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Undergraduate course

Interaction Design and Prototyping

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Level of Study


Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The course introduces students to prototyping and design of interactive technologies. The students learn about different kinds of prototyping activities involved in designing lo-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes such as web pages and mobile interfaces. The students will learn techniques for prototyping such as sketching, and wireframing. Further, they will learn design principles and guidelines for constructing useful, usable and user-friendly interfaces. In addition, the students will learn about different ways to involve users in design activities.

Learning Outcomes

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


The student

  • knows central concepts in current interactive user interfaces and interactive applications
  • has knowledge about prototyping and different types of prototyping activities.
  • has knowledge of design principles and design guidelines
  • knows about the advantages and disadvantages for of low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototyping
  • knows about central concepts on user involvement and different ways of involving users in design activities and the implications of such involvement


The student

  • can use prototyping tools (such as Figma, Adobe XD, Axure)
  • can use techniques such as sketching and wireframing for constructing prototypes
  • can plan, facilitate and arrange activities for user involvement in design

Required Previous Knowledge

From 2024: Either MIX100 (or equivalent) or INFO162 (or equivalent)

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course


Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and computer labs.

Normally two hours of lecture, and 2 hours of labs per week.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Assignments that must be completed and approved.
  • Compulsory participation labs (at least 75%).

Approved compulsory requirements are valid for the two following semesters.

Forms of Assessment

  • Written exam (3 hours): 60% of the total grade
  • Group assignment: 40% of the total grade

Grading Scale


Assessment Semester

Assessment in teaching semester. Only students who have a valid document of absence will be entitled to take a new written exam the following semester.

Course Evaluation

All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written exam and group assignment

    Withdrawal deadline
    • Exam part: Written exam

      30.05.2023, 15:00
      3 hours
      Examination system
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Group assignment

      Submission deadline
      11.05.2023, 14:00
      Examination system
      Digital exam