IDG4898 - Specialization in Interaction Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Poster presentation 30/100
Report 70/100

Course content

This course is offered as a follow-up on TPD4505 Design Theory, Specialization Course, and cannot be chosen separately. The course offers students the opportunity to specialize in a particular aspect of Industrial Design Engineering. Building on the theoretical insights acquired during the writing of a scientific article for TPD4505, the students are offered the possibility to develop theoretical insights through a design research or exploration project. This could for example involve a survey, interview study or experiment, the development of a concept, prototype, manual or method relevant for the chosen area of specialization. All results must be open for publication.

Learning outcome


The candidate has through the literature study in the subject TPD4505 Design Theory obtained in-depth knowledge in the field the student wishes to specialize. This knowledge is used in the project, and further studies are carried out based on the needs of the project.


The candidate has performed a larger independent project in their particular field of study, based on a thorough literature study, and practiced skills to use, develop and reflect on this.

General qualifications:

The candidate has strengthened his or her identity in a chosen area of expertise in design.

Learning methods and activities

Theoretical or practical specialization project, based on literature studies and design theory. Follow-up of the scientific article from TPD4505.

Further on evaluation

Individual assignments is delivered in the course.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Individually defined.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Design Methodology
  • Eco Design
  • Design Strategies
  • Design Methodology
  • Interaction Design
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Report 70/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Poster presentation 30/100 INSPERA
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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