User centered design
2009-2010 - IMT4691 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The goal for this cource is to give the participants experiences and knowledge about usability and methodologies to achieve usable interactive systems.


Usability, personas, scenarios, methods to analyse user needs, methods for usability evaluation, universal design.

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The main focus in the cource will be practical project work, where students will be developing (prototypeing) a system.

Net-based teaching will be based on streaming of "on campus seminars/lectures" and net-based supervision.

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Project assessment in groups (counts 60% of the final grade)

Individual essay (counts 40% of final grade)

Both parts needs to be passed.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner

Re-sit examination

No re-sit exam

Coursework Requirements

Attendance in 2 seminars (essay/presentation) is required.

Teaching Materials

Benyon, Turner and Turner (2005) Designing interactive systems , Addison-Wesley