IDG4113 - User Centered Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project 100/100

Course content

User-centered design:

  • Principles of User-centered design
  • Ethics
  • User research methods
  • Task analysis
  • Prototyping methods
  • Heuristic evaluations
  • Usability evaluations
  • Usability testing

Learning outcome


The student will have a thorough overview of the methods that exist to ensure high quality user interfaces and products through a user-centered design approach. The student will have in-depth knowledge of user-centered methods commonly used to deliver high quality usability products. The student will be able to apply this knowledge to design and optimize the usability of products, services and interactive environments.


The student will be able to compare, discuss and select appropriate methods for requirements elicitation, design and assessment. The student will be able to initiate, manage and perform user-centered design work

General competence:

The student will be able to analyze and assess the appropriateness of various user-centered strategies and methods in design work The student will be able to analyze, reflect upon and discuss academic issues related to usability and user-centered design.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Homework Assignments related to Project work
  • Project work
  • Seminar including seminar paper

Compulsory assignments

  • Seminar

Further on evaluation

Group Project Work (100 %).

Compulsory assignment:

Group assignment: Seminar presentation supported by a seminar paper

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Interaction Design (MIXD)

Course materials

Selected articles and papers

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Interaction Design
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Project

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Project 100/100





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