Course syllabus

Interaction Design

MAMN25, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Compulsory for: MD5
Elective for: BME5-br, D4-bg, D4-se, F4, L5-gi
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim is to provide students with capability to apply and design interactive products and systems, using principles of interaction design and usability. Interaction design competence contributes to a sustainable development of and attitude to the interplay between people and technology in the society.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Define and discuss interaction design using central concepts.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Theory, methods and technology that are central for the field of interaction design and the design process are presented.

Central areas of the course include: Interaction design, project management, usability and user experience, HCI (Human-computer interaction),interaction models, prototyping and prototyping tools.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Group project resulting in a prototype and a project presentation. Individual assignment in the form of a scientific paper. Paper seminar including peer-review feedback. Participate in compulsory activities: introductory lecture, project presentation, article seminar. The final grade is combined from both the group project and the individual assignment.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: MAMA11 Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics, MAMF30 Ergonomics, TEK210 Cognition or similar.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MAMA15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Johanna Persson,
Examinator: Christofer Rydenfält,
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