User centered design
2010-2011 - IMT4691 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The goal for this cource is to teach the students to emphasize the importance of satisfying user demands when developing interactive solutions. The students will also learn methods for accomplishing this. After successfully completing the course, the students will be capable of conducting user needs surveys and usability evaluations in relation to interactive system development.


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 course 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

Additional information

Preregistration in Fronter is necessary to ensure that the course is offered. The course will not run if less than five students have preregistred by August 20.