Course syllabus

Advanced Interaction Design
Avancerad interaktionsdesign

MAMN01, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: C3
Elective for: D4-bg
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims to:

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


The course is largely based on a design- and programming project that is carried out in groups. The project trains the students' ability to work independently in a user-centered design process with fast design iterations that have similarities to XP (eXtreme Programming). Structured tutoring is provided to help achieve the project goals. The course is held together by activities that support the project process:

The project is characterized by experimenting with non-traditional (advanced) forms of interaction, by for example using sensors (GPS, accelerometer and gyro) or speech to provide input signals and, for example, sounds and vibrations to provide feedback. As a platform, an Android smartphone is used, as it is both programmable and contains many sensors.

A selection of lectures gives theoretical support to advanced forms of interaction based mainly on interaction that lies beyond the traditional screen metaphor, for example:

Some elements are mandatory (introductory lecture, project introduction, brainstorming, presentations). Compensation task that to some extent compensates for the learning element that has been missed is required in cases when a student has been unable to attend.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: For a passing grade the student must pass the group project work, actively participate in the compulsory course activities and fulfill individual tasks.

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: 0109. Name: Advanced Interaction Design.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Admission guaranteed for students for whom the course is mandatory, and who have applied within the time limits. Selection rules for the remaining places: Number of credits achieved or credited to the program in LADOK up to and including study period 1. Priority is given to students enrolled in programmes that include the course in their curriculum.

Reading list


Course coordinator: Kirsten Rassmus Gröhn, universitetslektor, tekn dr,
Teacher: Günter Alce,
Teacher: Taqwa Saeed,
Examinator: Charlotte Magnusson,
Course administrator: Lena Leveen,

Further information

Compulsory parts: introduction lecture, oral project presentations and joint project activities.