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.



The student...

  • is able to demonstrate intermediate to advanced knowledge of Service Design as a framework for developing good user experiences
  • is able to demonstrate thorough knowledge of Design Thinking as an ideating and developing platform
  • is able to demonstrate knowledge of activity theory as a theoretical framework for human-computer interaction and computer mediated activity


The student...

  • is able to analyse user requirements
  • is able to plan the design process from user requirements to prototype leaning on a sequential process and service design approach
  • is able to design prototypes based on Design Thinking methods

General competence 

The student...

  • is able to communicate the character of the relevant disciplines within the field of Interaction Design and its role related to human-technology interaction.
  • is able to reflect upon user needs and requirements in different contexts from an activity theory perspective
  • is able to describe and discuss methods and processes in prototype design

Emnet inngår i

Master in Human-Computer Interaction


Block mode. Lectures, project work and presentation/discussion in class.

Anbefalt tidsbruk

Lectures and student guidance: 40 hours

Self-study: 70 hours

Preparation for presentation/discussion in class: 20 hours

Project work: 50 hours

Assessment: 20 hours

Total: 200 hours


Current prototyping tools

Obligatorisk aktivitet

Coursework requirements: Consist of one or more assignments/activities that collectively must be approved 

Qualified: G/IG (approved/not approved) 

Support materials: All support materials are allowed 

The coursework must be approved in order to take any examination in the course. 


Exam type: Individual written home examination*

Duration: 3 weeks

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 


*Resit examination: New assignment with a duration of 10 days.