Course syllabus

Usability Evaluation

MAM120, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Elective for: C4, C4-da, D5, MD4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The student will gain practical and theoretical knowledge about Usability, and how to evaluate a product concerning this matter.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

- Relating  methods to various usability goals.

- Overview knowledge over pros & cons of different methods.


Lectures and a project.

Overview of different approaches in user studies and evaluation methods:


Methods and techniques:


Project work, where the students plan, execute and analyze the results, using various evaluation techniques.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Project in combination with a written test.

Code: 0108. Name: Usability Evaluation.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0208. Name: Project.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Required prior knowledge: MAM061 Human computer-interaction or MAM041 Man-Machine-System.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Forskarassistent Joakim Eriksson,
Course homepage:
Further information: Mandatory: Introduction lecture, Workshops, assignments, project-presentation.