IMT4885 - Research Project Planning, Interaction Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 100/100

Course content

  • Problem description and choice of methods Identifying
  • Collecting and structuring published research results relevant for the project 
  • Use of library resources
  • Project planning

Learning outcome

The Pre-project shall prepare the students to complete their master thesis on time, and with the expected quality. The course contributes towards the following learning outcomes:


  • Possesses advanced knowledge within the area covered by the Master Programme
  • Possesses specialized insight and good understanding of the research frontier in a selected part of the topic covered by the Master Programme 
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of professional, scientific and academic theory and methodology of relevance to the topics covered by the Master Programme
  • Is able to apply the knowledge and understanding from the topics covered by the Master Programme to new and unfamiliar settings 



  • Is able to handle theoretical issues, and solve complex practical problems, independently in the area covered by the Master Programme
  • Is able to use relevant and suitable methods when carrying out research and development activities in the area covered by the Master Programme 
  • Is able to critically review relevant literature when solving new or complex problems and is able to integrate the findings into the proposed solution 
  • Is able to plan and complete an independent and limited research or development project with guidance and in adherence to research ethics


General competence

  • Is able to analyze relevant ethical issues (technological, professional, academic and scientific)

Having completed the course, the students should have acquired:

  • An understanding of academic writing style and documentation structure
  • The ability to formulate a research problem and research questions 
  • An understanding of ethical issues in research

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and Seminars

Further on evaluation

Each student must hand in his/her own individual report.Problem description must be approved by the Study Programme Coordinator (for the Master Programme), and must demonstrate that the work to be done is within the scope of the Master Programme. The final report must also be within the scope of the Master Programme.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

IDG4421 Scientific Methodology or IDG4192 Research and Scientific Methods in HCI or IDG4116 Scientific Methodology and Communication

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT4205 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
IMT4601 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Approved report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100





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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