Student jobber med PC.
Duration:3 years

Human-Computer Interaction, (part-time)

The course for those who want to develop the IT systems of the future, with a strong focus on how they are experienced by the user.
Student jobber med PC.

Key information

  • Master
  • Fall 2023
  • Part-time
  • 120 Points
  • Oslo
  • 3 years
  • English

What do you learn?

In order to develop positive user experiences, it is important to understand both the technology and the people who use it, and how the interaction between humans and technology works in the best way possible.

Therefore, during your time on the course with us, you will receive a thorough introduction to:

  • HCI/Human-computer-interaction
  • Interaction design
  • Information visualisation
  • Prototyping and developing interfaces
  • System architecture
  • Project management and agile methods
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • Research methods

Study model

This master's degree lasts three academic years, and each academic year is divided into two semesters. Here you can see an overview of compulsory subjects and what opportunities you have for practice, exchange and specialization. We reserve the right to make changes.
120 total ECTS credits
30 ECTS credits
1. semester
2. semester

  • MH120Interaction Design Studio

    This module focuses on advanced topics in interaction design, exploring the various interfaces through which humans interact, and the characteristics of how human interaction is perceived as intuitive. The course will explore the sequential character of user experience based on the fields of Service Design and Design Thinking. The student will gain knowledge in the process from gathering user requirements, to design and implementation through lab-oriented development-methods.

  • MA141Ethics, sustainability and society

    The main aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of ethics and sustainability necessary for responsible innovation and the development of new information technologies (IT) in the modern society. The central topics include the role of ethics in responsible innovation and IT development; information privacy concerns, social, economic, and environmental impacts of innovations and new ITs; and how IT development and innovation can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In covering ethical and sustainability issues, the course addresses the perspectives of various stakeholders at the individual level (IT developers, innovators, consumers, investors), the organizational level (commercial, public, and non-governmental organizations), and the societal level (local and regional communities, nations, international society). Group work on possible solutions to real-life ethical and sustainability challenges constitutes an essential part of the course.

  • MH210Multimodal Interaction

    Most interactions with the physical world involve several senses, along with the motor system. Similarly, many digital services are designed for natural experiences and intuitive interactions, aiming to accommodate human perception, performance and cognition.

    Multimodal interfaces process and align two or more combined user input modes, such as speech, touch, manual gesture, gaze, and head and body movements. The inputs are in turn processed and coordinated with multimedia system output, be it audio-visuals or even scents or haptic stimuli. These interfaces aim to recognise naturally occurring forms of human language and behaviour, which incorporate one or more recognition-based technologies (e.g. speech, pen, vision).

    This course will give students a theoretical and practical introduction to multimodal communication and different types of HCI interfaces. The main focus of the course is to make students familiar with techniques for

    • user input, such as speech recognition, touch screens or eye and gesture tracking,
    • computer output, such as unconventional display devices, speech synthesis, sounding objects and haptic devices.

    In particular, the effects of combining different modalities, as well as the related technological challenges, are addressed.

  • PDE5100Proposal Development
  • MS404Master Thesis
  • UTV999-30Utveksling
  • VAL999MA-30Valgemner

What jobs can you do?

Meet the faculty

  • How we work

    Our research emphasizes economics, innovation, digitization and IT. In addition, there are several exciting research projects in applied informatics, information systems and human-computer interaction. Our lecturers have extensive experience both within industry and academia. Relevant working life experience is brought into the teaching through lecturing and guest lecturing. This will make you used to working life challenges and will ease the transition between study life and work life.
  • Your everyday study

    Kristiania is a place for everyone, whilst being a place where you will study along with others who share your passions. An education from Kristiania is practice-oriented, which makes our students sought-after in the labour market, even before they have finished their education. The students' own line associations make for opportunities to meet and bond on the basis of shared interests, while the incubators like Loftet and Bryggeriet creates a bustling and inspiring environment for the students' own companies.

This is the application process

Here you will find important information about the application process and how you can best prepare for the start of your studies.
  • Important deadlines

    The application deadline is 15. April 2023. The documentation deadline for diplomas and certificates is 1. July 2023. Note that 15. April 2023 falls on a Saturday.
  • Processing time

    For study programs with rolling admissions, you will receive a conditional offer within 1–3 days of submitting the application, if there are available slots for the study program you applied for.
  • How to apply

    Min Side for søkere is where you accept the offer and upload necessary documentation for your qualifications.
  • Semester registration

    You must register and confirm your individual education plan before you are reported as an active student to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, and to gain access to your subjects in Canvas, the learning platform.
  • SiO (Oslo) and Sammen (Bergen)

    SiO and Sammen offers housing, health services, kindergardens, fitness centers and much more to its members.
  • Loans and grants

    All our study programs are publicly approved and give the right to apply for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
  • Services and adaptations

    As a student, you can get guidance, everyday adaptation and follow-up on study-related questions and challenges. We have a duty of confidentiality.
  • Mitt Kristiania

    This is where you get an overview of your schedule, syllabus, services and other tools you need as a student.
  • Student ID card

    As a new student, you can have a student card made on all our campuses except the Brenneriveien Campus. Your student card serves as an access card at the college’s campuses, ID for exams, payment card for printers and library card.

Do you have questions?

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