Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Industrial Design. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. TNSF01 overlaps following cours/es: TNS120 and TNX153. Compulsory for: KID2. Course coordinator: Håkan Neveryd, university instructor, Prerequisites: At least 75 credits awarded or credited within the Industrial Design Programme. Recommended prerequisits: TNSA01 Universal Design, theory; and MAMA05 Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics (or TNS112 Cognitive Ergonomics and MAM081 Physical Ergonomics). Assessment: The assessment will be based on group work. A passing grade will be given to students who pass 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 consists of a project that is carried out with engineering students 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. The course is problem based and project oriented.

Jönsson, B (et al): Människonära design. Studentlitteratur 2005. ISBN:978-91-44-04494-1. Boken finns också att ladda ned från .
Also available in English:
Jönsson, B (ed.): Design Side by Side. Studentlitteratur 2006. ISBN:978-91-44-01936-9. The book can be downloaded from .
Additional literature will be added according to the individual projects chosen by the participants.