PD8401 - Interaction Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course provides the opportunity to study an individually tailored topic in interaction design at a high scientific level. The course contents can be discussed in advance, and will be within current research in interaction design. Preferably either a research project or an extended literature review that should result in a draft article that can be published. If you need an introduction to interaction design you should rather take courses in human computer interaction and user-centered design at master level.

Learning outcome


The candidate should have deep knowledge in a chosen theme within interaction design. The knowledge should be related to the candidate's own subject area and specialization.


The candidate has experience with discussion and formulation of, a research project relevant to interaction design. Candidates can select, read, understand and write the relevant literature.

General qualifications:

The candidate has experience with, independently, formulating and conducting a small research project and write a scientific article.

Learning methods and activities

Dependent on the topic and the number of course participants. Activities will include both the literature review, research activities and article writing, and discussion with the supervisor and/or other relevant subject teachers. A presentation may eventually be required by agreement. Given the low number of students expected to participate, the organisation of the course is very flexible and individually oriented, and will be discussed at the start of the project.

Further on evaluation

Evaluation is based on a article draft submitted at the end of the term

Required previous knowledge

Requires interaction design courses at master level or similar.

Course materials

To be agreed at course start.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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