IT3402 - User Interface Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 100/100 A

Course content

The course is project-based and consists of a user-interface design project done in groups. The project focuses on practical use of field observations and iterative design/redesign with prototyping and usability testing. Relevant theory for the different phases of the user-centered design process will be presented.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course gives knowledge of basic theory and current research related to user-centered design, interaction design and human-computer interaction. Skills: It also gives practical experience with state-of-the-art methodss for the user-centered design of graphical user interfaces (GUIs). General competence: The project gives students experience working with design challenges in teams.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and project in teams. During the semester, the teams present their progress in "critique sessions" at regular intervals - with feedback from the lecturer.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Group grade based on group project report. The report shall document the project and Retake of the course will require new participation/deliverables in all activities. The final group report should document the project work and show ability to make us of relevant theory. Grading is team based, but individual grades can be given in special cases.

Required previous knowledge

The course is only for students on the MSIT profiles "Interaction Design, Game, and Learning Technology" and "Software", MTDT/MIDT profile "Software", and LUR students specialising in "Mathematics and Informatics". The course is only available to students admitted to these study program profiles/specializtions. The NTNU course planning system might allow other students to registeri for the course, but students not on the listed profiles will not be allowed to take the course.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNFIT342 7.5
MNFIT342 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Report

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



Room Building Number of candidates
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