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Interaction Design

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeINFO262
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study

Bachelor

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Objectives and Content

The course introduces students to analysis, design, and evaluation of the interaction between people and information and communication technologies. The aim is to give students an adequate understanding of the concepts of usability, user experience, and user-centered design. Special attention is given to interaction design activities, including establishing requirements, prototyping, and evaluation. Students will gain hands-on experience in designing interactive technologies and learn about current developments in the fields of interaction design and human-computer interaction.

Learning Outcomes

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge: The candidate

  • knows a definition of interaction design.
  • knows the concepts of usability and user experience.
  • has knowledge of design principles.
  • knows a simple lifecycle model of interaction design.
  • has knowledge about different kinds of requirements.
  • has knowledge about prototyping and different types of prototyping activities.
  • knows the key concepts and terms used in evaluation.
  • has knowledge of different types of evaluation methods.

Skills: The candidate

  • can outline and discuss usability goals and user experience goals for designing an interactive product.
  • can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of low-fidelity and hi-fidelity prototypes
  • can produce simple prototypes of interactive products.
  • can discuss the conceptual, practical, and ethical issues involved in evaluation.

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

INFO100 or equivalent

Access to the Course

Open

Teaching and learning methods

14-16 two-hour lectures, 14-16 two-hour seminars, group work, student presentations, and feedback on submitted assignments.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

There will be mandatory assignments which must be completed and approved.

Mandatory participation: Attendance at mandatory labs (at least 80%).

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (3 hours): 60% of the total grade

1 group assignment: 40% of the total grade

Grading Scale

Letter grade (A-F)

Subject Overlap

INFO262 overlaps 10 ECTS with INFO261 and INFO161

Assessment Semester

Spring

Course Evaluation

The course is evaluated by students every three years, and by the responsible lecturer each year.

Department

Department of Information Science and Media Studies

Contact

Contact Information

studieveileder@info.uib.no

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