Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 10,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. TNS120 overlap following cours/es: TNX097, TNX152, TNX153, TNSA01, TNSF01, TNX097, TNX152 och TNX153. Compulsory for: ID2. Course coordinator: Håkan Neveryd, university instructor, Prerequisites: At least 75 credits awarded or credited within the Industrial Design Programme. Recommended prerequisits: TNS112 Cognitive Ergonomics. Assessment: The assessment will be based on individual and group work. A passing grade will be given to students who pass individual compulsory assignments, the take-home exam and a project carried out in groups. Home page:

The aim of the course is for the students of the Industrial Design Programme, in their future professional roles, to take people's different conditions and abilities into account, and contribute to the accessibility of developed products, services and environments.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course has two parts: theory and a project assignment.

The theory based part focuses on what it is like to live with different disabilities. Persons with their own experience participate as guest lecturers. Examples of technological assistance for different situations are presented. Insight exercises are carried out.

The required project involves the design and development of a product prototype. The project is carried out in groups including engineering students who are participating in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Design course. The project will result in a prototype of either a technical aid for persons with a specific disability or a "design-for-all" product.

Jönsson, B (et al): Människonära design. Studentlitteratur 2005. ISBN:978-91-44-04494-1.
Also available in English:
Jönsson, B (ed.): Design Side by Side. Studentlitteratur 2006. ISBN:978-91-44-01936-9.
Internet-based links.
Additional literature will be added according to the individual projects chosen by the participants.