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CIU265 - Interaction design project
Interaction design project
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIDE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Software Engineering

The course is full. For waiting list, please contact the director of studies:
Teaching language: English
Application code: 23127
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 55

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0112 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

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Josef Wideström

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MTS 7,5 hec


General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The courses CIU175 Prototyping in interaction design, TDA492 Graphical interfaces, and TDA496(TDA497) Interaction design methodology or equivalent are required.


The course aims at a deepened understanding of the central design issues in interaction design by means of practical training in design projects.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Motivate design rationales for decisions in an interaction design process
  • Apply user evaluation methods in practice
  • Apply design methods systematically
  • Create and critically compare concept ideas
  • Identify needs and requirements of specific intended user groups
  • Pinpoint potential effects for all relevant stakeholders of a design
  • Carry design projects from concept to working prototype adhering to given constraints
  • Critique designs based on aesthetics and expression
  • Present design proposals to a critical audience
  • Make an informed evaluation of the ethical and societal impact of a design
  • Present and document work through both oral written presentations


In addition to creating working prototypes, the course contains lectures and exercises. Design projects are carried out in groups, under supervision. Progress reports and user tests are made several times during the project and the results are presented at a concluding public presentation.


The course consists of lectures, seminars, project work, and exercises based on a couple of central themes.


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Examination including compulsory elements

The course is examined by means of exercises (pass only), project work and documentation (grading), and an individual written essay. Some of these parts are carried out individually, some in groups of varying sizes.

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