autumn 2020)

The course is connected to the following study programs

Mandatory course in the master programme in applied computer science full time and part time.

Lecture Semester

First semester (autumn) in the full time programme.

First or third semester (autumn) in the part time programme.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course


The student is familiar with

  • central theories and models in interaction design
  • the development of the field, interaction design and emerging trends


The student is able to

  • design and conduct experiments with new and existing technology for interaction between humans and machines
  • relate own work to existing literature, theories and models
  • read and reflect on interaction design literature

General competence

Through the course, the student has gained competence in critical reading and reflection. In addition, the student has got experience with project work in groups.


The course consists of three parts:

  • Theories and models in interaction design
  • Current trends in interaction design
  • Methods for design, prototyping and evaluation

Forms of teaching and learning

In the first part of the course, the students will be given lectures comprising the teory in the course. In the second part, the students will work on their projects. Supervision will be given throughout the semester.

Emphasis will be put on reading and using relevant literature, and presentation of own work.


Lectures and supervision 4 hours per week. Approx 400 hours.

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

The student must during the semester:

  • present at least one paper from the reading list (individual or in a group) and lead a plenary discussion based on this.
  • complete and present at least one group project which includes design, prototyping and evaluation of new or existing technology for human-computer interaction.

Coursework requirements must be accepted to qualify for the exam.


Individual written exam and scientific paper in groups

The exam is divided into two parts:

  • Individual written exam (50%): Based on the course curriculum. Duration 4 hours. No supporting materials allowed.
  • Scientific paper in groups (50%): Based on the group project.

Grading scale A - F in both parts.

Both parts of the exam must be passed to pass the exam as a whole.


External and internal examiner, or to internal examiners

Conditions for resit/rescheduled exams

Upon re-examination, each part of the examination can be retaken.

Course evaluation

This course is evaluated by a

  • Mid-term evaluation (compulsory)

The responsible for the course compiles a report based on the feedback from the students and his/her own experience with the course. The report is discussed by the study quality committee of the faculty of Computer Sciences.


Last updated 15.12.2016. The reading list may be subject to change before the semester starts.

  • Rogers, Preece and Sharp (2015): Interaction Design: Beyond Human - Computer Interaction. Wiley, 4th ed. ISBN: 9781119020752

The curriculum will be supported by material (scientific papers) during the semester. The material will be posted on the learning platform.

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 28, 2020 2:15:41 PM