Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MAM061 overlaps following cours/es: MAM041 and MAMA15. Compulsory for: C2. Optional for: D4, D4bg, F4, F4bg. Course coordinator: Mattias Wallergård,, Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology. Recommended prerequisits: TEK210 Cognition. Assessment: For a passing grade the student must actively participate in the obligatory portions as well as receive a passing grade on a project as well as on a written test. Home page:

The student shall acquire an overview of interaction design with a focus on the usability oriented design process. The students will, through a mix of theory and practice, acquire skills to design usable interactive products and services.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• define and discuss interaction design using basic concepts.

• explain the principles of a user oriented design process.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The structure of the course is based on the user-oriented design process.

Central areas of the course include:

Interaction design, HCI (Human-computer interaction), usability, cognitive processes, the design process, problem identification, user studies and task analysis, system services, conceptual design, interaction design, graphic design, usability evaluation.

Shneiderman & Plaisant. Designing the user interface: strategies for effective human-computer interaction 5th ed., Addison Wesley.
Additional material is handed out during the course. All literature is available on the course website .