Course syllabus

Teoretiska perspektiv inom interaktionsdesign
Theoretical Perspectives in Interaction Design

MAMN50, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2021-04-20

General Information

Main field: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
Compulsory for: MVAR1
Elective for: C4-da, D5-se
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The student shall acquire a good theoretical foundation with regards to contemporary interaction design theory and be able to apply theory as well as evaluate others use of theory within the field of interaction design.

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


Central areas of the course include:
Usability, user experience, human factors, design thinking and philosophical and theoretical perspectives on interaction design and technology, for instance; activity theory, distributed cognition, post cognitive trends and AI, ethnomethodology and situated cognition, and phenomenography and post phenomenography.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written individual reflections, student led seminar and seminar outline, and project report. For the final grade all parts must be approved.

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.

Code: 0121. Name: Project Work.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project work and approved project report. Contents: Project work including the project report
Code: 0221. Name: Individual Reflections.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written reflections Contents: Individual written reflections on literature and seminars.
Code: 0321. Name: Student Led Seminar.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved seminar and seminar outline. Contents: Student led seminar including a synopsis for the seminar outline and preparatory work such as reading


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 25
Selection: Students on the International Master’s programme in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are prioritized and granted admission. Other students fulfilling the prerequisites are admitted based on number of obtained study credits.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christofer Rydenfält,
Examinator: Johanna Persson,
Teacher: Mattias Wallergård,
Course homepage:
Further information: We require 80% attendance to course activities. Furthermore, participation at one’s own student led seminar and project presentation is compulsory. Absence of more than 20% can, if there are special reasons, be compensated in the form of assignments that is determined in consultation with the course coordinator. The supplementary assignments will be selected based on the content of the items that have been missed.