Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Interaction Design

– Learning outcome

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge

  • The graduate has an in-depth understanding of human factors and end-users' needs, user-centered strategies and methodologies and can discuss and reflect upon needs and requirements in the design of user interfaces and interactive environments.
  • The graduate is able to apply this knowledge to design and optimize the usability of products, services and interactive environments.
  • The graduate has thorough knowledge of scientific theory and methodology in the field of interaction design.
  • The graduate possesses a specialized and thorough knowledge of the research front on a limited and selected area, forming the basis for the thesis in interaction design.
  • The graduate is able to apply his/her skills in new areas of interaction design.

Skills

  • The graduate is able to analyze, choose and use appropriate methods for professional systems development usability engineering.
  • The graduate is able to analyze, choose and use appropriate methods for research on usability.
  • The graduate is able to plan, initiate, manage and execute usability and user-centered development in an independent manner.
  • The graduate is able to plan, initiate, manage and execute usability and user-centered research in an independent manner.
  • The graduate is able to carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable ethical standards.
  • The graduate is able to analyze academic issues, existing theories, methods and interpretations based on subject area's history, traditions, character and place in society.
  • The graduate is able to analyze and reflect critically on various information sources and use them to structure and formulate scientific reasoning.

General competence

  • The graduate is able to analyze ethical issues related to both profession and research.
  • The graduate is able to apply his/her knowledge and skills on novel areas to carry out advanced tasks and projects in usability or user-centered design.
  • The graduate is able to convey extensive work from an independent study and master the forms of expression in the field.
  • The graduate is able to communicate profession challenges and academic issues, analyses and conclusions within the field both to specialists and to the general public.
  • The graduate is able to contribute to innovative thinking and innovation processes.