TPD4121 - Design 3 - Use


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 60/100
School exam 40/100 2 hours A

Course content

The following topics will be addressed: - Methods od the Human-Centred Design process - Uses analysis, personas and scenarios - Anthropometry and Universal design - Task analysis methods - Contextual studies of use - Participatory design using among others sketching and prototyping

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The ability to use knowledge of Human-Centred Design. Implementation of user-centered design processes. Methods for the analysis of users. Methods for task analysis. Methods for analysis of the context of use, including ethnographic analysis. User involvement in design. Designing for user experience. Skills: Master the techniques of the analysis of users, user activities, usage context, prototyping and user testing. Be able to convert knowledge about people to design the product, activity and user experience. General qualifications: The candidate should have practical experience with user-centered product design.

Learning methods and activities

One exercise and one project will give students practical experience with the main themes: - User-centered design - Universal design Lectures will present the theory and methods that can be used in the project. The course literature will be dicussed in student driven literature seminars followed by a written examination.

Further on evaluation

Re-sit examinations will be held in the next ordinary exam period. If there is a re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. It is possible to re-take only parts of the exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge

Limited to students in the Industrial Design studyprogram.

Course materials

"The Design of Everyday Things (Revised and expanded edition)", D. Norman, 2013. Basic Books "Universal Methods of Design" B. Marting & B Hanington, 2012, Rockport Further literature to be announced a start of course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design - Man/Machine
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 School exam 40/100 A 2021-12-14 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 38
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 2
Autumn ORD Assignment 60/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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