TDT4180 - Human–Computer Interaction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Introduction to concepts, principles and practice for the design of user interfaces with high usability. Topics covered include tast analysis, interviewing techniques, scenario building, personas, iterative design methods, usability testing, mental and conceptual models, interface metaphors, gestalt principles for layout design, dialogue- and prototyping techniques. ISO standards for usability and user-centred design (ISO 9241-11 and ISO 9241-210).

Learning outcome

Introduction to important concepts, methods and techniques related to human-computer interaction and design of user interfaces.

The student learns to master methods and techniques for design of user interfaces with high usability.

General competence:
Experience with usability testing and prototyping.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises in groups and individual study time.

Each group hands in a written report at the end of the term that builds on group deliverables during the course. The group grading is based on the written report.

Compulsory assignments

  • Excercise 1
  • Excercise 2
  • Excercise 3
  • Excercise 4
  • Excercise 5
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Individual grades can be given in special cases.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

No prior knowledge required.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8040 7.5

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: 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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 100/100 A
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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