IDG2000 - Area Course, Welfare Technology


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

Welfare technology is a cross disciplinary course focusing on future health-care challenges including, but not limited to, the impact of increased elderly population, scarcity of volunteer care-givers and limited availability of health and social workers. Technology can be one of several measures to meet this challenge. Welfare technology can contribute to increased security, safety, activity and participation in society and thereby contribute to increased health promotion and quality of life for the individual. The aim of the course is that the student develops interdisciplinary expertise in technology, design and health.

Welfare technology as an interdisciplinary area
Relevant terminology, research and development in welfare technology
The interaction between health, health promotion, technology, design and society
Relevant frameworks: national guidelines, legislation, attitudes, users' needs, health care values, health promotion and profit realization
design methods

Learning outcome

Have broad knowledge of what welfare technologies can be, both about possibilities and limitations
Knowing key documents and guidelines within the relevant fields
Have basic knowledge of management and services in health, health promotion and care
Have basic knowledge about user-centered design methodology and about innovation and development of products and services

Can suggest technological and design-based solutions based on a user-centered perspective, knowledge-based practice and in an interdisciplinary context
Can reflect critically of their own choices collaborating in a cross-disciplinary project

Has insight into attitudes and ethical challenges related to welfare technology and health services
Knows innovation processes
Can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the group's project work

Learning methods and activities

Group work [Problem-based group work]
Compulsory assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatoriske arbeidskrav - se emnebeskrivelse

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activities

The course has up to 3 mandatory work requirements

Compulsory work requirements must be approved to register for the exam


More on assessment

Assessment methods: Written digital exam, 3 hours (counts 100%).


Complementary about continuation:

Deferred written exam in August

Unfilled compulsory assignments must be taken up again at the next ordinary course of the course

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Graphic Design (BMED)
Interaction Design (BIXD)
Technology Design and Management (BTEKD)
Web Design (ÅRWEB)
Web Development (BWU)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to study programs:
Bachelor in Web Development, Bachelor in Interaction Design, Bachelor in Graphic Design and Bachelor in Technology Design and Management.

Course materials

Moser, Ingunn. 2019. Velferdsteknologi: en ressursbok. 1. utgave. Oslo: Cappelen Damm akademisk.


Tellnes, Gunnar. 2017. Helsefremmende samhandling: natur og kultur som folkehelse. Bergen: Fagbokforl.


WHO. 1986. ‘The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion’. World Health Organization. (hentet 22.06.20).


Papers, websites, reports.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Design Methodology
  • Multidisciplinary Information and Communication Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
  • Transition Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Aesthetic Studies
  • Special Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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