The student will during a lecture series, study, read, digest and process academic literature in an advanced area not offered by other existing courses. The course explores the current and potential future impacts of new, emerging, and rapidly evolving technologies in human-computer interaction and computer science. Students will gain insights into these technologies and how society, organizations and people are coping (or not) with the resulting disruption. The student will demonstrate their mastery of the material by a combination of oral discussions with the faculty members and co-students; exercises set by the faculty member accompanying the readings; and a written summary synthesizing the material that the student learned. Overall the student will gain a broader and deeper perspective of the emerging areas in the fields.



The student...

  • has overview of key paradigms and concepts in the selected topic areas
  • has advanced knowledge of key theories and contributions in the presented emerging technologies
  • has insight and overview of key contributors, research and innovation in the selected topic areas


The student...

  • can use theoretical ideas to formulate and investigate problems in the topic areas
  • can thoroughly survey current cutting-edge of research in the selected topic areas
  • can apply critical thinking skills when reading research publications that disagree with each other
  • can recognise current and emerging disruptive technologies and their potential to impact social conditions, the economy, and daily life
  • can with oral and written means disseminate the synthesised material

General competence 

The student...

  • can develop strategies for handling open-ended problems
  • can acquire a deeper understanding of (selected) topics of specialised interest, and be able to critically review, assess, and communicate current developments in this field.
  • can recognise the importance of ethical practices with new technologies

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Elective course for students from Master in Human-Computer Interaction and Master in Applied Computer Sciences


Block teaching for four weeks. There will be class teaching three days a week for the two first weeks. The course is structured as a combination of class teaching, group collaboration and presentation in class. 

Anbefalt tidsbruk

Lectures and student guidance: 40 hours

Self-study: 80 hours

Preparation for presentation/discussion in class: 10 hours

Assessment 70 hours

Total: 200 hours


Exam type: Individual portfolio assessment

Duration: Duration of the course

Grading scale: Norwegian grading system using the graded scale A - F where A is the best grade, E is the lowest pass grade and F is fail

Weighting: 100 % of the overall grade

Support materials: All support materials are allowed