Course syllabus

Interaction Design

MAMN25, 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: MD5, MVAR1
Elective for: BME5-br, D4-bg, D4-se, F4, L5-gi
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The purpose of the course is to provide an overall understanding of the area of interaction design with its central concepts, theories and methods. The focus is both on a user-centred design process and concrete design of digital technology. The knowledge is acquired through theoretical and practical elements.

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

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Concepts, theory, and methods, central for the field of interaction design and the design process are presented.

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

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Group project and an individual assignment in the form of a written home examination. Participation in compulsory activities.

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: 0118. Name: Individual Assignment.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved home examination. Contents: Written individual home examination.
Code: 0218. Name: Group Project Assignment.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved project work.


Assumed prior knowledge: MAMA11 Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics, MAMF30 Ergonomics, EXTA65 Cognition, ETIF20 E-health 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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